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PTSD causes the memory of a traumatic event to constantly resurface.

Navigating through high school with PTSD

January 30, 2019

It’s a pleasant winter afternoon, and Gretchen,* a junior at Grady, is walking through a shopping center with her boyfriend. He reaches out to hold her...

BOCKMAN BAKING: Principal Dr. Betsy Bockman stands with freshly baked pound cake. Dr. Bockman brings in treats twice a week.

Principal bakes her way into hearts

January 30, 2019

It’s 8:15 on a typical Monday morning in the main office. Teachers walk in and out, getting ready for the day. Students wait for tardy passes, forms an...

Students sit under the E Hall stairwell during the second lunch period. Not all students eat in the cafeteria. Many eat outside or use the time to prepare for class in the hallways, outside or the library.

Lunch time at Grady: the nooks and crannies across campus

January 25, 2019

Everyone is checking their phones, their watches, and the ticking clock on the wall. Papers are shuffled into untidy piles, backpacks rustle, and chairs sq...

Little Middle School alumna Grady Freshman Gigi Fisher stands in the Grady hallway adjusting to the  changes that come along with a new school.

Little Middle to Big High School

January 17, 2019

So many students packed into one school can become a little overwhelming if you’re not used to it. This came as a shock to one particular group of stud...

A student watches the show

Back to the future: students adopt 90’s culture

January 16, 2019

Bill Clinton had just been elected President of the United States. Nirvana dominated radios and CD players. The Internet was taking off in homes across ...

Lights, camera, action: Smith films an interview with Hailey McLeod for her documentary,

Smith’s documentary gives multiracial teens recognition

January 8, 2019

“What are you?” This is a phrase that many mixed-raced teens have been faced with explaining their whole lives, often having to answer this offhand, ...

AliBaba shares affordable ethnic food with Atlanta residents.

AliBaba brings Turkish flavor to Little Five Points

January 8, 2019

The feeling of home welcomes anyone who walks through AliBaba’s doors whether someone is seeking shelter from rain or picking up food. The restaurant...

Cousins adjust to American high school life

Cousins adjust to American high school life

December 19, 2018

Most people don’t think twice about seeing somebody cross their legs. However, for people outside of the U.S., this can come as quite a culture shock....

Many students experienced nontraditional schooling methods before coming to Grady.

Nontraditional Schools Provide Unique Education

December 11, 2018

While many students share the same elementary and middle school experience, coming from feeder schools such as Morningside and Mary Lin elementary schools...

Juniors Sarah Likins (far left), Caroline Garvey, Ashley Sasser and Mia Prausnitz-Weinbaum work on their knitting at the end of their AP Language and Composition class.

‘It’s Knitting Season’: A trend hits students

December 7, 2018

It is common for teachers to have to tell their students to put their phones, earbuds or books away. It’s less common and, frankly, unprecedented fo...

Farmhouse that former president Jimmy Carter grew up in located in Plains Georgia.

Plains, birthplace of President Carter, provides unique experience to travel-goers

December 5, 2018

Many people living in different places around the world are so focused on traveling as far away from home as possible that they forget to experience the wonders close to home. A short break is the ...

San Francisco Coffee’s vibe feels like home

November 28, 2018

The whir of the coffee maker. The ring of the cash register. The clicking of keyboards as students and adults alike do work. This is the environment of...

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