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ESOL teacher Che Andrews displays the teaching methods she uses on her whiteboard. The “Do Now” consists of evaluating the sentence: “I walked to school because I missed the bus.”

ESOL shows unique academic perspective

March 24, 2020

“Why am I dumb? In my country, I was smart. All tens! Never even an eight! Now I’m here. They give me C’s or D’s or F’s -- like fives.” C...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Trumpeter Bhuvan Saraswat practices “Shenandoah”, one of the band’s pieces for their LGPE, or large group performance evaluation. The band’s LGPE is March 11th.

LGPE provides music programs with evaluation experience

March 11, 2020

The spring semester is the peak of stress for many students. With Milestones exams, AP tests, musical productions and competitions for many sports and clubs appro...

Sparkle and Bling: Freshman Aisling Mahony stands in Piedmont park for a photoshoot in her Irish dancing costume. The costume is one of her favorite parts of Irish dancing.

Freshman Mahony excels through Irish dance

November 27, 2019

Sparkle and bling. Excellence and perfection. Music and movement. Freshman Aisling Mahony will tell you all of these things with a smile when speaking...

Students at the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals after hearing Joseph Bell Jr. argue to get the grand jury records from the Moore's Ford lynchings. The lynchings occurred in 1946, and no one was charged for them.

Students support attorney’s efforts to get release of 73-year old mass lynching records

October 30, 2019

Students from several Grady organizations, including the Black Student Union and Moot Court team, visited U.S. Circuit Court in support of an attorney...

Alumni Melissa Drake, Camilla Kasper, and Georgia Smith (left to right) stand in front of senior Malachi Smith after setting up food for a wedding.

Seniors cater fiscal responsibilities

April 11, 2019

Seniors are flocking to Dennis Dean Catering (DDC), a full service catering company, for work after senior Jacob Greenhill made them aware of the opportun...

MARTA is one option for Grady students who lack reliable transportation for extracurriculars.

Lack of transportation prevents extracurricular participation

February 14, 2019

For senior Hudhaifah Bey, attending after-school activities is not always easy. A member of the robotics team, Bey frequently uses public transportation to g...

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, ...

LOVING THE JAZZ: Junior Jay Hammond performs on the saxophone while at the Governor's Honors Program this past summer for jazz.

Musical students bonded through jazz

October 1, 2018

Music is used in many ways, from entertaining audiences to providing enjoyment for the musician, but music serves a purpose beyond just pleasant sound: it ...

A girl is distracted by her phone as chaos ensues around her.

Distracting smartphones dominate classrooms

August 22, 2018

Before the bell rings for second period, junior Emily Schulz slides her phone into the pocket of a repurposed shoe hanger in her English class. As other ...

LOOKING TOWARD THE HORIZON: Senior Walden jones looks out at the St. Vrain's mountain range in Colorado after spending an entire day hiking to the top in the summer of 2012 with her friend and fellow senior Eve Robinson. The duo travelled around and hiked through parts of Colorado and are planning another adventure for this summer.

Wild and free: Dynamic Duo ventures into summer

April 21, 2018

In the the last semester of their senior year at Grady, Walden Jones and Eve Robinson, senior best friend duo, are considering their summer plans. The cus...

LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER Spanish teacher Liliana Ortegon (left) and daughter, sophomore Sophia Palomino (right). enjoy their time together at Grady, although they recognize some of the drawbacks of having a parent as a teacher.

Students experience high school with parent-teachers

April 14, 2018

When many students think of teachers, the first thought typically isn’t of their parent. With the exception of a few, parents leave the academic sid...

Men can be unhappy with their body image regardless of what their body looks like.

Males suffer body image issues, too

January 16, 2018

In the boys’ locker room, the sound of the tardy bell is drowned out by the slamming of lockers and a deafening chatter. Boys stand shirtless, talking...

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