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Sophomores see Tony Award-winning ‘Hamilton’

Sophomores see Tony Award-winning ‘Hamilton’

Katherine Esterl and Kiki Soto

May 24, 2018


Filed under NEWS

 As the Broadway hit musical “Hamilton” runs in Atlanta through June 10, more than 100 Grady sophomores will be seated in the Fox Theatre to experience it. Atlanta Public Schools arranged students across the district to see the show for just a “Hamilton” ($10 bill), an initiative which has b...

Herrera inducted into National Debate Hall of Fame

Herrera inducted into National Debate Hall of Fame

Chandler Morris and Nafez Zohbi

May 20, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE, NEWS, Personality Profiles

When Mario Lorenzo Herrera envisioned his future, he never ‘in a million years’ would have seen himself teaching at a high school. However, since 2005, he has been an integral part of Grady where he also coaches speech and debate. His impact has not only been felt at Grady, but throughout the coun...

Lack of semester-long classes complicates schedules

Lack of semester-long classes complicates schedules

Anya Lomsadze

May 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

When Jazmin Cruz got her schedule for the start of her senior year, nestled in between Advanced Placement (AP) and art classes was a semester long course she never signed up for — SAT Prep. “Since this year I didn’t take a language class, I had a whole class slot open,” Cruz said. “I didn...

Beltline tranportation

Beltline tranportation

Selena Kleber

May 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The BeltLine has transformed Atlanta, following a historic train route around the city. Former city councilwoman Cathy Woolard created the BeltLine Rail Now! advocacy group, with 1,201 members, to promote plans to bring rail transit to the BeltLine. The history of this project is expansive. The BeltLi...

Senior Hannah Prausnitz-Weinbaum does it all

Senior Hannah Prausnitz-Weinbaum does it all

Anna Federova

May 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS

When senior Hannah Prausnitz-Weinbaum isn’t earning stellar grades that propel her to the top of her class, she is the captain of an award-winning robotics team and a leader in the chorus department. In addition to leading and excelling in a variety of activities, she is also the valedictorian of t...

The pressures of Instagram To post or not to post?

The pressures of Instagram To post or not to post?

Katherine Esterl

April 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

You’ve scrolled through it. You’ve double tapped, left a comment, saved to a collection. You’ve probably posted a picture here and there. Most American teens are familiar with the social media app Instagram, which allows users to share pictures for the public to see. But some act as more than ...

Damiani bridges language gap in science project

Damiani bridges language gap in science project

Kaitlin Palaian

April 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, School News

American Sign Language is for the American deaf. English is for the American hearing and speaking. Grady junior Ethan Damiani has found a way to integrate both, winning multiple awards at the state science fair. These awards include: the Intel Excellence in computer science award, the Society for Science ...

Playmakers Workshop celebrates a decade of creativity

Playmakers Workshop celebrates a decade of creativity

Katherine Esterl

April 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS

By Katherine Esterl A day and a half can fly by pretty quickly, but not when you’re writing and performing a play that didn’t exist hours before. And that’s just what students and actors do during the Grady Playmakers Workshop, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this month. “It was that ...

Georgia schools fail to comply with state voting laws

Selena Kleber

April 7, 2018


Filed under School News, State News

At 17 ½ years of age, you can register to vote. Voting, however, is not always a top priority among young people’s desires and responsibilities, despite it being a necessary component of civic life, especially with the recent tumultuous political climate regarding gun legislation. Is this a wake-up ...

Community debates proposed Monroe development

Community debates proposed Monroe development

Ellie Werthmen and Selena Kleber

April 5, 2018


Filed under Local News, NEWS

It is widely known the intersection of Monroe Dr. and 10th St. is one of the most congested intersections in Midtown. The problems which have arisen from this intersection have greatly affected the Grady community, causing the death of a student two years ago. On Apr. 10, there was a community meeti...

America strives for reform after Parkland Shooting

America strives for reform after Parkland Shooting

Scout McDaniel

April 2, 2018


Filed under National News, NEWS

  The school shooting in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14 that left 17 students and school staff dead has sparked demands for change in gun laws by companies, organizations, students and adults across the nation. Businesses have taken a stance on the growing issue of gun violence, and citizens have...

March for Our Lives

March for Our Lives

Kiki Soto

April 1, 2018


Filed under National News

“Columbine was 19 years ago, 15 dead, 21 wounded, and many more left traumatized. And here issues the accelerating trend of school shootings.” Collins Hill High School senior Savannah Nemeth began her speech surrounded by 70,000 people at the Center for Civil and Human Rights at 11 in...

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