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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...

Nationwide Walkout: Grady Students Join in Protest/Solidarity

Nationwide Walkout: Grady Students Join in Protest/Solidarity

Tyler Jones and Hope Nathanson

March 14, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Local News, NEWS, School News, Uncategorized

Seventeen backpacks line the field of the Grady Stadium in front of a crowd of hundreds of students. Today, on the one month anniversary of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, Grady students joined thousands of pupils across the nation and walked out of cl...

Westside Bellwood Quarry to become next Atlanta park

Westside Bellwood Quarry to become next Atlanta park

Caleb Weinstock

February 6, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, Local News, NEWS

By Caleb Weinstock Plans are in progress for the Bellwood Quarry in West Atlanta to convert into a fully functioning and expansive park. The Department for Parks and Recreation of Atlanta announced that the beginning phase of the new park will be open to the public within two years. The first phase...

APS Police shoots man armed with BB gun near Forrest Hill Academy

APS Police shoots man armed with BB gun near Forrest Hill Academy

Tyler Jones

December 12, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Local News, NEWS

An Atlanta Public Schools police officer shot a man armed with a BB gun who attempted to enter Forrest Hill Academy in Southwest Atlanta Tuesday morning. No officers or students were injured in the shooting.  The suspect’s name has not been released and no motive has been determined, the Georgia B...

Alum Westmoreland wins Atlanta City Council seat

November 10, 2017


Filed under Adminstration, Breaking News, Local News

Brief Grady alumnus and former Atlanta Board of Education member Matt Westmoreland had a strong win on Tuesday for an at-large post for the Atlanta City Council. He ended with 63 percent of the vote with approximately 48,000 votes which was more votes than any other candidate in the Atlanta election...

Georgia Tech shooting shifts mental health crisis to spotlight

Georgia Tech shooting shifts mental health crisis to spotlight

Chandler Morris

October 24, 2017


Filed under Front Slideshow, Local News, NEWS

The shooting of student Scout Schultz on Atlanta’s Georgia Tech campus sparked debate and outrage over the actions of Georgia Tech police officers. Some, however, have classified Schultz's case as a mental health crisis on the campus, bringing calls for reform to mental health services and training...

Alum Matt Westmoreland leaves school board for city council

Alum Matt Westmoreland leaves school board for city council

Alex Tischer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Adminstration, Front Slideshow, Local News, NEWS

Grady alumnus and Atlanta School Board member Matt Westmoreland made his city council candidacy official Sep. 6.   “It was great to have 125 people there from all different parts of my life,” Westmoreland said after his campaign kickoff for the Post 2 citywide seat in the Nov. 7 election. “It was...

Road diet aims to slim down Monroe Drive

Road diet aims to slim down Monroe Drive

Katie Wood, Author

October 23, 2017


Filed under Front Slideshow, Local News, NEWS

Monroe Drive, one of the most highly traveled streets in Midtown Atlanta, is also one of the most dangerous. A Grady former student, Alexa Hyneman, was killed in 2016 by a speeding car on Monroe. The Atlanta City Council is taking steps to prevent these types of accidents. The Atlanta City Council has decided to impl...

Atlanta Mayoral Race: How Does It Affect The Grady Community?

Atlanta Mayoral Race: How Does It Affect The Grady Community?

Parker Killenberg and Sophie Rivard

October 3, 2017


Filed under Front Slideshow, In-depth News, Local News, NEWS

By Parker Killenberg and Sophie Rivard On Nov. 7, Atlanta voters will sort through a crowded field of 10 mayoral candidates to select the successor to Kasim Reed. While most of the candidates have years of government experience, will that experience directly affect Grady students and the school’s co...

School community deals with aftermath of Irma

School community deals with aftermath of Irma

Ellie Werthman, Selena Kleber, and Olivia Podber

September 27, 2017


Filed under Local News, NEWS

Hurricane Irma left power outages lasting four-plus days, inch-deep debris on roads, empty water shelves in grocery stores and other damaging effects when the storm touched down Atlanta on Sept. 11. Most Atlanta residents were impacted by the hurricane in some capacity, including members of the Grady ...

Fate of local Confederate symbols remains uncertain

Fate of local Confederate symbols remains uncertain

Aneska Walrath, Author

September 21, 2017


Filed under Front Slideshow, Local News, NEWS

While Stone Mountain, with its carvings of Confederate generals, may be the most visible piece of Atlanta’s Confederate legacy, it is far from the only monument for the Civil War-era South in the metro Atlanta region. However, some of those local memorials could soon meet the same fate as Old Sou...

Georgia Tech erupts into protest after vigil for student fatally shot by police

Georgia Tech erupts into protest after vigil for student fatally shot by police

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor of News

September 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Local News, NEWS, Uncategorized

  by Anya Lomsadze Georgia Tech student and LGBTQ activist Scout Schultz was fatally shot by campus police on Sept. 16. After Schultz’s vigil on campus on Monday Sept. 18, protesters erupted around campus and set fire to a Tech police car, leading to the arrest of three people and the in...

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