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The Plaza Theatre, located in the Briarcliff Plaza Shopping Center, displays encouraging message,

COVID-19 economic crisis impacts Grady community economically

May 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected public health, it has also affected the health of the economy.  Amid shutdown orders across the country, Geo...

Yard signs encouraging people to fill out the 2020 Census have popped up in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Georgia Census groups scramble to change practices amidst COVID-19

May 1, 2020

The United States Constitution mandates that every 10 years, the government counts everybody under its jurisdiction. Since its start in 1790, the U.S. Census has...

The Southerner staffer Elena Hubert interviews Advanced Placement US History teacher Lee Pope on COVID-19 using Zoom, an online meeting platform.

Pandemics in history: A “sit-down” with Lee Pope, AP US History teacher

April 25, 2020

Lee Pope has taught Advanced Placement US History since 1999 and at Grady for 13 years. The Southerner spoke to him to find out about historical paral...

SCRAPBOOK: Above clippings and photographs from the Southerner’s archives and Principal Dr. Betsy Bockman’s records illustrate her impact on Atlanta Public Schools at Morningside Elementary, Inman Middle and Grady High. 2019 marks her third year at Grady.

Principal proves successful with high scores, equitable schools

December 18, 2019

In 2013, she led the biggest gains in student achievement of all traditional Atlanta middle schools. In the years following, she raised test score...

A number of factors, particularly home environment and community pressures, can impact a student's performance in school and their lives post high school.

Forgotten Youth: when college is not your first choice

November 15, 2019

When 2018 graduate Peter Bowden began Grady in 2014, he lived next to a crackhouse that was undergoing renovation on Boulevard. Growing up, he saw friends...

Juul pods are sold in flavors like mint, mango, tobacco and menthol. Each colorful pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes.

Illnesses and deaths spark efforts to curb vaping

October 10, 2019

Twenty-three people nationwide have died from vaping-related illnesses this year, according to U.S. health officials. Vaping has always been adver...

SCOOTING ALONG: Johan Hood, employee at Mint Salon, rides a Lime Scooter on the BeltLine near the intersection of 10th Street  and Charles Allen Drive. E-scooters have become a popular form of transportation in Atlanta since their introduction in 2018. Hood uses the scooters as a form of stress relief.

Scoot Over, Atlanta

September 16, 2019

The first casualty was Eric Amis Jr., 20. On May 16, he was riding one of the 16,000 electric scooters in Atlanta when he was killed by a speed...

Monopoly representation of gentrification in the city of Atlanta caused by a variety of institutionalized and developmental factors.

Gentrification: Atlanta’s Displacement Game

February 14, 2019

In 2008, the housing market in the United States plummeted. A build up in subprime real estate loans caused the worst economic period in the United States sin...

Staged image to demonstrate sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Words Unspoken: Sexual misconduct stories brought to light

December 18, 2018

When then freshman *Amy found herself running barefoot through the streets at 10 p.m. several months ago, she was forced to grow up too fast. A few hour...

Shops surround the Plaza where many people have continued to congregate despite changes in Little 5 Points.

A Vibrant Cultural Revival: Little Five Points

November 26, 2018

Little Five Points, one of Atlanta’s most unique intown neighborhoods, is in for a change that community members have desired for over 40 years. The ...

FDA demands corporate crackdown on teen Juuling

October 1, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration last month issued an ultimatum for five major e-cigarette companies mandating they come up with a solution to rampa...

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