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FDA demands corporate crackdown on teen Juuling

FDA demands corporate crackdown on teen Juuling

Katie Dwyer, Elise Isakov, and Zoey Phillips

October 1, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, In-Depth News, Local News, Multimedia, National News, NEWS, School News, State News

The Food and Drug Administration last month issued an ultimatum for five major e-cigarette companies mandating they come up with a solution to rampant teenage vaping. If they fail to meet these expectations in 60 days by early November, the devices could be removed from the market. One of the majo...

Juul: the new generation of nicotine addicts

Juul: the new generation of nicotine addicts

Ellie Werthman, Charlotte Spears, Joanna Baker, and Katie Dwyer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, In-Depth News, Local News, National News, NEWS, School News

In student-designated bathroom stalls, in the hallways, at lunch, on desks and in teenage hands, students are inhaling carcinogenic, or cancer-causing chemicals at a magnitude unimagined by parents and teachers. The nationwide trend of teenage vaping is gradually generating awareness and respo...

The New Sexual Education

The New Sexual Education

Olivia Podber, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 6, 2017


Filed under Front Slideshow, In-Depth News, In-depth News, NEWS, School News

The birds and the bees. Sound familiar? How about these: consent; teen pregnancy; sexually transmitted disease? How much do high schoolers really know about sex? And how much of that knowledge is the responsibility of the school’s health education? In a Southerner survey of 160 students, 40 percent...

Individually we are different; Together we are divided

Individually we are different; Together we are divided

Alex Durham and Katie Earles, Assistant Managing Editor of Comment and Editor in Chief

September 8, 2017


Filed under In-Depth News, In-depth News, NEWS

By Alex Durham and Katie Earles “Individually we are different, Together we are Grady.” This motto has represented Grady since the 1990’s, but looking from the classroom to where students decide to sit at a pep rally to after-school activities, there are glaring racial divisions that contradi...

Cultural divides persists in school sports

Chandler Morris, Alex Langan, and Jack Hudson

February 16, 2017


Filed under In-Depth News, In-depth News, NEWS, Special Section

By Chandler Morris, Alex Langan, Jack Hudson Competitive sports have the ability to bring people together: the Super Bowl brings states together to root for their teams, collegiate athletics provide entertainment and funds for schools, and high school games promote school spirit. The playing field,...

Agenda behind OSD not as simple as ABCs

Agenda behind OSD not as simple as ABCs

Chandler Morris

October 28, 2016


Filed under Front Slideshow, In-Depth News, NEWS

By Chandler Morris Georgians will decide whether to pass Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed state constitutional amendment creating an Opportunity School District (OSD) on Nov. 8. The referendum known as “Amendment 1,’’ gives the OSD power to take over and attempt turn around “failing’’ Ge...

Hats off to AP Capstone

Hats off to AP Capstone

Mei Nathan

February 19, 2016


Filed under In-Depth News, NEWS

Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, sophomores at Grady will have the opportunity to participate in the new Advanced Placement Capstone program. AP Capstone is a formal college preparatory program designed by the College Board which requires students to take four AP classes, write a 5,000-word research ...

Atlanta: Out and Proud

Atlanta: Out and Proud

The Southerner

January 24, 2016


Filed under In-Depth News, NEWS

By Reilly Blum and Isabel Olson Forty-five years have passed since Atlanta Pride’s insurrection. On June 28, 1970 — the one-year anniversary of New York City’s Stonewall Riots — Atlanta’s now famous Gay Pride festival was nonexistent, but activists still gathered in Piedmont Park to ...

Iris van Herpen: Fashion Meets Sculpture

Iris van Herpen: Fashion Meets Sculpture

Reilly Blum

January 6, 2016


Filed under A&E, Front Slideshow, In-Depth News, Special Section

What do you get when you cross a fashion designer, a sculptor, and a 3D printer? Iris van Herpen, of course. The High Museum’s “Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion” allows Atlantans to view a bevy of Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen’s most avant-garde work. The exhibit showcases 45 outfits...

PULLMAN YARD: a split future

PULLMAN YARD: a split future

The Southerner

September 15, 2015


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Lot finds new use as urban canvas As you drive down DeKalb Avenue on the way to Decatur from Grady, you can’t help but notice the enormous facade of a dirty, run-down building on the right side of the train tracks. Marked distinctly by 12  big blue letters that read, “NOPE DOSE DTEK,” Pullman...

For the health of it: APS chef finds it difficult to satisfy student tastes with healthy menu options

For the health of it: APS chef finds it difficult to satisfy student tastes with healthy menu options

The Southerner

February 26, 2015


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By Reilly Blum and Isabel Olson It isn’t easy for Americans to maintain healthy diets. With an abundance of delicious, fattening products, it’s become difficult to resist unhealthy snacks. “Students’ nutrition reflects what’s going on in society right now,” health teacher Tamara Aldridge s...

New York Frame of Mind: City landscape photography becoming a focal point for distinguished alumnus

New York Frame of Mind: City landscape photography becoming a focal point for distinguished alumnus

Lucy Lombardo

December 19, 2014


Filed under In-Depth News

[slideshow_deploy id='58546']   Alumnus Bryan Dumas never leaves his Upper West Side Manhattan studio apartment without his camera. Whether he is at work, in Central Park or even grabbing a late breakfast at a coffee shop on a Saturday morning, he always has his Canon T3i. After graduating...

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