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COVID-19 economic crisis impacts Grady community economically

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

Ava Smith

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...

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...

Freshman Brian Edwards works from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Recent announcements regarding school closures through the end of the 2019-2020 school year have left students grappling with the extended reality of online school.

Parents, teachers, students react to school closure for rest of school year

April 1, 2020

Atlanta Public Schools announced Wednesday that the school district would remain closed for in-person instruction for the rest of the 2019-2020 school ye...

A March 18 tweet by President Donald Trump called the coronavirus the

Trump uses term “Chinese Virus” amid criticism

March 26, 2020

President Donald Trump referred to the coronavirus as the “Chinese Virus” in tweets and press briefings, prompting critical responses from those who viewed the term as xen...

APS confirms it first case of COVID-19. The unnamed North Atlanta employee did not have contact with students or faculty.

APS confirms first COVID-19 case, reports students/faculty unexposed

March 20, 2020

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Caratarphen announced the district’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 Thursday, Mar. 19. Health offic...

Coronavirus impacts students’ families abroad, travel plans

This hand sanitizer dispenser was recently placed next to the Kronos clock where teachers clock in for the day  in the Office of Student Affairs.

Elise Isakov

March 12, 2020

The strain of the coronavirus, which has claimed an estimate of over 4,000 lives worldwide as of March. 10, is directly affecting many people in the Gr...

Emergency departments manage many patients with serious complications of the flu, sometimes having to send especially ill patients to the ICU.

Influenza season peaks early

January 24, 2020

More than 8,000 people in the U.S. have died of influenza this flu season, according to the CDC. According to experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

Preparations take place for the Fifth Democratic Debate at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. This debate highlighted contrasts among candidates but also offered the most even playing field since the primary began.

Fifth Democratic Debate showcases both policy differences and party unity

November 21, 2019

The fifth Democratic Presidential Debate held by MSNBC and the Washington Post highlighted divisions between the 10 candidates vying for the Democratic...

First-time voters a key demographic in 2020 Presidential Election

LEADING THE FIGHT: Zeena Abdulkarim, one of the student organizers of the the Sept. 20 Climate Change rally at the Georgia State Capitol speaks to attendees. Abdulkarim organized the strike with other students from local schools.

Royce Mann

October 21, 2019

Next November, people around the country will head to the polls to cast their ballots for the next president, and for many current students, this importan...

Impeachment Inquiry: A conversation with Dr. Richard Barke, Georgia Tech public policy professor

Georgia Tech Public Policy professor Dr. Richard Barke weighs in on the announcement to begin a formal impeachment hearing for president Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the decision to begin the inquiry on Sept. 23.

Tyler Jones

September 26, 2019

Dr. Richard Barke is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. The Southerner contacted Dr. Barke to ask about the impeach...

Attendees listen to speakers at last a Sept. 20, 2019 climate strike at the Georgia State Capitol. The event drew hundreds of attendees.

Students strike for Climate Action at the Capitol

September 26, 2019

Chants of "this is what democracy looks like" and "climate action now" filled the humid, 80-plus degree air as capitol police and state troopers looked...

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