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

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...

Trump uses term “Chinese Virus” amid criticism

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 first COVID-19 case, reports students/faculty unexposed

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

Coronavirus impacts students’ families abroad, travel plans

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...

Influenza season peaks early

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...

Fifth Democratic Debate showcases both policy differences and party unity

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

First-time voters a key demographic in 2020 Presidential Election

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

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

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...

Students strike for Climate Action at the Capitol

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...

Scoot Over, Atlanta

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...

Gentrification: Atlanta’s Displacement Game

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...

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