the Southerner Online

Historic Howard reopening combines history with a look to the future

Historic Howard reopening combines history with a look to the future

October 29, 2019

David T. Howard Middle School, a historic school in Old Fourth Ward, is coming back to life for a new generation. In 1924, Atlanta Public Schools opened...

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...

Howard Middle School brings change to Old Fourth Ward

Howard Middle School brings change to Old Fourth Ward

October 20, 2019

For the past two years, the residents of Old Fourth Ward have witnessed major changes in the once-abandoned David T. Howard school building, which served...

Illnesses and deaths spark efforts to curb vaping

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...

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...

Music Midtown aftermath causes controversy in Piedmont Park neighborhood

Music Midtown aftermath causes controversy in Piedmont Park neighborhood

September 25, 2019

  Year after year, the aftermath of Music Midtown can be a major inconvenience and disruption for residents of the neighborhood. “It has a significant impact o...

New AP Seminar Curriculum Engages Students

New AP Seminar Curriculum Engages Students

September 25, 2019

The African diaspora is now part of the AP Seminar course. Developed by the College Board and a consortium of partner universities, the curriculum is...

Carstarphen questions why contract not extended

September 17, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen said she was surprised by the Atlanta Board of Education’s decision last week to not renew her contract. The superinten...

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...

Superintendent and school board chair dispute reasoning for not extending contract

Superintendent and school board chair dispute reasoning for not extending contract

September 10, 2019

After the Atlanta school board decided not to renew Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen’s contract, both sides went to the media to tell their ...

An upbeat website for a downtown school
NEWS