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Student loses home, keeps hope

Isabelle Taft

December 9, 2011

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By Isabelle Taft and Jolie Jones It’s 6 a.m. on Monday morning, and senior Michelle* is already awake. Over the next 41 minutes, she will prepare both herself and her 5-year-old brother for school. At 6:41 a.m. she will catch MARTA bus #73 to the Hamilton E. Holmes station. From there, she will get on a train that will take her to the Five Points station by 7:15 a.m. Yet...

Overlooked share homeless tales in The Overlook

The Southerner

December 9, 2011

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By Isabelle Taft and Jolie Jones In December 2010, Jeremy Godfrey, Ph.D. candidate and adjunct instructor in Rhetoric and Composition at Georgia State University, was walking in downtown Atlanta when a man stopped him and posed this question: “Do I look homeless?” “What does homelessness look like?” Godfrey retorted. This incident reignited his interest in...

APS budget cuts forces school to scrounge for funds

The Southerner

December 9, 2011

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By Shaun Kleber For more than a decade, social studies teacher Lou Sartor has walked around school with a little piece of plastic, sometimes loaded with enough money to buy a small house. This year, the school credit card started with less than a fifth of the value it had in previous years. Every year, Atlanta Public Schools issues each school in the system a credit card...

Atlantans occupy city park; 52 spend night in jail

Atlantans occupy city park; 52 spend night in jail

November 11, 2011

In early October, Mandie Mitchell, an artist and gallery owner, was evicted from her live-work space when she was unable to continue paying her rent. Mit...

Teachers missing from equation in classrooms

The Southerner

October 11, 2011

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By Konadu Amoakuh Eight weeks into the school year, juniors Jori Shorts and Laura Sommerville were on their seventh substitute in their Math III class. With midsemester quickly approaching, three Math III classes, three Math III support classes and three special-education classes still did not have permanent or even long-term teachers. The students in some of these classes...

Students, faculty fabricate community-service hours

Olivia Kleinman

September 23, 2011

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  Junior Reilly Lerner has spent countless Saturdays giving back to her community: re-roofing homes for the impoverished elderly, helping feed the hungry with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, packaging medical supplies to developing countries through MedShare and helping women seeking refuge at the Atlanta Women’s Day Shelter. Though she expects nothing in return,...

Murray earns national award for his exemplary leadership as principal

Murray earns national award for his exemplary leadership as principal

The Southerner

October 12, 2006

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By Sarah Beth McKay Known around campus as the administrator always willing to listen and ready to help, principal Dr. Vincent Murray has finally receive...

The Drop Out Dilemma

Olivia Veira

May 2, 2003

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