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Walden Sports Complex unveiled

Walden Sports Complex unveiled

Selena Kleber and Kiki Soto

October 15, 2018


Filed under Local News, NEWS, School News

Astroturf fields, metal stands, concessions, locker rooms and scoreboards all stamped with a big, cardinal colored 'G' has made the dream of uniquely Grady fields a reality. Atlanta Public Schools held its annual State of the District Address Oct. 5 to update the district's goals, future plans,...

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...

District sailing successfully in its partnership efforts

District sailing successfully in its partnership efforts

Selena Kleber, News Managing Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under School News

Atlanta Public Schools used to be entirely composed of traditional public schools. Since 2016, the district has diversified its pool of 84 schools to include two new categories: partner and charter schools as part of the school system’s Turnaround Strategy. APS has partnered with Purpose Built Schools...

High bar set after Thomas’ Harvard win

High bar set after Thomas’ Harvard win

Dana Richie, Online Lifestyle/ A&E Section Editor

August 21, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, NEWS, School News

Most Grady students used the summer to unwind and recharge their batteries for the upcoming school year, but this is not the case for senior Jordan Thomas. He spent the summer making history. Thomas won the Harvard Debate Council’s summer residency tournament, coming out on top of over 400 stude...

Damiani bridges language gap in science project

Damiani bridges language gap in science project

Kaitlin Palaian

April 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, School News

American Sign Language is for the American deaf. English is for the American hearing and speaking. Grady junior Ethan Damiani has found a way to integrate both, winning multiple awards at the state science fair. These awards include: the Intel Excellence in computer science award, the Society for Science ...

Georgia schools fail to comply with state voting laws

Selena Kleber

April 7, 2018


Filed under School News, State News

At 17 ½ years of age, you can register to vote. Voting, however, is not always a top priority among young people’s desires and responsibilities, despite it being a necessary component of civic life, especially with the recent tumultuous political climate regarding gun legislation. Is this a wake-up ...

Nationwide Walkout: Grady Students Join in Protest/Solidarity

Nationwide Walkout: Grady Students Join in Protest/Solidarity

Tyler Jones and Hope Nathanson

March 14, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Local News, NEWS, School News, Uncategorized

Seventeen backpacks line the field of the Grady Stadium in front of a crowd of hundreds of students. Today, on the one month anniversary of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, Grady students joined thousands of pupils across the nation and walked out of cl...

Nationwide Walkout: An Interview with Cali Chalfant

Nationwide Walkout: An Interview with Cali Chalfant

Tyler Jones

March 12, 2018


Filed under National News, NEWS, School News

  One month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students all over the nation plan to stage a walkout at their schools to push for action on legislation to prevent mass shootings. Students will leave class for 17 minutes for each of the 17 people killed in the shooting....

Weather cancellations lead to school day extension

Weather cancellations lead to school day extension

Sophie Rivard

January 29, 2018


Filed under Adminstration, Front Slideshow, NEWS, School News

From hurricanes to snow storms, the 2017-18 school year's inclement weather incidents led to seven full-school day cancellations. Due to the amount of missed classroom time, Atlanta Public Schools is extending the school day by 30 minutes until Mar. 30. The district settled on the makeup schedule...

Clark named Knights’ new football coach

Clark named Knights’ new football coach

Sean Sweeney

January 6, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Football, School News, SPORTS

Mays defensive backs coach Kevin Clark has been named Grady's new head football coach.  Clark spent his college football career as a defensive back at South Carolina State, and from then on was a defensive backs coach at eight different schools, including Banneker and Mays high schools over 18 se...

Overcrowded classes impact learning experience

Overcrowded classes impact learning experience

Sophie Rivard

December 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS, School News

For many Grady students, the day begins as they squeeze into a first-period classroom of cluttered desks in search of a seat  in the corner behind 30 other classmates. With nearly 400 students, the freshman class this year is one of the largest ever at Grady. Consequently, many popular or required c...

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