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FDA demands corporate crackdown on teen Juuling

October 1, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration last month issued an ultimatum for five major e-cigarette companies mandating they come up with a solution to rampa...

Juul: the new generation of nicotine addicts

Juul: the new generation of nicotine addicts

September 6, 2018

      In student-designated bathroom stalls, in the hallways, at lunch, on desks and in teenage hands, students are inhaling carcinogenic, ...

District sailing successfully in its partnership efforts

District sailing successfully in its partnership efforts

August 30, 2018

Atlanta Public Schools used to be entirely composed of traditional public schools. Since 2016, the district has diversified its pool of 84 schools to inclu...

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

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....

Damiani bridges language gap in science project

Damiani bridges language gap in science project

Kaitlin Palaian

April 11, 2018

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 integr...

Georgia schools fail to comply with state voting laws

Selena Kleber

April 7, 2018

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 call for all Americans to support the right to vote? Georgia does, in f...

Nationwide Walkout: Grady Students Join in Protest/Solidarity

Nationwide Walkout: Grady Students Join in Protest/Solidarity

March 14, 2018

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. 1...

Nationwide Walkout: An Interview with Cali Chalfant

Nationwide Walkout: An Interview with Cali Chalfant

March 12, 2018

  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...

Weather cancellations lead to school day extension

Weather cancellations lead to school day extension

January 29, 2018

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...

Clark named Knights’ new football coach

Clark named Knights’ new football coach

Sean Sweeney

January 6, 2018

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 S...

Overcrowded classes impact learning experience

Overcrowded classes impact learning experience

December 18, 2017

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 n...

District adjusts proposed rezoning boundaries for Grady’s northern attendance zone

District adjusts proposed rezoning boundaries for Grady’s northern attendance zone

December 7, 2017

Relieving overcrowding and planning for growth in the Grady cluster are top priorities for Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. A re...

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