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Superintendent clarifies plan for remainder of school year

Superintendent clarifies plan for remainder of school year

April 2, 2020

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen gave details on the state's decision to close school for all in-person instruction for the r...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Federal shutdown causes local pain

Federal shutdown causes local pain

January 25, 2019

For 35 days, one fourth of the federal government has been shutdown due to a dispute between Congress and the President over a spending bill allocating...

Kemp focuses on budget during first address to state legislature

Kemp focuses on budget during first address to state legislature

January 18, 2019

Newly-sworn Gov. Brain Kemp Kemp outlined his budget objectives, which included a pay raise for the state's teachers.  Kemp began his address to the legislature on...

Antisemitism remains prevalent in Atlanta

Antisemitism remains prevalent in Atlanta

December 10, 2018

Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old man, walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, and opened fire into the weekly service. By the time Bowers was...

Two months after Hurricane Michael, Georgia is still recovering

Two months after Hurricane Michael, Georgia is still recovering

December 4, 2018

Hurricane Michael is a distant memory in many minds, but for communities across southwest Georgia, the memory is a vivid one. On Oct. 10, 2018, Hurrican...

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