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High school freshmen’s expectations surpass realities

October 10, 2018

Every year, hundreds of incoming freshman flood the halls of Grady. These students will have their schedule permanently plastered on their lock screens...

Class ranking provides unnecessary stress and competition between students

October 8, 2018

Sitting in advanced placement classes, walking the crowded hallways, playing in the big game or debating in a big tournament, they are among us: the top stu...

Class ranking should be readily available for students to view

October 8, 2018

Class ranking should be readily available for high school students. During my three years at Grady, students have easily requested their transcripts on...

Dreiling, drama students produce original film

October 2, 2018

Moon was struggling with her sexuality. This is a narrative many adolescents face. However, Moon is not real. Moonglow Tanner, played by junior Haley ...

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...

The twists and turns of being a twin

September 27, 2018

Many people view being a twin as something unconventional and unique. However, I’ve been a twin my entire life, and it’s something I’ve had no choice in. Throughout my life, I’ve noticed some things that probably would have gone differently if I didn’t have a pesky twin brother. When I was younger,...

Spirit Week

September 26, 2018

Shortened fall break is necessary to maintain momentum after first quarter

September 5, 2018

Like my peers, I am thrilled to receive a full week off from school after a very long first quarter, but a week-long, fall break in October is very disru...

Longer summer vacation not worth losing benefits of weeklong fall break

September 5, 2018

Summer break has once again come to an end, and just like every year, Atlanta Public Schools students have to endure the pain of being in school while ...

Student should be able to get food off campus

February 12, 2018

Principal Dr. Betsy Bockman sounded onto the announcements on Feb. 1 to inform the student body that the administration plans to build a fence around ...

Students should not be able to leave for lunch

February 12, 2018

I love a good Cookout milkshake as much as the next guy, but leaving school to go get it is where I draw the line. Leaving campus to get food during scho...

Freshmen expected to impact girls track team

January 30, 2018

By Elias Podber The girls’ track team has undergone many changes since last year, including the addition of  a new head coach and welcoming an imp...

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