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Sports staff questions lack of clarity in staff turnover

Sports staff questions lack of clarity in staff turnover

Elias Podber, Sports Managing Editor

April 23, 2019

Filed under Front Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Commentary

There is a lack of clarity surrounding the appointment of new athletic director, Patrick Johnson, and the removal of current athletic director John Lambert...

African American athletes use platform to speak out

African American athletes use platform to speak out

February 8, 2019

Today, athletes are put on the biggest stage, under the biggest microscope and scrutinized whenever they make the most simple mistakes. The spotlight ...

NFL lacks punishment for domestic abusers

NFL lacks punishment for domestic abusers

January 8, 2019

During the National Football League’s regular season, the Seattle Seahawks played the Los Angeles Rams. Both Seahawks player Tyler Lockett and Rams p...

Impact of football in society undeniable

Impact of football in society undeniable

December 5, 2018

It's O.K. to watch football. That one simple statement has started countless arguments over a staple of American entertainment. Football is a brutal and potent...

Atlanta United sets high expectations in second year

Atlanta United sets high expectations in second year

December 3, 2018

Atlanta United’s inaugural season last year gave the team the start it needed to become one of the best clubs in the country this year. Eastern Conf...

New NFL rules are making the game worse

New NFL rules are making the game worse

November 27, 2018

We now live in a sports era of safety. Evolving knowledge of sports related injuries has produced new rules and regulations. My mom would never let me play ...

Lack of pep for Grady athletics

Lack of pep for Grady athletics

August 22, 2018

In recent years, Grady athletics hasn’t had consistent support from students notorious for lacking school pride. Football games that once had elaborate...

Should the billion dollar NCAA pay college athletes?

Mills Rentz-Baker

May 15, 2018

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Commentary

The term ‘student athlete’ in college is somewhat of a misnomer because athletics dominate the majority of the students’ time. Most of the time, the athlete has no say in which comes first: sports or school. An indentured servant is defined as a person under contract to work for another person for a definite period of time, usually without pay. High school athletes sig...

Atlanta united reshaping sports scene

Atlanta united reshaping sports scene

April 22, 2018

In front of a record-breaking crowd of 72,035 fans, Atlanta United put on a show with a 3-1 victory over DC United, a team which beat them in all three m...

Allowance of field usage not consistent enough

Allowance of field usage not consistent enough

April 9, 2018

By Jack Hudson Through personal experience, I have found that Grady and Atlanta Public Schools are not always on the same page.  The lack of field ...

School spirit for sports is minimal

School spirit for sports is minimal

Alex Durham

April 8, 2018

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Commentary

If you go to a Grady football or basketball game, you’ll see hundreds of kids in the stands cheering on the team. But if you go to a soccer game, a ...

District’s 30-minute addition to school day hurts athletics

Jack Rafferty, AME Comment

March 1, 2018

Filed under Sports Commentary

The Grady community collectively groaned when the superintendent’s office announced the school day would be lengthened by 30 minutes for the months of February and March. The additional time was mostly notable for its expected uselessness, but it also actively hurts teachers’ and students’ after-school plans, especially sports. Grady has five spring sports, eleven teams a...

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