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Dana Richie

Dana Richie, Co-Editor in Chief

Dana is a senior who loves using her voice to tell other people's stories as well as share her own views. She really enjoys writing for the Southerner and is a proud board member of the Grady Jesters Speech and Debate team. She also loves playing ultimate for the Grady Girls' Varsity team.

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January 6, 2021
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January 6, 2021
Many protesters in attendance emphasized the learning loss they've noticed within their own children. Parents are especially concerned about younger students missing out on important social development while participating in online learning.

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December 6, 2020
Many families attended the protest together because virtual learning impacts both parents and students. Many young children said that they missed seeing their friends at school.

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December 6, 2020
As protesters lined the sidewalks of 10th street, drivers passing by honked in agreement with sending kids back to school. The goal of protesters was to bring to the attention of school boards the urgent need to give families a choice to go back to school in person.

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December 6, 2020
A young girl holds up a sign that reads, “I Miss My Teachers”. According to parents of students who are not back for face-to-face learning, teachers are not the only thing their kids are missing. They are also missing out on hands-on learning and socializing with their friends.

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December 6, 2020
Many protesters carried signs stating that the school board should listen to the

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December 6, 2020
Philip Woody and his son with special needs, Evan Woody, are protesting for a face to face option for students with special needs. “If you know anything about special needs students, they learn best when they’re in person,

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December 6, 2020
Chamblee Charter High School student Reagan Kuehne protests in support of DeKalb county offering an in person option. “I’m protesting because I’m ready to be back in school,

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December 6, 2020

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December 6, 2020
The parents and students protesting were clear that the change they want to see is to be given a choice not a mandate about going back to school. Many of the homemade signs argued that going back to school is supported by science and parents are concerned that school administrations are using the wrong data.

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December 6, 2020
In addition to vocal parents, young students also expressed their desire to return to in-person learning by waving handmade posters and chanting cheerfully.

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December 6, 2020

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December 1, 2020
Ava Young, senior

Ava Young, senior

November 13, 2020
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Sechan Tak, senior

October 7, 2020
Still working on identifying the people in this dance

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March 24, 2020
Junior Erin Taylor performs a spoken word entitled 'This is America' to raise awareness for the violence that African Americans face.

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March 24, 2020
Senior Zoe White painted basketball legend Kobe Bryant in minutes to commemorate his legacy.

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March 24, 2020
Senior Amarie Blackshear participates in her friend Katherine Thomas' heartfelt performance of a song she wrote for her dad who died by police brutality.

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March 24, 2020
Junior Lucy Strohl and XXX represent the French program by dancing a traditional Afro-Caribbean dance.

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March 24, 2020
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