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Henry W. Grady High School
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Henry W. Grady High School
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Stories from Henry W. Grady High School
Illnesses and deaths spark efforts to curb vaping
Vaping

Lindsay Ruhl | 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 advertised as a “safe” alternative to smoking. However,…

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Flipped classroom model puts students at a disadvantage
Opinions

Lanier Pickren | October 8, 2019

The flipped classroom model disadvantages students. While some teachers may claim the flipped classroom is an effective method, the model hurts students in more ways than it helps.

Jonathan Bergmann…

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Learning disabilities present challenges for some students
News

Helen Moore | October 7, 2019

Imagine having a constant stream of random thoughts flipping through your head. At a given moment, you could be thinking about three separate things at once, all unrelated to the schoolwork before you.

Focusing…

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Spikeball catches on with college and high school students
Sports

Wills Barton | October 3, 2019

When a student wants to play a sport, they usually go to play the classics, immediately flocking to play the traditional sports of football, basketball or baseball. However, this isn’t the case for some…

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Meyer climbs to new heights
Showcase

Kaitlin Palaian | October 2, 2019

Rock climbing, a nontraditional sport recently added to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, has a growing community in Atlanta, including senior Will Meyer.

“I’ve been climbing since ninth grade,” Meyer…

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African religion, Ifa, embraced by some Grady students
Features

Aaliyah Rapping | October 1, 2019

Junior Jeremiah Scott wakes up in the morning, takes a shower, then prays to Oshun and Eleggua. He puts on his elekes, sacred beads that he wears around his neck everyday, with his clothes for the day,…

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Christian Coleman, son of APS media relations manager, wins IAAF World Championships
Sports

Kaitlin Palaian | September 30, 2019

Christian Coleman has taken the world of running by storm, winning the gold medal in the 100 meters at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar today, Sept. 28. He ran 9.76 seconds for a world lead,…

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Impeachment Inquiry: A conversation with Dr. Richard Barke, Georgia Tech public policy professor
News

Tyler Jones | September 27, 2019

Dr. Richard Barke is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. The Southerner contacted Dr. Barke to ask about the impeachment inquiry process and  what young potential voters…

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Sophomore creates arts magazine, ‘404 Zine’
Features

Elena Hubert | September 26, 2019

To sophomore Clayton Wilson and Atlanta Girls School senior Zoey Poole, Atlanta youth artists are underrepresented. Their solution: create a magazine full of poetry, photography and art that relies on…

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Knights lose to North Atlanta 40-19 after two players are ejected
Sports

Mills Rentz-Baker and Keller Rentz-Baker | September 25, 2019

A high powered North Atlanta team using a run-heavy option offense outlasted Grady 40-19 on Aug 23.

Two Grady ejections, including senior captain Alvin James, slowed down an offense that had scored…

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Gaming rises in popularity, offers potential careers
Features

Ellie Winer | September 24, 2019

Golfer Tiger Woods received $2.07 million from winning the 2019 Masters. As a world-ranking athlete, Woods has won the Masters four times, along with countless other competitions. The next Super Bowl,…

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Junior paints mural on BeltLine
Features

Katie Dwyer | September 23, 2019

Junior Emma Menzies has wanted to be a part of Atlanta’s vibrant art scene for as long as she can remember. So when her parents offered her the task of painting a mural on the BeltLine, she jumped at…

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Local teen starts vintage clothing store
Features

Kamryn Harty | September 23, 2019

Bella Savignano always knew she wanted something different than most teenagers. Something nontraditional. Something ambitious. Something that seemed impossible. She didn’t know exactly what she wanted,…

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Senior wins kicking camp competitions, impacts team
Sports

Kaitlin Palaian | September 20, 2019

“10, 20, 30, 40, 48! And it’s good!” On June 2, senior Reid Schratwieser won the Golden Boot Award for kicking at a KickingWorld camp in Douglasville, Georgia. Schratwieser won two out of three competitions…

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Art influences transgender transition positively
Features

Ellie Winer | September 18, 2019

When she was in seventh grade, senior Jamie Gray drew a picture. It depicted someone with a brain that said “female,” and a grey slate covering their face that said “male.” This was not only sparked…

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Students send postcards to El Paso in wake of shooting
News

Lanier Pickren | September 18, 2019

For many students, the start of school comes with feelings of anticipation of the year ahead, and the dread of a looming workload after a relaxing summer. However, for students living in El Paso, Texas,…

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Student arrested after bringing handgun to school
News

Charlotte Spears | September 17, 2019

A Grady student was arrested after bringing a handgun and marijuana to school today in a backpack.

Administrators confiscated the backpack, holding the firearm during first period and contacted the…

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Quinaliza draws on experience to guide jumpers
Sports

Kaitlin Palaian | May 20, 2019

The sun blazes down on the crimson rubber beneath his feet as he sprints down the 1.22 meter wide lane preparing his motions: a hop, a step and a jump. The mark is 16 meters 47 centimeters or 54-0.425…

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School-related meme pages entertain students
Features

Kamryn Harty | May 17, 2019

From knock-knock jokes with corny punchlines, to late-night, televised comedic sketches, to stand-up comedy, humor is inevitably intertwined with pop culture. One of the latest and most popular forms of…

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Grady’s print shop cut after 25 years
News

Tyler Jones | May 15, 2019

What is Grady High School? How do you sum up all of the efforts of one place into a single word, picture, or phrase? For graphic design teacher Paul Nicolson, it is easy.
Nicholson’s graphic design…

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Demands for safer streets gain traction
News

Helen Moore | April 19, 2019

Leaving a chorus concert in February 2016, Principal Dr. Betsy Bockman and her daughter, then freshman Elizabeth, waited for the light at the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive. They spotted…

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Warren shapes 2020 primary with trip to Georgia
News

Royce Mann | March 18, 2019

Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina and Georgia.
The Peach State is not often considered one of the first stops on a presidential campaign trail, but that could change soon. With a year to go…

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Incarcerated wrongly for 23 years, Patterson makes a difference
Features

Aaliyah Rapping | February 21, 2019

Tyra Patterson was released from prison on Christmas Day 2017 after 23 years behind bars.

In 1994, when Patterson, who is now an inspirational speaker for groups, including teenagers, was 19 years old,…

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Sandy Hook Promise encourages conversation
News

Margot McLaughlin | February 19, 2019

Atlanta Public Schools implemented the Sandy Hook Promise “Say Something” Anonymous Reporting System in hopes of improving school safety and security. Grady introduced students to the program during…

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Navigating through high school with PTSD
Features

Joanna Baker | February 16, 2019

It’s a pleasant winter afternoon, and Gretchen,* a junior at Grady, is walking through a shopping center with her boyfriend. He reaches out to hold her hand, but suddenly, Gretchen is hit with immense…

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Video

Elise Isakov | February 15, 2019

More goes into preparing for and executing the Super Bowl than the public thinks. The Southerner goes behind the scenes to look at the big game, speaking with fan Catelina Arrascue, a fan who was attending…

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Lack of transportation prevents extracurricular participation
Features

Royce Mann | February 15, 2019

For senior Hudhaifah Bey, attending after-school activities is not always easy. A member of the robotics team, Bey frequently uses public transportation to get home from practice, a time-consuming and…

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Art students produce public murals
Arts & Entertainment

Catherine Opsahl | February 12, 2019

The arts department has been busier than usual this month, as both the Advanced Placement Art class and the Drawing/Painting 2 class were commissioned to paint two separate murals, giving the arts program…

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Vanderbilt commit gives hope to baseball team
Sports

Kaitlin Palaian | February 5, 2019

The baseball team’s’ season came to an abrupt end last year as the Knights failed to advance to the playoffs. The team ended 11-16 overall but were not so lucky in region play, finishing last in Region…

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Swim team’s difficulty retaining African American girls: hair
Showcase

Tyler Jones | February 5, 2019

When Simone Manuel swam the 100-meter freestyle in 52.7 seconds at the 2016 Rio Olympics, she did more than just become the first African-American woman to win an individual gold medal in history. She…

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