Best of SNO

#7
2018-2019
Distinguished Sites Rank for
Henry W. Grady High School
39
Published Stories for
Henry W. Grady High School
in 2018-2019
#7
2018-2019
Best of SNO Rank for
Henry W. Grady High School
Stories from Henry W. Grady High School
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…

Read Story
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…

Read Story
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…

Read Story
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…

Read Story
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…

Read Story
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,…

Read Story
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…

Read Story
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…

Read Story
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…

Read Story
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…

Read Story
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…

Read Story
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…

Read Story
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…

Read Story
Federal shutdown causes local pain
The Shutdown

Charlotte Spears | January 28, 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 money to build a southern U.S. border wall. The now…

Read Story
Rifle team positions for perfect shot
Sports

Kamryn Harty | January 25, 2019

It is a Tuesday morning in the JROTC hallway. Complete silence. Then, like clockwork, the sounds of gunshots pierce the air of a classroom down the hallway. It’s the Grady rifle team practicing for their…

Read Story
Cheerleading, more than just a sideline sport
Sports

Kaitlin Palaian | January 25, 2019

Each fall, in nearly every high school in America, Friday nights comes to life. Crowds of students, parents, and athletes decked in gear and spirit wear flood stadiums to show support for their football…

Read Story
Back to the future: students adopt 90’s culture
Arts & Entertainment

Yei-Bin Andrews | January 25, 2019

Bill Clinton had just been elected President of the United States. Nirvana dominated radios and CD players. The Internet was taking off in homes across the nation. Everyone wanted to be just like Rachel…

Read Story
Latin program’s interest drives demand at Inman Middle School
News

Anna Rachwalski | January 22, 2019

At Inman Middle School, as long as students and staff can remember, there have always been two languages offered: Spanish and French. Those programs have been the standard, and have seemed solidly set…

Read Story
Words and quotes around Grady enliven environment
News

Dana Richie | January 17, 2019

The bell rings. Students shuffle through the crowded halls from class to class, keeping their heads down.  They may not notice the quotes at first glance, but that’s part of their beauty. These words…

Read Story
Wrestling team resurrected
Sports

Katherine Esterl | January 15, 2019

Two years ago, the wrestling team fell apart after only one season when the team couldn’t find a coach. Two months ago, a new team formed.

After nearly a dozen students requested a team from the athletic…

Read Story
Swimmers balance club and school swim teams
Sports

Lucy Bertsch | January 14, 2019

Swimming for both their club and school, sophomores Fred Hamilton and Noa Deseda have high expectations for the future. The impacts each athlete has on their respective club teams is similarly received…

Read Story
Words Unspoken: Sexual misconduct stories brought to light
Features

Royce Mann | January 14, 2019

When then freshman *Amy found herself running barefoot through the streets at 10 p.m. several months ago, she was forced to grow up too fast.
A few hours earlier, she’d embarked on what she thought…

Read Story
School prioritizes teacher satisfaction
Features

Josh Wolfe | January 2, 2019

Math teacher Will Melton arrives to school every morning at 7:30 a.m. hoping to meet students who need extra help in class. 

However, there are many days in which students do not show up. Despite making…

Read Story
Two months after Hurricane Michael, Georgia is still recovering
Features

Lanier Pickren | December 18, 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, Hurricane Michael hit southwest Georgia as a Category 3 storm….

Read Story
Teachers reflect on interesting past careers
Features

Royce Mann | December 12, 2018

Nicolai Curtis’s dream of working with animals began at a young age when he visited the Frankfurt Zoo in Germany, where his father was stationed in the military.
“I literally told my dad, ‘I want…

Read Story
Ross uses talents outside of teaching
Arts & Entertainment

Lucy Bertsch | November 20, 2018

Jermaine Ross has taught high school math for the past 15 years. Football memorabilia lines his walls and photos around the room show memories with his family. But there’s one thing that his walls do…

Read Story
Walker makes moves in Big Apple
Sports

Kaitlin Palaian | November 16, 2018

Tyrius Walker is on the brink of making his dreams come true with the New York Knicks. The 6-foot-1-inch guard who played Division II at Morehouse College is the second player in Morehouse history to play…

Read Story
Georgia Governor’s race undecided as Democrats gain in the U.S. House
Midterm Elections

Joe Earles | November 9, 2018

The Nation

Follow the Southerner’s election coverage in the attached interactive map as we take a look at the headlining races across the nation as both parties looked to secure various U.S….

Read Story
Life as a twin: Palaian’s inside perspective
Opinions

Kaitlin Palaian | November 8, 2018

I wake up and he is there. I go to school and he is there, I get home he is there. 24/7 has never had a more literal meaning than when it comes to being a twin.

Don’t get me wrong; I love my brother…

Read Story
SGA’s role not fully communicated to students
News

Helen Moore | November 7, 2018

Although most Grady students are too young to vote in the midterm elections, they still have voting opportunities through the Student Government Association.

Knowledge about who the candidates are,…

Read Story