The arts, cultural and news magazine of Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia

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Give Me a Break

Molly Edlein, Writer

November 15, 2016

Filed under Menagerie

All APS students get two weeks of vacation for “Winter Break,” which includes Christmas and New Year’s. Furthermore, students always have Easter off, since it falls on a Sunday. Easter and Yom Kippur hold the same level of importance within their respective religions. Christmas and Rosh Hashana also have equal significance. If Christian students do not have to miss school for the most import...

Should Cell Phones Be Allowed In Class?

Josh Wolfe, Writer

September 6, 2016

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As a teenager, I can agree that cell phones are great; they have changed the way our whole generation goes about daily life. However, according to a poll from Common Sense Media reported by CNN, over 50 percent of children ages 12-18 say they feel addicted to their cell phone. Some students have been known to use their cell phones during class, which some teachers find distracting. I personally be...

Pokémon GO: Getting Lost and Talking to Strangers

Pokémon GO: Getting Lost and Talking to Strangers

September 1, 2016

It was 96 degrees on a cloudy summer afternoon—one of those days that makes you worry your shoes will melt on the pavement, gluing you in place. That’s Atlanta for you. Hun...

Zika Outbreak Raises Concerns, CDC Confident Treatment Will Improve

Sahana Parker

August 21, 2016

Filed under Menagerie, Showcase

With concern leading up to the recently-ended Rio Olympics and outbreaks all over the world, the Zika virus has heightened fears. The disease has slowly grown into a global epidemic in the past decade, and there are now more than 50 reported cases in Georgia. There is currently no vaccine or treatment. “There is a risk of Zika outbreaking [in Georgia] if people aren’t careful,” Centers for Disease ...

Instagram Introduces Feature Too Similar to Snapchat’s

Lena Brown, Writer

August 16, 2016

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When Instagram users opened the app last Tuesday, some were surprised by how visually similar the update was to Snapchat. The Instagram stories imitate Snapchat stories, where you can add a picture or video for all of your friends to view. The story will disappear 24 hours later. This sparked a debate that would take over the minds of social media junkies everywhere. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger created Intag...

Quest For The Best Things In Life Often Overlooked

Grace Hawkins, Writer

June 20, 2016

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Everyone knows the big stuff that is important in life: love, friendship and other, big important things about humanity like kindness, compassion and doing your best to better the world.  But, while concerned with monumental components of life such as success, prestige, and annoying our siblings, we tend to lose sight of what is important.  What can get us back on track are the simple, small joy...

Q&A with Jamie Fahey

June 20, 2016

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Jamie Fahey, professional confectioner of cupcakes and owner of the critically acclaimed Atlanta Cupcake Factory, fell into her career as if by happenstance. One day, a food journalist wandered into the humble cupcake shop and asked to try a cupcake and the next, the AJC was calling the establishment “the only recommended cupcake bakery in Atlanta.” The secret of the trade is in the quality, lo...

The arts, cultural and news magazine of Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia