The Southerner PodcastMay 18, 2023
What’s new with the news! Wrap up
Freedom in Russia
Printed Press: The Making of the Southerner
Senior and A&E associate managing editor Anna Rafferty talks with Southerner staffers and outside contributors about what it takes to design, edit, and print the physical copies of the newspaper.
Class of 2023 begins their last semester of high school
In this Southerner Podcast Diana Jachman takes a chance to speak with members of the class of 2023 to gage their feelings about graduation in May.
Extra Curricular Exclusive Ep. 1
Coffee House serves as outlet for students to perform
Student team managers help teams succeed
What’s new with the news?
What’s New with the News!
The Vibe Check:Back-To-School
It’s back-to-school season at Midtown High School, and changes in implementation of the dress code along with stricter implementation of the “out of sight, out of mind” electronics policy have prompted discussion in the school community. Anna Rafferty hosts.
Senior art show ‘Compendium’ provides space to display works
The AP Studio Art and senior Photo art show generates a place for students to display and celebrate their work from the year.
Students organize protest in support of abortion rights
Junior Greta Gustafson talks with organizer, speakers and attendees at the Rally for Roe protest, organized by Midtown seniors.
Cinco de Mayo
Today we are going to talk about how Mexicans know about Cinco de mayo.
'Marilyn Monroast' Coffeehouse showcases student talent
Co-editor-in chief Anna Rachwalski talks with attendees and performers from the 'Marilyn Monroast'-themed Coffeehouse. Coffeehouse is an open-mic night held quarterly by Midtown Theatre and Film where students are invited to perform.
Ukraine-Russia Conflict Displaces Millions of Refugees
As the Ukrainian and Russian battle continues, more and more refugees are leaving the country and heading to mainly Poland, but also some of Ukraine's neighbors. Hear the stories of those on the frontlines and learn more about this growing crisis.
Oscar Nominations Review
Writers Ally Bliss and Maddie Shaw describe their opinions on the this years Academy Award nominations.
The ATLien Podcast: Southerner alums explore journalism
In this episode, Stella and Lindsay talk to two former Southerner staffers about their careers in journalism. Class of 2021 graduate Elena Hubert is a freshman at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and class of 2014 graduate JD Capeluto is a reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution covering Intown Atlanta and City Hall.
Pink Politics - Remembering HERstory
As feminist movements referred to it in the mid-1970s, education is the “academic arm” of all female progression. In this episode, we (Sierra Pape and Imani Johnson) discussed misrepresentation of women in history curriculum. For the inspiration of young girls and the legacy of impactful women in history, teaching the stories of female progress must become more apparent throughout primary and secondary schools.
Michael Jordan v.s. Lebron James v.s. Kobe Bryant
This podcast expresses people's views on who they believe is the G.O.A.T. of the NBA. The people discussed in this podcast are Lebron James, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, all players who are considered G.O.A.T.s of the NBA during their respective eras.
Student’s family owns several Atlanta restaurants
The Dangers of Fast Fashion
This podcasts discusses how to shop sustainably for the future to help save the planet.
APS gala honors district staff
The Atlanta Public Schools APyeS Awards Gala honored teachers, principals, counselors, and parents for their contributions to the APS community. The district gathered to celebrate its educators and staff members on Nov. 12 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. Honorees included Principal of the Year Forestella Taylor, who served as principal at Finch Elementary School before taking over as interim principal of Douglass High School in October. Jayla Bailey, a math teacher at Sylvan Hills Middle School, is the APS Teacher of the Year.
Competitive cheer team returns
The competitive cheer team is back to training and competing after two years without coaching.
City rejoices over historic Braves World Series Win
The Atlanta Braves won their first World Series in 26 years after defeating the Houston Astros in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park. The Braves were welcomed home with a victory parade that stretched from Midtown Atlanta to Cobb County.
Anticipation builds for annual fashion show
A discussion with Midtown fashion students about the upcoming fashion show.
The reality of women's uniforms in sports
This podcast, including University of Vermont soccer player Maddy Cronin, sophomore lacrosse player Ryan Carter and Athletic Director Patrick Johnson, covers issues surrounding uniforms made for female athletes.
The ATLien Podcast: Halloween Edition
Lindsay and Stella discuss all their favorite Halloween things, from candy to costumes!
Team captains strive for success
Midtown team captains strive for success on and off the field. Jade Lewis, Annie Laster, Mia Otoski and Tori Williams reflect on their roles and experiences this year.
The Twin Spin News Update: October 19th
Aran and Sayan Sonnad-Joshi discuss the death of Colin Powell, the trial of Ahmaud Arbery, and Facebook
The Twin Spin News Update: October 19th
Aran and Sayan Sonnad-Joshi discuss the death of Colin Powell, the trial of Ahmad Arbery, and Facebook.
Seniors navigate standardized testing during Covid
Co-editor-in-chief Anna Rachwalski talks to seniors about the upcoming free school SAT administration, cancelled standardized tests and test-optional admissions policies.
Hispanic Heritage Month brings school community together
Hispanic Heritage Month is a month that runs from September 15 to October 15 which recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American influencers who have inspired others to accomplish their goals. Students and teachers around Midtown High School will participate or watch many activities which will come in the following weeks, and many of them feel strongly not only about the activities that will occur, but also about the important message Hispanic Heritage Month conveys.
Seniors face unique college visit experience during pandemic
Seniors at Midtown discuss how they've adjusted to "listing" colleges online.
Nik Bruckman: Future Gamer by Maddie Shaw
Junior Nik Bruckman hopes to become a professional gamer. Having already broken many records , Bruckman has established himself in the gaming field. Under his gaming organization, G-Haven, Bruckman has gained new followers and skills. Maddie Shaw speaks with him on his rise to stardom.
The Twin Spin News Update: September 28
Aran and Sayan Sonnad-Joshi discuss the debt ceiling and the German election
The ATLien Podcast: Introducing Moosh
Carolyn Harty- Senior Year Experience- Expectations vs. Reality
The Twin Spin News Update: September 20
Aran and Sayan Sonnad-Joshi discuss North Korea and a new defense deal, the missing person case of Gabrielle Petitio, and the actions of Chairman of the Joint Cheifs Mark Milley.
#FreeBritney-the Midtown perspective (Anna Rafferty)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts 2021 Met Gala- Katie Sigal
The Twin Spin News Update: September 8
Aran and Sonnad-Joshi discuss bitcoin, federal unemployment benefits, and the Texas abortion bill.
Politics For Dummies - Students Take On Current Events
You are listening to the first episode of The Southerner’s newest podcast, Politics for Dummies! Here we cover students' takes on current events. We’ll start by giving a pretty brief summary of what's happening around the world and go into how we and other students feel about it.
In Today’s episode we pose the question, should we or should we not remove troops from Afghanistan.
The Twin Spin News Update: August 31
Aran and Sayan Sonnad-Joshi talk about Hurricane Ida, the U.S. Military's withdrawal from Afghanistan, and school mask mandates.
The ATLien Podcast: Season 2
Welcome to season 2 of The ATLien Podcast! In this episode, Stella and Lindsay talk about their summers and the start of their senior year.
The ATLien Podcast: Season Finale: Senior's Advice
Stella and Lindsay talk to seniors on their last day of high school about their college process and advice for other grade levels.
Senior puts on scavenger hunt with science festival
Senior Maura O'Sullivan's nonprofit, the Branch Out Initiative, partnered with the Atlanta Science Festival to create a scavenger hunt geared toward children with special needs. Editor Anna Rachwalski talks to O'Sullivan and volunteers from the event in this Grady Southerner podcast.
The Future of Inman
Since the David T. Howard building opened as the new middle school for the Grady cluster, now vacant Inman building is open to an alternative use. In this podcast, we will talk to members of the Grady cluster community about what the future of Inman could look like.
Becoming a 2021 Posse Scholar
The Posse Scholarship is a program based in major US cities that constructs a diverse group of students to send to top colleges with full tuition. Grady seniors Inaya Abdul-Haqq, for Boston University, and Hollis Fluker for Bard College describe the process of becoming a Posse Scholar. Today we speak with both applicants, including Andre Myette who made it to the second round, about the Posse experience and what the program truly means for the Senior Class of 2021.
"Operation Varsity Blues"
This podcast episode explores student reactions to the new Netflix documentary "Operation Varsity Blues," which dives into the College Admissions Scandal.