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The student news site of Grand Center Arts Academy, St. Louis, MO


The student news site of Grand Center Arts Academy, St. Louis, MO


Black Lives Association

Ke'Nyshia Davis, Writer February 4, 2024

BLACK STUDENT ASSOCIATION When speaking with Sommer Harris-Nance, GCAA’s Dance teacher, we asked her what were her goals on re-opening the black student association, to which she replied with “ A...

Korean-speaking students

Nevaeh Pollard, Writer February 4, 2024

Chase morris, sophomore Q: Why did you want to learn Korean? “I was heavily influenced by the Korean pop culture. I wanted to understand it, so I told myself I was going to learn it. Q: Are you interested...

Karyn Jones GCAA High School Math teacher

Ms. Jones – new math teacher

Nevaeh Pollard, Writer January 24, 2024

Q: What is your title at GCAA? “High school math teacher.” Q: How many years have you been in education? “Seven.” Q: Where did you get your degree? “Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights,...

Katie Switzer

An update on Katie Switzer

Ryan Armstead, Staff Reporter April 24, 2023

Q. How is teaching? A. “Good, I'm glad I'm getting to teach forensic science this year. It's really filling my cup and challenging me to think outside the box. Testing is coming up for biology so we...

Marcus Swepson,
new security guard

Marcus Swepson

Cherish Humphrey, Staff Reporter April 24, 2023

Officer Marcus Swepson is new to GCAA this year. He is the new security officer. He was added to the staff March 2nd 2023. Swepson said he came to GCAA for a new environment and to try something new. Before...

Hannah Pring, 
Math Teacher

Hannah Pring

Makayla Pearson, Staff Reporter April 24, 2023

Hannah Pring is a new math teacher at Grand Center Arts Academy. Ms. Pring is from the United Kingdom. She studied at the University of Lincoln for the first 7 years of college. She then went to Western...

Breia Williams, 
Social Worker

Breia Williams

Malaika Durden, Staff Reporter April 24, 2023

Breia Williams is the new social worker here at GCAA and she works with students with last name initial M-Z. Before Ms. Williams started at GCAA she worked at a student hospital as a social worker, BJC,...

Jarren Gorka, 
BJC Behavioral Health Therapist.

GCAA Welcomes Jarren Gorka as Behavioral Healthy Therapist

Kelly Brown, Staff Report April 12, 2023

Q. Are you from St. Louis? “Yep, so I was born and raised in St. Louis, and I stayed here for all of my schooling. Don't plan on leaving!” Q. What high school did you go to? “I went to Metro...

GCAA Trip to Lindenwood University

GCAA Trip to Lindenwood University

Melanie Sanders-Webb, Writer December 15, 2022

A few students visited Lindenwood University with our guidance counselors. Here is what one of our students said about the school, followed with pictures from the field trip. “Lindenwood is a very...

Hallway Traffic

Hallway Traffic

Mikayla Jordan, Writer December 15, 2022

Hallway traffic has been a running inconvenience at GCAA for some time. It’s said that the main cause of the traffic isn’t the population of students itself but what people do in the passing periods....

Our Town Play Review

Our Town Play Review

Indigo Reed, Writer December 5, 2022

The cast and crew of "Our Town" did an amazing job on the opening night of the play on November 18th. The show was equally as entertaining as it was heartbreaking. "Our Town" is a play set in 1901 in...

Justin Lehman

Justin Lehman

Mikayla Jordan, Writer November 22, 2022

What is your title at GCAA? “I am a high school graphic design instructor.” How many years have you been in education? “I started here in August and I was [at] Old North teaching pre-k through...

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