Flashback: Staff senior photos

Staff senior photos

Aiya Hunter, GCAAtoday Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2020

Senior year is meant to be a special one compared to the rest of highschool. Unfortunately, students graduating this year did not get the experience many classes did before them due to the COVID-19 outbreak. To honor the Class of 2020 staff members sent in their own senior pictures! While stuck at home...

A future fashionista: The new era of retail

A future fashionista: The new era of retail

Nuri Broady, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2020

Depop is an app that allows absolutely anyone to sell their own products and one student in particular has taken advantage of this opportunity. Lexi Mitev is a Junior who has a “passion for fashion” and decided to start selling her own clothes on Depop under the name of ‘Y2kshawty’. “Fashion is ...

Tu Tienes Valor: Afrospanic Atmosphere aspires to inspire

In front of a mural representing the theatre and dance departments, sophomore Nayla Nava poses for the camera.

Gabe Gibert, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Sophomore Nayla Nava is the co-founder of Afrospanic Atmosphere, a company that sells apparel that promotes African-American and Hispanic involvement in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, or STEAM for short. “We want to empower women and men in STEAM. There’s a lack of representation...

Pears inspire new lessons on sustainability

A plant that was fertilized with the help of pear jam made by Green Machine students.

A'onne Watson, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

The middle school science department has put together a science club called the Green Machine. Spearheaded by science teacher Cassandra Lentz, the Green Machine is a class and club that is based on hydroponic gardening towers as well as sustainability. It consists of students learning about various science standards thro...

WiFi password change affects school community

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: To demonstrate a student losing internet access Jakyah Overton sits at a school computer that states

Haile Emerson, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

On Nov. 4, the password to the WiFi service “CF-Guest” had been changed, affecting students and teachers alike. The abrupt change was recognized by school users almost immediately. “They changed it while I was updating my phone, the first thing I thought was, “who did this?” senior Paul ...

Middle school teams collaborate for Recycling Trashion Show

Pre-show rush, creators gather backstage to make their last alterations. Students practiced their runway walks and added to their outfits under the supervision of science teacher Cassandra Lentz and Makerspace teacher Josh Linn.

Aiya Hunter, Editor-in-Chief

January 13, 2020

On Monday, November 18, middle schoolers in the Makerspace and the Green Machine collaborated to put on a recycling fashion show or—the “Recycling Trashion Show 2019.” The Makerspace is a class where students explore engineering basics, robotics and inventing. The Green Machine is a team made of...

Student government setting foundations for change

Sheanique Syms speaks during student council elections.

Michael Wafford, Staff writer

November 25, 2019

The school has gone through many changes in the past quarter. Policies such as the dress code have been met with student protest, beautification efforts have been made to the school, and new teachers have replaced old roles. One of the most promising changes to the school though would be the efforts ...

Spencer Bruggeman, senior

Spencer Bruggeman, senior

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

“One of my biggest regrets was lying to my boyfriend about my age when we first met. Like he isn’t really that much older than me -  just three years, but I just wanted to seem older. He brings it up sometimes and I just feel bad. We’ve been dating for over a year, with a pretty strong relationsh...

Trinity Cox, eighth grade

Trinity Cox, eighth grade

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

“My biggest regret is not seeking out the help I needed when I needed it. When I was in a dark place, I cut people off and was a terrible person and I could’ve done better. I took my dark place out on everyone else and I regret doing that because if I didn't, things would be different. I’m not a...

Nala Lindsey, seventh grade

Nala Lindsey, seventh grade

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

“In the first grade, this is really dumb, but there was this kid I really liked and he liked me and we dated for like 15  minutes and he was super nice, but I regret breaking up with him for no reason. The reality is: I don’t truly regret much. One thing may be that I regret being really mean to m...

Homecoming committee chooses Neon Nights as 2019’s theme

A homecoming with friends is what makes the night special for seniors, Martese Davis and Neva’eh Moorehead. “24/7 It’s a stress. It’s stressors, you always feel like something’s on your shoulder. Something always brings you down. We’re always gonna have responsibilities to handle...To just realize it’s okay to kinda relax, I would say that’s why it’s important to go out and be with your friends,

Gabe Gibert, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

This year’s homecoming followed the theme “Neon Nights” and took place on Saturday, October 12, in the CPA gym. The homecoming pep rally and basketball game took place the day before. “We decided to pick CPA for a few reasons: one, it was free, and second, it was a big enough space for everyone t...

Art students paint trashcans to boost creativity

Students let their newly painted unfinished trash bins dry. Each bin with a unique design and/or pattern.

Nuri Broady, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

On Tuesday, October 16th, GCAA’s trash bins came alive when seven of the school’s artists were hand-selected to decorate the school’s bins. The question is, why did they pick trash cans to paint? “There were two goals; The first goal was to get rid of the ugly, gray trash cans and make something dynamic, pr...

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