Junior Island Lanos,  sophomore Ahnyra Kyles and sophomore Sam Meyer coming back from exercise walk in gym

The New Norm: Students use new school year as an opportunity for growth

Korissa Smith, Editor October 17, 2021

Life as we know it has been on stand still for the past three years, but it is now time to move forward. We are back in school! The quarantine is over and students are once again filling the halls of...

Maya Hines, junior, shows off her fashion

Stylin’ Into the New School Year

Colin Schuessler, Staff Reporter October 14, 2021

GCAA students always know how to dress to impress. Everyday at GCAA is a fashion show with so many big personalities and different styles going throughout the building. With everyone coming back in...

Image of the cover of Royce Martins single, October. Provided by Royce Martin.

Arts after High School: Alumni and current students discuss their artistic ambitions

Jordan Gorham, Editor October 12, 2021

After winning the Fox Teen Talent Competition, Royce Martin knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. “I realized that I really wanted to pursue arts after I won the Fox Teen talent competition...

Pandemic increases mental health awareness

Jordan Gorham, Staff Reporter May 20, 2021

“It was a difficult experience,” junior grade student Loren Gill said. “Just waking up in the morning, I had a fear of thinking will the pandemic be over soon… or how long do we have to live...

Natalie Young,  Genesis Fair,and  Darius Sims, working on book work in  Ms. Schrolls English  ll class.

Student return to in-person learning comes with new safety procedures

Korissa Smith, Staff Reporter March 23, 2021

No student at GCAA could have known the effect the Corona-virus pandemic would have on them, their mental health and motivation is on the decline, and the need to get them back into school safely is urgent,...

Staff senior photos

Flashback: 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....

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”...

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

Tu Tienes Valor: Afrospanic Atmosphere aspires to inspire

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,...

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

Pears inspire new lessons on sustainability

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...

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: To demonstrate a student losing internet access Jakyah Overton sits at a school computer that states You Are Not Connected to the Internet.

WiFi password change affects school community

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...

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.

Middle school teams collaborate for Recycling Trashion Show

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...

Sheanique Syms speaks during student council elections.

Student government setting foundations for change

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...

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