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New lunch program implements feedback, conforms to desires of students after miscommunication

New lunch program implements feedback, conforms to desires of students after miscommunication

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

November 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

In the midst of new adjustments this school year, a trend in topics talked about is common and controversial among many schools: lunch. At the beginning of the year, many complaints from students had been filed about the quality and quantity of their meal. This circulated on Facebook as well, with students...

Choir student Preather Preuitt accepted into All-State Choir

Choir student Preather Preuitt accepted into All-State Choir

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under News Briefs

Choir student Preather Preuitt becomes the only Grand Center Arts Academy student to be accepted into the 2017-18 Missouri All-State Choir. The audition for All-State took place November 1st, at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. Prospective auditioners (anyone in District Choir) were...

Five vocal students accepted into District Choir

Five vocal students accepted into District Choir

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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After a rigorous audition, five vocal pathway students have been accepted into the All-District Choir. At 8:00 a.m. on October 7th, students Lainey Jester, Abby Jordan, Tess Brown, Preather Preuitt, and Isaac Zimmerman arrived at De Smet Jesuit High School. “We warmed up our voices for about...

From community to costumes: Halloween safety in 2017

From community to costumes: Halloween safety in 2017

Kennedy Brown and Tessa Wild

October 30, 2017


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Halloween is a holiday filled with fun and candy, but it can also bring about some dangers. Parents and kids alike have many concerns about the safety of the holiday, concerning everything from community security to costumes. Being worried for the safety in the community is a common occurrence in poor...

Theater department presents a new perspective on Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”

Theater department presents a new perspective on Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under News Briefs, Showcase

The Crucible a play about the Salem Witch trials and the hysteria and baseless accusations of witches during 1692. The cast is “getting people into character and understanding their character and how they would talk, walk. And building that bond between all of the actors,” Aurora Phillips, the s...

GCAA choir joins SLSO IN UNISON choir for first ever side-by-side rehearsal

GCAA choir joins SLSO IN UNISON choir for first ever side-by-side rehearsal

Galen Selligman, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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“That moment of ‘it doesn’t matter what your age is, what your background is’… it was a beautiful chunk of humanity right then.” said Wesley Smith, the high school choir director, of the choirs’ side-by-side rehearsal with the IN UNISON Chorus at Powell Hall. The IN UNISON Chorus is a s...

Tracy Mense plans trip to Europe for summer of 2018

Tracy Mense plans trip to Europe for summer of 2018

Michael Wafford, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under News Briefs

In the middle of June 2018, students are traveling with Tracy Mense, high school social studies teacher, on a trip to Europe. Students will be visiting Germany, Italy, and Switzerland for 10 days. They will be taking tours and learning with local guides and their personal tour director. Students will ha...

New hall sweep policy receives widespread approval from teachers, controversial among students

New hall sweep policy receives widespread approval from teachers, controversial among students

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

According to a new policy, hallways will be swept during class to collect students who are not in their classes. They will be taken to the cafeteria to be disciplined.  Consequences will be evaluated based on severity. Some punishments will include, (but not be limited to) Saturday school and in school...

Homecoming/Spirit Week is here!

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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The Student Council has several activities prepared for next week, including Homecoming. Kicking it off is Spirit Week, lasting from October 16th to the 20th. On Monday, students are encouraged to wear pink to raise breast cancer awareness. Tuesday is Twin day- dress identical to a friend. Wednesday...

Art equipment stolen from room 300, investigation underway

Art equipment stolen from room 300, investigation underway

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


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Thousands of dollars worth of art equipment and technology has been stolen from room 300 for the second time in two years. The newest robbery occurred either late August or early September of this year. Fred Bachman, who is responsible for school security, places it between six o’clock p.m. and...

Confluence wipes all students’ Google accounts

Confluence wipes all students’ Google accounts

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


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At the start of the school year, all students’ old Google Classroom accounts (and the documents within them) were found to be completely deleted. Google Classroom is a teaching platform developed by Google that aims to simplify and expedite the creation, distribution, and grading of assignments....

High School Student Council

High School Student Council

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under News Briefs

In preparation for Student Council Elections, STUCO candidates gave speeches in the Sun Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 28 for freshmen and sophomores and repeated these speeches on Friday, Sept. 29 in the same location for juniors and seniors. Advisory teachers brought their classes to listen to the candidates'...

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