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Making History In MakerSpace

Making History In MakerSpace

Dariyun Franklin-Leonard, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 7, 2015

In MakerSpace, there are various pathways students may take to display not only their individuality, but their enthusiasm as well. “MakerSpace allows me to do creative things, and put my talent into creative things.” says Andre Manning, 9th grade. Students like Manning are trying to find ways...

Michael Jackson and Drake cover artist visits GCAA

Michael Jackson and Drake cover artist visits GCAA

Chloe Ward, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

All visual art students gathered in the Sun Theatre on February 12th from 9-10 am to meet Kadir Nelson, a famous modern-day illustrator. Nelson is a well-known painter/illustrator who has made artwork for children’s books and album covers for Michael Jackson and Drake. Known mostly for these paintings,...

Black History In The Making

Dariyun Franklin-Leonard, Staff Writer/Photographer

March 17, 2015

To celebrate Black History month this year, the theatre, dance and Music department have decided to honor the month by putting on a Black History-inspired performance. Many of the dancers involved in this experience were very enthusiastic as they expressed their future performance. “Through knowing...

Grand Center Students Embrace Slam Poetry

Grand Center Students Embrace Slam Poetry

Dariyun Franklin-Leonard and Abigail Gray

March 16, 2015

On January 27th, Grand Center students were able to experience the power of performance poetry first hand when UrbArts came to visit the school. The performance began with an introduction into how a typical poetry slam is conducted and the participation level of the audience, as well as the respect...

Juniors Prepare for College

Juniors Prepare for College

Lexi Brunsma, Staff Writer

March 15, 2015

Recently Erica  Snelson, GCAA’s new college counselor, was brought in to help the    junior class map out a plan regarding their academic futures. Snelson, counseling department chair and educator of thirteen years, was added to the GCAA faculty and staff this 2014-2015 school year to be a resource...

GCAA Vegetarians Speak

GCAA Vegetarians Speak

Chloe Ward, Staff Writer

March 12, 2015

According to the 2009 Vegetarian Resource Group Harris poll, 3% of teenagers in the U.S. consider themselves to be vegetarian. Although students may not always see it, this trend exists at GCAA just as well as anywhere else. Sydney Hollins-Lewis is just one example, having been a vegetarian for four...

Music Department Shows Their Talent

Ivy Beckenholdt, Assignment Editor

March 10, 2015

This past week has been eventful for the music department. First, Camerata opened for the Webster University Chamber Choir at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Wednesday, March 4th. Then, on Friday, March 6th the vocal musicians went to the District Solo and Small Ensemble Competition. From the results...

Students claim negative school spirit

Quinlan Holt, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015

School spirit gathered dust at GCAA, as student and administrators ponder ways to improve the school culture. Many students said GCAA is lacking in school spirit because they don’t have anything to be visibly excited about. In a poll about the amount of school spirit, two students put in an additional...

Grand Center Arts Academy Funding, Isolation; Obstacles Inside Pathways

Grand Center Arts Academy Funding, Isolation; Obstacles Inside Pathways

Keeley Barket, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015

Out of tune pianos, countless music stands, and few materials. Grand Center Arts Academy is undergoing financial changes ultimately affecting the visual arts, music, theatre, and dance departments. While some students at GCAA are pleased with the amount of funding each pathway receives, others feel...

Area teachers become students: bettering teaching styles, improving tech savvy methods at Ed Camp

Area teachers become students: bettering teaching styles, improving tech savvy methods at Ed Camp

Jerell McCole, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2015

“I came here for four years. I love bringing things I learned to my classroom.” says the twitter user, “@SCriscione”. Hundreds of teachers filled the halls and the Sun Theater as if they were students students on a Saturday.  Similarly to a school day, Ed Camp started at  8 am. Saturday, February...

2nd Annual GCAA Student Media/Close-Up Washington Trivia Night tickets on sale now

2nd Annual GCAA Student Media/Close-Up Washington Trivia Night tickets on sale now

February 2, 2015

For the second year in a row, GCAA Student Media is co-sponsoring a trivia night with the Close-Up Washington trip students. Tables of 8 cost $100 and can be reserved by visiting http://j.mp/GCAAtrivia2015, or completing a registration form in the office. Limited space is available, so hurry to get ...

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