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Fall art show encourages viewers and artists to find their “Identity”

Fall art show encourages viewers and artists to find their “Identity”

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

December 19, 2017


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A project started earlier in the year called, “Who am I?” set the theme for the fall art show, “Identity”. Students created sculptures of things or ideas they showed an interest in. This eventually led to more intricate pieces of art, like “Assante and Phone” by Everett Schoenke, senior. ...

Winter mixer: A celebration after finals

Winter mixer: A celebration after finals

Brooke Schuessler, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


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Wednesday, December 20th is a half day for high school students, as well as the winter mixer, starting at 12 pm. Transportation will be provided for the students who plan on attending the mixer events, which will start with traveling to Chase Park Plaza Cinema from 12-12:30. The movie that will be showing...

Students embody live portraits, inspired by the works of Alexa Meade

Students embody live portraits, inspired by the works of Alexa Meade

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

December 18, 2017


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Alexa Meade, an American installation artist best known for her portraits painted on the body and inanimate objects, was the inspiration for visual art students to expand their projects beyond the studio. Students who participated in this project teamed up with the photography department as well,...

Dates set for Cabaret performances, tickets on sale now

Dates set for Cabaret performances, tickets on sale now

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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The sixth annual vocal pathway show, Cabaret, is coming up. All choir students will perform in Cabaret as part of their choir, with individuals acts selected via audition by teachers Raynard Brown and Wes Smith. The middle school show will take place on Friday, April 27th, at 7:00 p.m. The high school...

Administration crafts and implements new detention policy

Administration crafts and implements new detention policy

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Administration has implemented a new detention policy to address minor disciplinary offenses. On November 12th, an email was sent to parents and students concerning a new detention system. It warned that, starting November 13th, teachers will begin assigning after school detentions for “minor behavior...

The Phoenix Elite: New dance team aims to bridge pathways

The Phoenix Elite: New dance team aims to bridge pathways

Brooke Schuessler, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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The Phoenix Elite is GCAA’s all-new majorette step team. This group was brought together and auditioned by Nate Branch, senior. “I created the team as a way for us to reach out to other schools and bring groups of people who would otherwise not know each other,” Branch said. Stepping has...

Competitive fundraiser benefits hurricane victims

Competitive fundraiser benefits hurricane victims

Ace Moen, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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Recently, both high school and middle school students raced to donate the most amount of money for their grade in a penny war. The purpose of the penny war was to raise money for the victims of the recent hurricanes that devastated Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico this fall. Cassandra Lentz, science ...

Students receive Honorable Mention ratings in national competitions

Students receive Honorable Mention ratings in national competitions

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

November 30, 2017


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Five of six students who attended the JEA/NSPA National Journalism Convention in Dallas, Texas participated in write-off contests. Of those five, four received recognition for their work. Each student submitted their work within various categories ranging from news writing, yearbook captions, press law an...

Purchase a yearbook for a chance to win tickets to see The Irreplaceables Tour

Purchase a yearbook for a chance to win tickets to see The Irreplaceables Tour

Caroline Knapp, Expression Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2017


Filed under News, Yearbook

Purchase a yearbook by Tuesday, Dec. 12 for a chance to win two tickets (a $70 value) to see The Irreplaceables Tour, featuring Kalani Hilliker, Chloe Lukasiak and Kendall Vertes from the TV show Dance Moms, on Friday, Dec. 15, at 6 pm at The Pageant. According to organizers, "the 75 minute show...

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


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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


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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...

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