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Yearbook ordering and distribution updates

Yearbook ordering and distribution updates

Amirah Bauder, Expression Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, yearbook ordering and distribution have been slightly altered this year. Below are the answers to common questions relating to these changes:   Can I still buy a yearbook? Where can I order one and how much are they? Yearbooks are still available to...

Confluence CEO responds to coronavirus concerns

Confluence CEO responds to coronavirus concerns

Aiya Hunter, GCAAtoday Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

UPDATE AS OF MARCH 19: "We hope you are all holding up well and trying to enjoy some semblance of spring break during these strange and unprecedented times. Throughout this public health emergency and school closure I will be updating the community when there is new or clarified information to share. You wi...

I’m so OCD: It’s an illness, not an achievement

I’m so OCD: It’s an illness, not an achievement

Gabe Gibert, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

A short warning: this is potentially VERY triggering to anyone with OCD. If you’ve been diagnosed, proceed with caution, and keep in mind that this isn’t aimed at you anyway. I am diagnosed with OCD. My backpack is fairly messy, as is my room. The pictures on my wall are always crooked, and my bookshelf...

The fight for funding: Charter schools rally at state capital for National School Choice Week

The fight for funding: Charter schools rally at state capital for National School Choice Week

Aiya Hunter and Jessica Carter

February 11, 2020

On January 22, charter schools of Missouri rallied at the state capital to address the funding discrepancy between charter and other types of public schools. Missouri charter schools report receiving around $1,100 less per student than state public schools. National School Choice Week (NSCW) originally started in 2011, is a week of events d...

Tu Tienes Valor: Afrospanic Atmosphere aspires to inspire

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, or STEAM for short. “We want to empower women and men in STEAM. There’s a lack of representation...

The Mandalorian: An excellent execution of a fresh concept in Star Wars

The Mandalorian: An excellent execution of a fresh concept in Star Wars

Gabe Gibert, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Warning: This review contains major spoilers for the first episode of The Mandalorian and minor spoilers for the next four episodes of The Mandalorian. Read at your own risk. For the sake of clarity, the show The Mandalorian will be referred to as The Mandalorian, and the character will be referred ...

How would you feel?

How would you feel?

Jonah Hebblethwaite-Cornman, Staff writer

December 6, 2019

Animal Testing is a thing that happens around the world all the time. To me, it is cruel and unusual punishment for animals that don’t know what is happening to them. The worst part is that the thing that is being tested on animals the most is cosmetics. That’s right, all the makeup, eyeliner, finge...

Homecoming committee chooses Neon Nights as 2019’s theme

Homecoming committee chooses Neon Nights as 2019’s theme

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...

Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure—a game as good as it is disgusting

Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure—a game as good as it is disgusting

Ace Moen, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

WARNING: This game contains toilet humor. “Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure” is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by the independent French studio Cowcat and was released on May 31, 2016. While that was just over three years ago, the game is still relatively unknown. ...

Wear or tear; Should crop tops have a bad rep?

Wear or tear; Should crop tops have a bad rep?

Nuri Broady, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

For years and years, many people have had many mixed feelings about the clothing item that is called a “Cropped Top." A cropped top a.k.a, “belly shirt” or “crop top," is a type of shirt that usually stops above your belly button or just generally reveals your stomach. This type of shirt began to ...

Welcome to room 212’s butterfly habitat

Welcome to room 212’s butterfly habitat

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

They say hands-on learning is the best way of learning for students, but it’s not the most common. As for Cassandra Lentz’s sixth-grade science class, they are familiar with this approach to learning.  Two years ago when Lentz first came to GCAA, she brought with her a female turtle that the classmates now named ‘Dudette...

New school year brings new staff

New school year brings new staff

September 24, 2019

GCAA welcomed over a dozen new staff members into the building this school year. Student media staff sat down individually with the new members to learn more about each person.

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