The student news site of Grand Center Arts Academy, St. Louis, MO


The student news site of Grand Center Arts Academy, St. Louis, MO


The student news site of Grand Center Arts Academy, St. Louis, MO


High School Orchestra performing piece at Six Flags Music Festival

A Love Letter to GCAA Music

Korissa Smith, Editor May 10, 2022

I originally came to GCAA for theater. Yes, I wanted to be an actress. I thought I would be a HUGE star one day. I came into the sixth grade intending for the theater pathway. But there was one problem:...

Drag and Cosplay Performers

The GSA promotes confidence and boldness through new Cosplay Cabaret event

Korissa Smith, Editor April 18, 2022

The Gender-Sexualities Alliance presented GCAA’s first ever Cosplay Cabaret! The event involved the performances of professional cosplayers and drag kings and queens. It also included a few student performers. The...

Top: Ellen Casaletto, Elizabeth Perley, and Lisa Young
Middle: Zac Leonard, Roman Kozelov, and Anjae Hatley
Bottom: Shelly Crawford, Chad Hastings, and Megan Heithaus

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped GCAA from receiving new staff

Jie Cruesoe, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

We welcome our new staff to GCAA. While in the midst of a pandemic, they still decided to dedicate their time to education. Here is what our new staff has to say about themselves.

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...

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,...

Venue for the 2016 commencement, held in the Sun Theater.

A sucky senior year – a letter to all seniors

Amirah Bauder, Expression Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2020

Who could have expected something like this would happen? Within less than a month, our entire world seems to have flipped right on its head. While it’s true that the sudden disruption of our senior...

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....

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...

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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...

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: Many people will post pictures of symmetrical, color-coded, or neatly arranged objects and talk about how it soothes their OCD on social media.

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...

Parent volunteer Sara Irlbeck followed by junior Kit Daugherty go door to door to speak with state representatives relevant to the funding discrepancy issue.

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...

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