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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.

Nickelodeon interested in casting students for new series

Nickelodeon interested in casting students for new series

Haile Emerson, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Nickelodeon is launching a casting call for a new television series that will be debuting within months. A GCAA parent, Sara Irlbeck, informed high school principal, Dr. Shane Hopper, about the opportunity for students. "The goal is to find all completely unknown kids with amazing talent and potential...

High school students respond to change in the dress code

High school students respond to change in the dress code

Haile Emerson, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

There have been many changes this school year, including a new principal; Dr. Shane Hopper. A new set of guidelines have been implemented into the rulebook, including the dress code change. The dress code shifted due to suspicion on “gang affiliation” and “over-exposure.”  Many students retaliated by protesting, deli...

Students involved in exhibit and presentation for The Paly Foundation

Students involved in exhibit and presentation for The Paly Foundation

Kaitlyn Eckhard, Assistant Editor

May 22, 2019

The Paly Foundation is an organization whose goal is to bring awareness to endangered species. They provide exhibits to zoos, events, and occasionally schools.  On April 5th, GCAA had the opportunity to hear from a curator of the Paly Foundation, Charmin Dahl. Dahl spoke to students and informed that...

Staff holds workshop to discuss concepts affecting boys and young men

Staff holds workshop to discuss concepts affecting boys and young men

Christopher Corriveau, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

A workshop was recently held for all male high school students to hold an honest and open discussion on several topics that relate to boys and men. Organized by male staff of GCAA in response to several events being held for female students earlier in the year, the workshop addressed the topics of...

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