Homecoming committee chooses Neon Nights as 2019’s theme

A homecoming with friends is what makes the night special for seniors, Martese Davis and Neva’eh Moorehead. “24/7 It’s a stress. It’s stressors, you always feel like something’s on your shoulder. Something always brings you down. We’re always gonna have responsibilities to handle...To just realize it’s okay to kinda relax, I would say that’s why it’s important to go out and be with your friends,

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?

Photo illustration. 
Throughout my life I’d had people ask me questions like, 'You’re too young to be wearing that! How do you go outside like that?' or 'Are you allowed to even wear that outfit?' - Nuri Broady

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

The first hatched butterfly out of the four leaning on a branch.

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

Casting assistant Kelly Mailey's contact card sent via email.

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

(left) Shacory Williams, sophomore, and (right) Willow Pulford, junior, discussing new head wrap dress code over lunch.

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

Hakim Faulk engages in banners provided by 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

Issues surrounding masculinity, relationships and consent were all discussed during the sessions held for boys in each grade. Photo Illustration

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...

PERSPECTIVE: Split opinions on sexual harassment assemblies


Aurora Phillips, Engagement Editor

April 25, 2019

The #MeToo movement has thrust the issue of sexual harassment into the minds of many Americans. Walking through the halls of school every day, a person is likely to encounter others who could have been victims, still are victims, or are perpetrators of sexual harassment and/or sexual assault. On Tuesd...

Environmental activist Tim Oey stops at GCAA to talk about his trip across country

Tim Oey speaks to middle and high school students about Zero Waste and biking on April 9th 2019. He answered various questions about his trip so far and gave advice about ways to reduce waste.
“When I finish my cross country, I will have climbed the equivalent of about 6 [Mount] Everists,” said Oey.

Amirah Bauder, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

  Tim Oey is not like most people. Most people would get to a college reunion by car, plane, or even train. Most people would choose one of these modes of transportation to reach a distant destination. But Tim Oey is not ‘most people’. Tim is biking the whole way there. By May 27th, Tim Oey ...

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