“Hamilton” provides students with opportunity to perform on the Fox Theater stage

The official Playbill for Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hamilton is a rapped-through musical that tells the life story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

May 13, 2018

Nearly 4,000 students and teachers from 42 high schools in the surrounding area attended the performance of Hamilton back in April at the Fabulous Fox Theater. As part of the Hamilton Education Program by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, high school students were invited to see the...

Quiz: Can you guess these staff members by their baby photos?

Quiz: Can you guess these staff members by their baby photos?

Aurora Phillips, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, see if you can guess these staff members from baby photos. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

Students and staff evacuate building due to bomb threat

Students wait on the Cardinal Ritter football field for further instructions. This location was selected as a predesignated evacuation spot earlier in the school year.

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

May 3, 2018

In an announcement made on Wednesday, May 2nd by middle school principal Rebecca Irving, students were told to exit the building and make their way to the Cardinal Ritter football field [predesignated evacuation spot] down the street at approximately 12:20-12:30 pm. Students were to remain on the bleach...

 Parent Teacher Organization and staff join forces to help students in transition

Jay Mitchell, freshman, lived with her mom ever since her mom got a divorce with Jay’s dad. After that, Jay’s mom got laid off of work and after that moved in with Jay’s grandmother.  “The place that she [her grandmother] lives in is horrible. There’s roaches and rats. I used to sleep on the couch and on the couch the roches would crawl on me and rats would be on me when I was sleeping. All I would do was flick them off and go back to sleep, even though I was kind of scared, because rats and roaches are on me,” Mitchell said. After that Mitchell’s mom decided they should leave and go live in a hotel.

Aliena Yost, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

Parents, counselors and teachers have helped students that are in transition and are in need of additional help. They have become more aware of students and their actions, especially since there has been an increase in students that are in transition. Being in transition is when a student doesn’t hav...

Permission slips for school walkout diminish student free speech, First Amendment rights

Because school officials do not engage in prior review, the content of GCAA Student Media is determined by and reflects only the views of the student staff and not school officials or the school itself.

Staff Editorial

April 30, 2018

The national school walkout on March 14th, in memoriam of the 17 people shot to death during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting, was a historic moment that will live in infamy. It will be remembered as the first of many protests, marches, and rallies for gun control entirely planned and ex...

GCAA choirs take home gold in Colorado Springs competition

GCAA festival choir posing in the lobby before learning their scores.

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018

On Thursday, April 5th, over thirty high school vocal pathway students piled into a charter bus and took a 15 hour drive to Colorado Springs, Colorado. The group contained Camarada, Band’s Treble choir, and students who are part of other choirs such as Concert Treble and After-School choir (jazz-a-pella)...

Three staff members recognized for excellence in their positions

Caitlin Munguia, visual arts teacher, is surprised with balloons and flowers, presented to her by Dr. Candice Carter-Oliver, CEO of Confluence Charter Schools.

Paisley Regester, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

Three teachers have been recognized by Confluence Charter Schools for their excellence in their positions and service at GCAA. These winners are Caitlin Munguia, awarded GCAA High School Educator of the Year, Melissa Sasser, awarded GCAA Support Staff Member of the Year, and Denise Pranger, awarded bot...

Administration calls for class meetings after threats of violence

Rusty Smith, high school counselor, speaks at the junior and senior meeting.  He told the students if you hear anyone making threats of violence, that he or she should report it.

Tessa Wild, Web Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2018

Yesterday, assemblies were held for high schoolers concerning recent threats that have been made by students towards the school. These assemblies were both preemptive and reactionary, with the main intention of preventing any further threats from being made. “In the last two or three days, there...

Little Shop of Horrors cast reflects on their performance

Kohl Parker, senior, plays Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors.

Kaitlyn Eckhard, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018

The Theater Department took on Little Shop of Horrors for this year’s spring musical. The shows took place on March 16th-18th in the Sun Theater. The cast took time to reflect on their performance in the show. Little Shop of Horrors is about a flower shop assistant named Seymour who discovers an unusual...

Students participate in nationwide walkout to honor school shooting victims, advocate for gun law reform

Imani Smith, 8th grade, Patra Patton, senior, and Jorja McAfee, junior, pause for a moment of silence in honor of the 17 students killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglass school shooting. Patton then listed how many students have been killed in each attack since Columbine.

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

On Wednesday, March 14th, GCAA was one of the schools throughout the country to participate in the March For Our Lives walkout. In this demonstration, students honored the lives lost in the school shootings since Columbine, focusing on the 17 deaths from Parkland Flordia's Stoneman-Douglas shooting. ...

Students meet with prominent black St. Louisans for cross-curricular STEAM Museum project

Students meet with prominent black St. Louisans for cross-curricular STEAM Museum project

Foundations of Journalism Students and Photography I Students

February 20, 2018

  While the month of February focuses on black history, the students in Travis Armknecht and Caitlin Munguia's classes chose to look not only backward but also forward by interviewing prominent black St. Louisans. For sophomores Xia Brown and Jessica Carter, both in the music pathway, meeting...

OPINION: Student journalists fight for their First Amendment rights with Hazelwood day of action

OPINION: Student journalists fight for their First Amendment rights with Hazelwood day of action

Staff Editorial

January 30, 2018

January 12th, 2018 marked 30 years since the Hazelwood V. Kuhlmeier decision, a landmark Supreme Court decision that held that public school student newspapers that have not clearly been established as public forums for student expression are subject to less First Amendment protection than student express...

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