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Thrift store provides students on a tight budget with a pound of clothing, without breaking the bank

The entrance to Found by the Pound, a

Kathleen Boesch, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017

For many teenagers money can be difficult to earn because we are still dependent on our parents for financial support, or we are held accountable for our own bills, such as phone, car, or insurance. Just like everyone else we also try to save as much money as much as possible by going to places with sales, ...

Students see different side of staff members through ‘Laramie Project’ roles

The cast rehearses a scene from the final act of The Laramie Project.

Elyse Luecke, Web Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2016

The Laramie project is based on a true story in Laramie, Wyoming where a group of artists and reporters from New York travel to Laramie to document the death of Matthew Shepard. The play portrays a word for word reenactment of interviews given by those who were involved in the incident, and investigations...

Tests find school water lead-free

Close up of the third floor water fountain. Results show  that these fountains are lead free.

Lyndsay McGrath, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

 School officials have tested the water in the building on Thursday, September 15th, and Friday, the 16th, at 3:00 AM. The results were expected within three to four weeks, but because of a high volume of testing by the company, the results were delayed. After the tests went through two labs, resul...

Singers and dancers dominate 2016 homecoming talent show

Mattias Henning, junior and JeAnna Peterson, senior, winners of the 2016 homecoming talent show, win a $40 cash prize for their performance of

Elyse Luecke and Isaiah Maupin

October 30, 2016

At the 2016 homecoming talent show, singers and dancers present not only their talents reflected in their pathway or department, but also certain skills that are not necessarily expressed during school hours.

District 8 Honors Orchestra welcomes new members from GCAA

Left to right: Nicholas Baggett, Kareemah Thomas, Tessa Wild.

Elyse Luecke, Web Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2016

60 students from across the St. Louis District 8 area were chosen to participate in this year's Honors Orchestra, with musicians from grades 9-12th. Mr. Edwin Simon, Director of Orchestras at Parkway South High School, will be directing the 2016 program. This year, students will be working on pieces...

Nine GCAA students selected for STL Metro District Honor Choir

Back row left to right: Zach Clawges, Gabe Jones, Lainey Jester, Shaquana Williams, Tess brown. Front row left to right: Patra Patton, Gabby Jordan. (Preather Pruitt not pictured.)

Elyse Luecke, Web Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2016

Over 360 students from across the St. Louis area auditioned for STL Metro District Honor Choir, and 15 of were students from GCAA. Out of those 15 students, 9 of them were chosen to participate in a choir of 170.  The following students were selected: *Tess Brown, Junior *Zach Clawges, Senior *Gabby...

New girl’s volleyball team at GCAA

Nadeya McMiller, sophomore, at volleyball practice after school on Sept. 9, 2016.

Chloe Ward, Arts Editor

September 21, 2016

GCAA’s new volleyball team played their first two games on September 18th, against St. Mark and the SGM Bombers. GCAA lost the first game but won the second. The members of the team are: Julia Aastrom, junior, Amirah Bauder, freshman, Kelley Davis, junior, Makayla Dilport, freshman, Josephina Hauf, junior, Marie Hawtho...

First graduating class of 2016 statistics sets high standards

Dr. Matt Frederickson addresses the soon to be graduated class of 2016.

Elyse Luecke, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2016

99/100 graduated (99%) 88% of graduates attending a 2 0r 4 year college or university 33 going to a 2 year college (33%) 52 going to a 4 year college or university (53%) 1 Military training/school and then 4 year college 1 GAP year and then 4 year 1 GAP year and then professional ...

GCAA holds 2nd annual Career Day, gives students a glimpse of the business world

Freshman attend Career Day on the sixth floor. Students explore different career paths and businesses such as the army, Coast Guard, St. Louis Symphony, and St. Louis Public Radio.

Elyse Luecke, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2016

On April 27th, 2016, GCAA held it’s second annual Career Day on the sixth floor for 8th grade through 12th grade. A few of the professionals who were present included counseling faculty from St. Louis Community College, founding principal of The Lawrence Group, Account Executive at iHeart Medi...

Sophomore Royce Martin wins 2016 Teen Talent Competition

Sophomore Royce Martin plays piano with Jazz Band for the Black History Month performance. Their repertoire consisted of

Elyse Luecke, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2016

Royce Martin, sophomore, thought it would just be an opportunity at the Fabulous Fox Theater. However, Martin was the 2016 1st place winner of the Teen Talent Competition, which included a $7,000 scholarship to Lindenwood University underwritten by Ameren Corporation Charitable Trust. Martin, in addition to t...

GCAA Student Media attends 2016 journalismSTL Webster Conference, takes home multiple awards

GCAA Student Media, and adviser Travis Armknecht, sit in the bleachers in the Webster University gymnasium. Students attended multiple workshops throughout the day to enrich their skills in journalism.

Elyse Luecke, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2016

At this year’s journalismSTL conference held at Webster University, there were nearly 700 high school journalists from nearly 40 member schools from around the St. Louis area in attendance. The Student Media staff, with the help of adviser Travis Armknecht, submitted various stories, editorials, ye...

AP Environmental Science Takes Treehaven

The APES Class are dressed in waders, ready for stream ecology, catching bugs in streams as apart of one of their daily lessons. The nets are used to sift through sand and more dense surfaces to find the bugs. The thing the class is standing on. Mr. Warren originally had that as his desktop wallpaper on his laptop, which was the reason behind the class going to Wisconsin in the first place.

Kawan Yarbrough, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

Fred Warren’s AP Environmental Science Class took a weekend trip to Tomahawk, Wisconsin to Treehaven to get a hands-on feel of environmental science. Treehaven is a place that helps conserves natural habitats for trees, and is also a place where people of all ages can see natural habitats that ...

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