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Seniors Win Trip to 2016 Grammys

Seniors Devin Evans and Carrington Barnes pose with London, a local hip hop artist they met while in Hollywood.

Keeley Burke, Expression Assistant Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2016

During the 2016 Grammys, seniors Devin Evans and Carrington Barnes were given the chance to sit among the stars and watch the award show in person. “I got to the Grammys through my friend Devin Evans, his mother won the lottery and instead of the money she got the trip. She got to choose between...

Unexpected Snow Day Leads To Unexpected Fun

Unexpected Snow Day Leads To Unexpected Fun

Jerell McCole, GCAAtoday.com Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2016

With the first major snowfall of the year, seniors chose to spend the day out of the house. The message, “Sledding on art hill at 1?” was sent out through snapchat and texts. About two-to-four inches of snow fell over overnight, closing schools around the St. Louis Area. Although hundreds of people...

Student Walkout in Support of Mizzou

Students walked out of school Friday, November 13th, lead by the school’s Social Justice Organization, in support of issues of racism happening at Mizzou.

Chloe Ward

January 11, 2016

Students walked out of school Friday, November 13th at 2:00pm, lead by the school’s Social Justice Organization, in support of issues of racism happening at Mizzou. For several weeks before this walkout, protests had begun at the Mizzou campus in Columbia, MO, due to the disapproval from stude...

Theater department puts a modern twist on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Hermia, played by Maria Pena and Lysander, played by Kohl Parker, express their love for each other. This is not how the story is expected to end.

Elyse Luecke, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2015

“Shakespeare is difficult because it sounds like a completely different language, and it’s much more sophisticated, and it’s not something the common era will understand,” said Avery Campbell, who played Flute/Thisby, 9th. The theater department put on a production of William Shakespea...

Alex Winter Visits GCAA

Hunter Holtzman (right) posing for a picture with Alex Winter (center left)

Chloe Ward, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

Fall Concert Slideshow

Camerata, directed by Wes Smith, singing “Lacrymosa, from Requiem in d minor” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Coming in the Fall” by Jonathan Adams, “Harriet Tubman” by Walter Robinson, arranged by Kathleen McGuire and “Good Night, Dear Heart” by Dan Forrest.

Chloe Ward, Staff Writer

November 14, 2015

Hallway Madness: Frustration Results from Congestion in the Stairwells

Students move between the third and fourth floors during passing time on September 10, 2015.

Emma Iffrig, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2015

The school year of 2010-2011 (the first year), we had maybe 100-150 students, not even. Today our school -- just about -- hits 750 students, and I can definitely feel it. I feel it every time I try to go up or down the stairs from any floor and every second in the halls. I come from the basement on...

Grand Center Arts Academy Teachers Move to Unionize

A Sept. 10, 2015 file photo of three buttons that support the union. The buttons say things such as, 'Count me in!' and 'Proud to be Charter & Union'.
AFT St. Louis, Local 420 is the American Federation of Teachers in St. Louis.

Ivy Beckenholdt, Assignment Editor

September 8, 2015

The news broke on Wednesday, September 2, that most of our school’s teachers had decided to unionize -- become members of an association that protects their rights. Misconceptions about unions include that the participants are completely against their management and are unhappy in the workplace; h...

Classroom poster asks students to consider GCAA’s reputation

Classroom poster asks students to consider GCAA's reputation

Elyse Luecke, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2015

Throughout St. Louis, people often ask, "Where did you go to high school?" A poster in Michael Howe's chemistry classroom aims to get students to consider what it means to be from GCAA.

Social Justice Organization plans future proceedings; students get involved

Students protest while blocking Grand on March 12th after the Department of Justice report came out on the Michael Brown case. The protest was to maintain awareness of the Ferguson crisis.

Elyse Luecke, Staff Writer

April 9, 2015

Following the events in Ferguson, students decided to create the Social Justice Organization, a group that meets after school once a week, to help provide an outlet for students’ voices to be heard. Evan Smith, ninth grade U.S. History teacher, is an adviser of the group organized by students. “Students...

Grand Center Students Embrace Slam Poetry

Poetic Slang, a visiting poet from UrbArts, recites her poem

Dariyun Franklin-Leonard and Abigail Gray

March 16, 2015

On January 27th, Grand Center students were able to experience the power of performance poetry first hand when UrbArts came to visit the school. The performance began with an introduction into how a typical poetry slam is conducted and the participation level of the audience, as well as the respect...

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