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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...

American Musical and Dramatic Academy holds auditions for auditions and camps

Sophomore Aireyona Stewart ties her best friend's, sophomore Imani Pinkston's hair before practicing the routine in the gym.  Pinkston was hesitant to try out at first, but Stewart encouraged her to do so.  “She said to take every chance to get yourself out there...because you never know who’s watching.  I took that advice,” Pinkston said.

Natalie O'Dell, Business manager

May 16, 2019

As the result on a partnership built by dance teacher Nikki Beier and theatre teacher Keith Williams, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, a private arts college located in both New York City and Los Angeles has come for the first time to teach workshops to performing art students, and hold auditions...

Outreach programs brings fennec fox into Animal Behavior classroom

Outreach programs brings fennec fox into Animal Behavior classroom

Natalie O'Dell, Business manager

May 15, 2019

In an attempt to bring real-life animal experience, High School Science Teacher Nicole Roberts contacted the Endangered Wolf Sanctuary’s outreach program in April.  About a month later, an educator headed down from Eureka with animal pelts, a planned slideshow, and a fennec fox, a small fox speci...

High school arts students takes a college and museum field trip to Chicago

High school art students posing in front of 'The Art Institute of Chicago'

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

On April 26, 28 high school students and five staff traveled to Chicago for an art trip to The Art Institute of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Senior Kennedy Brown was impressed by what they saw. “I liked being able to look at the college since I’m a senior. I was nice. I re...

The cast of Shrek puts on “Shrek Unplugged” for middle school

The cast of Shrek puts on

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

At 8:00 AM on Thursday May 2, 2019, a crowd of middle schoolers rushed into the Sun Theater for "Shrek Unplugged", which included a Q and A with the cast of Shrek and a sneak peak of a few of the songs. The cast sat at the edge of the stage, answering questions from students such as if any the cast members...

Theater teacher Brandon Riley claims April’s Teacher of the Month award

Theater teacher Brandon Riley claims April’s Teacher of the Month award

Amirah Bauder, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

  On the morning of Thursday April 18th, theater teacher Brandon Riley was awarded the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Teacher of the Month award for April. “I got an email [on April 17th], and at first I thought it was spam… ‘cause I’m just not a good self promoter. So I saw it and I w...

The Stories We Write: Students in Jessica Kuenzle’s creative writing class paint pictures with words

The Stories We Write: Students in Jessica Kuenzle's creative writing class paint pictures with words

Aurora Phillips

April 25, 2019

The Stories We Write: Students in Jessica Kuenzle's creative writing class paint pictures with words

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 ...

GCAA holds fourth annual prom: A Starry Night

A balloon arrangement with the word prom decorates the stage while senior Charlie Anderson dances on the stage platform.

Aiya Hunter, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

This year the junior and senior prom was held at the Caramel Room at Bissinger’s on April 6, from 7pm to 10:30pm. The venue had plenty of space including the terrace area, but there were less than 50 attendees at the event. This year's theme was A Starry Night.  There were six different nominees for both p...

Colleges collaborate with dance department

Students from both high school and middle school spectate as Iowa University students perform a piece representing reaching out and supporting a friend through their hardships to demonstrate how dance can be used to express emotion and to tell stories.

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

April 17, 2019

The dance department has collaborated with two colleges, Webster University and Iowa University, to enrich their program.  The former is a connection from many years back, and the latter is fresh from this semester. Iowa University reached out to the dance department, as they were looking to recruit s...

Middle school students form a “Dance Off” for positive behavior

Nuri Broady, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

Middle School teachers and students put together a dance battle performance as a good behavior incentive for grades 6-8. The dance battle was held March 21st, 2019 and was an event for kids that had good behavior to get a chance to enjoy themselves. There were many wonderful performers such as; ...

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