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

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

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

GCAA holds fourth annual prom: A Starry Night

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

Colleges collaborate with dance department

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

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; ...

A gifted adventure: Nobbe leaves GCAA

A gifted adventure: Nobbe leaves GCAA

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

With almost forty years in teaching gifted education, gifted education specialist Christine Nobbe, has been accepted to a position in the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as the director of gifted education. Her last day at GCAA was April 3rd, 2019. “So I'm a little dep...

Green class entered in contest for recycling program

Green class entered in contest for recycling program

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

April 10, 2019

The middle school’s green class is among the fifty-nine St. Louis schools entered to win prizes worth up to $600 dollars for their work on bringing recycling to their school through Green Schools quest, a challenge from the Missouri Gateway Chapter of the US Green Building Council. Participants were pres...

Students, teachers participate in lip sync battle to fund HERstory

Students, teachers participate in lip sync battle to fund HERstory

Aiya Hunter, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

On Friday March 8, there was a lip sync battle between students, staff, and a mix of both. Students purchased one dollar tickets to attend the battle during block B8. Junior Paul Hollis hosted the event.  “Our two hosts that we had unfortunately dropped out and had other business to do. I was t...

Additional school days added due to extreme winter weather

Additional school days added due to extreme winter weather

Aiya Hunter, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019

During the 2018-2019 school year, there have been four days called off due to weather hazards. As required by state law, there are six days built into the school calendar to accommodate for potential school closings due to weather or other circumstances. In a district-wide letter addressed on March 20, 2...

High school students recognized for first semester academic achievements

High school students recognized for first semester academic achievements

Kaitlyn Eckhard, Assistant Editor

March 21, 2019

On Wednesday March 21, High School Students were recognized for their academic achievements during first semester. Students were recognized for their GPA, individual department awards, National Honors Society and Galileo test scores. Perfect Attendance Senior Mark X Sophomore Khaliah Jones...

Students and teachers collaborate on this year’s HERstory Museum

Students and teachers collaborate on this year’s HERstory Museum

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

On Friday, March 15, GCAA will be presenting the HERstory Museum from 5-7pm. Headed by art teacher Caitlin Munguia, the HERstory Museum is a display of student and teacher collaborative projects to honor National Women's Month through arts. Seventh grader Paul Notaro is one of the many students who contr...

Order a yearbook and be entered to win tickets to Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift

Order a yearbook and be entered to win tickets to Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift

August 13, 2018

Yearbooks are currently available for $25. Purchase before Sept. 1 to automatically be entered to win two tickets to see either Ed Sheeran at Busch Stadium on Sept. 6 or Taylor Swift at the Dome at America's Center on Sept. 18. You can order the yearbook online, or at school. If you also purchase a y...

Graduate headed off to Berklee College of Music

Graduate headed off to Berklee College of Music

Elyse Luecke, Contributing Writer

June 1, 2018

A “coming of age story” is how Royce Martin describes his experiences as a pianist. Playing basketball, riding his bike, and getting into mischief is how he grew up in the Bellefontaine neighborhood in North St. Louis County. In eighth grade, he found a passion for music. It started in band class...

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