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Urban League provides select students with prom attire at no cost, releases financial burden for families

Urban League provides select students with prom attire at no cost, releases financial burden for families

Elyse Luecke, Web Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2017

On average, families spend up to nearly $1,000 on various prom expenses. This includes renting a tuxedo, buying a dress, shoes, a corsage, a boutonniere, hair, makeup, nails, formal photography, limos, dinner, hotels, and after party events. This puts a significant amount of stress on families who are financi...

Vocal music students compete in district contests

Vocal music students compete in district contests

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

This year GCAA has 11 small ensembles going to compete at the state level.  Small ensembles competed at Parkway Central while choir groups participated in the Large Ensemble Contest, an event held at Ritenour Sr. High School. Preather Pruitt, junior, competed in both solo and small ensemble, receiving th...

Vocal music students showcased at annual high school Cabaret Night

Vocal music students showcased at annual high school Cabaret Night

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

Vocal music students performed at The Franklin Room in Soulard on April 1, 2017.  The event featured choir performances as well as solos.  This was one of GCAA's biggest fundraisers.  The event's theme was kaleidoscope, representing diversity.  The songs performed reflected on the themes of acceptance,...

Vocal music students showcased at annual middle school Cabaret Night

Vocal music students showcased at annual middle school Cabaret Night

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

Middle School students showcased their vocal music skills at an event held on March 31, 2017.  The event, combined with the high school Cabaret Night was one of GCAA's largest annual fundraisers, raising a total of over $6,000.  The selected theme was kaleidoscope, representing diversity.  The songs...

Songs for a New World helps actors grow, step into others’ shoes

Songs for a New World helps actors grow, step into others’ shoes

Caroline Knapp, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

Songs for a New World challenged its actors while teaching them more about themselves through its focus on the decision-making process. From March 9 through March 11, select musical theater students performed “not a typical show. It [was] kind of a snapshot in one part of a person’s journey that [c...

Christine Nobbe receives Inspiring Teacher Award, encourages STEM involvement

Christine Nobbe receives Inspiring Teacher Award, encourages STEM involvement

Caroline Knapp, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017

In 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle launched in Florida with a crew of seven on board, including Christa McAuliffe who was supposed to have been the first teacher in space.

Legacy Keepers

Legacy Keepers

Tessa Wild, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

Freshmen express what it means to be an American through poetry, “We, Too, Sing America”

Freshmen express what it means to be an American through poetry, “We, Too, Sing America”

Tessa Wild, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

Since the beginning of the semester, freshman have been working on a poetry unit called ‘Rhythm and Resistance’ with Amber Murphy, 9th Grade English teacher and Anna Sobotka, high school ELA teacher. In the unit, they use poetry to express a bigger idea about the country they live in. “In honor o...

Women’s March, outlet to “Inauguration frustration”

Women’s March, outlet to “Inauguration frustration”

Caroline Knapp, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017

On January 21st of 2017, feminists from all over the world, both men and women, will gather in Washington D.C. to march for gender equality. Fortunately for the people who can’t make it to D.C. to march, similar women’s marches are taking place all over the country on that day as well, including ...

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