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Rising Above the Stigma

Shannon Clark, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2017

Filed under Features, Student Life

With the recent tragedies that have hit GJHS over the past year, many students are left wondering what they can do to help out with the topics of suicide and mental health. Some have turned to grief groups or counseling, putting...

Mock Trial Steps it up at Tournament

Aaron King, Reporter

February 17, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

    Mock Trial is generally like court for students. It gives students a feel for what court is like, and how to be involved in court. “In Mock Trial you are assigned a case and then you are assigned witnesses...

Your Voice Matters

Shannon Clark, Reporter

January 13, 2017

Filed under Features

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance are supposed to be the five stages of grief that a person may go through following a loss, but many would disagree and claim they are experiencing a lot more emotions than the on...

Parents Expectations vs Their Own Behavior

Sal Capritta, Reporter

January 13, 2017

Filed under Features

It's the best time of your life, and you'll miss it when it's gone; these are some of the things our parents tell us about entering high school, but is this really the mentality our parents actually want us to have? “My expectations...

Parents Pack on the Pressure

Shannon Clark, Reporter

January 13, 2017

Filed under Features

  Our parents have been with us through it all, but it seems that by the time you reach the age of 14, suddenly, all of the expectations they previously did not have for you, have now been placed in front of you that you...

Exchanging One Life For Another

Jailen Manzanares, Reporter

January 13, 2017

Filed under Features

America is a country that we call home, but to others, America is filled with stereotypes, fears, and awkwardness. GJHS was lucky enough to have the opportunity of allowing foreign exchange students stay at our school. Most...

Sexual Harrassment

Grace Bumgarner, Reporter

November 7, 2016

Filed under Features

Societal stigmas have led to sexual harassment among our generation to be not only overlooked, but frankly accepted. Through grade school it was ingrained in us that anyone being mean to you was a sign of affection. We quickly ev...

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