The Orange and Black Newspaper

The Sacrifices Made for a Play

jeremiah chavez

March 7, 2018

Filed under Arts and Culture, Showcase

The Grand Junction High School drama department has been putting on plays since about the 70’s, but what you don’t see is all the hard work and effort that goes into each and every one of these plays and how much this de...

2018 Middle School Tours

jeremiah chavez

March 7, 2018

Filed under Arts and Culture

Thursday,  February 15th, the GJHS  performing arts department went on tour to East, West, and Orchard Mesa Middle Schools to show off each of their programs. These tours recruit kids that are just about to start high scho...

Not Just Your Average Teenager

Mackenzie Younker, Reporter

February 21, 2018

Filed under Arts and Culture, Showcase, Student Life

High School is challenging and rigorous enough for so many of us, now imagine the stress of High School on top of worrying about where your next meal is coming from and where you’re going to sleep. Homelessness among public...

Culture Beyond the Classroom

Kobey LaDuke, Reporter

February 21, 2018

Filed under Arts and Culture, Showcase, Student Life

Comparative Religions is a social studies elective taught by Mr. Whiteford during 2nd and 6th period, but this is not a class you would find in your usual school. This class covers religions and beliefs that are all over the world. “Anytime...

Artistic Buzz

Annika Sisac, Reporter

February 21, 2018

Filed under Arts and Culture, Showcase, Student Life

  The art room is silent at lunch except for the slight murmur of Jonny Cash playing the guitar from the far radio and the sounds of full concentration and imagination coming alive. Ariel Hurley works away at the clay...

Roaring Across the Stage

Annika Sisac, Reporter

February 21, 2018

Filed under Arts and Culture, Showcase, Upcoming Events

Soon the stage lights will be bright, shinning down on the drama students as they transform the auditorium into the world of the Addams Family. But for now, this February 9th, the stress level is set high as they prepare for the bi...

Playing in the Spot Light

Annika Sisac, Reporter

February 14, 2018

Filed under Arts and Culture, News, Showcase, Student Life, Upcoming Events

Melody Jacobsen a senior at GJHS will weld her musical talent on the violin under the golden stage lights and the 83 foot vaulted ceilings of Carnegie Hall in the Stern Auditorium. Jacobsen, with her prodigious talent has won...

Our Gold Key Winner

Jeremiah Chavez

February 14, 2018

Filed under Arts and Culture, Student Life

  In Colorado,  over 6,000 pieces of art are submitted by around 2,200 students to The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Entries are judged on their originality, technical skill, and personal voice or vision. Students...

Shakespeare Spotlight

Riley Lovato, Reporter

November 8, 2017

Filed under Arts and Culture, Review, Showcase

As the curtains opened, “The Shakespeare Project” cast quickly put all preconceived ideas regarding Shakespeare to rest. Most high school students dread the Shakespeare unit in English classes, simply because they can’t...

Anime Club Description

Kyler Bradshaw, Photographer

October 10, 2017

Filed under Arts and Culture, Showcase, Student Life

Do you enjoy watching, discussing, or drawing Anime? Are you looking to make friends in a safe no pressure environment? If so then Anime club is for you!!! In anime club, members will meet every Thursday in room 223 during the...

Masonic Art Awards

Sal Capritta, Reporter

May 4, 2017

Filed under Arts and Culture, Showcase, Student Life

Abram Sanchez is a junior at GJHS. Sanchez does a lot at GJHS which includes being on the Varsity soccer team for the last 3 years. Sanchez was awarded first team all conference twice, and second team all state once. Sanchez has...

Roaring to Success

Shannon Clark, Editor in Chief

April 28, 2017

Filed under Arts and Culture, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

GJHS Drama Productions presents, "The Mouse That Roared," directed by Casey Sutton who has brought a political satire to the stage which is a dramatic difference from other performances that GJHS is used to. The show stars Grace...

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