The Orange and Black Newspaper

Stomping a Stigma: November Campaign

Zach Shettler, Reporter

April 6, 2018

Filed under Features

Stomping a Stigma: The November Campaign To love others you must first love yourself.  That is one of the main messages that student council raised awareness for through the November Campaign. Student council hosted events...

The Ovens are Hot

Annika Sisac, Reporter

December 18, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase, Upcoming Events

The ovens are hot and the stakes are set high, last Thursday the GJHS Catering Student’s skills will be put to the test at the Food Truck Throw Down. It’s an exciting event where great food can be enjoyed by teachers and...

The Elf is in

Annika Sisac, Reporter

December 7, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life, Upcoming Events

Dear GJHS, The elf is in! I'm in the school reporting to Santa if you are being naughty or nice. I'll be around the school, so keep your eyes open wide. If you find me in my hiding spot, snap a picture and DM the Orange Black...

How to Heat Up a Holiday

Aspen Leman, Guest Reporter

December 6, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Student Life

In Grand Junction, not everyone is lucky enough to spend a winter around the fireplace with hot cocoa. In an attempt to make everyone's holiday a little bit cozier, here's a heart warming idea. A new trend is taking place in...

The Experience Arcade

Madi Martinez, Reporter

December 4, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Showcase

  James Van Pelt is a teacher here at GJHS and teaches literacy to ninth graders. Mr. Van Pelt is also an author of many short stories. He has written a total of 52 stories and 38 of them have been sold to magazines. Mr....

GJHS’s Dylan Martinez Aims High and commits to Air Force


November 5, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

   Wrestling matches last just six minutes... there are just three two-minute periods that take every bit of focus, technique and strength a wrestler can muster.  It's a grueling sport that takes years of practice, defeats and ...

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...

Deaf For a Day Comes to GJHS

Jailen Manzanares, Reporter

March 17, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

New opportunities come at you like open doors. It’s our decision to go take them or not. When you think of languages to take at school, your first thoughts are Spanish, French, or German. What most students forget is sign language....

O&B Staff Takes Home Multiple Awards at CMU Media Day


March 7, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

The Orange and Black Newspaper attended CMU Media Day on March 6th and won various awards in multiple categories. CMU Media Day is held every single year and is a chance for reporters, photographers and editors to be able to attend...

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...

Speaker Inspires Students to Push On

Makayla Moran, Reporter

January 18, 2017

Filed under Features, Student Life

In light of tragic events occurring this year at GJHS, teachers have been putting great efforts into finding ways to reach out to students. On January 17, an assembly was sponsored by local organizations that did this and more. Jon...

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...

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