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Lock down

Lock down

Delaney Kidd, Editor in Chief

January 19, 2019

GJHS was lifted from lock down at approximately 1 p.m. after a report of a young male with a gun near the school. Grand Junction Police Department said there were no shots fired and no active shooter. Tope Elementary School was also placed in shelter in place. Students who had not returned from lunc...

Remembering MLK

Remembering MLK

Callie Shea, Students and Culture Editor

January 19, 2019

On August 28, 1963 a man gave a speech that changed the lives of the whole country. This man was Martin Luther King Jr. His well known speech is “I Have a Dream.” King fought for equal rights for blacks and whites, the end of segregation, and that eventually one day the children of our country wil...

Substance Abuse Meeting

Substance Abuse Meeting

McKenna Bryant, News Editor

November 30, 2018

Wednesday Nov 14, School Resource Officer Evans hosted an informational meeting in the library, along with guest speakers Principle Roenicke and GJHS RN Melissa Mcconnell. During this meeting, audience members were educated on what drugs to look out for such as the different types of vaporizers, drugs, dru...

Students are Here to Make Change

Students are Here to Make Change

Callie Shea, Students and Culture Editor

November 15, 2018

While Grand Junction High School students have faced many struggles, bringing their problems to adults is still challenging. To help solve this divide between students and adults GJHS has incorporated a new program, ‘Sources of Strength’. The program is made up of strong students in the high sch...

New Schedule, Same Problems

New Schedule, Same Problems

Luke Aubert, Editor in Chief

November 12, 2018

As we emerge into the second quarter of the school year, there is yet another schedule change causing uproar among GJHS students. Similar to Fruita Monument High School’s “Block Schedule”, the GJHS faculty has followed in the Wildcats’ footsteps in creating their own version of double class per...

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Experience Never Never Land

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Experience Never Never Land

Mckenna Bryant, News Editor

November 1, 2018

  Lights. Music. Action! The GJHS Theatre Department will be performing their production of Peter and The Starcatcher in November. “We’ve been preparing for about two months,” Bryce Peck, senior said, “since about early - mid september.” Through extensive hours of rehearsal at school an...

Locked up in the Dark

Locked up in the Dark

Mckenna Bryant, News Editor

October 23, 2018

Friday Oct. 5, Tope Elementary, GJHS and surrounding homes went under lockdown due to police activity in the area. School staff and police took immediate action to ensure the safety of everyone on and around campus. Mesa County Sheriff's office had received a report of someone with a gun near Tope, a...

Hoco No Goes

Hoco No Goes

Kobey Laduke, Reporter

October 11, 2018

Even though school dances can be a magical place, not everyone feels that magic in the air. Many students saw themselves doing something else with their time, especially for homecoming, which is often overshadowed by prom. “I’ve never had the desire to go, and probably never will,”Senior, Teresa ...

A Week of Spirit in Anticipation for the Homecoming Dance

Mckenna Bryant, News Editor

October 9, 2018

Students and faculty are taking part in Spirit Week theme days with anticipation for homecoming saturday. Each day of Spirit Week (October 1-6) has its own theme, followed by a circus themed homecoming dance @ GJHS 7:00 to 10:30 P.M . “I will be going to the dance,” Megan Lederman, sophomore s...

Farewell to Our Teacher/Mom Tiger

Farewell to Our Teacher/Mom Tiger

Shannon Clark, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018

Sutton Casey announces her departure after 31 years of teaching.

Bringing Home the Big Win

Bringing Home the Big Win

Annika Sisac, Reporter

March 29, 2018

Last week at the Colorado Knowledge bowl our very own GJHS Academic Team took home some very heavy trophies. Working against schools from all over Colorado, the Academic team put their brains to the test in order to secure this championship win at CSU in Fort Collins. According to Parker Stacy a sophomore...

Goldberg Says Goodbye

Goldberg Says Goodbye

Shannon Clark and Marilyn Rice, Editors-in-Chief

March 27, 2018

After 3 years filled with tragedy, challenges and change, GJHS Principal Ari Goldberg, has announced that he will be leaving GJHS at the end of this year. Despite the challenges that  have been  overcome, Goldberg has maintained  accountability and is moving on to a position that will have a bigger...

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