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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...

Stand Up and Walk Out

Stand Up and Walk Out

Delaney Kidd, Editor in Chief

March 21, 2018

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th left 17 students and staff dead- making it the deadliest mass school shooting since 1999; the Columbine school shooting. The students of Stoneman Douglas and teenagers across the world are not waiting for adults...

Academic Team Brings Down the Hammer

Annika Sisac, Reporter

March 8, 2018

The stakes were set high at last weekend’s Quiz Bowl. Our GJHS Academic Team was fighting for the top spot in a battle of pure knowledge and mental skill. To be a competitor against schools like Fairfield and other schools from around Colorado it is important to crack open those books and be a part...

Mock Trial Team Qualifies for State Tournament

Makayla Moran, Reporter

March 7, 2018

  On the weekend of February 24, the Grand Junction High School Mock Trial Team competed at the regional tournament placing second. Team members Alexia Thompson and Zeron Lawson were also awarded All-Regional Outstanding Attorney Awards. After months of hard work, the team is proud to have qualified...

Mardi Gras at GJHS

Taevon Ramos

February 19, 2018

French Club did a great job bringing Mardi Gras to GJ this year. For the first time in three years, Mrs. Cronk was able to plan out a great celebrations here at the school in the cafeteria. French Club thought that it would be a good idea to bring it back for fun it provides. Mardi Gras is a celebrat...

Playing in the Spot Light

Annika Sisac, Reporter

February 14, 2018

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 an opportunity of a lifetime to play on the same stage that Tchaikovsky played...

How to Heat Up a Holiday

Aspen Leman, Guest Reporter

December 6, 2017

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 country right now, and bringing it to Grand Junction will simply require...

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