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The Experience Arcade

Madi Martinez, Editor in Chief

December 4, 2017

  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. Van Pelt said, “I've been a short story writer for a long time, so...

Dreamers Take a Stand

Riley Lovato, Reporter

September 22, 2017

In 2012 the Obama Administration announced a new policy called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). It was created so that certain immigrants could avoid deportation with the help of a work permit limited to two years. There are many requirements for undocumented immigrants to be granted...

Senior Gift Serves a Greater Purpose for GJHS

Jailen Manzanares, Reporter

April 7, 2017

Every year our seniors donate a gift to the new classes who attend GJHS. This year, our seniors built a canopy in front of the “U” building. The purpose for this gift is so students can go here, and have alone time. The privacy allows students to have a quiet time to earn hope. The 2016-17 school ...

Your New Head Girl

Shannon Clark, Online Editor in Chief

March 31, 2017

When you walked through the halls of GJHS recently, it was pretty hard not to notice the posters and free treats being passed out from the campaigners for Head Girl and Head Boy. Each campaigner worked their hardest to communicate to GJHS what they were going to do if they became Head Girl or Head Boy,...

All Academic Team GJHS

Sal Capritta, Reporter

March 17, 2017

The All Academic Team at GJHS is the new 2017 Colorado History Bowl Champions. The team has put in countless hour of training since they first started in July through the end of the school year. The team is coached by Cody Shawcroft, and Casey Smith who are all former members of the GJHS academic team...

Kindness is Contagious Week

Shannon Clark, Online Editor in Chief

February 11, 2017

During the week of 2/13/17-2/17-17, high schools around the Grand Valley including GJHS, will be presenting the 2nd annual, Kindness is Contagious week. This week will be based on stomping out the stigma surrounding Mental Health and will feature multiple events throughout the week, held by student council....

GJHS Student Athletes Sign to Colleges

Makayla Moran, Reporter

February 2, 2017

On February 1st, Grand Junction High School was honored to have three student athletes sign to three colleges. Drew Derrieux will play basketball for William Woods University in Missouri, Camryn Sanchez will play softball for Chadron State College in Nebraska, and Trevor Olkowski will be playing golf for t...

New SRO Brings New Challenges

Aaron King, Reporter

February 1, 2017

Grand Junction High School Resource Officer David Godwin, has had a lot to deal with this year, especially with it being his first year alone at Grand Junction High. Last year Godwin came to Grand Junction a number of times with Officer Bavor. But this year he is more on his own. He has officers with him, bu...

State of Our School

Kaitlin Berg, Reporter

February 1, 2017

Grand Junction High School has been around since 1956. In that time, the building has grown in size, but it’s also growing old. With the recent flooding in the boiler room, it has raised several questions about the state of the school and what we are doing to fix it. Back in 2007, a pipe broke resulting...

Selecting a New Superintendent

Makayla Moran, Reporter

January 31, 2017

  The school superintendent plays a major role in how our schools are run and manages over 3,000 school district workers. The Board of Education is working on hiring a new superintendent.  The current superintendent, Steven Schultz, is retiring after eight years. One of the biggest things...

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