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Rushing Rivalries

Jacob Melchor, Reporter

February 21, 2018

Rivalry is what makes games great. Whenever Grand Junction High School takes on the teams around the valley there is always hype both on and off the court. “I love being part of the student section during the basketball season because we are able to make the game intense with any team we play. When...

Rylees Corner//Shark Bait

Rylee Martin, Editor

December 11, 2017

I went to California with my friend over the summer. While we were there we enjoyed lots of activities such as Disney Land, Water World, and spent a lot of days on the beach. On the fourth day we were there we decided to go swimming in the ocean. I am deadly afraid of sharks, so at first I was hesitant,...

Rylee’s Corner//Upchuck Failure

Rylee Martin, Editor

December 5, 2017

When I was younger, around 12 years old, I had the biggest crush on my best friends’ neighbor. Whenever we had a sleepover I made sure I went to her house, that way I could see him. Well one afternoon we decided to go long boarding, but before we left I decided to chug about five Capri-suns…. Worst...

Stomping a Stigma: Listening vs Hearing

Zach Shettler, Promotions Director

December 5, 2017

No matter who you are, at some point in your life you are going to be in a place where you need to talk to someone about some very personal things. When you get to the point where you need to talk to people, nothing is worse than when people offer to listen to you, but when you do begin to talk about...

Roaring to Success

Shannon Clark, Editor in Chief

April 28, 2017

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 Ady as Gloriana the 12th, Hunter Mendoza as the President, and Sierra Packard...

MasqueRave: The New and Improved Winter Formal

Makayla Moran, Reporter

February 26, 2017

This year, instead of the Winter Formal, student council hosted the MasqueRave dance which was held on Febuary 25th at the Clarion Inn. Many students appreciated this change and thought the MasqueRave was a success. “I enjoyed it a lot,” Jaedyn Daugherty, junior, said.  “It was cool havin...

Exceeding the Expectations

Shannon Clark, Reporter

January 13, 2017

As teenagers, our lives are filled with busy schedules. We try to manage sports, schoolwork, outside extracurriculars, all while trying to please our coaches, parents, and teachers. This task is definitely not an easy one to handle, as we can easily become overwhelmed by the set expectations that we...

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