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Culture Beyond the Classroom

Kobey LaDuke, Reporter

February 21, 2018

Filed under Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

Comparative Religions is a social studies elective taught by Mr. Whiteford during 2nd and 6th period, but this is not a class you would find in your usual school. This class covers religions and beliefs that are all over the world. “Anytime...

Artistic Buzz

Annika Sisac, Reporter

February 21, 2018

Filed under Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

  The art room is silent at lunch except for the slight murmur of Jonny Cash playing the guitar from the far radio and the sounds of full concentration and imagination coming alive. Ariel Hurley works away at the clay...

Scott Lang Clinic

Brayleigh Snyder, Photographer

February 21, 2018

Filed under Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

Scott Lang is a band teacher, writer, and motivational speaker. He came here to Grand Junction to talk to the high school bands. About two hundred band students came to learn about better leadership and how to become a better...

Aggressor to Oppressor

Madi Martinez, Reporter

February 16, 2018

Filed under Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

Society defines a bully as someone who mistreats others. It is not just an act of shoving a person into a locker or being called a silly name or being teased about simple things. It is much more than that. A bully is someone who...

Playing in the Spot Light

Annika Sisac, Reporter

February 14, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture, Upcoming Events

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...

Our Gold Key Winner

Jeremiah Chavez

February 14, 2018

Filed under Students, Arts and Culture

  In Colorado,  over 6,000 pieces of art are submitted by around 2,200 students to The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Entries are judged on their originality, technical skill, and personal voice or vision. Students...

Parent Teacher Conferences: the Student’s Perspective

Annika Sisac, Reporter

February 5, 2018

Filed under Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture, Upcoming Events

We’ve all experienced the classic Parent Teacher conference elementary through high school. You sit in a stiff plastic chair by your parents as your teacher at a desk across from you lays down your fate. You are ether and excellent...

The Elf is in

Annika Sisac, Reporter

December 7, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture, 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, Students, Arts and Culture

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 Guest Speaker with a Few Tricks Up Her Sleeve

Annika Sisac, Reporter

November 29, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

Students sulk when the news of a an assembly with a guest speaker get’s around. But Tanya Crevier impressed the GJHS student body as she spun basket balls while doing push ups and balanced a ball on a pole as tall as the gym to...

Anime Club Description

Kyler Bradshaw, Photographer

October 10, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

Do you enjoy watching, discussing, or drawing Anime? Are you looking to make friends in a safe no pressure environment? If so then Anime club is for you!!! In anime club, members will meet every Thursday in room 223 during the...

Student of the Month

Annika Sisac, Reporter

October 10, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

Kiwanis Student of the month, Royana Crawford has earned her spot through hard work and dedication this October. It’s a real honor to be student of the month, according to Royana Crawford, senior. “I just try to ...

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