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Deaf Awareness at GJHS

Annika Sisac, Reporter

September 29, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

This Deaf Awareness week is one to remember. GJHS ASL students walk the halls in tie dye showing their pride and expressing that you don’t have to make a sound to take a stand and have a voice. “Most students at this school don’t know...

Dreamers Take a Stand

Riley Lovato, Reporter

September 22, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

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...

Soy una Espana y Soy una Americana

Delaney Kidd, Reporter

September 15, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

4,730 miles to the East of America, is Spain, Amaya Garcia’s home country. Garcia will spend a year in Grand Junction attending Grand Junction High School for the learning experience of traveling to a new home. Although traveling...

Masonic Art Awards

Sal Capritta, Reporter

May 4, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

Abram Sanchez is a junior at GJHS. Sanchez does a lot at GJHS which includes being on the Varsity soccer team for the last 3 years. Sanchez was awarded first team all conference twice, and second team all state once. Sanchez has...

Roaring to Success

Shannon Clark, Editor in Chief

April 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

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...

Rising Above the Stigma

Shannon Clark, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2017

Filed under Features, Students, Arts and Culture

With the recent tragedies that have hit GJHS over the past year, many students are left wondering what they can do to help out with the topics of suicide and mental health. Some have turned to grief groups or counseling, putting...

Trying Out Trials

Makayla Moran, Reporter

April 8, 2017

Filed under Students, Arts and Culture

During high school, kids are often given the opportunity to participate in many of the offered clubs. One club, mock trials, can help kids gain skills that will help them in prospective careers. Mock trial is an opportunity...

Senior Gift Serves a Greater Purpose for GJHS

Jailen Manzanares, Reporter

April 7, 2017

Filed under News, Students, Arts and Culture

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 pri...

Walk for MS

Kaitlin Berg, Reporter

April 7, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, rare disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. Less than 200,000 Americans a year get diagnosed. Sarah Hicks, senior, was diagnosed in 2011 and has...

Cosplaying Throughout the Valley

Kaitlin Berg, Reporter

April 7, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

Cosplaying (costume play) is when you dress up as a character from a movie, book, video game, or anime. Throughout the world, cosplayers and people of similar interests go to conventions like Comic-Con, Anime Expo, WonderCon,...

Your New Head Girl

Shannon Clark, Online Editor in Chief

March 31, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

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...

Deaf For a Day Comes to GJHS

Jailen Manzanares, Reporter

March 17, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase, Students, Arts and Culture

New opportunities come at you like open doors. It’s our decision to go take them or not. When you think of languages to take at school, your first thoughts are Spanish, French, or German. What most students forget is sign language....

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