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Gloucester educators hold up signs in support of paid parental  and family leave. Photo credit: Gloucester Teachers Association

North Shore Educators Call for Action 

SOFIA ORLANDO, Editor in Chief April 8, 2024

This week, 5,000 educators across 11 North Shore districts will be participating in a series of morning demonstrations.  Presented by the Massachusetts Teachers Association and American Federation...

Pen and marker drawing by Sophia Montello.

Gloucester needs community land trusts

ELEANOR MELVIN, Contributor April 3, 2024

At the forefront of every political debate, article, and petition there seems to be a singular topic of contention in Gloucester. It is the deciding vote for mayor and the focal point of the local newspaper....

Reading is what? Controversial.

Reading is what? Controversial.

ASHLEE SCOLA, Staff Writer March 26, 2024

In February of 2024, RuPaul published a video on the social media platform TikTok, dressed in a blue suit and standing in front of an American flag, urging the audience to visit the website

From left to right: Luke McElhenny, JP Barry, Cole Ciolino, Jeferson doCarmo, Jessica Harvey, Santana Faria, Isla Black, Lexi Thomas, Sofia Crivello, Hannah Sherlock, Bella Murawski, Tolulola Olubanjo, Kiera OBrien, Ruby McElhenny and Julian Nixon.

Gloucester DECA wins big at state competition

SANTANA FARIA, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

On Thursday, 15 members of the DECA club at GHS competed in SCDC, the state competition located in Boston. From Gloucester, sophomore Isla Black and junior Lexi Thomas both won their individual events...

Jazz for a Cure takes a stand against cancer

Jazz for a Cure takes a stand against cancer

SANTANA FARIA, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Gloucester residents are no strangers to attending community events, especially ones meant to support a specific cause. On Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30 p.m., locals will have such an opportunity during...



VEILA WRINN February 28, 2024

Golden By Velia Wrinn I don't know anything now. I don't know November. I don't know the people or the places, Or the voices or faces It doesn't feel like home, Not in the way it used to. It...



Allie Nicastro February 28, 2024

Watercolor and pen representation of a bathroom with a basket of period products

Periods are hard. Here’s how schools can make them easier.

SCARLETT BERGE, Contributor February 26, 2024

Menstruation is an inconvenience to say the least; often painful and uncomfortable, especially at a young age and in a school setting, and especially considering the constant stigma and embarrassment attached...

Artist Cyan Clements illustrates the balance between school budgets and education.

Tensions rise between Gloucester Educators and Superintendent

SOFIA ORLANDO, Editor in Chief February 16, 2024

On February 14, the Gloucester Teachers Association and the Gloucester Association of Educational Paraprofessionals released a statement in response to an email sent by Superintendent Ben Lummis regarding...

Artist Cyan Clements depicts a silhouette with a target on its chest

The U.S. has a gun problem

AVA VIDAL, Contributor February 15, 2024

Everyone at Gloucester High School has sat through an ALICE drill. Everyone has felt the unease in the bottom of your stomach, even though you know it’s not real. Everyone has wondered what they would...

Jack Silvera looks for a teammate to pass to.

GHS boys basketball outlasts Saugus in nail-biting win

ALEENA BROWN, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

For the team’s fifth win of the season, the GHS boys basketball team defeated the Saugus Sachems in a 42-40 win at home. The first quarter ended with a 4-point Fishermen lead and the Fishermen stayed...

The girls hockey team celebrates a goal.

Can’t stop them now: girls hockey snags another win

ALEENA BROWN, Sports Writer February 2, 2024

No trick the Marblehead Magicians pulled out of their sleeves could faze the Gloucester Fishermen girls' hockey team in their 6-0 win at The Tank. Goals were scored by Captain Brooke McNiff, Halia Taylor,...

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