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Owen Byran and Asha Egmont play the trumpet at one of their annual coffee house performances

Jazz up your evening with the Docksiders


Sick of having boring Wednesday nights? Spice up your life tomorrow night with the Docksiders as they perform at the Shalin Liu in Rockport. The performance is free and doors open at 6:30. The concert...

Gloucester baseball tops Saugus

Gloucester baseball tops Saugus

JENNA TAORMINA, Staff Writer, Editor April 26, 2017

The Fishermen baseball team brought home a win on the road on Monday after a 4-2 win over Saugus. Going into the seventh inning, the score was tied at an even 2-2. A hit by senior Matt Heckman, followed...

Senior captain Meagan Manning slides safely into second base

Softball remains undefeated with win over Saugus

JENNA TAORMINA, Staff Writer, Editor April 25, 2017

The Gloucester softball team has extended its win streak after a 5-1 win over Saugus last night. The Fishermen remain undefeated this season, bringing their record to 5-0. Sophomore pitcher Sydney...

NHS President Owen Brown addresses members and new inductees

NHS welcomes 47 new members

JENNA TAORMINA, Staff Writer, Editor March 24, 2017

Last night, 47 juniors were welcomed to the Sherman B. Ruth chapter of the National Honor Society. The 47 new members include Taylor Abbott, Austin Abell, Amanda Budrow, Kyle Casucci, Vidriana Catanzaro,...

I went around in a wheelchair to test accessibility in GHS

I went around in a wheelchair to test accessibility in GHS

JENNA TAORMINA, Staff Writer, Editor March 8, 2017

Have you ever noticed how many potholes are in the sidewalks around the school? Or how many doors are pull instead of push? I learned that you really don’t until you’re in a wheelchair. In December,...

Gloucester hockey shuts out Revere

Gloucester hockey shuts out Revere

BRIANNA FERNANDES, Staff Writer February 2, 2017

The Gloucester Fishermen boys hockey team faced the Revere Patriots last night at Dorothy Talbot Rink, and came out with a win. The final scored was 6-0. The Fishermen came out ready to play. Both...

Biotechnology Academy offers unique training for locals

Biotechnology Academy offers unique training for locals

JENNA TAORMINA, Staff Writer, Editor January 25, 2017

On Thursday, January 26, the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy will be holding an open house for prospective students. The Biotechnology Academy offers a nine month training course to teach students entry-level...

Ms. Francis (right) demonstrates proper CPR procedures to her students

Health class provides CPR training to students

DYLAN VIAU, Staff Writer January 19, 2017

Every year, 100,000 to 200,000 people are saved by CPR. Now, GHS students taking health classes will have the opportunity to become CPR certified. Students will be trained and certified by the American...

Senior Sophia Pata battles for the puck against head coach Brittnay Devlin in Sundays alumni game

Girls hockey ices past players

JENNA TAORMINA, Staff Writer, Editor January 19, 2017

A battle between past and present met on the Dorothy Talbot Rink on Sunday as the Fishermen girls ice hockey team played in an alumni game against past girls ice hockey players. The current girls team...

Senior captain Sal Costanzo carries the puck in consolation game against Beverly

Gloucester faces holiday tournament troubles

JENNA TAORMINA, Staff Writer / Editor January 3, 2017

The annual Bank Gloucester holiday tournaments for both the boys hockey and boys basketball teams didn't go quite as planned this past week. The boys basketball team had one of its closest games yet...

Fire officials stand on the roof of OMaley Innovation Middle School after flames began coming out of a vent.

O’Maley evacuated due to fire


The Gloucester vs. North Reading hockey game started off hot after the Dorothy Talbot Rink, located at O'Maley Innovation Middle School, had to be evacuated due to a fire. Allegedly, the fire started...

Senior captain Jenna Muniz looks to pass the ball in Thursdays game against Swampscott

Girls basketball taken down by Swampscott

JENNA TAORMINA, Staff Writer / Editor December 24, 2016

The GHS girls basketball team faced a tough loss in their home opener last Thursday against Swampscott. The close game ended with a score of 53-42. The Fishermen picked up an early lead, heading into...

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