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GHS staffers have a hobby worth buzzing about

GHS staffers have a hobby worth buzzing about

FINNEGAN LEVER, Staff Writer June 5, 2024

GHS is a hive of activity as students and staff prepare for summer vacation. Two faculty members in particular are especially buzzed to spend their upcoming days devoted to their unique hobby: Beekeeping....

A digital creation by Julia Warde, made with Canva.

Quiet in the Court

ASHLEE SCOLA, Staff Writer May 15, 2024

About two months ago, an Investigation Discovery series dubbed "Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV", an exposé-style docuseries left viewers appalled following personal testimonies of ex-Nickelodeon...

Ava Orlando gives her interpretation of the state of affairs in Hollywood.

The state of Hollywood in 2024

FINN WALL, News Editor March 25, 2024

It’s no secret that the movie industry struggled for most of last year. Recovering from the pandemic, Hollywood tried to resume their pre-Covid behaviors, with mixed results - both financially and critically.  2021...

Cyan Clements artistic rendition of their and Sofia Orlandos endeavors.

The great donut adventure


When thinking of classic breakfast pastries, what comes to mind? Croissants, danishes, cinnamon rolls? All are great choices, however one stands above the rest for reasons of both delectability and iconicness:...

Art by Sophia Montello

The significance of Leap Day

ASHLEE SCOLA, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Once every four years, the world is graced with an extra day on its calendar– February 29th, also known as Leap Day. This seemingly ordinary addition holds significance, not just for adjusting our calendars...

Artist Ava Orlandos depiction of multiple Lenten symbols.

A brief history of Lent

SOFIA ORLANDO, Editor in Chief February 15, 2024

In lieu of Usher’s halftime performance and Travis Kelce’s temper tantrum, this year’s Superbowl presented the public with yet another year of less than logical ads. From the ever-present Ford F1-50...

Canva creation by Julia Warde.

Local Love: Where to shop for Valentine’s Gifts in Gloucester

ASHLEE SCOLA, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

It’s Valen-time to start looking for gifts for your loved ones, and what better way to shop than local?  Gloucester is home to several diverse small businesses who are ready to help with all your holiday...

Madame Finacey smiles for the camera.

Oh mon Dieu, cats everywhere!

SANTANA FARIA, Staff Writer January 12, 2024

When wandering the language hallway of GHS, there’s a classroom that’s sure to catch the eye of any passerby. With cat posters plastering the walls, plush cats hanging from the ceiling, cat magnets,...

Malia Andrews performing a singing prescreen for her college auditions

How I survived musical theater college auditions (and how you can too)

MALIA ANDREWS, Contributor December 6, 2023

What do you think of when someone brings up the college application process? You probably think of essays and transcripts, supplementals and recommendation letters that you have to collect. And some applications...

Aidan Woods works on the trophies he designed for the regatta.

Aidan Woods applies engineering skills to create art

FINNEGAN LEVER, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

To commemorate the 400 year anniversary of Gloucester, the sailing team held a boat race event, also known as a regatta.  Aidan Woods, a member of the sailing team took it upon himself to design and hand-build...

GHS graduate Olivia Hogan-Lopez is studying environmental science engineering and public policy at Harvard.

GHS graduate spotlights: Olivia Hogan-Lopez

AURELIA HARRISON, Editor in Chief October 30, 2023

Meet Olivia. Olivia Hogan-Lopez graduated from GHS in the class of 2022, armed with an impressive array of achievements under her belt and full of passion for human rights and STEM. Olivia was accepted...

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