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Thea Cunningham delivering her commencement speech.

Cunningham’s advice to classmates: look to nature

THEA CUNNINGHAM, Contributor June 12, 2024

Below is the full text of Class of 2024 Valedictorian Thea Cunningham's commencement address: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you all for being here today. Before I really get down to it I’m going...

Educators and community members rally for school funding before the School Committee meeting

Community rallies for funding as Gloucester School Committee presents updated budget

SOFIA ORLANDO, Editor in Chief May 23, 2024

On May 22nd, Gloucester educators, students, and community members rallied together in support of a fully funded budget for Gloucester public schools, the topic of that evening’s School Committee meeting.  The...

Informational posters for both scholarships, applications open now!

Wellspring offers scholarship opportunities for students

LEXI THOMAS, Staff Writer May 17, 2024

Recently announced, Wellspring House is offering two transformative scholarship opportunities that are currently accepting new applicants. The Cape Ann High School Graduate Fund and the Robert Clark Rogers...

Student volunteers Brooke McNiff, Miah Cerrutti, Althea McHugh, Willow Barry, April Smith, and Victoria Lottatore at last years Arts Festival.

Student Arts Festival brings fun to Gloucester

SANTANA FARIA, Staff Writer May 14, 2024

With the end of the school year in sight, it is time for students to look back and reflect on their academic and artistic accomplishments. Undoubtedly, one of the most fun ways to do so is by attending...

Students and community members demonstrate for a fully funded budget.

Arts are safe, but budget cuts still loom

SOFIA ORLANDO, Editor in Chief April 25, 2024

Mayor Greg Verga addressed more than 100 students, parents, teachers and community members, who gathered for the “Save the Arts” rally at Gloucester High School last night, telling demonstrators there...

The Racial Equity and Advocacy club has informational posters around GHS for anyone interested!

Racial Equity club hosts food drive

SANTANA FARIA, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

Yesterday, the Racial Equity and Advocacy club started a food drive that will run until May 16th. Students and staff looking to donate can either drop food off in the boxes that will be in the atrium and...

The official poster for the Gloucester Zine Fest.

Gloucester Zine Fest comes to Sawyer Free Library

AURELIA HARRISON, Editor in Chief April 23, 2024

On April 27th, from 11am to 3pm, The Sawyer Free Library will present a brand-new, never seen before event to the Gloucester community: Gloucester Zine Fest. An all-day celebration centered around zine...

Schools face steep cuts to close 3.1M budget gap: 41 positions targeted

Schools face steep cuts to close 3.1M budget gap: 41 positions targeted

SOFIA ORLANDO, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2024

Gloucester public schools is facing the potential loss of 41 positions to address a $3.1 million budget shortfall.  With significant increases in out-of-district special education tuition and transportation,...

Drawing by Cyan Clements

Total solar eclipse returns: Here’s what you need to know.

SANTANA FARIA, Staff Writer April 8, 2024

As you walk through town this afternoon, you’re likely to see people clad in glasses  flooding the streets with expressions of awe. The reason? A total solar eclipse, which is expected to begin in Massachusetts...

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...

New NHS Inductees pose for a picture

Gloucester inducts 41 into the National Honor Society

LEXI THOMAS March 22, 2024

Yesterday, Gloucester High School conducted their yearly induction for the National Honor Society, a prestigious society for those in high academic and service standings for their High School. The National...

Join GEF for another year of the Power of Play!

Power of Play is back for another day of fun

SANTANA FARIA, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

As the winter months slow to a halt, children and adults alike are eager to escape the house in search of a fun activity. This Sunday the 24th offers the perfect opportunity: the Gloucester Education Foundation’s...

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