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Ava Orlando depicts the plight of the Gloucester High School humanities curriculum.

Oh, the humanities!

SOFIA ORLANDO, Editor in Chief June 7, 2024

Throughout my years at GHS, I have had the pleasure of immersing myself in rigorous academic courses. From AP classes to journalism and other creative electives, I have certainly had a successful and entertaining...

Why GHS should have a gardening class

Why GHS should have a gardening class

ALEXIS GEARY, Contributor June 4, 2024

Do you know where the food you eat comes from? Do you know the conditions necessary for a tomato plant to yield the best possible fruit? If you haven’t, don’t feel bad: many people haven’t. The more...

Opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Games dumps balloons on the crowd.

The argument for a permanent Olympic island

FINN WALL, News Editor May 21, 2024

The Olympics - an event so major, it hardly needs introduction. Every two years alternating between Winter and Summer Games, billions of eyes around the planet tune in to watch great feats of strength,...

Catcher Olivia Madruga in action.

Double take: Gloucester beats Winthrop and St. Marys

ALEENA BROWN, Sports Writer May 21, 2024

The Gloucester Fishermen softball team came into this week blazing, beating both the St. Mary Spartans and Winthrop Vikings on the road. The Fishermen scored 17 runs in each game, beating the Spartans...

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...

Artist Cyan Clements depicts diverse readers and writers pondering tough questions about art.

“American Fiction”, “Yellowface”, and writing what you know

AURELIA HARRISON, Editor in Chief May 9, 2024

We live in an age of stories.  From BookTok to the news media to Instagram posts, we are in a digital age run by and on storytelling: the narratives and worlds we construct and live within, the structures...

A group photo before a day of sight seeing  in Plaza de Espana

Ten days away: GHS travels to Spain

FINN WALL, News Editor May 1, 2024

For the first time since Covid, Gloucester High School students got the chance to travel overseas on a school sponsored trip. For 10 days, the students journeyed from the capital city of Spain, Madrid,...

Cam Carroll (center) high fives teammates Ava Paone (back) and Lily Aiello (right)

Fishermen softball shuts out Witches

ALEENA BROWN, Sports Writer May 1, 2024

The Gloucester Fishermen softball team went fishing for witches last night, shutting out Salem in an 18-0 win. Senior starting pitcher, Cameron Carroll, struck out a total of 8 batters and only allowed...

GHS Band Students pose for a picture.

Save the Arts Rally in Pictures

LEXI THOMAS, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

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,...

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....

Drawing by Sophia Montello

The great Stanley Cup craze: explained

LEXI THOMAS, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

Not just a coveted award by professional hockey players, the Stanley Cup has sparked a nationwide craze over the cup-holder-fitting water bottle. Past internet crazes and viral trends have sparked a boom...

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