By Luke L and Addison A
In August of 2016 Colin Kaepernick did something that surprised America. He stood up by sitting down. A preseason football game, a song, a flag, a bench, and a man who sat down.
The first time Kaepernick protested (what he is now so infamous for doing), there was an uproar. People in the crowd were calling him a “coward,” “someone who should be banned,” “not a true American,” but then Kaepernick explained why he knelt: to show more respect to the flag. Continue reading Take a Stand by Sitting Down
It’s everywhere, all around, it follows us… the iPhone X. The boom was so big that you couldn’t go anywhere without it following you. It is on billboards, ads, commercials. The list is endless, and, it seems like the way Apple is heading, we could be carrying around iPhone 300,000,000,000 that is as big as a house. People are wanting bigger and bigger phones.
We asked fellow students about their take on it and here are their answers:
Continue reading X out X
by Dean D.
I’ve stumbled upon a large scale misconception in G.F.S. I went around and asked people what they think sashimi is, and here are some responses.
Continue reading Sashimi is Not Sushi!
Why did Donald Trump win the 2016 US election? He hardly looks qualified for it with no history in politics and how he suddenly changed from voting Republican to Democratic multiple times (He was Republican from ‘87 to ‘99, ‘09 to ‘11 and from ‘12 to present, Democratic until 1987 and again during 2001 to 2009, he was independent from 1999 to 2001 and 2011-2012.) However, since the election is really based on what the people say, the question isn’t why did he win, it is who made him win. Continue reading What is Trump’s Appeal?
by Peter Ilyin
Ever since The Russian Empire started in 1721, Russia has been an interesting and slightly malicious part of international relations. Russia has had a bloody past full of wars and tragedies. False beliefs and Propaganda, Russia has had a shady history. Continue reading Russia: How Does It Impact Us?
A common problem that America has been facing is obesity. And honestly, I understand why. With a fast food restaurant or corner store at every turn, it is much easier to get a cheeseburger for one dollar and right nearby then a salad at a cafe for 10, where you have to walk a while to get it too. But one thing I’ve noticed in America’s food industry is proportions. And the large amount that they come in too.
Continue reading Less Is More
Middle School Gossip. It’s not a big deal but it is still going around and still putting people down. Shouldn’t we be to mature for this type of stuff? Aren’t we a community?
Continue reading Middle School Gossip
Hamilton is the ultimate new musical. It’s been going on for almost a year, and it’s still a hot(ish) topic. It renders a question that is much debated at GFS–is Hamilton good for kids? Continue reading Hamilton: Yay or Nay?
As many people know, South Park has been on for over 20 years, and with 21 seasons under their belts, it’s odd to think that out of all the cartoons in existence, this is one of the longest running cartoons that hasn’t gotten stale. Why is it that shows like Spongebob or Family Guy get criticized for being repetitive while often having half the number of seasons?
Continue reading South Park: Still Fresh
Is your mother’s sister an aunt or an ant? As we all know, words can be pronounced differently depending on the person. Some words are pronounced differently based on people’s preferences.
Continue reading Are You Saying it Wrong?
If anyone knows how losing feels, it’s me. My fantasy football team is on a six-game losing streak. Don’t be like me, use this advice to turn a horrible season upside down. Continue reading How To Fix a Horrible Fantasy Football Season
By Ian Kohn and Addison Goldner
Our president, Mr. Donald (Duck) Trump claims that he himself came up with the term “Fake News.” Well, that’s just fake news. In fact, when he was asked why he claimed that, he responded… “Well, all this ‘News’ is based off of me, so I obviously invented fake news.” Trump (*ahem*ahem* Drumph) has also claimed that Taj Mahal casino was built BEFORE the Taj Mahal in India. He says he remembers building the Taj Mahal in India, yet in a picture in the Oval Office, he has a picture of him building the LEGO Taj Mahal.
Continue reading “Real” Fake News
If you have a food allergy or intolerance, it’s best for you to know as much as you can about it so you can avoid reactions. Learn what is it like to have an allergy or intolerance (especially dairy) and get tips on how to avoid allergens. Continue reading Dealing with Dairy Intolerance and Allergies