The Holocaust is, without any doubt, one of the most terrible genocides in history. Hundreds of Nazis were executed for their role in the murder of 11 million people. And now one more person faces the consequence for his role. Oskar Groening is on trial for 300,000 counts of accessory to murder. Continue reading The Auschwitz Accountant
By Chloe Smith-Frank and Jessyca D’Oliveira
When talking about current events (From Emma Watson to school shootings), most Middle Schoolers get their facts jumbled. We get our facts wrong because by the time we hear it, the information has probably been passed between people at least twice. Continue reading Ferguson: A GFS Response
The stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is a goldmine of incredible filmmaking and predictable box office flops. With the Oscar race officially started, actors have begun to hunt for awards and screen writers have started to reach for their breakthrough. Whether you like fantasy or harsh reality, this holiday season offers something for every person willing to pay an arm and a leg for popcorn. Continue reading Holiday Movie Preview
How many times has an up-and-coming young-adult writer realized that they owe their living to Stephanie Meyer, the author of Twilight? Not very often anymore, apparently. With The Maze Runner, James Dashners’ recent success, aspiring bestsellers might have a new person to thank. Continue reading Movie Review: The Maze Runner
Schools and parents want to believe that this new group of kids will be better than the last. They want to believe that we won’t stab each other in the back, whisper about each other or exclude each other. But I’m pretty sure that this has always happened, and is fairly natural. And I’m pretty sure it will continue to happen until the authorities fit us for muzzles.
Continue reading Gossip Girl, Gossip Boy
GFS describes its dress code as “recognizing that choice of clothing is a highly personal matter, a valuable form of expressing the self.” But what if “the self” wants to wear almost nothing? Continue reading Dress Codes: Apparently, They’re In Season
Being forced to take yet another class may seem like a device set up by teachers to torment us. It seems like just one more thing to stress over and complain about, and just one more teacher you might hate. But at GFS, this choice takes on a whole new dimension. The question before us is: should language be added to an already full Lower School curriculum? Continue reading Sí, Oui or Etiam: Should Languages be Taught Sooner?
Face it. We’ve all been there. You’re stuck in the airport, with nothing to do, no music to listen to, you’ve read that gossip magazine cover-to-cover five times already. So what do you do?
I used to wish for snow days. When I was in third grade, there was nothing better than to wake up to a morning of fresh snow and my alarm snoozing as deeply as I was. Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For: Snow Days