Chances are if you’ve sat down to watch even a few minutes of the Olympics, you’ve seen the “inspiring” ads. You know the ones. A little kid is shown falling down on their skies or slipping along the ice in fake home-video quality scenes. 20 seconds later a montage fills the screen with clips of this clumsy youth growing into an Olympic athlete and standing on a podium. But we all know that it isn’t that easy. Kids in the GFS in Middle School tell the truth about what it’s really like being a sport-loving-and-pursuing kid in 2018.
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.
For years, people have looked to media and pop culture, including musicals to help them feel less alone and deal with their problems. From Oklahoma! to Hamilton here comes another blockbuster pushing the limits of what musicals can be: Dear Evan Hansen. Dear Evan Hansen is nominated for 9 Tony awards, including Best Musical. Read more to find out why.
Any Harry Potter fan would know that there are four different Hogwarts houses, which new students are sorted into among arrival. These houses are Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Each of these houses have their own unique traits and skills. So we decided to sort some of our teachers into these houses, if they didn’t already know.
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is the musical that always seems to be stuck in our heads. If you are living under a rock, and don’t know what it is about, the hip-hop musical, sung through rap, tells the story of the life of Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury Secretary of the United States of America. When, explaining it to people, they might have their doubts, but most likely, people will see what the hype is about when they give it a listen, just you wait.
Note: Spoilers are ahead. Proceed at your own risk. (However, it is American History, and possibly over 200 years old).
What is the play starring a tin man, a lion, a scarecrow, and an innocent little girl? The Wizard of Oz, of course. Even if you are not off to see the wizard, you should have been off to see this play, while it was still at the Walnut Street Theater. Find out why it was so wonderful by reading more below.
Somewhere, sometime in your life, you have probably seen a Barbie doll, American Girl doll or book, or Hot Wheels car. Although you may not know it, all of these seemingly different companies are run by one superstar: Mattel.
Black Friday is perhaps one of the most largest shopping events all year, and, is growing from just the US to expand to places like New Zealand and Panama. Why would a store decide not to participate in this giant opportunity for sales?
It’s early November. You are scrolling through your recommended section on Youtube and suddenly, a new video pops up: “What I Want for Christmas 2016.” You think: “It’s only November, Christmastime is in December.” Then you remember that commercial Christmastime comes the day after Thanksgiving. But why?
Written By: Harper Zuercher and Grace Raufer
After visiting the Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill, we both have thought that it included the next few options:
a) All of the Chestnut Hill Shops Transform to Hogsmeade
b) There is a Quidditch match at the Chestnut Hill College
c) Many people are in costume
d) There are over 50,000 people, many who come from all around the US and the world
e) All of the Above
The Answer is E, All of the Above. Find out why…
Potterheads rejoice! The next Chapter of the Harry Potter books are here. Yes, it’s true, there is going to be an eighth book. Go ahead, you can celebrate. So what is this next chapter?
You might never believe it, but a black bear was spotted Friday May 13, 2016, in Fairmount Park. He was spotted by the Valley Green Inn, in the Wissahickon, by a fisherman, at about 11 o’clock a.m. The man said he “looked downstream”, and saw “a black bear approaching on the same bank he was on”!
On Monday, May 16th, 2016, Dr. Rollo Dillworth came to GFS to help the Sixth and Seventh Grade with a piece he arranged; “Great Day”. The Sixth and Seventh Grades will be performing the piece Thursday, May 19th, 2016. So what happened at this workshop?