By Dean D.
On Wednesday, March 14, thousands of students across the nation exited their classroom. Some student marched in their neighborhoods, other schools, like GFS, spent seventeen minutes in silence. A month earlier, a shooter entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a modified AR-15 assault rifle and murdered 17 students and faculty. The goal of the wave of activism that spread across the country was to create tougher background checks with the hope of preventing future tragedies. Continue reading Walkout!
By Dean D.
For some reason in sixth-grade at GFS, we don’t have access to email. We have had Google accounts since fifth grade, and we don’t have email. Why not? It is possible to communicate electronically by sharing Google Docs, which is against school policy. But why? It’s possible that teachers don’t want us to be exposed to spam attacks, but we have taken ethics classes from second to fifth grades. Continue reading Should Sixth Graders Have Gmail?
By Peter Ilyin
It’s math class and the room is boiling hot. All of the students are struggling to pay attention to the droning teacher, all but one. This student is absentmindedly drawing while the teacher is droning. The teacher notices and stalks the student, moves in for the pounce, and crack, he slams the ruler on the doodle page. He shouts about next week being a test and no one paying attention. Continue reading The Art of Doodling
By: Dean D.
Golf is usually seen as a game played by elderly men in golf carts or (boring) parents. As an avid golfer myself, I can’t help but wonder what kids a GFS think about this sport, so I asked around. Continue reading Golf: Boring or Awesome?
By: Dean D.
Every trimester, the adults make our lives more horrible, by making cups of chips, throwing together some candy, hiring a DJ, and rearranging the Smith Gym. What fun. Of course, our adolescent brains turn this into a total storm of gossip. If you are seen within three feet of someone from the other gender, the chance of you hearing the end of it is as much as the chance of a gopher ruling the world with an army of stormtroopers and star destroyers. Continue reading Middle School Dances=Tribal Warfare?
by Dean D.
I’ve stumbled upon a large scale misconception in GFS. I went around and asked people what they think sashimi is, and here are some responses.
Continue reading Sashimi is Not Sushi!
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?