There are some days when the only thing that crosses your mind is summer. The teacher is talking about a new subject and you’re tapping your pencil mindlessly. The thought of swimming with your friends, playing baseball outside or reading a book in a hammock is all you can think of. No matter what time of year it is, this feeling comes to every middle student across the United States, but more and more schools are having year-round school.
In the United States, 4% of men and 7% of women are on a vegetarian and vegan diet. The population in the USA for vegetarians and vegans has increased by a lot. Many people are willing to give up meat, which can be as much as 50% of their diet. But is that good enough? Do we need more than 11% of the population to give up meat in order to care for animals? Continue reading Vegetarians vs Vegans
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:
Starting in late April and early June, the students of GFS often see seniors lounging around. There is senior day, where the senior girls walk around in bikinis and the boys walk around in swim trunks. They have slip and slides and sometimes attempt to play beach volleyball (even though there is no beach). Around June, the 8th graders experience similar feelings to what the seniors are going through. 8th grade-itis.