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How to Become a YouTube Celebrity

YouTube is a website and an app that is used by millions of millions of people everyday. There are 300 hours of video uploaded every minute on the site, and over 5 billion videos are watched by people every day. Famous Youtubers have gained so much influence in the last decade. Before 2005, the dream of becoming a famous Youtuber didn’t even exist. So how can someone like me or you possibly become a famous and rich Youtuber?

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The Art of Doodling

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, cracks 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

Editorial: Are Adults Censoring the Wrong Things?

Have you gotten “the stork” as an answer when asking your parents the question, “Where do babies come from?” Ever since you were born, your parents have felt the need to censor as much of your life as possible. Don’t bother denying that your parents have tried to keep something away from you out of fear of you becoming a delinquent. While parents will stop at nothing to censor sex and profanity, let’s ask the question: are parents censoring the right things? Continue reading Editorial: Are Adults Censoring the Wrong Things?

Take a Stand by Sitting Down

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

A First Person Account of the Writers’ Assembly

The Writers’ Assembly is an annual event that happens at GFS. Students from 6th through 12th grade are allowed to submit short stories, poems, or essays. The best 20 or so articles are selected, and those people are called up to read their piece in front of the entire Middle and Upper Schools. 

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Not as Seen on TV II

Some products can be life changing while others might just be diabetes in the form of an oversized cheese burger. This is part two to Not as Seen on TV, the guide that teaches you not to waste money because your TV told you to buy some useless piece of crap. There will be commercials from part one and some new types of commercials as well. Continue reading Not as Seen on TV II

Disney: Misleading Expectations

When you hear the Disney, the words that pop into your mind are probably something like magic, childhood, love, and fairytale. Disney is a widely spread and much-loved film company that produces wonderful movies to be enjoyed by people of all ages. The cute characters, catchy songs, and true love make them favorite movies, whether you’re watching them for the first time or the fiftieth. But beneath that harmless surface hides a plethora of stereotypes.

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Beauty and the Beast – Opinion Article

When news got out of Disney’s newest live-action remake, Beauty and the Beast, everyone was very excited. The trailers hit YouTube, and the appearance of Emma Watson brought out everyone’s inner Harry Potter fan as they anticipated how the famous actress would play the role of a Disney princess. The reviews were mixed, however this is the opinion of yours truly.

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Team Fortess 2 vs. Overwatch

Since Overwatch released in late 2015, Team Fortress 2 (Valve Software) and Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment) have been the two rival FPS’s on the market. Being almost a decade old, TF2 has been crushing all other games in it’s genre, until Overwatch showed up. Since then, both games have been canceling each other out, with both of them at the same value and popularity. What are the drawbacks and pros of each game? Is newer always better?

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Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings is a creative and original stop-motion film, which follows a boy in Japan who lives with his mysterious mother in a cave on the outskirts of a village by the ocean, until one night when he is attacked by his two aunts and his mother disappears after sending him away to safety. After this, Kubo leaves his village behind and begins a quest to find his late father’s armor, “the only thing that can protect him”, according to a monkey that joins him on his journey. Continue reading Kubo and the Two Strings

Is Meeting for Worship Important?


Meeting for Worship is that half hour on Tuesdays spent in silent reflection, when students can reflect. It embodies the Quaker spirit, and is one of the few times when students and teachers can share their thoughts with the whole middle school. However, generally it seems nobody has thoughts to share. The only people who stand and share are the teachers or students who have announcements about clubs or sports. Should Meeting for Worship still be a part of our curriculum?


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Narwhale Addiction

Are you addicted to is a popular Multiplayer computer game apart of the .io chain, which was created by a 19-year-old Brazilian developer named Matthew Valadares. The game has been a big hit and people all around the world are playing it.

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Theater Movement Arts Alternative

Over the winter session of middle school sports, GFS offered a fairly new choice of sports called Theater Movement Arts for people who either aren’t very athletic or just wanted to try something new. GFS’s website called it “a creative alternative” to winter athletics. This was an option last year for the first time, but it was completely revamped this year by Jake Miller, a part-time Theater faculty member. Continue reading Theater Movement Arts Alternative