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?
Have you ever heard of Tyrod Taylor? Probably not. Eight out of the ten people I interviewed did not know who Tyrod is. If you watch football you might have an idea. That scrappy quarterback for the Bills. Or the quarterback who only completed 46% of his passes in a playoff game against Jacksonville. The guy who got outdueled by Blake Bortles, of all people. But I believe that Tyrod is better than you may think, even the greatest player of all time. To do this I will compare him head to head with who many think of as the GOAT, Tom Brady. Continue reading Tyrod Taylor- The Greatest of All Time?
YouTube is a website and an app that is used by millions and millions of people every day. 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 a lot of 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?
Continue reading Trends, Vlogs, and Clickbait: How to Become a YouTube Celebrity
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
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?
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
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.
Continue reading A First Person Account of the Writers’ Assembly
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
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.
Continue reading Disney: Misleading Expectations