Articles by: William Navarre
William Navarre writes a column in The Procrastinator and is also our treasurer. He considers himself a connoisseur of facts and frequently annoys his friends by criticizing the facts on the bottom of their iced-tea caps, claiming they're not interesting. “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” ~~Albert Einstein

by / on June 25, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Parliamentary Procedure Artsfest Passes Laws

I (William) recently hosted an Artsfest activity: “Parliamentary Procedure.” Here’s what the legislature decided: Be it enacted by the people of Maine that GSA’s mascott is the capybara with pants with pictures of Drew. Be it enacted by the people of Maine that all public depictions of animals must be […]

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GSA Survives Semester of New Schedule
by / on January 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm

GSA Survives Semester of New Schedule

GSA has just finished its first semester on the new eight-period rotating schedule. The Procrastinator asked students and teachers what they thought of it. We heard everything from junior Philip Shaheen’s “the new schedule is junk” to Ms. Jellison’s “it’s better.” A common criticism is that the new schedule doesn’t […]

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Pictures from Into The Woods
by / on November 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Pictures from Into The Woods

  Please enjoy these pictures we received from Headmaster Paul Perkinson and Maggie Keating of the school’s musical, Into the Woods.

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Great Matters of Grey Matter
by / on November 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Great Matters of Grey Matter

-Hawaii and Alaska have the same record high temperature of 100°F (38°C). Maine’s record high is 105°F (41°C). -Much as McDonald’s is the world’s largest toy distributor, Lego makes more tires than any other company, though they are just a few inches in diameter. -Harriet, who holds the record for […]

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by / on October 2, 2012 at 12:01 am

Students Doodle

I asked students to draw a doodle with a glacier, a cantaloupe, and a sponge. Some students followed the prompt, while others did not. Two expressed their view that the Diaoyu Islands (Senkaku Islands in Japanese) should belong to the Chinese, while two others gave their view on the Ford […]

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Profile: Inji Hwang, Valedictorian
by / on June 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Profile: Inji Hwang, Valedictorian

For Inji Hwang, the path to GSA began with an intense, overnight, prostrate bowing ceremony at Baekryun Temple in Korea. The ceremony, which consists of 3,000 of these prostrate bows, is a form of prayer and requires much endurance and patience, both of which are attributes of a good student.Inji, […]

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Great Matters of Grey Matter-15
by / on June 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Great Matters of Grey Matter-15

Courtney Koos was stung by a Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish her first time diving. Maine is the closest US state to Africa. President Harry S Truman fell in love with his future wife Bess in Sunday School at six years old. He was too shy to let her know […]

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Great Matters of Grey Matter-14
by / on May 17, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Great Matters of Grey Matter-14

From 1900 to 1920, Tug of War was a sport at the summer Olympics. All roads lead to philosophy on Wikipedia: starting on most any page in the online encyclopedia and clicking the first link on the page that is not in italics and is outside of parentheses (and doing […]

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Great Matters of Grey Matter-13
by / on April 13, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Great Matters of Grey Matter-13

Google takes its name from the word “googol”, pronounced the same as “Google”. The word googol refers to the number 10 to the 100th power. It was supposedly coined in 1938 by nine-year-old Milton Sirrota when his uncle, mathematician Edward Kasner, asked him for a good name for a really […]

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GSA is super brainy at the Science Bowl
by / on April 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

GSA is super brainy at the Science Bowl

Five George Stevens Academy students represented George Stevens Academy in the Northern New England Science Bowl on Saturday, March 3rd at the University of Southern Maine in Portland–a first for GSA.  GSA placed 13 of 18 with one (34-0) win against Waynflete.  Two of our losses were just by two […]

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