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

Dance cancellation provokes student response
by / on April 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Dance cancellation provokes student response

The all school meeting on Wednesday, March 21st featured not only Mr. Perkinson splattering a cantaloupe onto the gym floor (accidentally, Perkinson alleged), but an announcement that the neon dance was cancelled. The announcement upset Aaron Osborne, junior, who says “that’s the one dance I would probably consider going to.” […]

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Great Matters of Grey Matter-10
by / on February 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Great Matters of Grey Matter-10

The word gross (a dozen dozens) and the word grocer are related. “Grocer” used to mean “dealer in large quantities”. In many Asian countries, it is commonplace to use the Chinese character 正, which means something like “correct”, instead of tally marks. Notice that the character has five strokes. The […]

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Great Matters of Grey Matter-9
by / on February 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Great Matters of Grey Matter-9

[President] James Garfield once published a proof of the pythagorean theorem. Albert Einstein’s second wife was also his first cousin maternally and his second cousin paternally. Lighters were invented before matches. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a page for preparing for the “Zombie Apocalypse” on their official […]

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Great Matters of Grey Matter-8
by / on January 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Great Matters of Grey Matter-8

Martin van Buren is the only president whose first language was not English. His native language: Dutch. “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, they show disrespect to their elders…. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before […]

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Lizard Lives
by / on January 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Lizard Lives

It was second period on Monday, January 2nd when a student in the back of Ms. Jellison’s room 9 asked, “What’s that crawling on the floor?” It was the missing lizard.  Ms. Jellison went through the difficult process of catching the speedy lizard and put it into the tank. Of […]

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Great Matters of Grey Matter-7
by / on December 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Great Matters of Grey Matter-7

Most, but not all languages (including English) use relative directions like left, right, forwards and backwards. Most prominently, Guugu Yimithirr peoples use north, south, east, and west instead. According to psychology professor Richard Wiseman at University of Hertfordshire, people walked 10% faster in 2006 than in 1994. This supposedly correlates […]

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by / on November 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Math Team takes 3rd Place

This meet, the team placed third in the county, trailing behind both Mount Desert Island and Deer Isle/Stonington. It has been suggested that the loss of the high-performers Ned Wang and Andy Wu may have had something to do with it. GSA’s official (highest) score was earned by team Abraham […]

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