Humor

Pompeii Baby
by / on May 11, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Pompeii Baby

  A love song by Mr. Gilden, Head of the Math Department Pompeii baby! Pompeii baby! You’re in my heart and you’re in my brain. Oh, Why’d you rent an apartment next to a volcano? Had you lived till the ides, I’d have made you my wife. Now I’ll marry […]

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The Drewth on Sweaterman
by / on January 18, 2013 at 11:24 am

The Drewth on Sweaterman

I remember the Days of the Hero, or so they were called. Those were the good days. The safe days. Mothers with their babies could leave their homes without fear of being mugged or shot. Pedestrians could conduct their daily business without being run over by rogue motorists in hijacked […]

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Summer Volunteering (and how I survived it)
by / on October 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Summer Volunteering (and how I survived it)

While some may have spent their summer at camp or making money, I entered the exciting world of summer volunteer work.  I spent every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 am to 1 pm as an Administrative Assistant in New York Methodist Hospital’s Department of Surgery. Too young to interact with […]

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Senior Prank Only Fun for Seniors
by / on June 6, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Senior Prank Only Fun for Seniors

Picture this: the hallways are dim, and the thermostats have been kicked up to a sweltering 75ºF.  The cafeteria is empty, and the lunch tables are all jammed into the boy’s locker room showers.  The cafeteria chairs are in the vault.  Trash cans are in the gym.  A swimming pool […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Memes
by / on April 13, 2012 at 1:54 am

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Memes

Jasper Adam created the GSA MEMES facebook group one day because he was bored.  He invited a few friends and posted some memes* that joked about GSA.  “I’ve always kind of wanted to poke fun and hear people’s sense of humor about the school,” explained Jasper.  “It was just gonna […]

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Ode to Spring
by / on April 2, 2012 at 1:58 am

Ode to Spring

There can be no doubt that spring has arrived at GSA when Mr. Kaz sets up his lawn chair out front and the senior boys are doing handstands on the grass.  Yes, once our thermostats have risen above sixty degrees, the skateboarders will come to school in shorts regardless of […]

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The Scarlet Letter Musical
by / on December 20, 2011 at 5:17 pm

The Scarlet Letter Musical

The juniors in Mr. Kaz’s AP English class are currently reading The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This award-winning musical was a Broadway hit back in the 60’s, and it is a perfect demonstration of American theatrical sensibilities, much like The […]

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Superheroes Today
by / on June 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Superheroes Today

Over the centuries, there’s always been one thing that’s fascinated humanity.  Superheroes.   Since Ancient Greece, people with extraordinary powers have captivated young minds.  In America, they have flourished for generations.  For example, Batman has been around since 1939, first in comic books, then radio shows, and today he swoops […]

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