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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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Gavin’s Get Rich Sort-of-Quick Scheme
by / on February 1, 2012 at 2:34 am

Gavin’s Get Rich Sort-of-Quick Scheme

So here’s the numbers on the all of the spare change (plus the two one dollar bills) I have collected off the floor at GSA over the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year: 409 pennies, 98 nickels, 146 dimes, 174 quarters, 2 one dollar bills.  This comes out to […]

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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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GSA Lunch, A Moveable Feast
by / on January 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

GSA Lunch, A Moveable Feast

  Lunch: not a class, but arguably the best part of the school day.  Often, something discussed with friends at lunch is much more exciting than anything a teacher said. Actually that’s true pretty much all the time. But where does one eat lunch?  The Lunch Spot is a crucial […]

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A Guide to GSA’s System of AP, Honors, CP4 and Skills Level Classes
by / on January 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm

A Guide to GSA’s System of AP, Honors, CP4 and Skills Level Classes

Sometime in your 8th grade year, when you first met with the GSA admissions officer, you were faced with a decision that would affect the rest of your high school career: honors or not.  As most high-schoolers know, once this decision has been made, it can be both beneficial and […]

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by / on January 13, 2012 at 3:25 am

How to Beat School

Study Hall: the paradox of high school.  In your head, Study Hall is that time when you get all your homework done, study extensively for all your midterms, and then maybe even write down that poem you’ve been thinking about.  When you actually get to Study Hall, however, you stare […]

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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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by / on December 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm

So What’s With the Rope?

Some suggestions for the next pep rally: first, noisemakers should be provided.  And juice.  Second: the audience should be allowed to dance.  Third: what’s with the rope? From across the gym, the logo on the t-shirts of the girl’s basketball team appears to be an eagle with a candy cane […]

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Ben Eley: Dog Whistler
by / on December 20, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Ben Eley: Dog Whistler

WHAT is that irritating high pitched whistle that sounds like it’s stabbing you in the ear?  It’s Ben Eley’s favorite way of being annoying.  He’s been whistling through his teeth obnoxiously for years, and has perfected the art of driving an entire room of people crazy within milliseconds.  The most ingenious […]

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Sadie What-kins?
by / on December 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Sadie What-kins?

The semi-formal flyers taped up around school have been distressing some students and confusing others.  Among those confused are a large portion of the male demographic at GSA, and students have been ignorantly asking, “What’s a Sadie Perkins dance, anyway?” and, upon being informed: “I still don’t get the point.” […]

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