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Here we will cover the news stories that most affect Glendale High School, its students and staff, and the surrounding community. If you have a story that deserves to be covered by Explosion, please contact our advisor, Mr. Livingston, at [email protected].

Araksyas workspace in Journalism

My Journey through Journalism

Araksya Harutyunyan, Staff Writer May 31, 2023

As it is almost time for us senior to end our final school year, and take our steps towards building our career, I wanted to take my time and honor one of the best classes at Glendale High School: Journalism.  I...

Cinema Clocks in Their Capstone Film

Cinema Clocks in Their Capstone Film

Rebecca Perez, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

During the second semester of the 2022-2023 school year, the Glendale High School Cinematography 5-6 class filmed their annual capstone project. With a crew of forty-two members, directed by senior...

Five Inspirational Armenians

Five Inspirational Armenians

Mariam Alzebdah, Staff Writer May 24, 2023

In honor of the Armenian Genocide, it’s important to mention the lightbulbs that exist in a dark room. Armenians around the world have suffered and been pressured, like transforming from coal into...

The 2023 Graduation Speech Contest winner, Liana Akopyan

Introducing Your 2023 Graduation Speech Contest Finalists

Jon Livingston, Advisor May 18, 2023

For the first time in the over 100-year history of Glendale High School, we will not be recognizing a valedictorian or salutatorian of the senior class. Instead, our school will recognize students who...

Decision Day for the Class of 2023

Decision Day for the Class of 2023

Mariam Alzebdah, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

The 2nd Annual Glendale High School Decision Day event was held on March 12, 2023. This is a day where seniors (and their teachers) come together to celebrate their next step towards life. The event...

Sun-Kissed Summer Spots

Sun-Kissed Summer Spots

Cassandra Dela Cruz, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

Summer only comes once a year, so live it up! Everyone should feel the summer breeze once in a while, and the places listed below will surely give YOU a summer to remember! Carmel-By-The-Sea To get...

The Great Babe

The Great Babe

Erica Hovanesian, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

Babe Didrikson Zaharias, also known as Mildred Ella Zaharias, was a famous and well-known Olympic Gold Medal winner. Most people today have never heard of her, but she is undoubtedly one of the greatest...

The World Will Never Forget

The World Will Never Forget

Anahit Sargsyan, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

In what is known as the Armenian Genocide, the Ottoman Empire began murdering and displacing more than 1.5 million Armenians, beginning on April 24, 1915. Today, many countries across the world remember...

A Superbloom of Black Mustard

A Superbloom of Black Mustard

Dashiell Takeuchi, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Spring is the season of new growth, baby birds, sprouting buds, and, of course, blooming flowers. As you may have noticed, especially if you have seasonal allergies, the air is filled with pollen from...

Looking for an After-School Food Run?

Looking for an After-School Food Run?

Edita Melkumyan, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

Sometimes we are feeling hungry or we want to spend some spare time with friends after school. It seems that any spot, other than Starbucks, Dave's Hot Chicken and McDonald’s, are too far away from our...

Melinda Khechumyan, Diana Khachatryan, Edita Melkumyan, Maria Bagumian, Kristina Kugaevskaya, Jimmy Kimmel, Araksya Harutyunyan, and Erica Mae Valdellon. Not pictured: Samantha Verduzco

2023 Lancaster Prize Winner Announced!

Jon Livingston, Advisor April 27, 2023

The Lancaster Prize was founded in 2021 to recognize excellence in the field of school journalism for seniors at Glendale High School. It was named in honor of Mr. Patrick Lancaster, the legendary teacher,...

Nitro Community Commemorates Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Nitro Community Commemorates Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Ilona Serobyan, Staff Writer April 21, 2023

In addition to serving as a platform for teaching what happened on April 24, 1915, the yearly assembly at Glendale High School for Armenian Genocide Memorial Day also serves to honor all those who lost...

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