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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]

The Inspiration of Ms. Carbajal

The Inspiration of Ms. Carbajal

Alexander Shirvanian, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

Ms. Kristina Carbajal is entering her third year working at Glendale High School, and this is her second year as a full-time Spanish teacher. She absolutely loves working here, and in every one of her...

First place finisher, Isabella Raigoza (left) and second place finisher, Alaina Galang (right)

Congrats to our 2023 ACSA Oratory Winners!

January 25, 2023

Congratulations to our 2023 ACSA Student Oratory Winners for Glendale High School! Our first place finisher was junior Isabella Raigoza, and in second place was junior Alaina Galang! ACSA stands...

Changes on Campus Are Good for Us

Changes on Campus Are Good for Us

Ilona Serobyan, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

The one thing you can count on in life is change. Change can lead to new opportunities, including making new acquaintances and developing fresh perspectives on life. Whether a shift is expected, or...

A statue of Vahagn Vishapakagh, the god of fire and war, in Yerevan, Armenia

The Importance of Armenian Mythology

Hasmik Tumasyan, Staff Writer January 19, 2023

The country of Armenia has been associated with Christianity for centuries, being the first country in history to adopt it as its official religion. However, Armenia’s pagan past has a great influence...

GHS Welcomes New Wellness Center

GHS Welcomes New Wellness Center

Nicole Duarte, Staff Writer January 13, 2023

Glendale High School’s new Glen Wellness Center, located in Room 6105, is now fully opened for the use of our students and staff members. This center was arranged by our wellness coordinator and...

Daniel Autrey and his teammates celebrate after the Nitro victory. Photograph by Patrick Lancaster

The Miracle at Moyse

Alexander Shirvanian, Staff Writer January 9, 2023

On Thursday, October 27th, our Glendale High School varsity football team beat Hoover High School, during their annual Homecoming Game, with a final score of 18 to 13. The game finished with a final hail...

Should Children Know the Truth about Santa Claus?

Should Children Know the Truth about Santa Claus?

Kristina Kugaevskaya, Editor-in-Chief December 23, 2022

Santa isn’t real. There. I said it.  The image we all have of the chubby, friendly grandpa is a big fat parental lie. Sorry if you had to find this out from me. How long did YOU believe in...

Meet our 2022 Poetry Out Loud Winners!

Meet our 2022 Poetry Out Loud Winners!

Jon Livingston, Advisor December 16, 2022

Thank you to this year's Poetry Out Loud participants: Erin Freeman, Hasmik Tumasyan, Zhanna Karapetyan, Ariga Safaryans, Leah Gaddes, Emma Dewan, Leora Freeman, Syuzan Kostanyan, Breanna Cuellar, Justin...

Always A Nitro: Chef Boon

Always A Nitro: Chef Boon

Kristina Kugaevskaya, Editor-In-Chief December 12, 2022

Chef Stephanie Boon is one of our new Glendale High School culinary teachers, as well as a long-time Dance/Drill coach. She was born in Los Angeles, California, but grew up in Glendale. Chef Boon is also...

The moment of the ribbon cutting!

GHS Cuts the Ribbon on New Fitness Center

Samantha Bordey and Aniella Pieprzyca December 1, 2022

On November 17, 2022, Glendale High School celebrated a generous donation made by UCLA. The UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program has been donating exercise equipment to schools around the state,...

Stuck at Home With Nothing to Do Over Thanksgiving Break?

Stuck at Home With Nothing to Do Over Thanksgiving Break?

Anahit Sargsyan, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

The days are going by faster and faster. Halloween has already happened and now everyone is ready for the holidays. Fortunately for us students, November also means Thanksgiving Break. One whole week of...

YouTube Friends Are Doing It for the Fans

YouTube Friends Are Doing It for the Fans

Edmond Hayrapetyan, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

It all started in October of 2021 when the trio of Natalie Chakhoyan, Emily Marookian and Carmen Avedian got inspired and decided to start up their own YouTube channel called Universal Fangirls. Natalie...

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