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  • October 6Breaking news: ASB is not a cult. You're just not allowed to leave ASB once you join.
  • October 6Breaking news: Mr. Martinez is unbreakable. Half of his body is composed of metal.
  • October 6Breaking news: Mr. Gebeshian is actually that nice in real life.
  • October 6Breaking news: Ms. Clark-Reed is at Chipotle right now.
  • October 6Breaking news: Ms. Bedrousi is STILL a student at GHS.
  • October 3Breaking news: Ms. Caddell has mad dancing skills.
  • October 3Breaking news: Mr. O'Malley now has a full head of hair! (jk, he's still bald.)
  • September 24Breaking news: Our principal is not actually a wolf.
  • September 17Breaking news: Mr. Kirkwood and Mr. Benkovich are the same person!

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]

GHS Aquatic Center Somehow Survives Senile Saga after Several Setbacks

The current plan for the GHS Aquatic Center.

Winston Clark, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Back since before quarantine, students on the swim and water polo teams have had to leave fifth period early to hop on a bus, making their way to another high school’s pool. This is the result of an ongoing history to make a new Glendale High School Aquatic Center, originally olympic-sized, then downsized, and then downsized again. The aquatic center is scheduled to be complete by this December, b...

Meet Our Newest Nitro NHS Members!

Meet Our Newest Nitro NHS Members!

The Explosion Staff

October 19, 2020

Congratulations to our newest members of National Honor Society! These students have shown amazing achievement in the areas of academics, leadership, character, and community service! Remi Akopians Nikitha Ambatipudi Daniel Armstrong Gabrielle Arreglo Jean Doody Brandon Doronila Isaac Ibarra Susanna Poghosyan ...

Congressman Adam Schiff Discusses Artsakh Conflict with GUSD Students

Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Angela Ter-Martirosyan, Staff Writer

October 12, 2020

Congressman Adam Schiff sat down with GUSD high school students to discuss the steps he is taking to respond to the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict and answer student questions. Schiff expressed his thorough understanding of the subject, both acknowledging the roots of these unprovoked attacks from Azerbai...

The 2020 Homecoming Court Is Happening!

The 2020 Homecoming Court Is Happening!

Davit Arakelian, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

UPDATED: The window for turning in an application for Homecoming Court has been extended to Tuesday, October 13th! Diana Arakelian is Director of Activities for GHS, and she is primarily in charge of one of the largest events at Glendale High School, the Homecoming Court. This year, she and the Hom...

The Lakers Turn It Around in 2020

The Lakers Turn It Around in 2020

Haik Karageozyan, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

The Lakers 2019-2020 season has been a great comeback year for the organization and for fans all around the country. In the previous season, the Lakers’ record was only 37-45. They didn't have a winning record and didn't make the playoffs, because they were only the 10th seed. However, this season...

Michael Davis Signs $3.2 Million Deal with LA Chargers

Michael Davis Signs $3.2 Million Deal with LA Chargers

Keirson Florita, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

Glendale alumnus, Michael Davis, has recently signed a new one-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers worth $3,259,000. The former Glendale High School star athlete attended Brigham Young University and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the chargers on May 1, 2017. Davis has been adored by many at Glendale High School. He was in choir a...

Never Again Means NEVER Again

Never Again Means NEVER Again

Rafayel Hovhannisyan, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

On September 27, 2020, I woke up to startling news: my home country, the country I was born in, was being attacked by Azerbaijani forces. While many Armenians like myself saw this coming, the images that surfaced of kids hiding in bomb shelters and clouds of smoke near the city of Stepanakert were ve...

One of Linkin Park’s Lights Went Out

One of Linkin Park’s Lights Went Out

Michael Camacho, Staff Writer

October 1, 2020

Chester Bennington was an American singer born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 20, 1976. He started his career in the band he formed with his friend, Sean Dowdell, and others. After that, he started another band called Grey Daze. Then he became the lead singer of his most famous band, Linkin Park.  Only...

Vickie Nguyen Makes Club Rush a Virtual Success

Vickie Nguyen Makes Club Rush a Virtual Success

Arline Daniali, Staff Writer

September 29, 2020

As all things in the year of COVID-19, Club Rush has turned digital in 2020. Glendale High senior and ASB Director of Clubs, Vickie Nguyen, had the challenge of planning to make sure that clubs get their members, and that students find their clubs.  Each club cabinet sent in a video or presentati...

ASB President, Kayla Rodriguez, Named Student Board Representative

ASB President, Kayla Rodriguez, Named Student Board Representative

Arline Daniali, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

 Glendale High School senior, and ASB president, Kayla Rodriguez has been named Student Board Representative for the Glendale Unified School District. This is the second consecutive year that a GHS student has had the honor of holding this position. Kayla will be representing the nearly 26,000 students in the Di...

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