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The Future of Food Reviews

Christian Reyes, Staff Writer June 24, 2021

As your resident GHS food critic, I have had a successful run, from a breakthrough collaboration at McDonald’s back in September to my review of debatably the best burger in town last month. Unfortunately,...

Mental Illness Is NOT Quirky

Mental Illness Is NOT Quirky

Marian Martínez, Staff Writer June 18, 2021

WARNING: This article makes reference to suicide, self harm, eating disorders, sexual assault and violence.  A small announcement before reading: By no means am I trying to be insensitive or to trigger...

TJ Dillashaw in The Octagon
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MMA Math Questionability

Lamont Rostamloo, Staff Writer June 15, 2021

One day I was watching sports and I was wondering to myself, Can logic correlate to sports, like boxing, tennis, mixed martial arts (MMA), and basketball? I also wondered to myself, If three is more...

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 25: Jeremy Lin #7 of Beijing Ducks in action during 2019/2020 CBA League - Beijing Ducks v Xinjiang Yilite at Beijing Wukesong Sport Arena on December 25, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)

Racism Has No Place in the NBA

Levon Khalafyan, Staff Writer June 11, 2021

Racism is one of the most atrocious issues that most of humanity is trying to eliminate.  Even though some people are reluctant to admit it, racism is still around, even after hundreds of years of resistance...

Ethereum’s Big Price Change

Ethereum’s Big Price Change

Davit Arakelian, Staff Writer June 10, 2021

Ethereum is a cryptocurrency that is open-sourced on Blockchain. It is currently the second largest cryptocurrency by hold time, market cap, and price change. Throughout this year, Ethereum has been rising...

Drake's Top 5 Deep Cuts

Drake’s Top 5 Deep Cuts

Francisco Martinez, Staff Writer June 4, 2021

As we are getting closer to the release of Certified Lover Boy, I’ve decided to review some of Drake's best tracks. Obviously, we know Drizzy Drake has recorded so many top hits, and yet there are so...

Derek Chauvin in court. (Photo: COURT TV/AP)

Justice Has Been Served for George Floyd

Kristina Cruz, Staff Writer June 3, 2021

Last year made history with the most recent pandemic to ever happen, but we also experienced protests against police brutality and police racism. What caused this worldwide protest was the death of an...

Introducing Sawyer

Let’s Get Squishy!

Selin Avanesyans, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

Have you ever heard of Squishmallows? They are extremely soft plush toys, which contain polyester fibers and have a marshmallow-like texture.  Squishmallows are a plush toy company that started in...

My Perspective of the 2020-21 Football Season

My Perspective of the 2020-21 Football Season

Keirson Florita, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

In the midst of a pandemic, the 2020-21 Glendale High School football team faced many challenges and played a minimized three-game season. Starting in June of 2020, this tenacious team faced obstacles...



Davit Arakelian, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

NFT cryptos are non-fungible tokens that are virtual items created on a blockchain. An NFT can consist of art, sports cards, gaming, music, and many more. Anyone can make an NFT and post it on the public...

The Super League: Good or Bad?

The Super League: Good or Bad?

Vince Sanchez, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

European soccer just had a huge controversial issue, when managers of the different clubs decided to start a brand new tournament league. It’s called the Super League. This league is basically an idea...

Only five of the forty students in Mr. Livingston's Period 3 Student Government class have returned for in-person learning.

The Return to School Is NOT for Everyone

Levon Khalafyan, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

After a year of online schooling, students of the Glendale Unified School District had the option to attend classes on campus beginning on different starting dates depending on their grade level. Students...

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