Powderpuff Recap

By Amy Townend The powderpuff game was full of triumphs and sacrifice. The night began with a flurry of photographs with every angle being taken. Barksdale was wandering around taking snapshots of the action at the Moe. The seniors were decked out in garnet jerseys and the juniors wore white proudly. The seniors had the

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Winter Sports are Underway!

By: Alec Eskin November 18th marked the start of the winter sports season. All of the fall sports teams have wrapped up their season, all of whom had outstanding years. The winter sports are boys and girls indoor track, boys and girls basketball, and wrestling. The girls track team came off a really good season

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Winter Sports Are Snowing In…

By Amy Townend As fall sports begin to finish up their seasons or continue into championships, the winter sports are being brought in with chilly temperatures and new spirits. These winter sports include basketball, wrestling, indoor track, swimming/diving, and cheerleading. Girls Basketball is coached by John Woods, Mike Krautzel, and Dan McManus. The team became

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Boys Scouts

Boy Scouts can be a fun, challenging, and very rewarding experience. In Boy Scouts, teens can learn skills that will help them later in life, such as communication, how to be a good citizen, and how to administer first aid. Scouts learn these skills through merit badges, where they learn about a subject, and complete

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Homecoming 2019

Garnet Valley’s 54th annual homecoming began right off the bat as the students of GVHS partook in spirit week: dressing in USA day, Pj day, Hawaiian day, Class shirts. The traditions began on Friday afternoon, with the senior homecoming court were escorted in golf carts with their dads, waving to everybody. Then began the floats

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STEM Club

In STEM club, teams of students work together in various competitions that are driven by science, technology, engineering, and math. Students get the chance to create inventions with their peers that will better their schools and communities. The club meets once a cycle during lunch and learn, on F-days. Students may join by contacting Holly

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Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer– Kathryn Toohey, Caroline Amen Soccer went 9-7-2 this year and qualified for district playoffs as the #20 seed. Our practice schedule is 3-5 everyday after school with the exception of games. We meet on either the top field, the stadium turf, or the back turf field at the school. People can join by

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Tennis

The girls’ tennis season starts in the second week of August and ends in the first week of October with practices or matches every day right after school at the tennis courts. The tennis season just ended, with the team having a final record of 8-3 and became a top contender in the central league.

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Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a club that explores many different aspects of science and competes against teams from across the country. The club meets every F day during the second half of lunch and learn and after school on Wednesdays and Fridays. We go to several competitions throughout the year at different schools, including Juniata and

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Chess Club

Chess Club Humaam Said Matthew Smolens Chess Club is a fun meeting of chess enthusiasts who enjoy playing against each other. Matches are casual, with the occasional banter mixed with the chess. We have people with a variety of skill levels playing every week so don’t be afraid to join! We meet every “D” day

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Football Team 2019

The football team is currently 8-1 this season. We practice Monday-Thursday and play our games on Friday nights. We also have a film session on Saturday mornings after games. We meet right after school and usually practice on the turf or the softball field depending on other sporting events. Students interested in joining next year’s

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Youth and Government Club

Youth and Government Club President: Morgan Dempsey Vice President: Atreya Ghosh Secretary: Robbie Gamble Treasurer: Evan Allen Youth and Government is a national competition that has students in each state create and operate a model government for 4 days. These model governments give students a first-hand experience voting, debating for and against bills, and presenting

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Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate The Speech & Debate Team competes in both debates and speech events at a monthly tournament. We meet every F day in Mr. Yohannan’s room and after school on Thursdays. Anyone can join at anytime during the year! Speech & Debate is a fun, exhilarating club and helps to improve public speaking

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Pretzels?

Every Thursday at Garnet Valley high school they hold pretzel and hot dog pretzel day that raises money for the special needs program. This helps the special needs kids develop people skills and it is their favorite day of the week because they have something that they can be in charge of. While walking around

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Football Friday

Hello GVHS Community, As you may have heard, our friends and neighbors in the Ridley School District have recently been dealing with an outbreak of mumps, affecting about a dozen individuals, in their high school community. As you know, we are scheduled to play Ridley High School in our last regular season game tomorrow night,

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Digital Citizenship

Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week October 14 -18                                                                                                                                                                                     IGarnet Valley is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week to raise awareness of the importance of teaching digital citizenship to students of all ages.  We are inviting students, educators, and parents to take time during Digital Citizenship Week to explore what it means to be good citizens in a digital world. 

GVHS Homecoming Court

By Sebastian Morales-Reyes Homecoming is coming up- and fast. This year’s homecoming court includes a wide variety of seniors from an abundance of clubs and sports teams. There are 20 young men and women vying for the coveted titles of Homecoming Queen or King. Congratulations to the following people for representing the Class of 2020:

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Science Olympiad State Results

This past Saturday, the Science Olympiad team had an intense competition at Juanita College. The team overall was very successful and attained a variety of accomplishments, taking the 8th spot out of 36 total teams. For the competition, the leaders of the GV Science Olympiad team this year were Jadan Law, Michael Koch, Vishesh Patel,

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NHD Award Winners

This past week, a handful of students were recognized with awards and achievement at the National History Day competition which took place at Chester County Historical Center. These student achievements are as follows: Elizabeth Chen received 2nd place for her insightful Individual Paper for “Famines and Agricultural Advances in Europe During the Modern Period”. Elizabeth’s

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Gold Key Award

It is a pleasure to highlight that Sophia Smith, senior at Garnet Valley, received the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Key award this past March. Sophia had the opportunity to attend an awards ceremony in Philadelphia on March 30th to recognize a short story she had previously written in her fall AP Literature class.

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Hi-Q National Championship!

It is exciting to announce that on Friday, April 5th, quite a few members from Garnet Valley High School’s Hi-Q team will be competing in the national championship through attending a video conference at DCIU. To all teachers and faculty, please excuse these students from class that day; they are responsible for any missed or

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Spring Fashion

Spring is here! And the big question on everyone’s mind is … what to wear? After consulting numerous Pinterest boards, Instagram hashtags, and PopSugar articles, we’ve compiled a convenient list for all your spring fashion needs! Bucket Hats! Sure they aren’t the prettiest things to look at but they sure do the job. Pull out

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GV Wrestling Update

By: Alec Eskin Over the course of the GV wrestling season, it has been really exciting for the wrestlers, coaches and fans. Over this past week, three wrestlers from Garnet Valley qualified for States. Sophomore Colton Deery was in the 285 pound weight class, finished 8th in the State, and medaled as well. Deery is

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STEM Club

By: Shasi Vadlamudi STEM club has been making huge developments in their project and you really need to know about it. It affects all Garnet Valley students who use a car and plan on having one of their own in the future. Here’s a quick rundown on what it is and why it can drastically

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Biology Olympiad Results

It is exciting to announce that after taking the Biology Olympiad exam, a couple of Garnet Valley high school students made it into the semi-finals. The students listed below scored in the top 10% of all students taking this test in the United States, so please make sure to congratulate them on their great success

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Chemistry Olympiad

Tomorrow is an exciting day, as multiple students from Garnet Valley High School are taking the national Chemistry Olympiad during the first period block. Each student will be given at maximum 110 minutes in order to complete the exam, but some may need to stay into second period in order to have the time to

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Unite For Her!

By: Katie Donaghy On February 19th, two boys shaved their heads bald for the organization Unite For Her. Unite For Her is an organization that goes beyond most cancer organizations as it focuses on therapies and wellness not only physically, but mentally. For the spring musical, Annie, the main male lead, Daddy Warbucks, is an

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How to Pay for College in GV

By: Karina Zakarian As a senior, it has been both exciting and arduous going through the college process, from filling out numerous applications to visiting campuses, auditioning for scholarships, and trying to determine the college or university that most closely reflects personal values and feels like a “second home”. One of the most challenging aspects

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SPEAK UP Single

MOXIE is excited to announce the rise of a new, incredibly talented 18-year-old Omaha singer, JOCELYN, who recently released her debut song, “Speak Up”. The song, produced and co-written by Denny White, entails a vivid bullying experience that Jocelyn wanted to share with the world in an effort to highlight how she overcame this obstacle

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DCCC Regional Art Exhibition

The Garnet Valley Art Department wants to congratulate the following students: Hank Hayes, Camryn Partlow, Dan Newsome, Kayleigh Saboja, Christina Douglass, Chloe Lowery, Torie Gsell, Philip McCarthy, Kaitlyn Smith, Claire Burford, Erin Craig and Madison King. Artwork created by each of these students has been selected for inclusion in Delaware County Community College’s Regional High

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Minithon Madness!

One of Garnet Valley’s most exciting and impactful events is getting in gear… it’s Minithon! A program that donates money and resources to the families of cancer patients who are associated with the Four Diamonds Fund, Minithon is an incredible organization that is run majorly within the Garnet Valley community by STUCO. The Student Council

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Mamma Mia Update

By: Annie Tunstall For the first time ever, Garnet Valley Performing Arts Association is putting on a community show right here at Garnet Valley High School! This year in June the GVHSPAA will be putting on the performance Mamma Mia. Mamma Mia is a very high energy and fun show with many characters of various

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IRP Day

By: Sanjana Chadive On January 18th, students had the pleasure to showcase their independent research projects in the GVHS library. During the semester, these inquiring minds conducted thorough research on a topic of their choice. The ultimate culmination of their experimentation is a colorful poster board displaying all of the information they collected. The projects

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Cyberbullying

By: Rose DiPaolo Since the internet was was invented on January 1st, 1983, users have found ways to belittle others online. Adults, both online and off, have attempted to raise awareness against bullying online, typically referred to as ‘cyberbullying’. But is cyberbullying still as big of a problem as many adults think? “I’m very involved

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Body Language

By: Ananya Gupta When talking about the expression of emotion, it is fascinating that a significant portion of body language and gestures is universal around the world. A smile is a smile depicting happiness, no matter where you are in the world. However, there are some differences amongst some expressions and gestures that might seem

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Widows Review

Widows stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, and is directed by Steve McQueen, director of the award winning 12 Years a Slave. Widows is also written by Gillian Flynn, an experienced writer known for her thrillers such as Gone Girl and Sharp Objects. Widows is yet another heist film in which the

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GVHS Cheer Champions!

The Garnet Valley Jaguar Varsity Cheerleaders recently pulled out a win as District champions, along with the JV Jaguars who also earned #1 in their section of the competition! Last year, 2017, they won District Championships, so this year they went back to back in victory. The District Championships took place at Central Bucks High

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Indoor Drumline 2019

Indoor Drumline is an ensemble group for Garnet Valley percussion students who wish to perform in an activity that includes competitive music and performances. They travel to different schools to compete against other drumlines and even host a competition of their own. Additionally, they go to Wildwood at the end of their season to conclude

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Thanksgiving: Fact Vs. Fiction

Many Americans widely regard Thanksgiving as the best holiday for food, family, and football. But do students really know what they’re celebrating? When asked several questions about Thanksgiving, eleven Garnet Valley High School students shared their answers, ranging from partially correct to completely false. When asked why we celebrate Thanksgiving, one survey participant stated, “To keep up

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What is the EMdrive?

What is the EMdrive and how does it break the laws of physics?      The Emdrive, also known as the RF resonant cavity thruster, is a fuel-free thruster that can theoretically revolutionize space travel and requires no fuel to run. It can be used in rockets and space crafts. It was proposed by an

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Mamma Mia

      For the first time ever, Garnet Valley Performing Arts Association is putting on a community show right here at Garnet Valley High School! This year in June the GVHSPAA will be putting on Mamma Mia. Mamma Mia is a very high energy and fun show with many characters of various ages. The Performing

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Review – Halloween (2018)

    Halloween (2018) was directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green and Danny McBride. Green and McBride are together again after working on the Pineapple Express in 2008. Halloween (2018) takes place 40 years after the events of the original Halloween (1978) and centers once again around the Strode family. The movie

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Model UN Wins Big

This past Saturday, Model UN accomplished an impressive feat with a few of its delegates winning significant awards and recognition through Temple University’s OwlMUN V. During this intense competition, thirty-two members of Garnet Valley’s Model UN competed against four hundred other students from three different states, and multiple Garnet Valley Model UN members received awards. Specifically,

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Homecoming Court 2018

Homecoming is coming up- and fast. This year’s homecoming court includes a wide variety of seniors from an abundance of clubs and sports teams. There are 20 young men and women vying for the coveted titles of Homecoming Queen or King. Congratulations to the following people for representing the Class of 2019: Lauren Huck and

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What is Pottermore?

Have you ever heard of Pottermore? It is the official fan website of the prestigious and famed Harry Potter series. One could call it the Wikipedia of the Harry Potter series because it has pages of information on the Harry Potter series and all the characters and events. It allows one to consider oneself a

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National Merit Semifinalists

It is extremely exciting to announce the recently acknowledged semifinalists from Garnet Valley High School for the National Merit Scholars program. These five amazingly intelligent students received very impressive scores on the well-known PSAT assessment, and consequently, they were each recognized for outstanding achievement on this examination recently in the month of September. Garnet Valley

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First Tech Challenge (FTC)

FIRST is an international youth organization as well as a nonprofit organization that recognizes robotics and other STEM-related activities. FIRST TECH CHALLENGE is available to high school students as well as the FIRST ROBOTICS CHALLENGE. This is CAD students will learn: FTC gives students a lot of freedom and opportunities because it does not have

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Finance Club: New!

A common way in which to collaborate and formulate ideas at Garnet Valley High School, a new club has recently been created… Finance Club! This club deals with a variety of economic related topics, and the officers are planning to have members become involved in various activities, including discussing current events regarding finance, inviting speakers

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STUCO Royal Brunch

This past Saturday, Garnet Valley High School’s amazing STUCO put together a wonderful fairytale experience for younger children called the Royal Brunch. The children were allowed to dress up as whatever fairytale characters they wished, and furthermore, some member of Student Council dressed up as princes and princesses too! It was a great time for

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HERE Zombie Run

It is very exciting to announce that the GVHS Club HERE, or Humanity in Ethnicity, Race, and Equality, is hosting a zombie run at Garnet Valley Middle School to raise money for the impactful, international hunger relief organization known as Rise Against Hunger. To clarify, a zombie run is essentially a race in which some

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