Author Archives: GVHSJagJournal

Being a High School Sophomore During the Pandemic

By Lila Troum Saying that our lives have changed would be an understatement. Over the course of the past year, students around the country have been facing the same challenge that COVID proposes: how to deal with virtual/hybrid learning. As a sophomore, I look around at my fellow classmates, the upperclassmen, the freshmen, and I

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12 Garnet Valley Students Selected as National Merit Finalists

Please join me in congratulating the following students for being recognized as National Merit Finalists: Nathan Chen John Colavito Naomi Consiglio Kushagra Gupta Noelle Mink Andrew Murray Benjamin Nguyen Elizabeth Nguyen Sydney Pyon Sarah Rossi Ramsey Smith John Teng

Homies4Houseless: A Reflection

By Rachel Jason People across the nation, from various communities, joined together to fight against an injustice that our world struggles with—poverty, houselessness, and hunger. Homies4Houseless was a project created by two alumni of Garnet Valley, Victoria Husain and Macawi Thomas-EL. Myself and 25 other people from all backgrounds joined together on a Zoom call

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Scholastic Short Story Winners

Congratulations are in order! Fifteen Garnet Valley students have won awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. A panel of teachers, writers, literary professionals, and University of Pennsylvania graduate students selected their  exceptional work from over 2,400 submissions submitted by peers in the Philadelphia region, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. Silver and Gold

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Recap of Super Bowl LV

By Ryan Croke The biggest television event of the year took place last weekend, and it did not disappoint–at least me, anyway. Super Bowl LV, held in Tampa, shocked most of the world, myself included, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers blew the bricks off the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9. In a dominant performance from Tampa

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Case Closed!

By Frank Long The Super Bowl is hands down the most watched sporting event in America. The 99.9 million people who tuned in to watch the game last Sunday night were blessed by what seemed to be the greatest match up between NFL quarterbacks in Super Bowl history. Tom Brady at 43 years old and

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Let’s Get Spiritual: Crystals!

By Brooke Lovelace In today’s world, sometimes you need a little extra mojo in order to make it through the day. Spirits have been running low and bad days seem to be piling up in 2021, but is there a potential solution? Let’s talk about crystals! Getting right into the basics, crystals are symbolic tokens

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A Candid Interview with Nathan Chen

Conducted by Justin Kang and Ryan Nagengast In a time of schooling, summer programs, and extracurricular activities being postponed, Garnet Valley senior Nathan Chen has made the most of his resources. Highly accomplished in computer science for his age, Nathan spends hours a day honing his skills through competitions and other methods. Luckily for him,

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How to Watch the Marvel Movies in Preparation for Phase Four (By Chronology and Release Date)

By Robert Gamble As the release of the highly anticipated Black Widow film lies just around the corner (May 7th, 2021), the dawn of a new Marvel Cinematic era is fast approaching with Phase Four. Since the very first time Tony Stark uttered those famous words, “I am Iron Man,” back in 2008, the world

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Should College Board Have Shortened AP Exams?

By Nimisha Mikkineni The 2020-2021 school year has been challenging for students, teachers, and administrators alike. As a result of the COVID-19 induced pandemic, most schools have been forced to go online. With that, the prominent question is: Have students been learning as well online? Many students have been struggling with online learning, due to

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