Category Archives: Local News

NFL Week 1 Recap

By: Ryan Croke and Jeremy Park The first weekend of the 2021 NFL season wrapped up on Monday night, and what better way to kick off the year than to give a brief recap of each game? In this article, Jeremy Park and Ryan Croke give you their thoughts on the games that took place

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 Garnet Valley’s Black Student Union

By: Rachel Jason It all began with one female student. She created a group chat with a few students who soon, together, formed a coalition. We welcome Garnet Valley’s first Black Student Union. Nashetah Thomas-EL strived to create the Black Student Union for about 3 months with the intent of creating a safe space for

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Anxiety and Returning to School During a Pandemic

By: Noelia Rane Everyone has been affected by COVID-19 in the past year and a half. As restrictions lessen and life seems to return back to the old normal, the return to school is inevitable. However, many students struggle with anxiety coming back to school, especially when COVID has seemed to become more powerful, mutating

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Garnet Valley Gets Great First Game Win Over Downingtown West

By: Emily Nevy The Garnet Valley had an A+ performance against Downingtown West, beating them 41-7. With many helmets flying, the first game of the season was a strong win. Garnet Valley’s defense was oppressive, preventing Downingtown from scoring until the last quarter, scoring their first and only touchdown. During the 1st quarter number 14

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The Rise of a Young Inventor Working in STEM

By: Rachel Jason Srilekha Mamidala, a 15-year-old student at Garnet Valley High School, won the 2021 GV Stem Challenge. Srilekha created a cell phone app that reduces unproductive technology use during the school day. The purpose of the app is to help students focus during class. The app detects usage during class, therefore, responding by

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Garnet Valley eSports Team Wins PIEA Overwatch State Championship

GVHS eSports played against Susquehanna in the semifinals winning 3-0. The team then proceeded to the finals facing familiar rival, Mannheim Township High School(MTHS).  They defeated MTHS 3-0 and won the PIEA Overwatch State Championship.  The players on the team are Ben Nguyen, Robbie Gamble, Luke Sullivan, Kevin Glenn,  Ryan Hassell, Anirudh Jandhayala and Brandon Gorski, and

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“Circe” Book Review

By Kathryn Hutchinson In ninth grade English, the first classical work read is Homer’s The Odyssey. Madeline Miller retells this classic in Circe, but from a different perspective. In Greek mythology, Circe is the daughter of Helios, God of the sun, and Perse, a water nymph. She is very different from the rest of her

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Garnet Valley eSports Overwatch Team Advances to PIEA Semifinals

The GVHS eSports Overwatch team is participating in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Esports Association (PIEA) league and advanced to quarterfinals this past Thursday. The match was streamed live through PIEA’s twitch channel where three other quarterfinal matches were also taking place. Their opponent was against NWPA Collegiate Academy who held a strong 6-1 record during the regular season. After a lengthy match

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Garnet Valley Global Awareness Club to Hold Pizza Fundraiser

Message from Global Awareness Club: The Global Awareness Club is having a fundraiser at the Glen Mills MOD Pizza on Wednesday, May 19th from 10:30am to 10:00pm. In honor of Earth Month, we are raising awareness for plastic pollution to donate to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a non-profit organization that is working towards a world

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Garnet Valley Student Council Earns National Recognition

For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the Garnet Valley High School Student Council has been recognized as a 2021 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Student Council (NatStuCo).  “Receiving a National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the highest dedication on the

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