Category Archives: School News

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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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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Life as a Junior in School

By: Alec Eskin This school year has been none like any other, especially for the upperclassmen like myself. Even since COVID-19 shut down school in March last year, no aspect of life has been the same. School has been virtual, asynchronous, synchronous, hybrid, you name it the form of schooling has change in a lot

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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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The Pandemic in a Playlist

By Lila Troum From March 13, 2020 to…now, we’ve been under quarantine, stuck in a pandemic. This really isn’t news to anybody, though it’s still something difficult to grasp. As of writing this, it’s been almost 11 months since this began, which feels crazy. I’m sure out of the quarantine boredom, most students have dipped

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“Soul” Movie Review

By Kevin Genthert Soul is a movie about someone who has lived what he thinks is a disappointing life, and just as things are going his way, he dies and is forced to relive his failures. He goes on a journey with the underlying themes of trying to find out the purpose of life. I

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#Homies4houseless

A group of PA students have been collaborating with Project Home, a nationally recognized non-profit based in Philadelphia, with the goal of raising $10,000 in 3 days. All funds will be used to help supply blankets, food, water, and other necessary resources to homeless communities in Philadelphia. Fundraising ends Thursday, February 4th, at 11:59 pm.

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PSATs: The Pandemic Edition

By Justin Kang As students around the world geared up to take the renowned standardized test known as the PSAT back in October, Garnet Valley had pushed the testing date to January 26th, 2021. All benefits the same as the exam administered in October, students were sent a form to sign up for the optional

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