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Update on the Building Project (Part 3)

As outside temperatures drop and students transition into winter sports, the Mt. Greylock Building Project is beginning a new stage. The main task the project faces at this stage in its development is facilitating a seamless transition from the old building to the new one, with the main issue being the gymnasium. The gym is

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Boys Soccer Appeal Denied

This year, the Mt. Greylock boys soccer team had a season that they never could have seen coming. Four weeks ago, it came to the team’s attention that one player, who had recently moved here, was in his fifth year of high school. According to MIAA rules, in order for a student to play in

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Dr. Eileen Bote Talks Nutrition

On Tuesday, October 25, Dr. Eileen Bote delivered a Greylock Talk in the library during high school Directed Study. Bote, a nutritionist, focused on how to improve one’s nutrition and the problems America faces when it comes to living healthy. Bote addressed the severe lack of attention and importance nutrition has in America, stating that

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Update on the Building Project (Part 2)

Value Engineering As October draws to a close, the new school building project at Mt. Greylock is moving steadily along. The most notable ongoing process in the project is value engineering, used in many construction projects to keep the job under budget and on schedule. Principal Mary MacDonald says the project is currently on budget and

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Update on the Building Project

Students entering the building two weeks ago may have noticed the signature entryway being ripped off the old front entrance of Mt. Greylock. This is just one of the many steps in creating a brand new building, set to open completely in the fall of 2018. Phase One of the four Phase plan began earlier

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Justin Crowe Discusses Trump at Greylock Talks

On Wednesday, September 21, Justin Crowe, Associate Professor of Political Science at Williams College, presented the first Greylock Talks of the 2016-2017 school year. Crowe presented in the pit of the library because Ms. Fohrhaltz moved into the meeting room due to construction on the school, but the Talk easily filled the space. Crowe’s talk,

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June 4 Print Edition

In this issue: Upcoming Building Changes at Mt. Greylock | Prom | What’s Next for Seniors? | Class Election Results | Farewell to Departing Faculty | Interviews: 2 in 650: Interviews with Hannah Fein ’16 & Ben Hynes ’16 | Opinion/Reviews: Theater: Greylock Actors Perform You Can’t Take It With You | The Reflections of a Graduating Senior | Review of Dark Souls III

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Good Times at Greylock Prom

On Tuesday, May 31, Mt. Greylock Regional High School seniors and their dates descended on Berkshire Hill Country Club for their Senior Prom. The night began with couples taking pictures in different locations around the county, although the largest group of seniors and their dates assembled at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. The students

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June Issue Brainteaser Answers

Forward, I am heavy, but backward, I am not. What am I? A ton.   What is always coming, but never arrives? Tomorrow   Tear one off and scratch my head. What was red is black instead. What am I? A match.   How many 2 in. long blocks can you put into a 3

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Features

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New Faculty at Mt. Greylock

Upon returning to Mt. Greylock in early September, students have noticed several new faces around the building. Since last spring, teams of faculty, staff, students, and parents interviewed and selected seven new staff members. Eileen Belastock joins Mt. Greylock as the new Director of Academic Technology, working to assist the school community with all academic

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Senior Prank 2016

On Monday, May 1, Mt. Greylock’s senior class pulled off their long-awaited senior prank. At around 5:30AM, the project began with a giant delivery of sand to Mt. Greylock’s front doors, brought in by senior Adam Petricca. Petricca, along with a group of seniors who arrived at the school shortly after, began to spread the

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Perspectives

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Greylock Returns Launches

On December 21st, 22nd and January 11th, a new series called Greylock Returns entertained the high school directed studies with the stories of recent alumni of Mt. Greylock. Principal Mary MacDonald began the series to show the students the different paths they can take after high school. MacDonald noticed the success and popularity of Greylock

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Local Author Jim Shepard Delivers Greylock Talk

On the morning of December 16, local author Jim Shepard came to the Mt. Greylock meeting room to deliver the second Greylock Talk of the year. Shepard is a prolific and distinguished fiction writer who has published numerous short stories and novels. A professor of creative writing at Williams College, Shepard has been decorated with

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Greylock Plays At Night

On Friday December 11, Greylock Plays put on a talent show at 7 pm in order to raise funds for Friends of the Arts. Tickets were $5 a person and concessions, such as bottled water and cookies, were $1. Overall, the event raised $600 for Friends of the Arts and attracted over 100 audience members.

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High School Musicians Qualify for Senior District Festival

Each year, high school musicians and vocalists from Western Massachusetts audition to participate in the Senior District Festival concert as members of the Western District of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association on Saturday, January 16 at UMass – Amherst. Several Mt. Greylock students auditioned for Senior Districts this year, and five students were selected to

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The Cartel: Book Review

Note: The Cartel is possibly one of the most graphic high profile books written this year. Although I would consider it less mature than Game of Thrones, discretion is advised. The Cartel deals with extraordinary amounts of violence, both sexual, physical and emotional, as well as serious profanity. Don Winslow’s novel, The Cartel released April

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“Deep down the hollow is what you promise me. All I can do is to follow”…

This past summer I arrived late to an album that has been getting airplay on independent stations for over a year, Milky Chance’s Sadnecessary. Released in October 2013 the album did not make much headway in the US until 2014 when Milky Chance began playing sold-out shows and appeared on late-night with Jimmy Kimmel. USA Today wrote a favorable review in

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Interview With Mr. Fisher

Matthew Fisher is an English teacher at Mt. Greylock who enjoys Bob Dylan, the New York Mets, and Sporcle: a trivia, quiz, and brain game website. The Echo sat down with Mr. Fisher to discuss his education, his past jobs, and how he came to be at Greylock. Echo: Where did you grow up? Mr.

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Day of the Dead Altars

Students in Shannon Vigeant’s Spanish II classes built Day of the Dead altars to celebrate the holiday on November 1 and 2. The altars are now exhibited in her classroom and in a display case in front of the main office. “As part of the learning we did about the Day of the Dead and

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Baseball Early Season Update

The Mount Greylock Baseball Team has been preparing for a strong year this preseason, led by three senior veterans who are looking to go far. Last season, the Mounties’ went 21-4 in a spring highlighted by an undefeated run in the conference and a sterling home record. Graduating nine seniors, all of whom started for

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Mounties Softball Starts Strong

Coming off an .500 (11-11) season where they made their way to the quarterfinals of the Western Massachusetts Division 3 tournament, the Mt. Greylock softball team is poised for another strong season. Catcher Olivia DiNicola, left fielder Rachel Voller, and center fielder Haley Guest are the captains and lead the team on the field. The

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