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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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echoEditor-in-Chief: Hannah Fein '16
Associate Editor
: Anya Sheldon '16
Online Editor: Sam Swoap '16
Business Manager: '16
Sports
: Cal Filson '16 & Elias Sekkal '17
Photography
: Ian Culnane '16
Administrative Liaison
: Melissa Swann '16

Advisor & Webmaster: Peter Niemeyer

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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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Greylock Plays During Block 5

On Wednesday April 13, seniors Nicole Jones and Alex Ciskowski, as well as junior John Pfister hosted Greylock Plays. To start the event off, Pfister and Jones sang the popular winter song “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” written by Frank Loesser. Following the seniors were juniors Mercer Greenwald, violist, and Dagny Albano, pianist, who performed an

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Staff Sgt. Aaron Pierce at Greylock

On Tuesday, April 12, Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Pierce visited Mt. Greylock to talk with students about possible careers in the military. He said that “I scheduled to do a presentation for all students that were interested in any sort of information about the military, obviously army specific because I’m from the army but I

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A Day of Silence for Mt. Greylock

On Tuesday, April 12th, Mt. Greylock students participated in a Day of Silence in support for students who feel silenced by their community or have taken their lives because of nonsupporting communities. The first Day of Silence was in 1996 at the University of Virginia in response to a class assignment on nonviolent protests. In

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Jeffery Rubel Hosts Waffle Greylock Talk

Monday, April 1, Williams student Jeffrey Rubel hosted a Greylock Talk, teaching about  the evolution of the waffle, the waffle iron, and society throughout the ages. Through his extensive knowledge of colonial American waffles and the “waffle frolics” of the social elite, Rubel spoke about the evolution of society, with waffles at the forefront. Rubel taught the

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Award-Winning Slam Poet Taylor Mali at Greylock

On Thursday, April 7, four-time National Poetry Slam winner Taylor Mali held a workshop with students during block nine, followed by two presentations during blocks five and seven. Today marked the third time the published author came to Mt. Greylock, where he both presented his own poems for students and helped students construct their own.

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Student Councils Puts Microwave in Cafeteria

On Thursday March 31, the Student Council implemented a microwave in Mt. Greylock’s cafeteria. Junior Simon Kent presented the idea to the Student Council after bringing a chicken pie to school and realizing his need for a microwave. In the past, students would ask the cafeteria workers to heat up their lunches using their microwave.

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Features

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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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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Every March 17, millions of people across America flock to their schools and workplaces, decked out in as much green as they can muster. What most people know of St. Patrick’s Day is that it is that is a day where everyone claims to be Irish and the Guinness flows freely. This St. Patrick’s Day,

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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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Arts

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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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Reviews

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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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Community

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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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Sports

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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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