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Greylock Seniors Navigate College Admissions Process

Greylock Seniors Navigate College Admissions Process

Lucy Igoe and Alayna Schwarzer, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

This fall, the senior class of 2021 has begun to embark on the college admissions process. But this year’s process may look a bit different from years past: many students have not had the chance to tour schools in person or to participate in extracurriculars that could boost their resume. Perhaps the...

Greylock Students Share Thoughts on the 2020 Election

Photo Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune

Molly Sullivan, News Editor

October 3, 2020

Ruth Weaver, a senior at Greylock, has logged onto many zoom calls this fall. Weaver, a registered Democrat, said that she’s learned a lot more about her classmates during remote learning. “I’ve seen backgrounds featuring blue lives matter flags, Trump flags, even confederate flags. Some of...

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at Greylock and Beyond

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at Greylock and Beyond

Lucy McWeeny, Features Editor

October 3, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of the law, passed away on September 18, 2020. Being only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and the only woman out of nine justices on the Supreme Court for the first sixteen years of her term, Ginsburg has helped pave the way for oth...

“The Hardest Business Decision I’ve Ever Had to Make”

Upper Spring Street is the home to many Williamstown businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Lucy McWeeny, Features Editor

May 11, 2020

Just a few months ago, Spring Street Market, a local business of Williamstown, was bustling, filled with customers in search of sandwiches and baked goods. Now, the store is as closed and desolate as the street outside. “What the closing came down to was that it became really scary,” Karen Gosselin...

The Greylock Eggplant

Members of the Greylock Eggplant, America's most serious student publication.

Eggplant Staff

April 1, 2020

Read the Greylock Eggplant's super serious April 1st issue!

Teachers – They’re Just Like Us!

Mackenzie Sheehy, Pisces

March 31, 2020

With the sudden closure of school for three weeks due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, students and their families are looking for ways to keep quarantine entertaining and avoid boredom. However, Mount Greylock teachers are having no trouble keeping themselves busy. The English department...

1 in 650: An Interview with Mt. Greylock Regional School

Lucy McWeeny, Libra

March 31, 2020

Echo: Wow. Hi. It’s good to finally speak with you. MG Building: Well, it’s good to finally be speaking [Hacks loudly into recording device]. E: So, what is it like being a building? MG: [Sighs heavily] It’s not as easy as everyone thinks. I mean, there are literally hundreds of peopl...

The Search for Sleep

The Search for Sleep

Lucy McWeeny and Emma Sandstorm

March 21, 2020

According to the National Sleep Foundation, teenagers should be getting eight to ten hours of sleep every night. But, a study showed that only 15% of teenagers actually get the recommended amount of sleep. The early Mount Greylock start time has often come up in regards to the amount of sleep Greylock students are getting. The Echo delved into the importance of sleep for teenagers, and what students, teachers, and the administration has to say in response to the school start time.

Two Options, Six Years: A Closer Look at Greylock’s Language Offerings

A junior examines a map in a Greylock history classroom.

Livia Morales, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

In only third grade, Lukas Nordstrom, a German student who spent a few months at Greylock, began his language education, spending 45 minutes a day, two or three times a week, learning English.  Beginning in fifth grade, he and his peers were required to take French or Latin and by eighth grade were ...

When Snow Melts and Waxes Burn

A Mt. Greylock nordic skier walks.

Owen Tucker-Smith, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

At the intersection of skiing, health, and climate: dirty chemicals, shrinking seasons, ardent activists, and less ardent leaders. The Echo talked to officials, high school and college athletes, coaches, and Olympians to learn more.

Inside Greylock’s Fit Club

Ava Howard, Staff Writer

December 27, 2019

Mount Greylock’s Fit Club offers student athletes an opportunity to stay in shape in the off-season. Students can join coaches Brian Gill and Robert Jutras on morning workouts or after school routines. The club, Gill is proud to say, has been around for “probably eight years, maybe nine, and more and...

Woodbury, Project 351 Organize Food Drive

A poster advertising the drive hangs in the foyer.

Emma Sandstrom, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Project 351 is a nonprofit leadership program constructed to promote youth service in Massachusetts, following the values of kindness, compassion, humility, and gratitude. As the programs founder Carolyn Casey explains on Project 351’s website, “Project 351 is an independent nonprofit organization that builds...

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