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Greylock Community Reacts to COVID-19 Outbreak: Updates and Angles

Greylock Community Reacts to COVID-19 Outbreak: Updates and Angles

The Greylock Echo COVID-19 Coverage Team

March 25, 2020

The Echo is committed to providing coverage of how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting the Greylock community. Below you can find the stories we've written so far. Come back throughout the week for more.

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

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

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

When Snow Melts and Waxes Burn

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

Woodbury, Project 351 Organize Food Drive

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...

1 in 650: Max Rhie

1 in 650: Max Rhie

Gabe Gerry, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

Senior Max Rhie balances an impressive array of interests, from working with kids to music. The Echo sat down with Rhie to talk about some of what he does. Note: part of this interview appears in the November print issue of The Echo. Echo: Alright, Hello, how are you? Max Rhie: I am doing alright, I am do...

Barber Joins Math Department

Molly Sullivan, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

Among the many new faces in the hall Ann Marie Barber, a new math teacher who is happy to join the department.  Barber grew up in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Taconic Highschool. She continued on to Wheaton College for her Bachelors Degree in math and got her Masters in secondary educ...

A New Era: Barrett on Why Libraries are still Relevant

A New Era: Barrett on Why Libraries are still Relevant

Eva Myers, Staff Writer

September 29, 2019

With the new school came new teachers, and this fall Mount Greylock gained a new librarian: Mrs. Liza Barrett, who previously taught in the Middle School english department. “It’s a new era for the Mount Greylock School Library and Media Center, and I am so excited to be at the helm and to work wi...

Girls in the Classroom

Girls in the Classroom

Maddy Art and Clara McWeeny

April 29, 2019

"That's a man's question, a girl wouldn't understand," Camilla's* teacher told her when she raised her hand to answer a question about World War II machinery. Instead, the teacher called on a boy whose hand was not raised and who did not know the answer, because, in the teacher's words, "it’s like heavy metal, ...

Sonya Carrizales on Time in Japan, Learning the Language

Sonya Carrizales on Time in Japan, Learning the Language

Krishan Rai, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Recently, the Echo talked to senior Sonya Carrizales about her experiences winning 1st place in the Boston Japanese Consulate’s speech contest. Echo: How did you get interested in Japanese? Carrizales: I first got interested in Japanese when I was a kid. I used to see all these Studio Ghibli mov...

MCAS Madness: A Tradition Continues

MCAS Madness: A Tradition Continues

Jackie Wells, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

Every year since MCAS was implemented in 1993, the students of Mrs. Barrett’s seventh grade english class have competed in their own March Madness. Students mix basketball shootouts and MCAS work packets as a way to prepare for the English Language Arts Massachusetts standardized test. In MCAS ...

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