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Girls in the Classroom

Girls in the Classroom

Maddy Art and Clara McWeeny

April 29, 2019


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"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


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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


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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 ...

An Interview with Nicole Overbaugh

An Interview with Nicole Overbaugh

Eva Myers, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019


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The Echo sat down with Nicole Overbaugh to talk about photography, the processes of filmmaking, and the junior's current film in the works starring some of Mount Greylock's own sophomores, juniors, and seniors. ECHO: How long have you been interested in filmmaking and photography? OVERBAUGH: I started photograph...

An Interview with Nima Darafshi

An Interview with Nima Darafshi

Cammi Macuch, Interviews Editor

March 31, 2019


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Students at Greylock play a wide variety of musical instruments, but junior Darafshi is a rare bassist. The Echo sat down with Darafshi to discuss his experience playing the instrument. ECHO: What made you start playing the bass? DARAFSHI: I started playing bass because of my teacher James Bergin...

Seventh Graders Embrace Art, Positive Messages Through Curating a Culture of Respect Program

Seventh Graders Embrace Art, Positive Messages Through Curating a Culture of Respect Program

Ava Simon, Staff Writer

March 30, 2019


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Starting from the very beginning, Mount Greylock encourages students to respect the human condition. This ideal is perhaps first manifested in the 7th grade in a project known as Curating a Culture of Respect (CCR). As the name implies, CCR strives to create an appreciation and understanding of how people...

Students React to Admissions Scandal

Students React to Admissions Scandal

Laura Dupuis, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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In 2010, the United State’s biggest college cheating scandal begin with a video. Rick Singer explained how hard it was to compete in the world of college admissions and that one video lead to the involvement of 50 people, including two celebrity parents along with dozens of other parents, nine coaches,...

Eagle Scout: An Interview with Mike Maruk

Krishan Rai, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


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Senior Mike Maruk just earned the title of Eagle Scout. The Echo sat down with him to ask him some questions about the process. Echo: How did you become and Eagle Scout? Maruk: Well, if you start from the beginning, I joined Scouts in first grade. And kinda stuck with it ever since. I did it sinc...

GMSU to Return

GMSU to Return

Ava Simon, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019


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This month the Multicultural Student Union has re-emerged at Greylock. It falls in line with one of Greylock's core values - acceptance. According to guidance counselor Ms. Pardalis explains that students and staff alike have "unconscious biases that they might have regarding race." To remedy any...

Katherine Wilson Wins VFW Voice of Democracy Contest

Katherine Wilson Wins VFW Voice of Democracy Contest

Lucy McWeeny, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019


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Senior Katherine Wilson recently won the Veterans of Foreign War Voice of Democracy Contest. The Echo sat down with Wilson to discuss the award and her essay's inspiration. Echo: Can you tell us a little bit about the VFW Voice of Democracy Award? Wilson: The VFW (Veterans of Foreign War) is a nati...

Freshman’s Webcomic Interest Leaves Mark on Directed Study Classroom

Freshman’s Webcomic Interest Leaves Mark on Directed Study Classroom

Owen Tucker-Smith, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2019


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Many of the over five hundred students at Mt. Greylock have access to the internet. They will find refuge in social media, youtube videos, the news, or texting. For freshman and new student Ava Simon, the internet is also the home of a unique form of entertainment: webcomics. According to Simon, webcomi...

Community, Bonding, and School Spirit

Community, Bonding, and School Spirit

Laura Dupuis, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019


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School, team, and club spirit days at Mount Greylock have always been exciting times for the entire student body, and this school year proves to be no different. At first glance, spirit days seem to be just days to dress up or to wear goofy outfits. However, these days can also be important in order ...

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