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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 ...

An Interview with Nicole Overbaugh

An Interview with Nicole Overbaugh

Eva Myers, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...

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