The Greylock Echo


An Interview with Superintendent Robert Putnam

Livia Morales, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

The Echo sat down with new Superintendent Robert Putnam to discuss COVID-19, his teaching background, and what a typical day looks like for him.  Echo: What is your background in education? Putnam: I have an undergraduate degree in history, a masters degree in instructional leadership, and a doctorate in c...

An Interview with Vice Principal Colin Shebar

Molly Sullivan, News Editor

September 16, 2020

Colin Shebar, Mount Greylock’s new vice principal, sat down with the Echo virtually to discuss his background, the best spots for hiking in Berkshire County, and his passion for teaching.  E: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Colin Shebar: I came here from teaching in Franklin, Massachusetts. I was teac...

COVID Profiles, Part I: the Simpsons

Lucy McWeeny, Features Editor

March 25, 2020

With Mt. Greylock closed until May 4th, many students are looking for ways to remain occupied turning this temporary break. The Echo is writing profiles on students who are pursuing activities outside of the traditional school environment.   While teachers have assigned optional work, Mt. Greylock has n...

An Interview with Julia Goh on Her Time in Singapore

An Interview with Julia Goh on Her Time in Singapore

Lucy McWeeny, Staff Writer

December 29, 2019

This past week, The Echo sat down to talk with Julia Goh, an eigth grader who spent the last semester of her seventh grade year in Singapore. Echo: How long did you live in Singapore? Goh: Six months E: What was it like going to school there? G: The school I went to was a private and in...

New Teacher Spotlight: Coach Jutris

Emma Sandstrom, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

On Thursday, September 19, the Echo met with the new Mount Greylock PE teacher, Coach Jutris, to discuss his new position and how his transition has been. Echo: Where were you before you came to Greylock? Coach Jutris: I worked three years at Drury High School. I worked there as a Special ED te...

An Interview with Dr. Lovell

Kiersten Simpson, Staff Writer

September 21, 2019

A new school year brings new faculty and students, along with Latin teacher Dr. Lovell. The Echo got  a chance to sit down and talk to him about his previous Latin experiences and the year ahead. Echo: How are you liking Greylock so far? Dr. Lovell: It seems great so far! E: And what makes you love ...

Sportlight: Finn Welch

Sportlight: Finn Welch

Lucy McWeeny, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

The Echo interviewed Finn Welch, a senior and captain of the Greylock Boys’ Soccer Team, about his interest in and passion for soccer.  Echo: How long have you been playing soccer for? Welch: I’ve been playing since I was about five, and my first word was “ball.” Soccer is a big thing in m...

Sonya Carrizales on Time in Japan, Learning the Language

Carrizales speaks at the Japanese Consulate in Boston's competition, in which she earned first place.

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...

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

Darafshi performs in a concert of the Williams College Wind Ensemble.

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...

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...

Athlete Spotlight: An Interview with Derek Paris

Krishan Rai, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019

The Mount Greylock boys’ varsity basketball team has had a fairly successful season. The Echo sat down with Derek Paris, a freshman that made a difference for the team in his first season playing with them. Echo: How successful do you think the basketball team has been this season? Paris: I me...

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