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Students, Teachers Protest MCAS Question

Students, Teachers Protest MCAS Question

Laura Dupuis, Staff Writer

April 7, 2019


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During the English Language Arts MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) exam this spring, sophomores encountered a narrative essay prompt based on a passage from the novel The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, and students were asked to write a journal entry from the perspectiv...

New Program of Studies Announced for 2019-2020 School Year

New Program of Studies Announced for 2019-2020 School Year

Clara McWeeny, News Editor

April 3, 2019


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View the complete Program of Studies here. A new Program of Studies was announced for the coming 2019-2020 school year, with four brand new classes and seven classes that are back in rotation. These classes are offered for High Schoolers, with grade variations dependent upon the class. The brand ...

Bellmon ’08 Brings Political Experience to Greylock Visit

Bellmon ’08 Brings Political Experience to Greylock Visit

Eva Myers, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


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On Tuesday, March 26th, Greylock alum Anthony Bellmon came to speak to students about his work with Congressman Brendan Boyle, as well as his other work in politics and the community. Bellmon, who graduated in ‘08, currently works for the congressman as his body man, personal assistant, and eve...

Students Get Into March Madness

Krishan Rai, Staff Writer

March 31, 2019


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March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament, is well underway, having started in Mid-March and set to end with a national championship on April 8th. The tournament consists of 68 men’s basketball teams, who compete in a 64 team single elimination bracket after the “First Four” are elimin...

Greylock Puts on Career Fair

Eva Myers, Staff Writer

March 30, 2019


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On the half day on Wednesday, March 20th, both teachers and students from grades nine through twelve attended this year’s career fair that was held in the cafeteria throughout the day. The fair, which was organized by Ms. Mendel and Ms. Tierney, was made up of parents, community members, and Mount Gr...

Students Take National Latin Exam

Students Take National Latin Exam

Victoria Melkonyan, Features Editor

March 19, 2019


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On Tuesday March 12 during first period in the cafeteria, many Mt. Greylock Latin students took the National Latin Exam. The exam, which is sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, is “predicated on providing every Latin student the opportunity to experience a...

SEE Fund and Junior Class Host Trivia Night

SEE Fund and Junior Class Host Trivia Night

Sam Tucker-Smith, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


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This past Thursday, Mount Greylock, the SEE fund, and the MGRS Junior Class hosted a trivia night. The event was open to teachers, students, and family. The Trivia Night organizers announced that there would be competition for “gift cards and bragging rights." Anna Welch, who helped organize th...

Students Join International Climate Strike Movement

Students Join International Climate Strike Movement

Charlie McWeeny, News Editor

March 17, 2019


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Students from Mount Greylock and Williamstown Elementary joined Williams students, parents, and community members in a climate march from WES to Field Park on Friday afternoon. The march came amid youth-led climate strikes across the globe, started by Swedish high-school student Greta Thurnberg, who...

Plans for New Turf Gain Momentum

Plans for New Turf Gain Momentum

Clara McWeeny, News Editor

March 17, 2019


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On Tuesday, March 12th, a school council subcommittee met to discuss the future of a turf at Greylock. Coaches, Parents and Students gathered with the architect, Ed Art, of the new project to move forward on design plans. Since the last meeting, plan 5B was decided on, a plan that has the new turf be...

Rhie Introduces Zen at Second Chapter of Greylock Talks

Rhie Introduces Zen at Second Chapter of Greylock Talks

Owen Tucker-Smith, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2019


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Williams College Professor of English Bernard Rhie visited Greylock on Friday for the year’s second installation of the Greylock Talks series. The first guest to host an event in the newly renovated auditorium, Rhie gave a lecture titled “What is Zen?” which included a run-down on the core aspects ...

Student Council Addresses Playlist Guidelines, Engages in Service Projects

Jackie, Wells

March 14, 2019


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The Greylock Student Council has spent the last months focusing on various student concerns. One topic of discussion has been guidelines for the playlists that multiple fall and spring sports teams play on the speakers while warming up. Generally, the teams make a list of songs which then get looked ...

Mounties Reach Podium at Robotics Competition

Mounties Reach Podium at Robotics Competition

Owen Tucker-Smith, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2019


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The Mechanical Mounties, Mt. Greylock’s FIRST Robotics team, earned silver medalist standing on Sunday, joining a powerful alliance that made the finals at the New England District Waterbury Event. After moving on from the qualifying round, the team, along with Aces High and Bobcat Robotics, won f...

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