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Stresses of Running

Amber Olsen, Features Editor

November 7, 2014

Filed under Features

Senior Kiera Abramson said as she finished a girls varsity cross country meet at the beginning of the 2013 season, she felt a sharp pain suddenly shoot through her right ankle. “I noticed it bothering me, but I kept on running, thinking it wasn’t anything,” Abramson said. However, she was wrong. “Every ti...

Pitcher thrown off course

Alec Mawrence, Executive Opinions Editor

November 7, 2014

Filed under Features, In The Middle

When Tommy John, former Major League Baseball pitcher, coached his son’s baseball team at Furman University 15 years ago, he did not know what caused players to require Tommy John surgery, but he knew overthrowing was not a good thing. So, he devised a way to get his pitchers to pitch less. ...

Alumnus ‘smashes’ world record

Amber Olson, Features Editor

October 3, 2014

Filed under Features

Alumnus Neeral Mehta (‘13) said that he and three of his  friends  suddenly burst into song, singing “We are the Champions” by Queen as they concluded their 56th consecutive hour of playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl on...

Conflict With Curfew

Rachel Lee, Executive Features Editor

October 3, 2014

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Statement: A teenager under the age of 18 driving home from a school or religious event after curfew will not receive a ticket As junior Brian Kim was driving home from a youth event at church on an August night, what he thought...

Teacher Feature: Kelly Reimer

October 3, 2014

Filed under Features

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Charitable house haunts Longvalley Drive

Jessica Lee, Features Editor

October 3, 2014

Filed under Features

Decapitated baby dolls with blood painted on their necks are scattered among little kids behind bars, screaming and begging to be let out. A covered silver platter lies on a table in a dining room setting where the lid is lifted to r...

Students build friendship through artwork

Hana Bezark, Executive Copy Editor

October 3, 2014

Filed under Features

As science teacher Anthony Fiala walked down the science hallway, he thought about how he could enhance the plain brick wall with a creation expressing altruism. This concept is something Fiala emphasizes in his Brain Studies c...

Passengers Avoid Pay

Victoria Tu, Features Editor

October 3, 2014

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Statement: Passengers in a car being driven by an underage driver will be ticketed As she headed home on a Sunday night, junior Melanie Holpert was one of multiple passengers in a car when red and blue lights started flashin...

Legal Without Liquor

Taylor Shuman, Features Editor

October 3, 2014

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Statement: Teenagers who do not drink at a party will get a ticket along with the teens who have been drinking Senior Johnny Bear attempted to sneak out of the back of a house, only to find a flashlight shining brightly in his...

GBN Goes Global: Foreign Universities

Maddy Placik, Executive Features Editor

May 22, 2014

Filed under Features, In The Middle

While many graduating seniors plan to pack up their cars and drive to college in the fall, a few will be pulling out their passports and hopping on a flight overseas to attend their colleges of choice. Seniors Daniel Congbalay and Zac Kurtz are two students who plan to take this trip overseas. Congb...

GBN Goes Global: Gap Years

Lauren Sulkowski, Features Editor

May 22, 2014

Filed under Features, In The Middle

As seniors scramble to find their roommates and gather belongings for  their dorms, senior Rebecca Imhoff is packing her bags to go to Hawaii. Next year, she plans to go to Hawaii and work on an organic farm. Imhoff’s work on the farm will be in exchange for free food and housing. According to college co...

Student walks to his own beat

Taylor Shuman, Features Editor

May 22, 2014

Filed under Features

After seeing the “McDonald’s rap,” a video that went viral on YouTube when junior Jess Jacobson was in fourth grade, Jacobson provided a beat using only his mouth for his friends as they rapped the words to the song. ...

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