A Junior-Senior Class Trip for the Ages

They came from as far north as Canada and as far south as Chile. Travelers arrived by plane, car, train, and even bus. In April, during GWUOHS’ spring break, 24 juniors and seniors, along with three staff chaperones, took over Orlando for the week. Students who had only met each other in live class sessions or chatted on Skype were introduced at the airport or the hotel lobby. It took all of five minutes for many to connect and find lots in common.

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An Open Letter to Netflix

Deya N., journalist

Dear Netflix CEO Reed Hastings,

Two years ago, a teaser for an upcoming Netflix show popped up on my YouTube recommendations. As a then 13-year-old artist with an appreciation for coming-of-age stories, I was pleased to find an upcoming show called I Am Not Okay With This which centered on mysterious events happening to a teenage girl (played by one of my favorite actresses, Sophia Lillis)seeming to have an indie atmosphere, witty comedic timing, and a fun soundtrack–all great elements in my book. Anne With An E had just been cancelled at this time and I, like many others, was upset to see the rushed ending to a beloved modern take on the classic heroine. So when I Am Not Okay With This was released, I gobbled it up like a cup of strawberry frozen yogurt that hits the spot just right. And…six months later, IANOWT was cancelled, too. Not exactly the cherry on top I was hoping for. 

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April Comics

“Spring Break”
Lyla Chen
Sometimes time flies…too fast

Credit: Lyla Chen

“Warm”
Anna Matsneiva
The glimpse into the life of a mysterious black treasure that showed up at our house. After a while, we made him a little place to live in a storage box…

Credit: Anna Matsneiva

Why Must We Always Be Suffering? A History of Women’s Suffrage

Powerful, dedicated, and persistent are just some of the many adjectives that should be used to describe the diligent women who participated and led in the women’s suffrage movement from “1848 until 1920” (Pruitt). The women’s suffrage movement was an uphill battle that consisted of courage and remarkable acts of survival, along with a brilliant showcasing of perseverance and vigor. From the valiant women who fearlessly fought for what they believed in to the uphill battles they fought to keep going, this is the women’s suffrage movement. 

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Is There a Place for Standardized Testing in the College Applications Process?

Lily M., editor-in-chief

MIT reinstated it for the coming year. Harvard committed to making it optional for a minimum of four years. The University of California system won’t even consider it. The SAT—and its oft-forgotten cousin the ACT—has become increasingly controversial for the role it plays in the college admissions cycle. Is it inherently oppressive or a necessary metric for measuring college readiness? Do scores truly reflect the merit of applicants? Is there any equivalent that colleges can turn to? The answers to these questions remain hotly debated.

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Meet GWUOHS’ First Ever Co-Head of School

Julian-Alexandre W., journalist

In a series of shocking events, from Ms. Giraldo’s pregnancy to yesterday’s unfathomable PZD crucifixion, the GW Chronicle has, yet again, uncovered deeper, behind-doors news. According to an undocumented, unofficial insider report from Stride Inc., GWUOHS has hired a Mr. Richard Mistretta as GWUOHS’ first ever Co-Head of School. And yes, this Mr. Mistretta is, in fact, the father of our Ms. Mistretta, GWUOHS’ now Co-Principal. In an exclusive interview with Mr. Mistretta, the GW Chronicle explores the new Mistretta authority:

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GWUOHS Fundraisers for Ukraine Make Progress

From the GWUOHS Facebook page:

Our Facebook fundraiser has currently raised $3,026, with all donations going to the Global Empowerment Mission.  We will continue to accept donations if you would like to contribute here.  If you do not have a Facebook account but would like to donate, funds can be sent via PayPal to our school’s account:  amistretta@gwuohs.com.  You will be provided with receipts of the donation being transferred to the Facebook fundraiser.

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