Park reviews: Stage Nature Center

Nick Skinner photo by Nick Skinner The largest attraction of Stage Nature Center is its beautiful trails, at this time of year the fall colors make for excellent photographs. As I approached the trail head something caught my eye in the tree, it was a massive red tail hawk, but just as I snapped a picture it swooped down and caught its prey right in front of me! With an abundance of wildlife, beautiful trails, and a nature center with many engaging programs, Stage nature center is a perfect place for those who enjoy nature. The park is located in a beautiful forest in Troy, only a twenty minute drive away from Groves. photo by Nick Skinner The majestic Red Tailed hawk is a common sight at t

Ranking every song on Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker's album: Tickets To My Downfall

Mackenzie Beem Even with my high expectations, Tickets To My Downfall, released September 25, did not let me down. I don’t know if it was the realness of the lyrics, the impressive features, or the overall early 2000’s pop-punk nature, but this is now one of my favorite albums. Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker have been teasing their album, Tickets To My Downfall for almost a year. With the release date changing over and over again and the first single not being released until May 1 of this year, my anticipation for the album was extremely high. I love a lot of Machine Gun Kelly's older music and I was excited to see what his spin on pop-punk would be like. These songs are rated by how of

TikTok: the road to fame and glory

Ben Roman photo by Ben Roman My mom introduces herself to my TikTok following for the first time on October 22. Her video receives 1000 views within the first 20 minutes. She is extremely lucky that I had 90 followers to get her all these views. I won at life. 600 views, 28 likes… that has to be some sort of record. @I_LOVE_CHARLI commented the heart eyes emoji on my post; I look like a demigod. My direct messages are most likely blowing up right this moment. I quickly inform my mom that I’m going to be the next Charli D’Amelio. My mom quickly informs me that she has no idea who Charli D’Amelio is. That’s okay, not everyone is cool enough for TikTok. So far in 2020, TikTok has been download

A guide to at-home meditation

Erin Parker photo by Erin Parker Sophomore, Evan Parker highlights the importance of variety on October 22, changing up the scenery for his routine meditation. Here he is situated on the patio in his backyard, practicing the renowned tree pose, blasting the hit song XO TOUR Llif3, by Lil Uzi Vert. Meditation. Relaxation. Innovation Over the last 7 months, we have been confined to our houses surrounded by family 24/7. With no escape, this has led to many disputes and arguments over insignificant things, which I know has made many of us halfway crazy. Not only are we sinking deeper into a hole of frustration with our family members, but our motivation has also sustainability dwindled. Day to d

Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 is more timely than ever

In 1969, eight men were put on trial for conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intent to start a riot. These people were Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen) and Jerry Rubin (Jeremey Strong), leaders of the Youth National Party (Yippies), Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne) and Rennie Davis (Alex Sharp), leaders of Students for a Democratic society, David Dellinger (John Carroll Lynch), leader of the Mobilization to end the Vietnam War, Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), national chairman of the Blank Panther Party, and Lee Weiner (Noah Robbins) and John Froines (Daniel Flaherty), two random protestors. In The Trial of the Chicago 7, directed by Aaron Sorkin, this group of men was called the “

Three products curly haired beauties need to avoid

Would you still eat your favorite food if you knew it had plastic in it? If you don't want plastic in your diet I bet you wouldn't want plastic in your hair either. We use products designed to nourish and help the growth of our locks but do you really know what you're feeding your hair? Curly haired beauties tend to stick by one product without even knowing what is in it; this mystery solution can be filled with silicones and sulfates causing long term damage and ultimately the death of your hair. While it might sound dramatic, it is of upmost importance to treat your hair well. A lot of girls and boys don't know how to manage their glorious curls. They use products that make curls stick tog

Keeping busy during quarantine- Groves students find hobbies for entertainment

by Erin Parker photo by Erin Parker Collection of the artwork I completed over quarantine captured October 5. I spent hours on end outside on my back porch painting and bought countless supplies including paint brushes, canvases, and tubs of paint. The mandatory statewide lockdown has given Groves students the opportunity to venture to new areas of interest, and discover new methods of enjoyment and relaxation. With what felt like endless time, many students found comfort in hobbies. Whether it’s a rediscovered hobby, or one you’re trying for the first time, in a world of new norms, this six month period should’ve allowed us ample time for new activities. Developing a hobby is beneficial i

GPAC brings theater back from the dead and into the light

by AJ Camisa Photo by AJ Camisa The cast of A Ghost for Rosanda rehearse for opening night on October 13. A Ghost for Rosanda shares the story of four school girls (played by Junior Ainsley Nelson, Junior Anna Forberg, Junior Mia Frank, and Sophomore Jaedon Salata) who arrive at a dilapidated, lonely old house planning to meet Rosanda (played by Junior Caroline Kondak), great-aunt of one of them, and spend two nights making up ghost stories, stories that become all too real. Broadway in New York City has been lights off, curtains shut, and completely deserted. Many audience members have had to reschedule their tickets, flights, hotels, and schedules since March, 2020 to lessen the impact of

Groves loses to rival Seaholm 28-35 in tight competition

by Ethan Marcus Photo by Caden Meyers Senior wide receiver Zak Meradi (#3) runs a bubble screen route in the fourth quarter to try to get a couple of yards. “The safeties were playing so off so the goal is to get the ball to the slot receiver and get as many yards as possible. The outside receiver’s job is to block, which Tinsley (#9) did perfectly,” Meradi said. Back and forth. With a 7-yard touchdown run, senior Seaholm running back Jackson Vance (#34) took an early lead with six minutes left in the first quarter. Junior running back Stavros Panos (#6) then returned the favor early in the second quarter with an 8-yard rushing touchdown, tying the game up at 7 on October 9. Football head co

Groves defeats rival Seaholm 2-1 in first varsity soccer showdown of the year. Remain undefeated at

by Ethan Lulkin Photo by Ethan Lulkin Sophomore Matthew Meilinger attacks the defender in hopes to take the ball and swing the momentum for Groves on October 8. Sophomore winger Mori Miller sprinted down the field, leaving turf flying from his cleats as he maneuvered the ball down the field. He knew this was his opportunity to strike for Groves. Still flying down the field, Miller faked his body to the left while leaving the ball out to his right, causing his defender to sprint in the other direction. After the feint move, Miller placed the ball wide right, into sophomore midfielder Matthew Meilinger’s range. Meilinger crossed the ball into the box and found senior striker Carlos Hernandez.

Park reviews: Franklin Park

photos by Nick Skinner From the top of the hill, you get a stunning view of the city, a glimpse of the church steeple, and a panoramic of the whole park. As I walked up the grassy hill at Franklin community park, I stopped to catch a view. I could see the towering steeple of the Franklin Church, the quiet town of Franklin, as well as the whole park and all the wonderful facilities the park had to offer. Located in the village of Franklin, only 8 minutes away from Groves, the park has plenty to offer in terms of facilities and activities. For athletics, the park has three baseball fields that are maintained and in good condition. The only complaint being that the upper stands at one field ar

The Pros and Cons of Online School

Being at home gives students the luxury to relax more and be more comfortable. However, going to school from home has forced students to change how they go about their day and how they make use of their time. In my case, with all this newfound time at home, I’ve had to find new hobbies to pass the time productively instead of lazing around at home because I can’t go outside. I used to always hang out with friends after school and do homework with them, which made it easier for me to learn and focus. Now, whenever I’m not binging a show or playing video games, I try to read more and relearn piano. While I do enjoy these newfound hobbies, I am finding it harder to focus on schoolwork at home.

Finding Ways to Focus during Zoom Classes

By Mackenzie Beem 8:20. Jump up as the alarm blares through the bedroom. 8:21. Get out of bed and stumble to the bathroom to get ready. 8:24. Open computer and try to ignore the Netflix or youtube that are still open from the night before. 8:25. Press on a zoom link, making sure to keep the camera off, and try not to fall asleep. Just a typical morning routine for me as we continue with online school. I realized the first week that attending zooms all day would be a challenge. It’s not that I don’t have self-control, I just don’t have enough. Throughout the day the urge to open Tik-Tok becomes stronger as my willpower weakens. As much as I try, 60 second videos are just so much more entertai

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