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  • Hamilton: What all the fuss is about

    Hamilton: What all the fuss is about

    Samantha Kinnaird, Staff Writer

    December 19, 2018

    When the Broadway hit Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda hit the stage, I was not on the bandwagon. Even though I am a major history fan, something just didn’t seem right about seeing history on stage this way. The musical follows the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers who saw the creat...

    Shea's recently hosted a traveling production of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton.

    Samantha Kinnaird

  • The 12 days of Christmas… school style

    The 12 days of Christmas… school style

    Violet Haring, Guest Contributor

    December 13, 2018

    On the 12th day of Christmas high school gave to me.. 12 all-nighters 11 research papers 10 mental breakdowns 9 "I can" statements 8 canvas malfunctions 7 timed quizzes 6 comprehensive assessments 5 MIGRAINES!!! 4 group projects 3 PowerPoint presentations 2 hours of sl...

    Technically, the 12 days of Christmas are from December 25 to January 6. But who's keeping track?

    Mrs. Giancola

  • GHS students excel in local poetry contest

    GHS students excel in local poetry contest

    The Phoenix Staff

    December 10, 2018

    Two Gowanda High School students received awards in the Healthy Choices Art & Poetry Contest sponsored by WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse. Sophomore Madison Boggs won first place for a poem titled “Why?” Freshman Violet Haring won second place for a poem titled “The best choices to ma...

    Kate Chudoba, Marketing Communications Manager of WNY United; Madison Boggs, sophomore; Beth Anzalone, Executive Director of WNY United; Violet Haring, freshman; Deputy Aaron Naegely, Erie County Sheriff's Office; and Mary Jo Wood, Customer Experience Manger for Evans Bank gathered for a ceremony to honor winners in the Healthy Choices Art & Poetry Contest.

    Mrs. Giancola

  • The expense of being female

    The expense of being female

    Emma Taylor, Staff Writer

    October 18, 2018

    Being female normally costs more than being male. From shoe prices to shaving cream, women usually pay more. This is known as the pink tax. According to listenmoneymatters.com, “The pink tax refers to the extra amount women are charged for certain products or services. Things like dry cleaning...

    There's no way around it: being female is costly.

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  • Practically invisible

    Practically invisible

    Breanna Negron, Staff Writer

    October 18, 2018

    In the world we live in today, we become more and more dependent on technology, along with social media to contact friends and family and check on them. Many cultures are visible in social media: Spanish culture, Arabian culture and Chinese culture, to name a few. But one of the cultures that is rar...

    Seniors Brianna Gonzalez, Jersie Silverheels, Tristan Jensen and Nick Weston are all students in the Native American Film and Literature class. They recently discussed the lack of a Native presence in the mainstream media.

    Mrs. Giancola

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  • School administrator overcomes a troubled childhood February 9, 2018
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A conversation with Channel 2’s Heather Prusak sheds light on media’s portrayal of women
Beane rocks his first Bills draft

Beane rocks his first Bills draft

May 4, 2018

A taste of the playoffs could go a long way

A taste of the playoffs could go a long way

January 10, 2018

The drought is over

The drought is over

January 2, 2018

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