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  • Seeing is no longer believing

    Seeing is no longer believing

    Breanna Negron, Staff Writer

    October 19, 2017

    Photoshop: (v.) To alter a photographic image digitally using Photoshop image-editing software. People around the world have used plenty of Photoshop for plenty of reasons, whether it is for fun, to create myths or to fool people. Some of the most popular social media apps in the world use Photo...

    Mrs. Mohr, art teacher, teaches students how to manipulate images using Photoshop.

    Samantha Kinnaird

  • Reader beware: Internet myths abound

    Reader beware: Internet myths abound

    Alexa Urbaniak, Staff Writer

    October 19, 2017

    So many people every day get tricked by Internet myths. Do you remember the one about the famous character, Chumlee dying a few years ago? So many people believed it. You may have even been one of them! What about the one more recently, less than a year ago, about actor Morgan Freeman dying. Obvi...

    Junior Jason Umlah and freshman Jacob Corbin use their new, school-issued Chromebooks in the Learning Center after school. This September, students in grades 9-12 were issued a Chromebook as part of an effort to make the high school curriculum more relevant and better prepare students for a digital future.

    Samantha Kinnaird

  • Myths about abortion thrive in the fake news stratosphere

    Myths about abortion thrive in the fake news stratosphere

    Katie Igielinski, Staff Writer

    October 19, 2017

    Fake news has been surging through the world since the Spanish-American war in the 1800s. It’s funny to see how some habits are hard to break. But it also comes as no surprise that with the intense growth of technology and social media, fake news has in fact increased. One of the topics that suffers ...

    Mr. Bruening, health teacher and athletic director, says the school's health curriculum adequately addresses sex education issues, like abortion.

  • News is in the eye of the beholder

    News is in the eye of the beholder

    Kurt Stitzel and Andrew Kruszka

    October 19, 2017

    What is the definition of news? The definition of news is newly-received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events. We follow the news very closely and unfortunately we both have very busy schedules so the news we do know about we normally read online from mostly CNN, Fox...

    Mr. Bohn and Mr. Ratel, social studies teachers, both follow the news, but with decidedly different perspectives.

    Samantha Kinnaird

  • Taylor or Peterman?

    Taylor or Peterman?

    Andrew Kruszka, Sports Editor

    October 17, 2017

    In week six of the 2017-2018 NFL season, the 3-2 Buffalo Bills had their bye week and many would say that it’s quite early to have it. Yes, if I made the schedules, I myself would be a little biased and give the Bills their bye in week eight or nine because that’s halfway through the season ...

    Kruszka says he believes Taylor should continue to lead this team, despite some fans' cries for rookie Nathan Peterman.

    Mrs. Giancola

News is in the eye of the beholder

News is in the eye of the beholder

Kurt Stitzel and Andrew Kruszka

October 19, 2017No Comments

What is the definition of news? The definition of news is newly-received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events. We follow the news very closely and unfortunately we both have very busy schedul...

Ms. Storey looks back on 23 years of teaching

Ms. Storey looks back on 23 years of teaching

Michaliah LiVecche, Staff Writer

June 16, 20171 Comment

Ms. Storey, a special education teacher, enjoyed a long career at Gowanda and is retiring at the end of this school year. So we will yet again be saying goodbye to one of our faculty members this summer. She first came...

Turning art into awareness

Turning art into awareness

Michaliah LiVecche, Staff Writer

May 23, 20171 Comment

The students in Mrs. Rydzik’s Studio in Art, Drawing and Painting, and Digital Design classes are working on a new project – one with no instructions.They have total control on what they want to create. To get started,...

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Seeing is no longer believing

Seeing is no longer believing

Breanna Negron, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017No Comments

Photoshop: (v.) To alter a photographic image digitally using Photoshop image-editing software. People around the world have used plenty of Photoshop for plenty of reasons, whether it is for fun, to create myths or to f...

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Taylor or Peterman?

Taylor or Peterman?

Andrew Kruszka, Sports Editor

October 17, 2017No Comments

In week six of the 2017-2018 NFL season, the 3-2 Buffalo Bills had their bye week and many would say that it’s quite early to have it. Yes, if I made the schedules, I myself would be a little biased ...

3-2 and first in the AFC East going into the bye week isn’t so bad

3-2 and first in the AFC East going into the bye week isn’t so bad

October 11, 2017

3-1 start has reporters asking, Are the Bills for real?

3-1 start has reporters asking, Are the Bills for real?

October 3, 2017

Where are the Taylor haters now?

Where are the Taylor haters now?

September 27, 2017

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