Archive for March, 2013

March 21, 2013

Backstage pass to Fashion Show

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By Mark Stanislavov, Class of 2014

Welcome to my full review of the GWHS Fashion Show which is produced by Fashion Design teacher Mrs. Karen James. Everything that happened that night was very fun!   However, I was not watching from the audience, I was backstage snapping plenty of pictures. 

The backstage atmosphere is extremely different compared to the audiences’ point of view. Backstage, everyone was running around trying to get ready for the next event.  I was snapping pictures of anything I could.  Sadly, most of the models were all too busy changing.  I was trying to catch one model, and every time I wanted to snap-a-pic of her, she had to change into her next outfit.   Other than her, everything was a blast, a little more rushed than the “Pre-Show” during the day, but still good. 

The evening show had attractions that were not in the “Pre-Show.”  Now, there was a teacher there taking pics, all his photography equipment was there and I sneaked a few pics for the newspaper.  The outfits close up, were amazing! Newspaper dresses, garbage bag dresses, and ripped up clothing!  They were all very well done for a bunch of high schoolers, not to offend anyone. The time I spent there was really well spent. Yeah sure, I was running all over the place, but it was fun, trying to capture their lime light and letting them know they did a job well done.   Nicely executed model of GWHS!

March 19, 2013

GWHS students win more Science Fair awards

By Debra Liberman, Science Fair Advisor

Please congratulate the following students who were Science Fair Award Winners at the recent city wide Science Fair held at Carver:
Erin Moore,  Biochemistry, Third Place

Aaron Goldberg,  Math, Second Place  AND winner of the Temple University Scholar Award worth $12,000

Joel Goldberg,  Medicine and Health,  Honorable Mention  AND winner of the Biophysics Award  $100

Malika Sukorova,  Medicine and Health, First Place

Natasha Iotov, Zoology, Second Place

Sophie Liss, Behavioral Science,  First Place

March 19, 2013

Rachel Farley…Wow!

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By Mark Stanislavov, Class of 2014

Never being a huge fan of country, I thought that listening to her would be boring. I was dead wrong! Rachel Farley, born from Southern land, has punched me with a reminder of how much I enjoy country! Her new song, “Ain’t Easy,” woke up the sleeping Southern side of me and I realized how interesting it was to listen to this genre. The way she sings, dare I say it, reminds me of Bobby Mackey. He was a brilliant mind in the genre of country, and Rachel just might be able to reach those heights. She has a blazing bright future ahead of her. Words of advice, stay away from the Crossroads and on the right road Rachel! Amazing song and performance!

March 17, 2013

Your opinions

By Paige Hughes, Class of 2014

There’s nothing more to say.  You’ve said enough. 
It broke me to pieces. 
You told me that you were honest 
But it was only your opinion 
If it was your opinion 
Then it was simply an opinion 
Not a fact 
An opinion of what you thought 
Not of what I thought of myself
Your words were opinions. 
Not facts that were from a book 
Therefore I will not listen to you
Or to them
Or to the part of my mind that says you’re still important 
There is no more to be said 
Everything was said and done 
You’re words of opinion will no longer affect me and what they have done
You are now just an empty space in my phone and a bag of negativity. 
You and your opinions are no longer important to me. 
March 17, 2013

Sneak peak at Fashion Show

By Mark Stanislavov, Class of 2014

9:10 am.   The atmosphere was calm, but a little electric. The George Washington Fashion Show Sneak Peak was a blast!  It all started with an assortment of white dresses and shirts, along with pants and tights. Going from white, to black, to very colorful dresses, that part of the show was appetizing.  Every one of the models had steel faces showing the likes of a true model in the making.  The men had really well-designed outfits.

9:17 am.   The next event was star-studded featuring tight, shiny clothing –  leather like there was no tomorrow, and tons of dark colors.  The styles looked to me as if the models stepped out of a biker hang-out.  There were also bunches of pop for the men, and ovations throughout the auditorium.  The women had a nice amount of pop themselves.

9:26 am.   While Susanna played “All the Lights” on piano, the theme was “Pre-Fall” and boy, they almost made me fall with their wonderful Autumn-themed outfits.  The intro was confusing, but unique, and it kept my attention.  Most of the clothing was simple but darkly colored, and gave an alienating tone.  It made feel very comfortable.

That was just a small appetizer for the big event later tonight.  I am ecstatic and excited to see what they have on the menu. Tonight’s wonderful fashion dinner shall be glorious!

Doors open at 5:30 pm at George Washington High School.  No specific end time however, you can’t time fashion darling, it’s all about presentation, punctuation, and elegance.

March 14, 2013

Austin Mahone – the next Justin Bieber?



By Mark Stanislavov, Class of 2014

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Singer Austin Mahone just might be the second coming of Justin Bieber. This young new talent has much to offer with only being sixteen posting videos on YouTube to signing with his first record company. Austin’s newest song, “Say You’re Just a Friend (ft. Flo Rida)” shows that this sixteen year old has the mind of a musical genius with understanding the way teenagers really go through the trials of whether or not their friend can be more than a friend. In the video, Austin shows off his dance moves and his award winning smile to dazzle the audience while at the same time, telling a story of a teenage boy who is in love with his friend, dare say best friend, and is afraid to ask her to be more than a friend to him in the assumption that it will ruin their friendship entirely. Flo Rida makes an appearance with spitting a few words of fire to let the song have a little more zest to it. What I can gather from what Flo Rida is trying to explain is how he spent most of his time in Carol City, created a song, and fell in love with a girl who broke his heart. That is just what I can sum up, if someone else can get a different story from Flo Rida’s part, please share it. All in all, Austin Mahone has a bright and powerful future in the music business. He shows that starting small can lead to something wonderful and marvelous.

Thank you for reading my review, have an exquisite day!

March 12, 2013

DECA members win again!

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Our DECA chapter had great success again at the recent state competition in Hershey.  Advisors Mrs.  Kirby and Mrs. Seitchik took 50 students to the competition, and they came home with 64 medals for high scores on written tests and role plays in our division!  Some students received multiple medals!   Our District Representative, Preston Johns, also came home with a trophy for Job Interview.  Ben Moshnyager missed a trophy by 3 points out of a total of 300 possible points so he was very disappointed.  We are proud of all students who participated in the state competition.  Congratulations to our 2013 GWHS state winners.

March 12, 2013


By Paige Hughes, Class of 2014
Your mind can recreate your best memories 

It can also create the ones that you wished you could’ve erased like pencil on paper
Memories can last you a lifetime of happiness 
They can also turn out to be a living nightmare that you want to end 
The recreation can bring back the people you miss most when they’re gone
But then you’re left with just memories. Not being able to hug them again or hear them speak. 
The memories can bring you joy like when you were five and had the world wrapped around your fingertips 
But the memories can also bring you back disappointment of the “woulda coulda shoulda” stuff 
The memories in the mind are your own little world. 
The little world that you hope you can control when you can’t control the actual world 
March 12, 2013

Review of Stein;Gates Japanese anime


By Nathan Danczak, Class of 2015

 Based on the Japanese visual novel by 5pb. and Nitroplus and released for the Xbox 360

 Set in the summer of 2010 in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan, self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintaro Okabe lives in an apartment that he has turned into a so called “lab”.  Occasionally, he conducts experiments with the help of his good old friend Itaru “Daru” Hashida, an experienced hacker, and his other longtime friend named Mayuri Shiina. Rintaro and Mayuri then later attend to a radio building where a lecture about time travel is being held where Rintaro meets up an 18 year old girl named Kurisu Makise  who is extremely talented and is also an neuroscience researcher at an American university. 
Makise claims that she had earlier spoken to him despite Rintaro not having the exact clue what she is talking about. Moments later, Rintaro finds the girl dead in a pool of her own blood. He texts Daru as soon as he can when suddenly strange things start to happen around him and he soon sees that a strange satellite has crashed into the building he was just in. People then start to desert Rintaro and then reappear again as if nothing has happened. Rintaro  realizes that the microwave in his apartment was running the exact same time the text was sent to Daru, which he somehow sent a week into the past. He then discovers that Makise is still alive and well, apparently not having the slightest clue that she was stabbed to death a little back.
March 12, 2013

Sean Forbes in concert at GWHS

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By Scott Siley, Jenna Vaugn and Bridget Sullivan, Class of 2014

Sean Forbes is a 31 year old deaf rapper from Detroit. Sean wasn’t born deaf; when he was one he got a very high fever that blew out his ear drums and he hasn’t been able to hear since. He recently performed in our school and we had an opportunity to interview him as part of our Sports & Entertainment Marketing Program.

We asked him, “were there any difficulties growing up deaf” he responded by saying that sports were very difficult for him because he didn’t know when to start and stop playing.  He told us that he “loved music since he was a little kid.” He started playing the drums when he was young and was inspired to be a drummer when he got older. When he got older, he figured out if he was going to go anywhere with his music career then he would have to sing.  In 2006, his dream of being a musician came true upon singing a record with the Bass Brothers who were discovered by Eminem in Detroit. His band has recorded 50 songs and they are looking forward to releasing their first album on April 2nd called “Perfect Imperfection.”  

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