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About Caitlin McCormick

Caitlin McCormick is the Copy Desk Chief for The Gregorian Chant.
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La La Land and the Dangers of Fantasy
10 months ago

La La Land and the Dangers of Fantasy

In a year of many excellent films, one dud has risen to the top of the awards heap: Damien Chazelle’s nostalgia-soaked, Hollywood navel-gazing musical “La La Land,” which debuted …
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Lily Sklar Takes Poetic Laurels
10 months ago

Lily Sklar Takes Poetic Laurels

Some schools have football teams, cheerleading squads, crowded half-time bleachers; at The Gregory School, we have Poetry Out Loud. For over a decade now, The Gregory School has celebrated …
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The Gregory School: Then & Now
11 months ago

The Gregory School: Then & Now

Memory is a flimsy thing. We are likely to romanticize the past. Institutional memory is frequently as slippery.

With all of the recent changes on campus – an …
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Kirkpatrick V. McCain

There is no candidate in this general election that  I believe in as much as I believe in Ann Kirkpatrick. I believe in supporting her not only because of …
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The Price of Admissions

The College Board is corrupt. As a society, we have allowed a single organization to control the entirety of the college admissions process, and consequently we have an unfair, …
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“Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life” Comes to Tucson
1 year ago

“Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life” Comes to Tucson

In 2016, more than fifty years after her death, artist Frida Kahlo’s fame and popularity are undiminished. Her iconic face adorns t-shirts, totes, and murals around the world.

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What’s Your Favorite Song?

The staff of The Gregorian Chant weighed in on their favorite songs on the back page of the September 2016 issue. Here’s who they picked as their favorite songs:

Kai Morfin

Taylor Swift: Nightmare

In the most highly publicized celebrity feud of this year, a video of Taylor Swift explicitly approving Kanye West’s lyrics featuring her on his song “Famous” was released by …
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Campus Improvements Underway
1 year ago

Campus Improvements Underway

The Gregory School campus is a notable part of the school’s charm. Its many acres boast lush soccer fields, state of the art science labs, and a series of …
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2016-17: Meet the Chant!
1 year ago

2016-17: Meet the Chant!

First, I have a confession to make: there is no class I look forward to at the beginning of each year quite as much as journalism.

Our very …
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“Hashtag The Gregory School Difference”: Is It Liberal Arts?
2 years ago

“Hashtag The Gregory School Difference”: Is It Liberal Arts?

It is a widely accepted fact that in this day and age, the money is in the sciences. Call it a product of the 21st century computer boom or …
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April Fool’s: Why We Created “The Gregorian Rant”

Believe it or not, each issue of The Gregorian Chant requires a significant amount of planning, energy, and time. If anything, this process was only exacerbated for the special, …
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Ben Petersen Nominated to US Presidential Scholars Program
2 years ago

Ben Petersen Nominated to US Presidential Scholars Program

Besides being the Chant’s Editor-in-Chief, senior Ben Petersen recently also added a new accomplishment to his resume: U.S. Presidential Scholar nominee…

Let’s Talk About Sex (Education at The Gregory School)
2 years ago

Let’s Talk About Sex (Education at The Gregory School)

Let’s face it: nobody wants to talk about sex. And no teenager likely wants to sit down in a room full of their peers and then have sex explained to …
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Gregory Day Comes Early This Year
2 years ago

Gregory Day Comes Early This Year

In life, there are about three things you can consistently count on: you will be born, you will die eventually, and Gregory Day will occur in the second semester. On …
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Top Holiday Events in Tucson
2 years ago

Top Holiday Events in Tucson

Info about the Downtown Parade of Lights, Winterhaven Festival of Lights, Fourth Avenue Street Fair, performances of “The Nutcracker,” and more holiday events in Tucson.

Why the Youth Vote Counts in 2016

Many students of The Gregory School will finally be able to participate in one of the United States’ famed traditions this year: voting.

Although voting is in essence …
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Texting and Driving Campaign Could Net 100K

Probably nobody would be surprised to find out that, statistically, teenagers are not very good drivers. In fact, of all teenagers that die annually, most of them are killed …
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Voluntourism: How Far is Too Far?
2 years ago

Voluntourism: How Far is Too Far?

Ah, summer.

That wonderful time of year when everybody’s Instagram feed is updated every five seconds with pictures of balmy tropical beaches, watermelon Eegees, beaming friends posing in …
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Caitlin McCormick Reflects on Poetry Out Loud Experience

This year marks the second time I’ve been able to participate in the annual Poetry Out Loud competition. I was fortunate enough to win first place in my class …
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Should Encore classes have another Encore?

At the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year The Gregory School decided to offer a brand new, unprecedented after school class schedule for students: the Encore system. Encore classes were …
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Pre-college summer programs debunked

Many teenagers participate in college preparatory summer programs hosted at universities around the country and the world. But are they worth it?

Guest poet visits TGS during poetry week

On January 29 and 30, The Gregory School welcomed its first ever guest poet for poetry week, Steve Kowit. Poet, essayist, workshop facilitator, inhabitant of San Diego and professor at …
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The rise of anime at TGS

Anime is Japanese animated productions, usually featuring hand-drawn or computer animation, and for many people it is considered more of a lifestyle than a hobby. Manga, the print version of …
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Senior Monty Lussow is on the go

If you spend a little time immersed on The Gregory School campus, you will inevitably hear a common complaint: “This school is so small!”  Yet for senior Montserrat Lussow, the …
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Clubs going up on a Tuesday

One can tell a lot about a high schooler by the clubs he/she involve themselves in; like her passions, ambitions, niche interests, or at the very least who her friends …
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Day of the Dead is alive downtown

“There are 100,000 of you here,” an All Souls Procession volunteer yells within an enormous crowd of skull painted faces, “So if each of you donate $1, we will make …
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