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Ethan Zack

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Name: Ethan Zack
Date registered: September 2, 2014

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  1. Fundraiser oversaturation dulls effectiveness — March 8, 2018
  2. Rank & File to innovate with larger staff size — November 6, 2017
  3. Original principal pays visit to community — June 14, 2017
  4. Cancer survivor inspires as coach — June 6, 2017
  5. Faculty powerless to control temperature in classrooms — January 11, 2017

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Mar 08 2018

Fundraiser oversaturation dulls effectiveness

I am often critical of the phrase “too much of a good thing,” especially toward actions that benefit the community, but I have found that the oversaturation of fundrasers by various clubs and classes has dulled their own effectiveness. According to the Digital Giving Index of Network for Good, 31 percent of all donations to …

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Nov 06 2017

Rank & File to innovate with larger staff size

When the returning staff began planning Volume 55 of Rank & File, I made a point of embracing innovation. Last year, we proved ourselves capable of carrying on the legacy of the publication that our predecessors created. We managed to receive the distinction of crown finalist from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, putting us in …

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Jun 14 2017

Original principal pays visit to community

Past collided with present when original Principal Elam Hertzler had lunch in the cafeteria with Principal Jeff Litz and the student body on June 7. Hertzler was the principal from the years of 1962 to 1965, responsible for the opening of the school, as well as Langley High School and James Madison High School. “I …

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Jun 06 2017

Cancer survivor inspires as coach

Amongst the varsity girls tennis team’s numerous victories this season, it may be surprising to learn there was a shakeup in coach leadership. Tennis coach Arlene Fitz-Patrick guided the team through each successful game, all while recovering from cancer. “I’ve never coached before and I love being around kids,” Fitz-Patrick said. “Also, because my daughter …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.gcmnews.net/media/rnf/2017/06/06/cancer-survivor-inspires-as-coach/

Jan 11 2017

Faculty powerless to control temperature in classrooms

During the winter, entering any classroom during the day is a gamble in terms of what temperature to expect. Rooms are either stuffy and overheated or freezing cold, with very few managing to hit a comfortable temperature. There has been a large amount of frustration regarding the air conditioning system from both students and faculty …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.gcmnews.net/media/rnf/2017/01/11/faculty-powerless-to-control-temperature-in-classrooms/

Nov 09 2016

Election results astound community

Donald Trump’s expectation-defying win of the presidency last night has invigorated some, demoralized others and shocked the nation across the board. While many polls predicted that democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would win by a sizable margin due to the various controversies surrounding Trump’s campaign, immense voter turnout for the republican candidate won him the electoral …

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Oct 27 2016

Rank & File receives donation of first four issues from alumna

An important gap regarding the extensive history of Rank & File has now been filled in. Ruth Phillips, a graduate of the class of 1964, recently donated full copies of the very first four issues of the newspaper from 1962. The PDF files of these issues can now be viewed at the public’s leisure on Rank & …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.gcmnews.net/media/rnf/2016/10/27/rank-file-receives-donation-of-first-four-issues-from-alumnus/

Jun 28 2016

Spring banquet rewards players for their season

The sports department held the annual spring sports banquet on June 6. The banquet began with all the teams together as the coaches and faculty gave speeches and top player awards, but then allowed the various teams to split and hold individual ceremonies. “The spring banquet is about congratulating all athletes and everyone that works …

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Jun 27 2016

Teachers warn against late remediation

Come the end of each grading period, be it a quarter, semester or entire year, teachers receive requests vying for them to offer additional remediation opportunities. Those worried about their academic standing in each class view this as a final opportunity to deflect some of the consequences of their current unchanged grade, but Spanish teacher …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.gcmnews.net/media/rnf/2016/06/27/teachers-warn-against-late-remediation/

May 25 2016

Varsity soccer pulls up Tonizzo for playoffs

Tonizzo dribbles away from a defender in the junior varsity game against T.C. Williams High School on April 20. The team won 4-3 with Tonizzo scoring the game winning goal.The varsity girls soccer team called up junior varsity player Haley Tonizzo, a sophomore, as a backup for the team through the rest of …

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