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The Blazer

The official student-run newspaper publication at GEHS.

The Blazer

The official student-run newspaper publication at GEHS.

The Blazer

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Timeline of Womens History Month

Timeline of Women’s History Month

John Richards, Reporter Mar 10, 2024

Women's history goes way back before most of us were even born. Women’s history month is a time where we celebrate the achievements and successful strong women around the world. Women’s history month...

The Month to Celebrate Black History

The Month to Celebrate Black History

Addie Reiter, Editor in Chief Feb 18, 2024

Black History Month takes place during the whole month of February. February was officially made Black History month in 1986, but before it was a month it was only a week. Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926...

The First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank Fails

Jarrett Reiter, Reporter May 16, 2023

The First Republic Bank failed on May 1. This is the third bank that has failed in the 2023 year along with Silicon Valley and Signature. When First Republic failed, the United States government, specifically...

The State of LGBTQ+ Legislature

Addie Reiter and Lillian Campbell May 12, 2023

Recently over 100 bills have been made in the US targeting the members of the LGBTQ+ community. A majority of these bills have focused on transgender youth.     HCR reports that there have been...

Homeless Man Strangled to Death in NYC Subway

Homeless Man Strangled to Death in NYC Subway

Ethan Hunting, Online Copy Editor May 10, 2023

      Jordan Neely, a 30 year old black homeless man, was killed on the subway in New York City, drawing national media attention and sparking outrage on social media.       The incident...

A Deep Dive: Orca Whales in Captivity

A Deep Dive: Orca Whales in Captivity

Madeline Clark, Editor in Chief May 10, 2023

Since 1961 approximately 166 Orca Whales have been taken into captivity. Approximately 131 of these marine mammals are now dead. Orcas are continuously stripped from their home in the wild for commercial...

Noah Wulf

The Injustice Ralph Yarl Faced

Lillian Campbell, Ads Editor May 5, 2023

A shooting in Kansas City on April 13 sent an innocent 16-year-old to the hospital. The circumstances of the attack are unclear, and subject to intense scrutiny. ABC summarizes that an 85-year-old man...

Safety tips to avoid distracted driving

Safety tips to avoid distracted driving

Maci Shafer, Editor in Chief Apr 19, 2023

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Last month in Gardner, there were two major accidents. Even if they weren't from being distracted, they are still important to discuss.  At the end of February...

A picture of a Ring doorbell

Ring Doorbells Pose Unaddressed Risk

Addie Reiter, Editor in Chief Apr 16, 2023

If you drove by a neighborhood, chances are you would see multiple houses with a Ring doorbell camera. These have become very popular for families to purchase for safety and for accessibility. The inventor...

The government owes itself about 28 trillion dollars and owes the public about 23 trillion dollars in 2021.

US Debt Limit Reached

Jarrett Reiter, Reporter Apr 4, 2023

The United States reached the debt limit (ceiling) of 31.4 trillion dollars in early 2023. The U.S. Treasury is currently using extraordinary measures in order to borrow more money for government activities...

The debilitating pressure to overachieve

The debilitating pressure to overachieve

Lillian Campbell, Ads Editor Mar 27, 2023

We live in an age where there is constant pressure to overachieve and be the best, especially in college. Adolescents who plan to go to college deal with an overwhelming amount of pressure that can lead...

The Dangers of Red Dye 40

The Dangers of Red Dye 40

Maci Shafer, Editor in Chief Mar 9, 2023

Many people don't know what toxins are going into their bodies when they consume food and drinks. Many foods and drinks including cereals, candy, chips and more contain the red dye 40. According to...

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