Photo Gallery: The week at GB, 4-7-15

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Sharing the same paint bucket, sophomores Kiana Abrigana and Marisa Wong paints a pillar after school at 2:45 on April 9. Along with the rest of the National Honors Society (NHS) club, they were priming two of the school pillars. “The project is called ‘Paint a Pillar’ and we will be painting everyday except Saturday and we should be done on Monday” said Sophomore Marisa Wong. Photo by Nishita Fernandes

ART PILLAR: Sharing the same paint bucket, sophomores Kiana Abrigana and Marisa Wong paints a pillar after school at 2:45 on April 9. Along with the rest of the National Honors Society (NHS) club, they were priming two of the school pillars. “The project is called ‘Paint a Pillar’ and we will be painting everyday except Saturday and we should be done on Monday” said Sophomore Marisa Wong. Photo by Nishita Fernandes

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  • Practicing the piano, on April 4th 2015, Sophomore Iris Chan is preparing for the Guitar Show. “ I’m playing a couple songs like a trio of ‘Golden Slumbers’, ‘Carry That Weight’, and ‘Lovely Rita’ and a couple of others. We are working on the show, which is on May 14 , and it’s going to be all on The Beatles,” Chan said. Expecting the feeling in the class to be stressful before the show, Senior Tyler Douglas says otherwise. ” It’s very vibrant and accepting and everyone is comfortable with each other and the vibes… even though some people are a little stress for the show, its very comfortable,” Douglas said. Photo by Janelle Cruz

  • Holding ribbons, junior Michael Colosimo listens to Mrs. Deserie Milburn telling the dance class to not tangle the ribbons. Colosimo and other guys in the dance routine were practicing to the song “We Are The Champions” by Queen for the dance show on April 29, 30, and May 1 at 7pm. “[Today] was the first time dancing with ribbons. It was kind of fun though and the choreography wasn’t that hard to learn,” Colosimo said. Photo by Selena De La Torre

  • Sitting outside in the morning on April 9th, 2015, sophomore Emily Lavrador practices strumming her guitar. “I was playing Santa Monica Dream,” said Lavrador. Photo by Chia Vang

  • Studying for biology freshmen Anthony Dyson and freshmen Ben Law review DNA and RNA strands. Looking over the double helix Dyson is pointing at the figure and trying to explain the difference between DNA and RNA to Law.”I’m really enjoying this unit in biology its very interesting to me to get a look into genetics,”Anthony said. Photo by Dillon Wilder

  • Painting the details in AP Studio Art on April 9th 2015, Senior student Sara Weatherholt is adding conspiracy theory words to her seventh painting out of twelve. “ My whole painting is based on conspiracy theories and so I have a whole bunch of things related to that portrayed in the picture, such as ‘The CIA’ and ‘Lies’,” Weatherholt said. By the end of April, Weatherholt has to finish five more paintings, and twelve in total. “[The atmosphere] is pretty chill right now but it was really stressful last quarter but now theres more for me to do but there’s less pressure because it’s more like do what you want to do now and we’ll make it work,” Weatherholt said. Photo by Janelle Cruz

  • Patiently making her vase for her ceramics class, junior Nicole Zenzola puts extra work into the pattern for the top of it. The class had to use coils in the project, so she tried to make patterns that were unique to her project. The end of the two weeks to finish the vase was approaching, and Zenzola used the time to work out the finishing details. “”You want to make it look special I guess because everyone’s doing the same project so to make yours unique you have do do all the little details,” Zenzola said. Photo by Maryne Matthews

  • Quietly working on the base of his last painting of high school, senior Logan Hartridge thinks about the intricacy of the sky he works on. Hartridge had to wait for that name to come to him because until it was done he didn’t have the inspiration for it. He chose to paint the sky because it was a part of paintings that especially interested him. “I saw a lot of other paintings that just had this same kind of sky to them so I’m doing sort of a collage of all the different paintings I wanted to do, and it’s something that really interests me and I wanted to make it really intricate,” Hartridge said. Photo by Maryne Matthews

  • Sitting at the same spot every lunch under one tree, freshmen Jack Kehoe, Jaiden Ng, Angelo Gross and Dillion Wilder talk to eachother. They usually talk about their lives and what happened during school. “I feel like I have people who openly listen to what I have to say and will always understand,” Kehoe said. Photo by David Goni

  • Painting a calm scenery with a mechanical twist, senior Delaney Crabtree enjoys her first period class. “What I like about art is you can just come in to an elective that’s stress free and create something from your own [imagination],” Crabtree said, while working contently on her latest project. Photo by Lindsay Withrow

  • Calmly working on his art project, senior Robin Bagga savors his time in Mr. Stephens art class. “I joined art because it’s a stress free environment where you can be creative and make something that means something to you,” Bagga said. Having a class in his schedule that he really enjoys made this year memorable. Photo by Lindsay Withrow

  • Sharing the same paint bucket, sophomores Kiana Abrigana and Marisa Wong paints a pillar after school at 2:45 on April 9. Along with the rest of the National Honors Society (NHS) club, they were priming two of the school pillars. “The project is called ‘Paint a Pillar’ and we will be painting everyday except Saturday and we should be done on Monday” said Sophomore Marisa Wong. Photo by Nishita Fernandes

  • Painting a sky on April 9 in Mr. Stephens art class, Jade Brinzo begins to add a deep violet along with white to lessen the saturation. As she first started, Brinzo wet her canvas with water and white paint with Mr. Stephens assistance. “Skies are probably the hardest thing to paint in my opinion. They take forever to get close to the references we choose,” Brinzo said. Photo by Ambreen Siddiqui

  • Playing “Come Together” by the Beatles, senior Harrison Tucker enjoys first period Guitar with Stafford. Tucker enjoys playing the song because it’s “arguably one of the best songs the Beatles ever wrote, [and it has] an incredibly distinct bass line.” “Come Together” is a favorite for Tucker because to him, it revolutionized the instrument. Photo by Ava Lindley

  • Laughing, junior Emily Moss attempts to catch the balls her friend throws at her. “We do random things at lunch because we get bored.” Moss said. Photo by Claudia Moore

  • Focusing at track practice on April 7, senior Gigi Field works off to the side of the pole vault runway doing different sets of jumps with the pole, so that she can warm up before actually vaulting over the bar and into the pit. “Pole vault is really fun, it looks scary, but it is really rewarding when you make it over the bar,” Field said. Photo by Michaelan George

  • Sitting at the same spot every lunch under one tree, freshmen Jack Kehoe, Jaiden Ng, Angelo Gross and Dillion Wilder talk to eachother. They usually talk about their lives and what happened during school. “I feel like I have people who openly listen to what I have to say and will always understand,” Kehoe said. Photo by David Goni

  • Reading Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, senior Amanda Gordon studies for the quiz the next day in Mrs. Padgett’s AP Literature. “I really enjoy Catcher in the Rye [and] think Holden is a really interesting character. He is really […] dynamic and it was interesting to follow his story,” Gordon said. Photo by Nicole Svistun

  • Looking to a fixed focal point in the distance, senior Connor Milnes works on his throwing technique, during track practice on April 7, by turning and twisting his body in the correct throwing form without an actual discus in hand. “I like throwing because it requires a lot of balance and precision,” Milnes said. Photo by Michaelan George

  • Creating art in Mr. Stephens class on April 9 junior Kate miller begins to paint her grass to go on the side of her painting. She first painted everything but the center and side to make sure extra coats of paint didn’t affect the final result of the trees.”I like to put lots of time and effort in my paintings because I just freak out over the smallest details. I think it benefits me in the end,” Miller said. Photo by Ambreen Siddiqui

  • Laying on the ground during first period freshman Oliva Pasquetti tries to get the perfect shot. She set up the things she wanted to take a picture of before trying different things to get a shot she wanted. “I like how you can get different points of view of things and make them look abstract,” Pasquetti said. Photo by Hannah Bociek

  • Typing on the computers, seniors Madhav Shah, Sumana Kaluvai and Shaleen Duhra spend most of their time in the library to study and finish homework on April 9th. “I was working on my AP Economic Stock project. Being in the library, there are usually minimal amounts of distractions, so I can focus and get my work done efficiently. I am in there often because I get more done in the library than at home,” Kaluvai said. Photo by Sanjna Saini

  • Designing her portrait, senior Amanda Hatch paints the canvas with different kinds of colors, representing a theme in Mr. Myron Stephens Art 4 class on April 9th. “I was putting the base colors for my sky and background of a forest scene. I chose to paint it because my concept was about finding a light in the dark room in honor of an important person in my life,” Hatch said. Photo by Sanjna Saini

  • Staying focused, senior Joshua Hazeghazam practices playing “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Beatles for the guitar concert on May 17 at 7pm. Hazeghazam had been playing the guitar since freshman year but had finally decided take Mr. Terry Stafford’s guitar class senior year. “I wanted to further my knowledge in guitar and music. Plus I always wanted to perform in a concert,” Hazeghazam said. Photo by Selena De La Torre

  • Passing out the stickers, sophomore Danielle Griggs helps out by also putting the ballots away during second lunch on the stage at GBHS. For students to vote they had to get a ballot and then go to the back of the stage to fill out the voting form. Once they finished filling them out Griggs would put the ballots away and give them an “I Voted” sticker. Photo by Nishita Fernandes

  • Studying in the library during first period on April 9, 2015, senior Elisabeth Russell has tools such as her organized pouch of highlighters and pens to get her work done neatly. Having first period off, Russell used her time wisely to work on … homework. Photo by Melissa Goni

  • Being a TI for Mr. Stafford’s first period class, senior Raphael Carpenter plays his electric guitar on April 9, 2015. He has a passion for music and one of the duties as TI were leading songs and teaching students. “Music is the love of my life and I’ll never stop learning more about it,” Carpenter said. Photo by Melissa Goni

  • Sitting in the theatre during the mandatory senior class meeting on April 9th, Daniella Cassano fills out the paper informing the college and career center letting them know what colleges she was accepted to, denied from, and what school and major she decided on. “I decided to go to Saint Mary’s to study political science,” Cassano said “St. Mary’s has a really tight nit community and many ways to get involved. I love the area and the campus, and they offer an amazing political science program with great internship opportunities both in California and Washington D.C.” Photo by Kristen Goldman

  • Listening to her third period AP Government teacher Mr. Jarrod Westberg, senior Sarah Arfsten takes notes on Social Security. “[The best part about being in his class] is probably his sarcastic and funny teaching style. I like that he will feed off of the class remarks and find a way to turn a less interesting topic into something hilarious.” Arfsten said. Photo by Kristen Goldman

  • Playfully high fiving, junior Dylan Nicklin and sophomore Shantana Palous celebrate their success. Both students had tests in their classes that they were worried about doing well on, but were able to celebrate together finding out they got a good grade on it. “To prepare for tests I get the textbook think about the stuff I got wrong so I look at all the stuff I don’t know and keep testing myself until I get everything didn’t know right,” Nicklin said. Photo by Hannah Bociek

  • Joking around with his friends at lunch junior Troy Pawlak entertains his friends. “I find the best part of hanging out with my friends at lunch is the ability to release all the pent up insanity that accumulated during the day. Whether I’m teasing a friend or sharing a joke, it’s great to be able to be ma and not have a teacher getting mad at me for laughing in class.” Pawlak said. Plus, he joked, “If I’m going to be paying them $50 a day to be my friend, I want at least 25 minutes of quality usage out of them.” Photo by Claudia Moore

  • Taking a photo of kitchen utensils, freshman Christine Tupy works on her photography project in Mrs. Rider’s class. “It’s a project without partners and it’s due today,” Tupy said. She worked quickly on finding the right angles to shoot her photos and get the good shots. Tupy enjoyed photography because even with hard projects, she still had fun. Photo by Ava Lindley

  • Joking around with her friends, freshman Milan French spends her lunch having a good time with enjoyable company on April 8. While finishing up her Spanish homework, one of French’s friends cracked a joke and she took a pause from doing her homework to share a laugh. “My favorite part about lunch is taking a quick break from studying and talk with friends. It refreshes your brain for the rest of your day at school,” French said. Photo by Reese Richmond

  • Laughing at something one of her friends said, freshman Jessica Quecano enjoys a nice lunch on April 8. While eating, Quecano spent her lunch hanging out and relaxing with her good friends. “My favorite part about lunch is probably the fact that I can have some down time with my friends. We don’t have to talk about social things or study together, I just love being with them,” Quecano said. Photo by Reese Richmond

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