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A Bumpy But Stylish Fourth Annual Rocket Launch

A Bumpy But Stylish Fourth Annual Rocket Launch

Kana D., Editor-in-Chief June 8, 2023

May 24, 2023 marked the fourth annual GALA Engineering Rocket Launch. Drawing many students out of their seventh periods to witness, this tradition is alive and well. I had the privilege of covering this...

Mashing Two Holidays in One, GALAs Earth/Pi Day Celebration

Mashing Two Holidays in One, GALA’s Earth/Pi Day Celebration

Bryanna C., Fun & Games Editor June 2, 2023

Two important holidays happen on the same day. Firstly, Earth Day, a day centered on giving back to the earth by keeping it clean and educating ourselves about how we can keep it healthy. Second, Pi Day,...

Remembering Ms. Harris

Remembering Ms. Harris

Juju G, Advertising Creator May 18, 2023

These past few weeks, both GALA and Los Angeles High have mourned the loss of our beloved, bubbly, and kind librarian, Ms. Tikisha Harris. Ms. Harris helped GALA establish a proper school library, and...

An ode to senioritis

An ode to senioritis

Lorie Aaronson, Co-Current Events Editor May 12, 2023

Dear Senioritis, I’ve been struggling with you for a while now, in fact, I caught my viral case junior year. Some people (my therapist) call my relationship with you toxic. However, I think we are...

Launch Her Future: Student Focus

Launch Her Future: Student Focus

Mae D., School News Editor May 12, 2023

Launch Her Future is arguably the grandest of GALA’s annual fundraising events. It includes presentations, a breakfast, and guest speakers, but its main focus is the students of GALA themselves. Teachers...

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What is AP Seminar?

Anahita Lakdawalla, Podcast Editor April 27, 2023

Sometime last year, at some point in English class, I remember High School Counselor, Mrs. Hallinan, followed by a row of five 11th graders, stepping to the front of the class to tell us about our course...

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration

Jade Morrison, Photographer March 16, 2023

On February 17th, GALA celebrated Black History Month with a seventh-period celebration to uplift the history, cultures, and contributions of African Americans. Black History Month honors all Black...


A Night At Moonlight Rollerway

Lorie A., Co-Current Events Editor February 14, 2023

On Friday, January 27th, GALA held a fundraiser centering on the senior class. Though fundraisers are nothing new for GALA, the night at Moonlight Rollerway was “a night to remember” says Alexis Escuadro...

Class of 2024 College Boot Camp

Class of 2024 College Boot Camp

Mae D., School News Editor February 8, 2023

For the second year, GALA hosted a college boot camp that aimed to prepare current juniors for the college application process and experience. It’s a new tradition here, but it’s already in full swing....

GALA in 2023: What can we Expect for the Spring Semester?

Giovanna L., Photographer January 25, 2023

GALA’s first semester of the school year has come to an end, meaning no more finals until the end of the 2022-2023 school year! GALA’s events last semester like the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration,...

Coach Carlin and the varsity team.

GALA Basketball: A Captain’s Perspective

Mae D., School News Editor January 25, 2023

The 2022-2023 basketball season here at GALA is fully underway, under the new instruction of coaches Carlin Bills and Ms. Petrich. Team captain Delia Mizrahi, class of 2023, says, “This season is exciting....

One of GALAs choirs performs at the show.

Winter Concert 2022

Mae D., School News Editor December 15, 2022

Each year, it is a tradition at GALA to host the Winter Concert in which the dance elective, choir, and a cappella group perform. Parents, students, and teachers are all encouraged to attend and support...

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