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Will the Leafs Laugh Last This Season

Will the Leafs Laugh Last This Season

Quincy R., Executive Editor March 28, 2023

Sure, they haven’t won the Stanley Cup since 1967, but the Toronto Maple Leafs have still managed to hold their place as one of the top teams in the National Hockey League (NHL) while remaining a beacon...

The World Cup

The World Cup

Ariani R., Arts and Entertainment Editor December 15, 2022

The World Cup is held every four years by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, (FIFA), which is affiliated with an expansive 211 teams that hail from all around the globe. Following...

Sports Update: GALA is on a Roll!

Sports Update: GALA is on a Roll!

Kana D., Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2022

As fall sports come to a close, here are some highlights and updates on GALA’s teams! Cross Country Both JV and Varsity teams did spectacularly in league finals on November 3rd, winning 1st place...


Performance Enhancing Drug Use in Teenage Athletes

Mae D., Editor, Sports June 5, 2022

Merriam-Webster defines performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) as substances–most commonly steroids or hormones–used illicitly to improve athletic performance. The use of PEDs in professional sports is...

GALA swimmers at Los Angeles Valley College competing in LA CIF City Sections Finals

Deep Dive into the GALA Swim Team

Ariani R., Editor, National News June 5, 2022

While this season has been nothing short of difficult for the swim team, there is a visible amount of growth that can be seen in comparison to the beginning of the season. Girls Academic Leadership...

A Student Athlete’s Balance

Mae D. and Hana H. June 5, 2022

Hana H. is a ninth-grade student here at GALA. Not only is she fully academically engaged, she also devotes hours and hours every week to ballet at the Colburn School of Dance in Downtown Los Angeles....

Get to know the GALA Soccer Team!

Get to know the GALA Soccer Team!

Astrid P., Editor, School Events April 5, 2022

Recently, the GALA soccer team won the Division Five Championships, concluding a very successful season. The GALA soccer team is ranked seventh in the Los Angeles city section. They have brought joy and...

2022 Winter Olympics

2022 Winter Olympics

Kyla P., Multimedia Editor March 2, 2022

In February, the 2022 Winter Olympics, at last, began in Beijing, China. More than 214 athletes participated in the Winter Olympics in sports such as skating, speed skating, hockey, and snowboarding. Each...

super bowl!

Astrid P., Editor, School Events March 1, 2022

The Game This year’s Super Bowl will go down in history for many reasons. This Super Bowl was held at the new Los Angeles So-Fi Stadium, the Rams’ new home stadium. This contributes to another coincidence...

GALAs Lacrosse Team

GALA’s Lacrosse Team

Trinity D., Photographer March 1, 2022

Lacrosse is a team sport that consists of a lacrosse stick and lacrosse ball. It is similar to other sports including baseball or soccer. The four main positions played in lacrosse are attack, midfield,...

Kamila Valieva’s Scandal, the Ice Skater Who “Ruined” the Games

Mac M., Editor, International News March 1, 2022

In the February Beijing Olympics, 15-year-old Russian skater Kamila Valieva went onto the ice under the heavy pressure of her home country’s two previous Olympic gold medals. The young skater, almost...

Summer 2021 at Echo Deep Pool

Swim During a Pandemic

Ariani R., Editor, National News March 1, 2022

As we approach the end of another year in the pandemic, there is plenty to recall, especially when looking back on sports. For about two years now, sports have gone from being canceled indefinitely, to...

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