Senior Kylee Lescas talks to cafeteria worker Adam after buying her lunch. Due to the new grant, more students are buying school lunch which makes the lines a lot longer. “We are going through roughly 400-500 more full meals a day with this grant,” Head Chef Jon Harbaugh said.

Federal grant provides free lunch for every student

September 27, 2021

All district students, K-12, have access to free breakfast and lunch through a federal grant passed for the 2021-22 year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will continue reimbursing schools and childcare...

Seniors and Juniors are spaced out in the gym for lunch.

Seniors lobby to change rules about backpacks, off-campus lunch

Ella Mork September 20, 2021

Student Body President George Turner is leading the efforts to change the backpack and leaving for lunch policies.  Turner and Senior Class President Julian Rogers have been having weekly meetings...

This is school Nurse Varrasso working on contact tracing. The quarantine stick is used to classify which students are within six feet of a student who has tested positive. “The two ways to escape quarantine are to wear a mask or be vaccinated” GHS Principle Durst said.

Quarantine creates challenges

Abby Sanders, Sports Editor September 15, 2021

With Covid-19 still spreading, new quarantine policies put in place this school year by the Licking County Health Department are creating challenges for some students, parents and staff members.  As...

Ella Kunar leads the first grade cheerleaders on the track as they cheer on the football team.

High school cheer team welcomes cheerleaders in training

Isabella Cox September 13, 2021

Around 100 cheerleaders in training had the opportunity to cheer with the high school cheer team at the football game on September 10th.   The varsity and JV cheerleaders said that they were...

Turning your thumb green: A guide to starting a home garden

Turning your thumb green: A guide to starting a home garden

Kennedy Ogden May 10, 2021

According to the National Gardening Association, 35 percent of households in the US grow food either at home or in a community garden. This number reflects a 200 percent growth since 2008. This massive...

Productivity forest in the app Forest.

At your service: A guide to the best computer assistant apps

Kennedy Ogden May 4, 2021

Grammarly: Grammarly is a chrome extension app that can be added to help with all things writing. Offtentimes while writing an essay there are moments where words start to blend. Knowing what is right...

Abigail and Liz, the two coffee addicts at hand. Photo Credit: Sophie Graf

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Abigail Tracy March 26, 2021

At the age of 17 and 18, my best friend Liz and I have developed an addiction to coffee. With such an addiction, we have tried many different types of coffees, ranging from hot to iced to frozen. There...

Grand opening of new fire station takes place in front of garage. Photo courtesy of Granville Fire Department

Village gets hot new fire station

January 5, 2021

The fire station held a grand 0pening for its new and improved fire station on Oct. 31. Fire Chief Casey Curtis responded to some questions about how the new fire station will be different compared...

Sophomore Lucy Waggoner (Nina) poses with her sister Roxy, a makeup and costume crew member, pose before all-day tech. Due to Covid-19 regulations, all cast and crew members had to wear masks.
BluePrints Photo by Kennedy Ogden

Drama Club gets creative for their shows this year

November 6, 2020

Just like everyone else, the Drama Club has been facing some set backs on how they are going to be able to produce their shows this year. Luckily, they are able to do a live version of their play with...

Sustainably made tote bag carrying groceries (BluePrints/ Kennedy Ogden).

Being eco-friendly; best alternatives for plastic bags.

Kennedy Ogden October 30, 2020

In just a handful of years, one-use plastic bags have become the enemy of the earth. Making the choice to use alternatives was one of the easiest steps to helping the environment, but in reality, that's...

Art by Stephanie Houser

Why getting a job in high school is awkward (and how to deal with it)

October 21, 2020

With your nerves finally settled, you stand near a side table, waiting eagerly to have your picture taken. You feel free - you finally have your driver's license.  Of course, most people aren’t...

Marching Band leaving after a hard-working practice in the new stadium on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Photo Credit: Luke Dixon

Marching band adjust to new protocols

October 2, 2020

Marching Band students are following new protocols during practices this school year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Band Director Jerod Smith stressed two important areas of responsibility. "For...

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