The Junior Powder Puff team practices for the game.

The return of Powder Puff

Danielle Varrasso, Business Manager October 11, 2021

The tradition of the “Powder Puff” game, where the girls got a chance to compete in football, was stopped a few years ago with the ending to Midnight Madness. This was something the upperclassman...

This is the 2021 Blue Ribbon Award Pendant.

Granville wins the National Blue Ribbon Award.

Ella Kunar, Social Media Editor October 8, 2021

Granville High School is one out of two high schools to win the National Blue Ribbon Award.  The National Blue Ribbon Award is an award given to schools across the nation who show excellence within...

The boys cross country team celebrates their win in the Dublin Jerome Green Open.
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Cross country sets records, but the validity of the race is under question

Caden McDermott, Online Editor October 6, 2021

The boys cross country team won the Dublin Jerome Green Open on Sept. 24 due to record-setting but contentious meet. Senior Dylan Christian ran a 16:20, which earned him a spot on the Granville High...

Freshman celebrate Homecoming last year by putting together a Foco  they got dressed up and went out to dinner, since there was no dance. Photo courtesy of Alyvia Kato.

A night under the stars

Isabella Cox, Promotions manager October 5, 2021

It has been up in the air this school year, what will Homecoming 2021 look like for Granville students? Last year there was no Homecoming dance due to covid, so the students and staff wanted to do all...

Emery Johnson carries multiple binders, textbooks and notebooks throughout the day. “I think having backpacks would benefit students and help teachers with kids not having to disrupt class to go to their lockers,” Johnson said.

Crackdown on backpacks

Abby Sanders, Sports Editor October 4, 2021

Despite the rule of students not being allowed to carry backpacks around the school, some continue to do so, raising many concerns with both teachers and administration.  Many students try to...

Ava Poling works on homework during class. She enjoys this school year because she can work with a paper and pencil.

Some students struggle in transition to a ‘normal’ school year

Ella Kunar, Social Media Editor September 29, 2021

Class structure is relatively back to normal compared to last year, but some students are having a hard time adjusting to the workload this year. Last year the school started an hour later and many students...

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...

Senior Ella Young works on math homework during Ace Period.

Students, teachers adjust to Ace Period

Danielle Varrasso, Business Manager September 22, 2021

Ace Period has been put into place for the 2021-2022 school year in an effort to match up the middle school and high school schedules. It is a thirty-minute period on Tuesdays and Thursdays that provides...

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...

Senior Connor Buerkel works on his NHS application. The application requires 40 hours of volunteer work and is due Sept. 15.

Students prepare applications for NHS deadline

Caden McDermott, Online Editor September 8, 2021

Eligible junior and senior students are preparing their National Honors Society applications to submit to Principal Matt Durst before the Sept. 15 deadline.  National Honors Society is a nationwide...

BluePrints first issue of the 2020-2021 school year.

Behind the Byline; looking into years of hard work

Kennedy Ogden January 12, 2021

What once started as an after-school club in the early 2000s is now an award-winning publication. BluePrints winning the All Ohio award was a culmination of many years of hard work. Blue Prints staff...

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