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  • The Nature Around Us: Our Wonderous World


  • Friendship All-Around Glasgow


  • Beauty Surrounding Our World


  • Teamwork: A Photoessay by Maclain


  • Glasgow at Rest


  • Day in the LIfe as a Football Student-Athlete


  • A Day in the Life of a Glasgow Teacher


  • Strolling and Rolling in Alexandria


  • The Time of Mourning


  • Images of Nature at Its Finest


  • Abnormal – Chapter One

    This post is part one of five of Rania Seid’s fiction series, Abnormal. When more chapters are published, they will be linked here. “MARTHA, GET DOWN HERE!”  “COMING MOM!”  There goes another morning at the Alvadera house. I dash downstairs, knowing that she was gonna say I left my socks up on Benishki. That’s the…


  • Glasgow Students React to the Russia/Ukraine Conflict

    Editor’s note: This article was originally supposed to be released in March 2022. Editorial delays resulted in the late publication of this article. We are sorry. As of present time, Russia is in the process of invading Ukraine, the country that shares a southwestern border with them. The Russian-Ukrainian War began in 2014 following Russia’s…


  • The Supreme Court Reveals Their First Black Female Judge

    On April 7th, 2022, the Supreme Court revealed a new judge: Ketanji Brown Jackson! Jackson was elected because the former, honorable Justice Stephen Breyer, announced his retirement and that he was going to be stepping down from his position on January 27th, 2022. According to a Newsela article, “Jackson will secure a legacy on the…


  • Munira Khalif Shares Her Experience During Ramadan

    Munira Khalif, an 8th grader at Glasgow shared the traditions she and her family have for their celebration of Ramadan, and what these traditions mean in her culture. “Ramadan is a religious holiday that we use to strengthen our relationship with Allah. During Ramadan we fast, pray, and spend time with family.” She also explained…


  • GMS Students Review ‘Turning Red’

    If you’ve been keeping up with all the new, trendy movies on Disney+, you’ve absolutely heard of Turning Red, which has become a big hit with teens and their families. It was released March 11th 2022, and is a movie which depicts girls going through puberty and showing the side of girls that society fails…


  • Glasgow Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month by Spotlighting Chloe Kim

    This month, we are celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to acknowledge the efforts and cultural contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the United States. Because of that, we are honoring Chloe Kim, an Olympic snowboarding champion.  If you’ve never heard of Chloe Kim, you’ve been living under a rock! This…


  • Misplaced: A Short Story

    I blink my eyes a few times and watch the room blur into focus. I hear the beep of the heart monitor and see my younger sister in the hospital bed. My eyes trail down her arms where the IV is dangling off of her, like a leech that is sucking her life away. Bess…


  • Glasgow Celebrates Arab American Heritage Month by Spotlighting Rashida Tlaib

    This month, we are celebrating the rich culture of Arab Americans and paying tribute to their incredible achievements and contributions. Because of that, we are honoring Rashida Tlaib, one of the first Muslim Congresswomen. Rashida Harbi Elabed was born on July 24, 1976 in Detroit, Michigan to working-class immigrants from Palestine. She is the eldest…


  • Cinco de Mayo – GMG 5/4/22


  • Hoop it Up Night – GMG 5/2/22


  • Eid – GMG 4/28/22


  • Glasgow Students Share Their Opinion on 4th Gen K-pop

    K-pop (Korean-pop music) has been a popular choice in entertainment for years. It isn’t just loved for its music, but its music videos and choreography as well. Recently, new 4th generation K-pop groups have emerged.  4th generation K-pop groups are different from 3rd gen K-pop because they are more social media-focused and just have a…


  • Glasgow Gamers Stoked About Upcoming Pokemon Games

    Pokemon is the highest-grossing media franchise in the world, and the games are clearly super popular in Glasgow. Every February 27th is Pokemon Day. To celebrate every year, the Pokemon Company makes a video called Pokemon Presents, revealing new games, characters, and more! The biggest announcement of this presentation was the reveal of Pokemon Scarlet…


  • Annie Junior and Autism Awareness – GMG 4/26/22

    The post title was updated due to a publication mistake – We apologize.


  • Glasgow Students Share Their Thoughts on the Fairfax County Youth Surveys

    Every year, Fairfax County sends out a youth survey to students in 6 – 12th grade. It’s an absolute, anonymous, and voluntary survey given each year to students that examines their behaviors, experiences, and other things that influence the health and well-being of Fairfax County’s youth.   The survey asks about things like risky behavior, mental…


  • Glasgow Science Olympiad Presents Premier Open House!

    The Glasgow Science Olympiad team will be hosting an open house after school on May 4th and May 5th from 2:25 – 4:45 in the auxiliary gym. All staff, families, and students are invited, especially rising 7 and 8th graders and rising 6th graders from our feeder schools. Students from our state tournament team will…


  • Glasgow Celebrates Eid al-Fitr

    Every year, almost 2 billion Muslims  celebrate their accomplishment after a month of prayers, devotion, and self-control. Eid al-fitr marks the end of the Islamic holy month of fasting, Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr translates to, the festival of breaking fast. During Eid al-Fitr, Muslims take part in special morning prayers called Salat al-Eid at the mosque….


  • 8th Grade Students Frazzled Amidst TJ Admissions Lawsuit

    On February 25, 2022, a complaint was brought to the district court by the Parent and Alumni Advocacy Group Coalition for TJ regarding the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s new admissions process. This case has been in progress for the past weeks. However, eighth graders who applied to TJ have anxiously been…


  • Glasgow Students Anticipate Field Day

    Glasgow students will be participating in field day on June 8th, or June 9th if the previous day is rained out. There will be multiple activities for students to participate in including bouncy houses, a parachute game, and a dunk tank with Mr. Powell. Field day is a way to reward students for getting through…


  • Glasgow March Book Madness Championship Round: Who Are the Finalists?

    Here at Glasgow Middle School, it is championship week for the book March Madness! The two book finalists that you can vote on are Ghosts by Raina Telgemeirer and One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M Mcmanus. Ghosts has recently beat Refugee by Alan Gratz in last week’s final four voting week. One Of…


  • Earth Day + 50th Episode! – GMG 4/22/22


  • FCPS Fights Back Against Gaming in Schools

    Students who have happened to use their computer to play games at school in the last few weeks have come across a surprising discovery. Suddenly, their downloaded apps that they thought were safe on their computer didn’t run anymore. That’s because Fairfax has begun using an enterprise service from Microsoft that will allow them to…


  • Earth Day is Here!


  • Glasgow Celebrates Earth Day – GMG 4/20/22


  • Pros and Cons of School Breaks


  • Glasgow Students Share Their Thoughts on New Gender Option for U.S. Passports

    The U.S. Department of State has announced as of April 11, 2022, U.S. citizens will be allowed to select the gender ‘X’ instead of selecting female/male. The announcement was made by U.S. Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken. With this news, lots of people feel strongly for or against it. Bee Fish (they/them) says they…


  • Glasgow Celebrates the Day of Silence


  • National Poetry Month News Segment


  • Honorary Raining of Cats and Dogs – GMG 4/18/22


  • Baseball. – GMG 4/14/22


  • March Panther Spotlight: Daniel Cho

    The Panther Post is back with a new monthly Panther Nomination, and this month’s Panther Spotlight goes to Mr. Daniel Cho! Mr. Cho is a 7th grade math teacher here at Glasgow Middle School. This is Mr. Cho’s first year teaching at Glasgow. He taught in Richmond, Virginia  for 3 years before deciding to transfer…


  • Glasgow’s Eighth Graders Look to the Future and High School 

    Glasgow Middle School’s 8th graders’ time at Glasgow is coming to a close and people have to know: where will they go from here? According to a survey sent out to Glasgow students, the 2022 – 2023 school year will bring numerous students to a variety of high schools. This means the 8th graders care…


  • Glasgow Band Shares Journey to Assessment

    The Glasgow Wind Ensemble Band Assessment was scheduled to take place on March 12th this year but was canceled due to unexpected weather. Students have been working towards Assessment since 2021, as it is an important event where ensembles across the district perform and are judged based on their performance and skill in prepared pieces…


  • Glasgow’s Theater Group Prepare For Annie Jr. Opening Night 

    Glasgow’s Theater group is excited to be performing Annie Jr, especially since it has been almost 3 years since they were going to perform Annie Jr, but it got canceled due to Covid-19.  The show will be put on in the cafeteria April 29, 2022, and begins at 7:00 pm.  They will also be performing…


  • March Madness – GMG 4/12/22


  • Teacher’s Unmasked Episode 2- Joshua Floyd


  • Glasgow Celebrates Women’s History Month by Spotlighting Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    We are honoring women from around the world, as well as women from history who have made a difference in our community. In honor of that, we are honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a gender equality activist from history. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, commonly known as RBG, was the second female justice on the US Supreme Court….


  • Glasgow Celebrates Women’s History Month by Spotlighting Marie Curie

    This month, we are honoring the world-altering women who have contributed so much for the improvement of our communities and recognizing their hard work. Because of that, we are honoring Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist whose research changed our view of science forever. On November 7, 1867, Maria Salomea Skłodowska was born in Warsaw,…


  • Bored On Spring Break? – GMG 3/29/22


  • iPhone SE – GMG 3/25/22


  • Dear Riley: Profanity Struggles

    Disclaimer: The advice offered is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. This advice is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional, financial, medical, legal, or other professional advice. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional, psychological, or medical help, you should consult with an appropriately trained…


  • Glasgow Celebrates Women’s History Month by Spotlighting Claudette Colvin

    We are honoring women from around the world, as well as women from history who have made a difference in our community. In honor of that, we are honoring Claudette Colvin, a black civil rights activist from history. On September 5, 1939, Claudette Austin was born in Montgomery, Alabama to Mary Jane Gadson and C….


  • GMS Science Olympiad Team Makes It To States!

    Glasgow’s very own Science Olympiad team is heading to the state Science Olympiad competition which is being held on  March 26! These students have been working since October to prepare for regionals that took place on January 22 and February 12. The Glasgow Science Olympiad team placed in many of the Regionals events, and were…


  • Glasgow Science Olympiad Makes It to States – Video


  • Mysterious Bird Stuck in Glasgow’s Courtyard

    In the Glasgow courtyard, there has been a mysterious white bird that has decided to claim the area as its habitat. This courtyard bird has been spotted around Glasgow’s courtyard for countless days now. It mostly stands still like a statue and never leaves its position. Most recently the bird was seen during Ms. O’Brien’s…


  • Georgetown Cupcake – GMG 3/23/22


  • Glasgow Students Reflect on Homework and its Impact on Their Mental Health

    Glasgow students talk about their mental health when they are at school. But, what is mental health? It’s how you feel inside, it happens with you . How is  your  mental health? Good? Bad? And how do you feel about school/homework?  Well, let’s dive in! Unhealthy mental health can lead to uncertainty, stress and could…


  • Cherry Blossom Festival – GMG 3/21/22


  • Glasgow Student Visits Two Awesome DC Exhibits

    Washington, DC is full of rich American culture, including lots of museums, historic buildings, and art. The Renwick Gallery and Smithsonian Castle have new exhibits that are definitely worth visiting. The Renwick Gallery, which is located on 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, has an exhibit featuring glass art called New Glass Now. It…


  • Glasgow Students Talk About Their Quarantines

    This 24-minute broadcast has all the weird and awkward feels that were so last year. Don’t want to watch the whole thing? At least catch the ads at twelve minutes and six seconds in. It’s like the Super Bowl, you watch it for the ads. Written, performed, produced, and edited by Blue Linden.


  • Glasgow Student Reviews Must Watch Film: Our Beloved Summer

    Our Beloved Summer is a show that was filmed in South Korea. The main characters are Choi Woong played by Choi Woo-shik, Kim Ji-woong played by Kim Sung-cheol, Gu Eun-ho played by Ahn Dong-Goo, and Kook Yeon-soo played by Kim Da-mi. Cho Woong is a famous artist. Choi Woong is the son of Lee Yeon-ok…


  • FCPS Announces New Mask Policy

    As of March, 2nd 2022 masks have been optional in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  The new COVID mask policy was recently signed by Governor Glenn Youngkin in Senate Bill 739.  The new policy, which Youngkin introduced  the day he took office in mid-January, allows for parents and guardians to “elect for their children not…


  • Mr. Dredge Teaches Glasgow About Pi Day

    Today is Pi Day! People around the world celebrate Pi Day on March 14th. The greek letter pi (pronounces pie, like the desert) to represent the number that is multiplied by the diameter of a circle to get a circumference (c=pi*d). The value of pi won’t change because it’s a mathematical constant.This brings many mathematicians…


  • Glasgow Celebrates Women’s History Month by Spotlighting Sonia Sotomayor

    For Women history Month we are celebrating all women from around the world, and women from history who have made a difference in our community. In honor of that, we are celebrating someone from today, a supreme court judge, a trailblazer, and first woman of color on the supreme court: Sonia Sotomayor. Sonia Sotomayor is…


  • Estudiantes de Glasgow Reciben Ayuda de Actividades Extracurriculares ES

    Si eres un estudiante del grado 8 en Glasgow, hay chance de que estés pensando en la escuela secundaria. Muchos estudiantes en glasgow tienen pasiones incluyendo deportes, banda, orquesta, teatro,  coro,  periodismo y muchos más! Si te gusta tu actividad, podrías estar pensando en llevar esa pasión a  la escuela secundaria, colegio, o mucho más…


  • Glasgow Celebrates Women’s History Month By Spotlighting Maya Angelou

    For Women history Month we are celebrating all women from around the world, and women from history who have made a difference in our community.  In honor of that, we are celebrating someone from history, an author, poet and a civil rights activist: Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 in St….


  • New Yearbook Feature Coming to Glasgow Students

    This year at Glasgow, there are multiple new features to the yearbook! The yearbook class at Glasgow has added a program called Yearbook Plus where students will be able to scan any student’s photo in the yearbook. When someone scans a photo, ten pictures of the student’s choice will be shown. You can also scan…


  • Glasgow Music Department Participates in District-wide Musical Assessment 

    Glasgow’s top musicians are preparing for their District X Assessment in the beginning of March.  These concerts for assessment are taking place in various locations across Northern VA.   These students are practicing very hard for this concert.  Ms. Hannel, the Glasgow chorus teacher, said,  “To prepare for the assessment, the students have had formative assessments…


  • Glasgow Gamers Celebrate Mario Day

    Video games are some of the most popular forms of entertainment with our Glasgow students. Almost everyone can say that they’ve played some form of video game from Snake game to Minecraft! All of the modern day video games can say they took some inspiration from Super Mario, and March 10th is marked Mario day!…


  • Dear Riley: Theater Scheduling

    Disclaimer: The advice offered is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. This advice is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional, financial, medical, legal, or other professional advice. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional, psychological, or medical help, you should consult with an appropriately trained…


  • Glasgow Reflects on Black History Month Ending

    Black History Month has just come to a close, and the question has come: why do we celebrate Black History Month? Black History Month occurs during the month of February. It was chosen to be celebrated during February because it was the month during Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, and  Frederick Douglass’s Birthday and they both were…


  • Students Share Their Thoughts on the 2022 Winter Olympics

    (Image above was taken from The Hollywood Reporter) Once again, the Winter Olympics have returned! This year, the host country of the Winter Olympics was China and the games took place in the capital, Beijing. The Olympics began on Friday, February 4 and ended on Sunday, February 20. 2,871 athletes from 91 countries were in…


  • SGA Officers Share their Future Glasgow Goals

    As we all may know, there was an election for the Student Government Association (SGA) officers a few weeks ago. Students at Glasgow voted on who they believed would be the best choice for a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian. The students voted on February 11th after watching videos of them explaining why…


  • Tall Girl 2: A Worthwhile Feel Good Romance

    Tall Girl 2 came to Netflix on February 11, 2022. It was a long-awaited counterpart to Tall Girl, which came out in September 2019. Fans were absolutely ecstatic when the sequel was announced.  With Ava Michelle playing our leading lady, Jodi, a high school junior, who was previously relentlessly bullied for her above-average height. She…


  • Glasgow Community Thrilled After Soccer Transfer Window

    Soccer is one of the most popular sports at Glasgow Middle School, and lately, it has sparked lots of excitement because of the January transfer window, where players can change clubs, either temporarily (called a loan) or on a permanent transfer. In this article, you’ll read all you need to know about the top five…


  • Black History Month Comes to a Close


  • Students with Food Allergy Surviving in Glasgow  

    Food allergies are a huge issue when it comes to school meals. Serious allergies can cause anaphylaxis, which is a severe allergic reaction. Despite those scary potentials, Glasgow has its very own food allergy community. Students with allergies tend to be cautious at Glasgow, especially in places like the lecture hall and cafeteria. In a…


  • Glasgow SGA Discusses Potential School Dances

    Both the SGA and administrative team are considering a school dance as a potential event for this year. Although the SGA is still debating due to Covid procedures and student behavior, there is a chance it will happen.   According to Ms. Melinda Hedenberg, an administrator at Glasgow Middle School, said, “this year there is a…


  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Entertainment District Arc 

    On Saturday, December 4th fans rushed to watch the highly anticipated season 2 of the hit anime series, Demon Slayer. The story takes place in Taishō-era Japan, with the main protagonist Tanjiro Kamado and his sister Nezuko who was turned into a demon. The story also follows characters Zenitsu Agatsuma and Inosuke Hashibira who are…


  • Glasgow Students Receive Assistance from Extracurriculars

    If you’re an 8th grader at Glasgow, chances are you’re thinking about high school. Many students at Glasgow have passions including various sports, band, orchestra, theater, chorus, journalism, and more! If you feel confident in your activity, you may even be thinking about taking your passion to high school, college, or even further. How do…


  • February Panther Spotlight: Lester Gutierrez-Good 

    The Panther spotlight for this month goes to none other than Mr. Gutierrez-Good! Mr. Gutierrez-Good is the Spanish and Computer Explorations teacher here at Glasgow. He has been teaching for 16 years, this being his first year teaching at Glasgow. Mr. Gutierrez-Good grew up in Mexico, and then later on moved to the U.S.A. He…


  • Black History Month Spotlight: Simone Biles

    In honor of Black History Month, Glasgow students celebrate people who have impacted the world in which we live. This spotlight focuses on record breaking gymnast, Simone Biles.  Simone Biles was born on March 14, 1997. From a young age, Simone and her sister, Adria lived with their grandparents because of their mother’s substance abuse…


  • Black Community at Glasgow Speak on Black History Month  

    Black history month is a month to honor the African American community. It’s also an opportunity to understand Black history, going beyond stories of racism and slavery to spotlight Black achievement. Some people who are a part of the Glasgow Black community answered a couple of questions such as, “Who influences you as a black…


  • Black History Month Spotlight: Barack Obama

    In honor of Black History Month, Glasgow Students celebrate people who have impacted the world in which we live.  This spotlight focuses on Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States. Barack Hussein Obama II was the 44th president of the United States, elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. He’s notable for…


  • Black History Month Spotlight: Beyoncé 

    In honor of Black History Month, Glasgow students celebrate people who have impacted the world in which we live. This spotlight focuses on iconic pop star and performer, Beyoncé. Beyoncé Knowles is an American actress, songwriter, and singer. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas by her two parents, Matthew & Tina Knowles. Beyoncé…


  • Black History Month Spotlight: Oprah Winfrey

    In honor of Black History Month, Glasgow students celebrate people who have impacted the world in which we live. The next spotlight will be on the renowned celebrity, entrepreneur and businesswoman, Oprah Winfrey. Oprah Winfrey is an African American talk-show host that was born on January 29th, 1954. Her childhood proved to be a challenge….


  • Black History Month Spotlight: Serena Williams

    In honor of Black History Month, Glasgow Students celebrate African Americans who have impacted the world in which we live. The next spotlight is Serena Williams, a world-class athlete who is continuing to make history.  Serena Williams was born on September 26, 1981, and was one of 7 siblings. She was born in Saginaw, a…


  • Glasgow Reveals Their New Year’s Resolutions 2022


  • GMS Goes Behind the Curtain for Annie Jr.


  • GMS Students Discover a New, Stricter Cell Phone Policy


  • GMS Reacts to Updated Mask Mandate


  • GMS Teachers Talk About Burnout in 2022


  • Student Gives an Inside Look on NJHS

    Stephanie Claros is an eighth grader at Glasgow Middle School. She as well as a few other 8th graders have recently joined the National Junior Honors Society (NJHS). NJHS is a group that plans out events to help our community as well as our school. This group is run by Ms. Bellowar and Ms. Roddey….


  • FCPS’s 22-23 Year is a Week Longer

    Fairfax County Public Schools has released its 2022-2023 school year calendar to the public. This happened after the school board settled on the dates about a month and a half ago. The year starts on August 22, 2022, and ends on June 16, 2023. It has been made longer to accommodate more religious observance days…


  • Romantic Reads for the Month of Love

    Looking for some romance in your reading, or a pinch of sweetness in your life? These books will put you in the perfect mood for this romantic month. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe By: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Two drastically different teens: Aristotle or “Ari” who is an angry teen with a…


  • Glasgow Shares Their Inspiring Leaders for BHM

    Louis Armstrong, Michelle Obama, and Martin Luther King Jr. These people, and many others are known worldwide through biographies, memorials, and countless stories told of the great accomplishments and inspiring actions of African American leaders. February is Black History Month, a time to honor and recognize the achievements and contributions of African Americans and their role…


  • Glasgow Students Give Their Opinion on Grades: Do They Matter?

    Do your grades matter to you? For the majority of students at Glasgow, the answer would be yes. In fact, in a survey of about 400 students, a little more than half said that their grades mattered to them very much. Grades are a measure of success for many students across the globe. However, because…


  • GMS Reading Challenge


  •  Glasgow Middle School’s thoughts on  the SGA elections 

    On February 11th, Glasgow held its 2022 Student Government Association (SGA) Elections for the positions of Historian, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President, and of course, President. SGA members chose to run for these various positions, all of which have their own responsibilities. For a couple of weeks, there have been countless posters around the school advertising the…


  • Glasgow’s Students React to the New Cell Phone Policy

    Glasgow’s new phone policy was put into place on January 10, 2022 to improve students’ focus in the classrooms.  Students returned from winter break only to immediately have the new policy to follow.  However, teachers and administrators eased students into the new rules and policy by having a week where there would be no disciplinary…