The Chomp

The Student News Site of Gateway Regional High School

The Chomp

The Student News Site of Gateway Regional High School

The Chomp

The Student News Site of Gateway Regional High School


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Total Eclipse of the Sun

Jack Patrick, Staff Writer April 13, 2024

On April 8th, a total eclipse of the sun occurred in many parts of the United States. A solar eclipse is a natural phenomenon where the moon’s shadow crosses over the Earth, and because they appear to...

The cast of Seussical bowing to the crowd at the end of the show

Seussical the Musical: Review

Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-in-chief April 13, 2024

At the end of March, the Gateway theater program debuted its spring musical, Seussical! The entire cast and crew worked tirelessly since January learning their lines, songs, dances, and making the final...

Guest speakers Jill Weber and Cassandra Burnett

Celebrating International Women’s Day at Gateway!

Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2024

On International Women's Day on March 8th, Gateway held its annual Women's Empowerment Day headed by Gateway 2 Careers Director, Mrs. Eckstein! Every year she puts together a celebratory event where influential...

The 2024-2025 FAFSA website thats causing so many angst until SAIs are released to families and schools

The 2024 FAFSA Frenzy

Benjamin Bittner, Staff Writer March 10, 2024

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form completed by high school seniors to determine students’ eligibility for financial aid. The FAFSA is considered the key for accessing grants,...

Eddie stands proudly with one of his favorite pieces, Scary Clown

Recognizing Eddie Rolax

Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2024

A lot can happen when you work the same job for twenty years: friendships formed, changes good and bad, hellos and goodbyes. Nobody knows this better than Eddie Rolax, one of Gateway’s most hard-working...

A creative collage representing some of Gateways new AP courses for students to get excited about

The Newest AP Programs at Gateway!

Abria Joshua, Copy Editor February 11, 2024

Gateway offers many interesting and challenging Advanced Placement (AP) classes for students, and they have three new AP classes next year: AP Chemistry, AP World History, and AP Computer Science Principles....

A nighttime skyline of the city of Philadelphia captured by the writer

Come for Philadelphia, Stay for Philly

Allison Eckstein, Staff Writer February 11, 2024

"It’s a clash of cultures and traditions, and people of all backgrounds are brought together by their differences. It defines you," ~ a random Uber driver. This is a quote from a taxi that drove me...

Mrs. Cross wearing her Varsity Latin hoodie in her Latin-decorated classroom!

Welcome Back Mrs. Cross!

Desmond McCue, Staff Writer January 7, 2024

After a maternity leave, where she had a beautiful baby girl named Lucia, Mrs. Cross is now back and ready to finish out 2024. She has been teaching at Gateway for eight years, and she has loved every...

From Left to Right: Lily Hoppe, Spencer Barrett, Kayla Clancy, Will Gentry, Shai Wallace, and Jack Patrick

Gateway’s Fall Musical: Elf!

Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2023

On Saturday, December 9th, the cast of Gateway's: Elf the Musical concluded their final showing! To call the performances fantastic would be an understatement. Despite the graduation of numerous senior...

Last years Mr. Gateway contestants ready for the show! Dont they look great?

What Exactly is Mr. Gateway 2024?

Kalise Miller, Managing Editor December 10, 2023

Every school year, one person earns the coveted title of Mr. Gateway at the annual competition. In June another will earn the title. Despite the show’s popularity, many don’t understand what the show...

Diversity Clubs poster that represents diversity, partnership, dialogue, and acceptance.

Diversity Club is Making a Difference

Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2023

Ms. Waring, one of Gateway’s amazing Spanish teachers, saw a need for an open forum at Gateway for all questions and discussions regarding race, identity, and diversity, so she created Diversity Club!  Prior...

Gateways Annual Middle School Halloween Dance

Gateway’s Annual Middle School Halloween Dance

Ace Smith, Staff Writer November 4, 2023

With the spookiest holiday of the year just days away, the Gateway Middle School Halloween Dance was held on Friday, October 27! Students were encouraged to attend in costumes, and everyone put forth a...

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