• Here at The Chomp, we stand against violence.
  • We want all members of The Swamp to feel supported.
  • There is only room for peace and tolerance in our world.
  • Our thoughts go out to all of those affected by war, their families, and their loved ones.
  • We stand for peace.
  • We stand for truth.
  • We encourage you to stand with us. 
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The Student News Site of Gateway Regional High School

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The Chomp

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The Student News Site of Gateway Regional High School

The Student News Site of Gateway Regional High School

The Chomp

Laurel Rose Barrett

Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-in-Chief

I'm Laurel Barrett, and I am in my second year as the Editor-in-Chief of The Chomp! I am currently a junior, and my favorite subjects are English and Science. My hobbies are reading, writing, and creating artistic projects, like posters and models. I am a lawyer in Mock Trial, a President of Book Club, and I am an NJ-JCL Executive Board Officer. I'm also a member of Latin Club, NHS, World Language Honors Society, and Gateway's Mentor Program. Additionally, I am the social media manager of a NJ non-profit called P.U.R.E. Girls, Inc. and enjoy volunteering at Angels Community Outreach. I plan to become a patent lawyer in the future and practice somewhere in New England. I look forward to interviewing featured teachers, writing opinion pieces, and creating book reviews for The Chomp this year! If you want to join our team, feel free to email me @[email protected].

All content by Laurel Rose Barrett
Diversity Clubs poster that represents diversity, partnership, dialogue, and acceptance.

Diversity Club is Making a Difference

November's Group of Featured Gators!
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...

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How does the Renaissance program work? You can find out here!

Revitalizing Renaissance

How Can Students Improve the Renaissance Program?
Lily Hoppe and Laurel Rose Barrett
November 4, 2023

Mrs. Convey, one of Gateway's amazing staff members and the leader of the Renaissance program, wants to inform everyone about Renaissance at Gateway and the amazing student rewards it offers, as well as...

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Mr. Joyce feeling confident, strong, and ready to grow in his practice. Inspiring others to do the same is his goal.

The Impact of Martial Arts

Guest Writer: Mr. Joyce
Michael Joyce and Laurel Rose Barrett
November 4, 2023

The Chomp is excited to celebrate Mr. Joyce and his accomplishment, and we all hope it inspires you to take care of yourself, stay motivated, and set goals! _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _ Have you ever...

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Mr. D!

[Photo] Hoco Pep Rally Hype

October 13, 2023

Mr. D!

Ms. Morda and Ms. Powell twinning perfectly!

Stunt Double Day

October 12, 2023

Ms. Morda and Ms. Powell twinning perfectly!

Mrs. Reichman, Amelia, Leah, and Layla celebrate the success of Eco Club!

Eco Club Hosts Their Debut Meeting

One of Gateway's Brand-new Clubs
Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-In-Chief
October 1, 2023

Earlier this month at Gateway, the new Eco Club had their debut meeting in Mrs. Reichman's room, 404, attracting new hoards of environment-conscious changemakers! Presidents and Co-founders Amelia Long,...

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Mr. Coble ready to teach students about business and entrepreneurship!

Gateway’s Brilliant New Business Teacher, Mr. Coble!

Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-in-Chief
October 1, 2023

Mr. Coble, one of Gateway’s ten new hires this school year, has already made a fantastic impression on students and staff alike! He is cheerful, passionate about teaching, and has already proven himself...

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Andy at his desk! He is ready to put students at easy by sharing his winning smile and chocolate treats!

Interview With Andy-the-Alligator, Gateway Guidance Office’s Unofficial Mascot

Gateway's Favorite Gator
Spencer Barrett and Laurel Rose Barrett
October 1, 2023

The unofficial Gateway guidance mascot, Andy-the-Alligator, has touched the hearts of many in the Gateway community. He can often be seen at pep rallies, field trips, sports games, and other Gateway events...

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Ghosting and Bailing - A Generational Trend

Ghosting and Bailing – A Generational Trend

Op-Ed: Ghosting Isn't Just For Halloween
Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-In-Chief
September 30, 2023

It's everyone for themselves, even on the road. It has become unfortunately evident that it is nearly impossible to completely trust anyone these days. Now that my friends and I are on the road, we have...

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Introducing Gateway’s Brand New Library

Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-In-Chief
September 30, 2023

It is back and better than ever! Gateway’s library had a MASSIVE makeover this summer! With new ceilings, carpets, and a total rearrangement of shelves and furniture, it is almost unrecognizable! Mrs....

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High School Book Club; devoted members encouraging student interest

Gateway’s Annual Club Fair Impresses Once Again

Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-In-Chief
September 30, 2023

Besides focusing on academics, most students require an outlet at their school where they can hone in on their interests and passions and just have fun. From Spanish, French, and Sign Language clubs to...

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The 45th season of Survivor is streaming now! Original Canva created by Laurel Barrett

[Photo] The Landmark 45th Season of Survivor

October 1, 2023

The 45th season of Survivor is streaming now! Original Canva created by Laurel Barrett

Original Canva Creation (Laurel Rose Barrett): Learn why sleep is more important than ever in todays society.

[Photo] Prioritizing Sleep

October 1, 2023

Original Canva Creation (Laurel Rose Barrett): Learn why sleep is more important than ever in today's society.

Fall is the best time for fun, outdoor activities!

[Photo] Upcoming Fall Festivies

October 1, 2023

Fall is the best time for fun, outdoor activities!

Mrs. Reichmans True Crime class tunes in to a captivating documentary

[Photo] True Crime & Detective Stories

October 1, 2023

Mrs. Reichman's True Crime class tunes in to a captivating documentary

Original Canva created by Laurel Barrett; UAP Data Collection - One of NASAS Latest Projects

[Photo] Nasa’s Scientific Approach to the Mystery of UFOs

October 1, 2023

Original Canva created by Laurel Barrett; UAP Data Collection - One of NASA'S Latest Projects

Organization and planning are essential to having a successful school year!

How to Make the Most Out of a School Year

September 9, 2023

Organization and planning are essential to having a successful school year!

Chicago Review of Books

Barrett’s Bookshelf

These Precious Days By Ann Patchett
Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-In-Chief
September 9, 2023

Ann Patchett, known primarily for her essays and novels, released her essay collection, These Precious Days, during the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2021. Featuring essays from magazines like Harper's Magazine and The...

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Brian Tortella (Gateway Athletics)

Gateway Football

Beginning-of-Year Update
Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-In-Chief
September 9, 2023

The Gateway Football team has started the season off incredibly strong! Under their brand new coach, Andrew Daley, new to Gateway from Cherry Hill East, the Gators won their first game against Haddon Township...

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Canva created by Allison and Melissa Eckstein after interviewing current and former students of Gateway Regional High School; Photo taken by GRHS librarian, Kathleen Bially.

In Memory of Jamie O’Neill

Current Gateway Students and Alumni Share Memories of Beloved Art Teacher

Last week, the Gateway community lost a beloved Art teacher, Ms. Jamie O'Neill. Gateway to Careers' Melissa Eckstein enlisted the help of both former and current students to collect tributes to her legacy....

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Gators Return to The Swamp!

Gators Return to The Swamp!

1st Day of School
Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-In-Chief
September 9, 2023

On Thursday, September 7th, The Gateway Gators celebrated their first day of school! Teachers eagerly waited by their classroom doors as the students--sleepy, yet excited--walked through the halls to their...

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The Main Harvard Dining Hall that I Only Previously Saw in Movies

What I Learned at Drew & Harvard This Summer

September 9, 2023

The Main Harvard Dining Hall that I Only Previously Saw in Movies

Meet Gateways New Staff Members!

Meet Gateway’s New Staff Members!

Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-In-Chief
September 9, 2023

Gateway has hired ten new staff members for the 2023-2024 academic year! They have attended trainings, decorated their rooms, and welcomed their new students this past week! Gateway is so thrilled to...

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