Fall Break Wrap Up 2016

By: Tricia Thompson Fall break has drawn to a close. Sunday consisted of the steady influx of students coming back to the dorm from their various escapades. The Thursday through Sunday break brought all sorts of adventures for different students, from some just heading home to catch up on some much needed sleep, getting ahead Read More…

Fall Break 2016

By:  Amanda Zahn This past Tuesday night (or Wednesday morning for some of us who procrastinated a bit), students began packing for not just a closed weekend, but for fall break. The university cancelled all classes on Thursday and Friday so that students would have the chance to go home and visit with their families Read More…

2016 College Visits

By:  Emma Reed Tis the season…for college visits. From small liberal arts schools to huge state universities. Gatton gets visits from near and far. We had visits from returning favorites such as Washington University and Vanderbilt. These institutions are popular for Gatton students. Wash U’s high medical acceptance rate makes it a personal favorite of Read More…

Ping Pong at Gatton

By:  Ben Luckett The new Florence Schneider Hall has a lot of great areas that Bates Runner Hall never could offer this year’s seniors. We now have an amazing fourth floor common area that houses one of the most important pieces of furniture in the Academy: the ping pong table. Last year in Bates, all Read More…

Campus Recitals at The Gatton Academy

By: Jonathan Kinnard In the midst of classes, food, and other essentials of a Gatton student’s life there is a strange plethora of campus opportunities that usually go without notice. One such example is campus recitals. WKU has a strong music department with concentrated talent, so it would seem natural that concerts are held on Read More…

A Busy Week at The Gatton Academy

By:  Sherafghan Khan “Should I study for my tests?” “What if I watched an episode of the Office?” Questions like these are what many seniors, including myself, are asking every day. Even though we have almost completed four years of high school, many of us are still not professionals at managing our time proficiently. We Read More…

Studying Abroad in Costa Rica

By Veronica Johnson On my Interview Day, the Gatton staff and some current students lead a panel about coursework and Study Abroad at the Academy. At this point, I already knew that I wanted to go to Gatton, but this was the icing on the cake. I applied to the Costa Rica trip because I Read More…

First Week of Classes

By: Tricia Thompson First week of classes: 0, Academy students: 160. The first week of classes is over, and from the looks of things, everyone’s having a great week. From syllabus days (that cover much more than just the syllabus sometimes) to starting new subjects, and from first trickles of homework to initial club meetings, Read More…

Hands Up for the Weekend

By: Emma Reed Saturday began as most Saturdays at the Academy do, a quiet sleepiness blanketing the Academy. The only difference was that this week instead of recovering from classes, we were exhausted from the endless tasks of GROWeek (Gatton Residential Orientation Week). The juniors were ready for some sleep after a week of constant Read More…

2016-2017 Avatar Intro: Logan Parker

Hello, my name is Logan Parker. Before Gatton, I went to Oldham County High School. I’m from LaGrange, Kentucky, which is just north of Louisville. Back home, I spent most of my time running with my cross country team or participating in various clubs. Outside of running, I’ve been able to travel the world, research Read More…