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DIY ethics and mainstream success

DIY ethics and mainstream success

by Zach McCollum, Opinion & Editorial Editor
April 25 • 245 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Editorials & Op-Eds, Opinion, Showcase

The terms “DIY (Do It Yourself)” and “mainstream” are rarely used in the same sentence. Many DIY musicians and bands do not see mainstream success, so these terms almost never go hand and hand. Some DIY bands get lucky and are signed to a major record label or a “gateway label,” whic...

Considering a new form of journalism

by Beth Keefe, Multimedia Manager
January 22 • 319 views
Filed under Editorials & Op-Eds, Opinion

As journalism expands, newspapers and magazines have become second to the new fad of internet based information; much of today’s news can be found with just a click of a button. In October 2014, a podcast titled Serial was released following the murder of an 18-year-old girl, Hae Min Lee and the ...

Glen Rock residents weigh in on social media

Glen Rock residents weigh in on social media

by Lilia Wood, Editor-in-Chief
January 19 • 713 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Editorials & Op-Eds, Opinion

Post. Reply. Comment. Like. Share. The Glen Rockers Facebook group is a virtual public forum for current and former Glen Rock residents to discuss topics of interest. The group has 3,112 members, which is more than one-fourth of Glen Rock’s current population. The age ranges from current high sch...

Saying goodbye to deceased rockstars

Saying goodbye to deceased rockstars

by Zach McCollum, Opinion & Editorial Editor
January 14 • 424 views
Filed under A&E, Carousel Featured Article, Editorials & Op-Eds

Over the past couple of months, three very innovative, influential, and incredible rock musicians have died. Those musicians being the lead singer of pivotal 90s grunge band Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland, the lead singer and bassist of the hard rock/heavy metal pioneers Motörhead, Lemmy Kilmister, an...

Opting for the safe ride

Opting for the safe ride

by Anna Barton, Senior Staff Writer
January 11 • 358 views
Filed under Editorials & Op-Eds, Opinion

As the cold winter weather approaches, it is very undesirable to walk to and from various locations throughout town. Not only is it uncomfortable to walk in below freezing weather, but it is not always the safest option, especially at night. As a teenage girl, I was never allowed to walk home alone...

Requesting a song

Requesting a song

by Zach McCollum, Opinion & Editorial Editor
December 23 • 345 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Editorials & Op-Eds, Opinion

Going to a concert is a common way for young people to spend their weekend nights or any night their favorite band is playing. Going to these shows as a high schooler provides a completely different experience because being a part of a larger scene is a feeling like none other. I have been personally...

Wearing pink isn’t enough

by Julia Rooney, Multimedia Manager
November 18 • 240 views
Filed under Editorials & Op-Eds

Pink.  A color commonly associated with Breast Cancer. But, since when did wearing a specific color actually benefit anyone? The idea of wearing an article of pink clothing, is supposed to help raise awareness about the harmful wrath of Breast Cancer. However, this does not really help any victims. Last...

Moving from the South to the North

Moving from the South to the North

by Jason Messenbrink, Staff Writer
November 17 • 250 views
Filed under Editorials & Op-Eds

Four months ago, I moved from Red Oak, North Carolina to Glen Rock, New Jersey. I quickly caught on to the culture and character differences between the North and South of the East Coast. Red Oak is about 70 miles east of Raleigh, the state capital, while Glen Rock is less than 25 miles from New...

High school needs more art and literature

High school needs more art and literature

by Zach McCollum, Opinion & Editorial Editor
November 17 • 382 views
Filed under Editorials & Op-Eds, Opinion

For many years, the school’s emphasis on the arts has waned, but, recently, acclaimed inaugural poet Richard Blanco came to read poetry to juniors and seniors, reasserting the interest. Blanco delivered a captivating and powerful performance and proved successful in getting students interested with ...

Internet safety, it’s important

Internet safety, it’s important

November 12 • 613 views
Filed under Editorials & Op-Eds

For high school students it is important to be safe online and use the internet cautiously. In our life style we use the internet everyday. We google information and post photos to social media, but are we really doing everything we can to stay safe? Because technology is a part of our everyday lives,...