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How Katrina changed the way we view Mardi Gras

How Katrina changed the way we view Mardi Gras

by Chloe Siohan, Staff Writer
March 17 • 28 views
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It’s been 12 years since the disaster that was classified as the “worst hurricane in American history” by Weather.com, and the city of New Orleans still hasn’t recovered completely. The solution to keeping Hurricane Katrina’s downtrodden spirits at bay? Mardi Gras. Hurricane Katrina, which hit ...

Robotics team reflects on meritorious season before States

Robotics team reflects on meritorious season before States

by Ben Solomon, Senior Staff Writer
February 22 • 79 views
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Team 8902 has seen its ups and its downs in its three years, yet it never gave up on the team and on the robot, and this enthusiasm and teamwork has propelled them to the state tournament. This year saw a lot of early change for the team: a new coach, new student administrators, and even a name change...

Running into the spring season

Running into the spring season

by Janice Lee, Staff Writer
February 16 • 47 views
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The runners are at the starting line, feeling nervous, jogging in place. One minute later, “bam!” The gun sounds, and the runners take the first few strides of their highly anticipated spring season. The spring track team had its first meeting on Jan. 30, 2017, when a discussion of the syllabus ...

One thousand points down, one ring to go

One thousand points down, one ring to go

by Colin Morrow, Editor-In-Chief
February 14 • 81 views
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Twelve players in Glen Rock basketball's history have reached 1,000 points in their high school careers. The most recent to accomplish this feat is senior Kelly Lohr, whose hard work since she began playing has paid off. This accomplishment is just one of many that Lohr has achieved since joining...

Students respond to Trump’s executive travel ban

Students respond to Trump’s executive travel ban

by Ann Butler, Staff Writer
February 14 • 50 views
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order that created extreme vetting measures and detention for both green card holders reentering the country and visitors from seven countries, while totally cutting off the country to Syrian refugees. President Trump’s executive order applies to Iraq, Libya...

Arboretum raises questions on impact of humans, nature

Arboretum raises questions on impact of humans, nature

by Christine Nappi, Staff Writer
February 13 • 753 views
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Due to her mother’s fading eyesight, Karen Ricciardi patiently told grocery prices to her mother: 69 cents per pound for bananas was too expensive for her mother, Carole Thielke. Yet the price of cream-filled sandwich cookies was never too much. Those cookies were going to Thielke’s volunteers at th...

Gallo discusses former school

Gallo discusses former school

by James Boisits, Staff Writer
February 13 • 40 views
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Imagine going to work every day not knowing if you are going to be safe: a job teaching young minds, but at the risk of your own physical health. Special Education teacher Stacie Gallo lived this life from 1992 to 1999. After leaving Montclair State University, Gallo pursued teaching. “Coming...

Teachers use School Fusion less and Google Classroom more

Teachers use School Fusion less and Google Classroom more

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer
February 8 • 40 views
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The days copying down assignments from a chalkboard are gone, and many students have used their physical agenda less and less since the introduction of School Fusion in 2009, the school’s online administrator. In recent years however, teachers and students have been moving away from the website and...

Snow day like today

Snow day like today

by Alexa Miceli, Staff Writer
February 2 • 65 views
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Students might want to reconsider flushing ice cubes down the toilet, leaving a spoon under your pillow, and other snow day-summoning myths when it could be at the cost of spring break. Snow days can require the town to take back assigned days off from spring break. According to Principal John...

Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

by Sophie Ferreri, Senior Staff Writer
January 20 • 740 views
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One cramped hand whisked while the other hand wiped the sweat and flour off her forehead, yet her stubborn smile flashed in front of the crowd of fellow, hungry classmates crammed into her tiny home in Istanbul, Turkey. For Merve Sibel Uyarli Gunduz, hosting has been a passion since she was just a ...