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Graduating with cancer

Graduating with cancer

by Nicole Settlow, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017 • 490 views
Filed under Features, In-Depth, Showcase

Danny Goldsmith. Just a normal kid trying to make his way through high school. His senior year, running track and playing basketball. He had a girlfriend and a bunch of close friends. What could possibly go wrong… As a kid Danny never had any real health problems, besides when he was 5 and had h...

After breaking school record, junior pole vaulter claims second at County Championship

After breaking school record, junior pole vaulter claims second at County Championship

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Copy Editor
May 16, 2017 • 32 views
Filed under In-Depth, Sports - The Panther Den

Sam Cioppio didn’t always want to join the track team. In fact, she didn’t join until her sophomore year. Even after her mom pushed her to join, Sam was set on just doing the 100 meter race. It wasn’t until Cioppio’s friend, Amy Pfeiffer, convinced her to try pole vaulting the first day of...

In the spotlight

In the spotlight

by James Boisits, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017 • 71 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Features, In-Depth, Showcase, Sports

A Mistake to Remember With Glen Rock leading the Hawthorne Bears 54-39 on January 21, 2016 in one of the final games in the basketball team’s season, one Glen Rock player sat on the bench, begging to go in.With only a minute and 30 seconds left and Glen Rock holding a commanding lead, Sergio Galv...

A pilgrimage for peace

A pilgrimage for peace

by Isis Kirkland, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017 • 53 views
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While she teaches Spanish to a class of students in D-124 of Glen Rock High School, her sister is in Africa. It's a far way away from where Ms. Taylor Poruks teaches her Spanish classes, but it doesn't mean her sister can't pitch in on a lesson.  In the classroom, off-white cinder blocks comprise the w...

Dying to be thin

Dying to be thin

by Julia Blando, Senior Staff Writer
April 25, 2017 • 407 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Showcase, Student Life

*All names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved.  Merriam-Webster defines beauty as “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.” Not once does beauty’s official definition r...

Through the fire

Through the fire

by Jenny DeStefano, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017 • 472 views
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Footsteps coasting against a freshly sanded wood floor, 14-year-old Isis Kirkland smelled the new timber of her rebuilt home with an odd familiarity. She hadn’t walked through this door since March 21, 2015, almost two years back. It would take some time to decide whether or not this home was better than th...

Drug culture and a bursting bubble

Drug culture and a bursting bubble

by Alethea Jadick, News Manager
April 20, 2017 • 2,263 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Showcase, Student Life

Glen Rock High School was ranked 14th in the state in 2016. The impressive staff, safe setting, and ability to take Advanced Placement classes make our school desirable. However, not everyone understands the reality of what lay inside the bubble of Glen Rock. During the 2016-2017 school year, ther...

Looking through the lens

Looking through the lens

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Copy Editor
April 19, 2017 • 215 views
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It’s 3 a.m. The sun has yet to rise and a young Ken Kerbs has yet to fall asleep. Unlike the average 1970s high school student who came home from school, did his homework and went to sleep, Kenny Kerbs would finish his homework and go down to his darkroom, conveniently located in his basement. Fro...

Kicking soccer into business

Kicking soccer into business

by Janice Lee, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017 • 155 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Showcase, Sports

An inside look at a local soccer business and two students hoping to pursue soccer in college.

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Curtains open for spring show

Curtains open for spring show

by Dylaney Sabino, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017 • 47 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Clubs, In-Depth, Showcase

The Stage lit up with sound blasting and actors waiting anxiously in their positions. The curtains began to open as The Theatre Company’s nerves stir. With just one month to pull together a four scene show, a much shorter timeline than the company is familiar with, the company was eager to face an au...

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