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New late policy effective in decreasing tardies

New late policy effective in decreasing tardies

by James Boisits, Staff Writer
January 23 • 127 views
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Glen Rock High School has now had a year and a half under its belt for the new attendance policy, which was introduced at the beginning of 2015. The policy has been successful in decreasing the number of tardies. “The number of accumulated lates per student dropped dramatically from year 2014-2015....

Clearing the air on air quality

Clearing the air on air quality

by Ann Butler, Staff Writer
January 17 • 147 views
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In two different air quality tests, potentially hazardous chemicals were found in several rooms around the High School, raising questions from parents and students about its safety. Recent consensus suggests that the problem is less harmful than initially feared. These points of issue were found in...

Reporting Roof: Journalists discuss Dylann Roof’s death penalty trial

Reporting Roof: Journalists discuss Dylann Roof’s death penalty trial

by Chloe Siohan, Staff Writer
January 12 • 901 views
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In June 2015, Dylann Roof entered Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church with one purpose: to kill. Roof, age 21 at the time, took the lives of nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., and is now sentenced to death. He had decided to represent himself in this deeply moving...

Varsity debaters attend their first meet

Varsity debaters attend their first meet

by Janice Lee, Staff Writer
November 7 • 216 views
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Glen Rock varsity debate team participated in its first meet on Oct. 27 at Northern Highlands Regional High School. The debate team left school around 8:40 A.M.and came back at 2:15 P.M. They competed against schools from Ramapo, Pascack Hills, Pascack Valley and Ramsey. Varsity debaters from Glen R...

Overcoming mental health problems

Overcoming mental health problems

by Josh Lesser, Staff Writer
June 2 • 356 views
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*Alexa Foster, Amanda Foster, John Foster and Nancy Foster are all fictitious names given to real people who would prefer their identities to not be revealed. They are from Pennsylvania. Life before treatment Down in the far corner of her basement next to a bookshelf, one could find Alexa on any...

The unforgotten journey

The unforgotten journey

by Carter Stansel
May 24 • 557 views
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Paul Thornwall's days of retirement are now spent with his wife in Essex, Connecticut. Many days he finds himself in his living room, circling the photos that sometimes seem to blur into the monotonous patterns of the walls. They read like a timeline, stretching through his past, and like an ...

1940: From Glen Rock to War

1940: From Glen Rock to War

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer
May 23 • 826 views
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It was 1940: The United States was emerging from the Great Depression. Germany had captured much of Europe. The Japanese Army was marching through China. London was being bombed nightly. As World War II seemed to be tearing the world apart, Ronald and Ethel Zier were searching for home...

AP U.S. History adjusts to controversial changes

AP U.S. History adjusts to controversial changes

by Colin Morrow, Sports Social Media Editor
May 20 • 372 views
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The Golden Protests In a small town like Golden, Colorado school board meetings are usually nothing that citizens worry over. Some call them boring. They usually involve a simple discussion over any issues that the town is facing, followed by a search for solutions, and finally a period when parents are ...

Soldiering on: Glen Rock resident aids returning veterans

Soldiering on: Glen Rock resident aids returning veterans

by Kate Casey, Advertising and Business Manager
May 19 • 1,648 views
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The former soldier moved cautiously among the unknown operatives. He was deep in unforeseen territory now, and he could distinctly make out the chatter of those nearby. A thick stench lay in the air, pungent with tropical flowers. It wasn’t far to the objective: follow the commander and evacuate from ...

K-ing cancer

K-ing cancer

by Max Felsenstein and Vincent Neubert
May 17 • 369 views
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Gliding to his position, he took a breath and mentally prepared himself to have a great game on the ice. Although he was nervous and felt as if there were 10,000 people watching, he stayed poised. The bleachers were barely filled, he told himself, although he could hear the echo of raucous chanting...