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Federal transgender bathroom policy changes won’t affect Glen Rock schools

Federal transgender bathroom policy changes won’t affect Glen Rock schools

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer
March 7 • 67 views
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With the new Presidential administration, the country has been shot into a controversial era of contradictory opinions on social change, one of the most prevalent being the rights of the transgender community.   On Wednesday, Feb. 22, guidelines regarding protections of the transgender community...

“The Rock” takes on new meaning for varsity hockey team

“The Rock” takes on new meaning for varsity hockey team

by Michelle DeMaria, Instagram Manager
March 6 • 188 views
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Tonight the varsity hockey team will play in its second state championship, but it will not necessarily take place where they had always dreamed. After conflicting events at the Prudential Center in Newark caused this year’s state championship game to be moved to Mennen Arena in Morristown, the...

Spanish club raises money for underprivileged children

Spanish club raises money for underprivileged children

by Caroline Griffin, Senior Staff Writer
February 28 • 27 views
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The Spanish club handed out roses on Valentine's Day to raise money for two children the club sponsors through Children International. Students had the opportunity to purchase a rose for a special someone for the price of $3 each or Hershey kisses for $1.50 each. All items were on sale from Feb...

Sidelined: Middle school to potentially remove six athletic programs

Sidelined: Middle school to potentially remove six athletic programs

by Julia Rooney, Managing Editor
February 17 • 598 views
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There may be six fewer sports offered for middle school students next year. The preliminary action for Glen Rock Middle School to remove any sport already offered by the Glen Rock Recreational Department was made on Feb. 13. The cuts would begin next year.  The proposal was originally made in a Boar...

Hockey team hosts annual pancake breakfast

Hockey team hosts annual pancake breakfast

February 15 • 7 views
Filed under News, Sports

Glen Rock High School has a vast array of clubs and extra-curricular activities. These activities all have a various means of funding to ensure that they can continue. The Glen Rock Hockey team holds an annual pancake breakfast to raise money for its program. In past years, the breakfast has been held...

One-to-one laptop initiative will remove computer lab, laptop carts

One-to-one laptop initiative will remove computer lab, laptop carts

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer
February 15 • 231 views
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Provided the Board of Education adds the one-to-one initiative to the 2017/18 budget, students will receive school-issued laptops in the fall.  Laptops will be distributed each year and will be returned each summer in order for computers to be updated with new software.  Computers will be allowed to...

Public librarian steps down after five years

Public librarian steps down after five years

by Isis Kirkland, Staff Writer
February 13 • 348 views
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Glen Rock Public Library director Betsy Wald resigned from the library after five years on Feb 3. Wald is leaving to pursue personal interests after being a librarian for many years. “I love my job, and I love this library. The staff is great, the community's great, the schools are great, but...

Christopher Barron Dance Fundraiser to end after four years

Christopher Barron Dance Fundraiser to end after four years

by Jordan Carr, Staff Writer
February 9 • 153 views
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Jordan McMahon, who graduated in 2016, wanted a way to honor his best friend, Christopher Barron, and for years he did so by hosting the Christopher Barron Dance Fundraiser. This year the fundraiser will not be continued. Christopher Barron was a boy who lost a battle to leukemia and died at age...

Seventh grade adds Mandarin class

Seventh grade adds Mandarin class

by Diarra Smith, Staff Writer
January 31 • 83 views
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The middle school has begun offering Mandarin as a class for students in seventh grade and up. This decision has some students jumping at the opportunity to learn a new language. However, some students might be hesitant because of the language's appearance of difficulty. Ms. Zheng-yang Yu is in...

HSA hosts college panel with Glen Rock alumni

HSA hosts college panel with Glen Rock alumni

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer
January 19 • 131 views
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The Home School Association hosted a college panel night along with the High School guidance department. The panelists answered questions from both the evening’s moderator, Mr. Lawrence Wolff, and the audience. The idea to have the panel was brought to the HSA by Jennifer Scherer, who had seen...