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Trump Tweets and the controversy behind them

Trump Tweets and the controversy behind them

by Ben Solomon, Senior Staff Writer
January 30 • 110 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Opinion, Showcase

Presidential elect Donald J. Trump has raised a fair amount of controversy, much of which stems from his Twitter account. These are some of the most controversial Trump tweets: 1 With the nation tearing itself apart trying to find any dirt about what went on during the election, Donald Trump decided to put ...

Pit Bullies?

Pit Bullies?

by Daisy Tahan, Staff Writer
January 19 • 82 views
Filed under Opinion

Around 1.2 million dogs are killed every year. 40% of those dogs are pit bulls. But why are so many people afraid of certain dogs just because of their breed? The answer to that question will change depending on who you ask. Some people believe that certain types of dogs (such as pit bulls) are born...

Running the track during a sporting event

Running the track during a sporting event

by Olivia Traphagen
June 8 • 331 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Opinion, Showcase

Running the track during a sporting event should be allowed. Though lacrosse balls can be dangerous, the person running the track should be held accountable if he or she gets hurt, not the player who threw the ball. A runner should be allowed to run the track at any time -- the turf field and t...

Uber convenient rides shuttle students safely

Uber convenient rides shuttle students safely

by Lee Hasselmann and Jason Messenbrink
May 4 • 421 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Glen Rock High School students have started to utilize a new mode of transportation around town and elsewhere: Uber. Mostly used for quick, inexpensive rides, Uber has been used by many Glen Rock students as an alternative form of transportation. “I think it's really useful and it's a good w...

Music in class: helpful or distraction

Music in class: helpful or distraction

by Olivia Lorenzo, Senior Staff Writer
April 26 • 451 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Opinion, Student Life

Everyday, cell phones become more and more common in the everyday classroom. They can be used as a learning tool or as a distraction for certain students. In an average classroom, one can find a handful of students with headphones in their ears listening to music. Some teachers allow the use of cell ...

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...

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...