Mobius’ Coffeehouse an Artistic Success


Wowing the audience, student performers impressed with their spoken word and musical ability. Mobius, the school literary magazine, is run by Mrs. Pat Mahoney. The Coffeehouse is an annual event (on its 17th year) that gathers some of Glen Rock’s finest young performers.

by Raquel Lesser, Food Critic

On December 6th, 2012, Mobius, the art and literary magazine of GRHS hosted an artistic coffeehouse in which teens showed off their talents and love for art.  A good amount of performers showed up in the Cafeteria early to rehearse and get ready before the show started. The price of admission was five dollars; it was a great deal to support the school and the students simultaneously.

They started at 7:00 P.M., lights dimming promptly. Throughout the show my enthusiasm didn’t fade away.  Hosting the coffeehouse were Taylor Robbins and Jaejun Kwon and, as soon as they came to introduce the first performer, all eyes were eagerly watching. All the performers were talented and an enjoyment to watch and each bring uniqueness that undeniably showed.

Sam Halpert Rodis’s recited his poem Detachment and Averages and even the teachers could join in as Principal Arlotta sang Forever Yours, a song he had written himself.  Breena Ashakar wowed with her stunning writing. Then Dylan Kennedy, Ryan Bryne, and Jack White brought some music into the room, playing a remarkable tune.  

Right before the intermission were Sean Kennedy, Emily Paddon, Adam Donatuccio, Peter Schertz, Bradley Passarelli, Jarod Zahn, Janey Pulzello, Evan Broke and Alex Chung singing an unforgettable song: Gangster’s Paradise.

Mrs. Mahoney founded this tradition and continued it for 17 years. There should be huge thanks for Starbucks (which donated its coffee), Dr. Albano, Mr. Arlotta, Mr. Purciello, Mr. Warren, Mrs. Astoreca, Mrs. Dagiau, Mr. Kupka, Miss McKinley, Mrs. Todd and the Editors and Staff of Mobius who set up the coffeehouse in the cafeteria. Once again, a huge thanks to Mrs. Mahoney for bringing this special tradition to the school.  

It was “[a]nother wonderful celebration of people’s music and literary talents.” Mrs. Mahoney said.