The Glen Echo

Yes, young kids should not have smartphones

by Mary Andreou, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018

Smartphones are taking over the world and becoming infused in the daily lives of young children. Kids spanning from 7-years-old to 12-years-old are already using smartphones and this epidemic needs to be stopped. A study in 2012 shows that kids on average received iPhones at 12, but that figure has...

Why marijuana should not be legalized

The number of teens smoking cigarettes compared to the number of teens smoking marijuana.

by Mary Andreou, Staff Writer

May 25, 2018

Weed, pot, grass, ganja, Mary Jane, are some of the many slang terms used for marijuana, a psychoactive drug used for medicinal use. Nearly 113 million people in the US  have tried this illicit drug or is in use of it, and over the years medical emergencies and deaths increased due to the rising number of consumption of marijuana. These ...

A traveler’s guide to misfortune

A traveler's guide to misfortune

by Mary Andreou, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

Traveling to different countries and exotic places is just what Brian Weinberg loves to do. Weinberg is a mathematics teacher at Glen Rock High School and specifically teaches Geometry, Algebra II, and Precalculus. “I do enjoy my job. My favorite part is being a positive impact on my students' l...

Children get ukulele lessons at local library

Children and teens learn how to play the ukulele at the Glen Rock library.

by Mary Andreou, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017

Children learned how to play the ukulele at the Glen Rock Public Library on Sept. 18. Explore Ukulele is a program for children and young adults to learn how to play the ukulele. The class is a 45 minute introduction to the ukulele in which participants learn the four basic chords, strumming, and fing...

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