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Glen Rock Cheerleading Seniors 2022

GRHS Seniors Cheerleaders: Ready to Rock

by Katie Mae Yetter, Opinion Editor January 18, 2022

A group of cheerleaders flock into a hot and smelly gym, shoving huge red mats through a narrow door, trying their best not to mess up their uniforms. Coaches watch as they attempt to put the phone into...

The album was released with a plain black square as its cover.

Donda: An Experimental Classic

by Neil Sahu, Social Media Manager January 18, 2022

So far in 2021, we have had many albums reach the top of the charts and have stayed at the top all year. However, albums this year were not that good, and did not have much of a replay value. One rapper...

Girls varsity soccer season comes to an end after close semifinal game

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2021

Despite a loss for the Glen Rock girls soccer team, Glen Rock managed to hold the #2 seeded Hawthorne to one goal in the high-stakes semifinal round of the NJSIAA tournament on Nov. 9. The 1-0 loss for...

Student-run ASL group breaks common club practice

by Romy Timem, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

Soe Behar, founder and president of the new ASL group, paves the path for student run GRHS clubs and interest groups. On Oct. 4, 2021, the first of many ASL group meetings took place in the Glen Rock High...

Since its release, Squid Game has grabbed the attention of worldwide audiences, becoming the most watched Netflix series.

‘Squid Game:’ Netflix’s hit show portrays the horrors of economic class warfare

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

If it seems like the sudden demand for green tracksuits or the revival of Dalgona, a popular South Korean street food, sprang up out of nowhere — you can thank “Squid Game” — Netflix’s recent...

The Queens Gambit delivers pleasing cinematography throughout the series, as depicted in this still moments before protagonist Beth Harmon and competitor Benny Watts play chess at the US Open.

‘The Queen’s Gambit:’ transforming the mundane into a cinematic wonder

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Social Media Manager (Twitter) March 9, 2021

Watching a televised chess match seems quite dull at first thought — two players glued to their chairs doing nothing but moving delicately crafted wooden pieces with precision across a checkered board....

Escalante, a familiar face around Glen Rock High School as a gym teacher, has taken over Mr. Pepes position as Acting Middle School Assistant Principal.

Former gym teacher takes over as Acting Middle School Assistant Principal

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Social Media Manager (Twitter) February 8, 2021

For those who know Mr. Michael Escalante, you probably recognize him as the teacher leading “Tabata” — the famed gym class warm-up featuring short bursts of intense exercise followed by a period...

Why the Asian-American community has to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer June 17, 2020

Right in front of the scene where George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, an Asian-American police officer of Hmong descent, heard the struggles of George Floyd right beside him. Instead...

Beaches should not reopen amidst COVID-19

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer June 17, 2020

Amidst the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, many crucial decisions are being made determining what will open within the next few weeks, or what will remain closed. Many businesses have either closed or have...

Five Feet Tall

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer June 16, 2020

Gabbi Krachenfels had the biggest ear to ear smile as everyone in the endocrinologist’s office congratulated her. Gabbi did not receive some sort of trophy or medal for anything. What she had done was...

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