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‘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. Pepe's 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...

Parasite is praised for its motifs of greed and class discrimination, as well as its stunning cinematography and performance from actors.

‘Parasite’ – a thought-provoking film of greed and class warfare

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer May 4, 2020

“You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all. If you make a plan, life never works out that way.” - Kim Ki-taek, Parasite Parasite, a black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho,...

BEAR Group, a grassroots activist organization promoting bear protection, holds a protest against the current New Jersey Bear Hunt. Though veteran BEAR Group members attended, several new members took part in advocating against the bear hunt on Dec. 14. As hunters killed hundreds of bears, these protesters believe that bears deserve the right to live.

Paw-sitively Protesting

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer January 14, 2020

Why we need more South Asian representation in film

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

Want to go to the movies? There are so many compelling films playing right now - what would you like to see? Last Christmas is playing, as well as Joker, Maleficent, Terminator: Dark Fate, and Frozen 2. Like...

Glen Rock councilwoman Arati Kreibich is in the midst of a congressional run for New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District.

Councilwoman Arati Kreibich’s Progress to Congress

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer October 15, 2019

Arati Kreibich was a scientist, mom, Glen Rock citizen, and a proud supporter of Congressman Josh Gottheimer in 2018.  Arati Kreibich is still a scientist, mom, and Glen Rock citizen, but she doesn’t...

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