The Glen Echo

The big break

The backyard of Jacob’s house and the row of domestically grown trees where in the field just beyond I fell off

by Jason Messenbrink, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016

It’s March 4, 2016. It’s 7 P.M. and I'm inside of the Progressive Hand Therapy located in an apartment building in Westwood, NJ. I’m doing my routine exercises- “canoe stretches”, which involve gripping the top of a bar with my right hand and applying pressure while placing my left hand...

Relay for Life shines despite poor weather

Ms., Amanda Sproviero at the registration table at this year's Relay for Life

by Christina Howie, Copy Editor

May 20, 2016

Glen Rock High School hosted its annual Relay for Life on May 14 to 15 at Alexander Hamilton Elementary School. This year, Glen Rock’s Relay for Life raised $40,982.44.  There was a total of 19 teams and 169 participants overall, however, it was considered to be quite smaller than past years due...

Project pillowcase

Project pillowcase

April 29, 2016

The home economics room is filled with young children scrambling to finish their pillowcases.  Fabric, draped all over the room in different patterns, is sprawled across the tables.  The smell of hot irons flourishes throughout the room as the wrinkles are gently removed from the material before b...

A long journey

A long journey

April 29, 2016

Chris Roddy was no stranger to hospitals.  He was accustomed to the sight of people racing up and down the meandering corridors.  He was used to the perpetual sound of beeping monitors and machines.  He was nearly noseblind to the smell of antiseptics wafting through each room.  He often felt aw...

The next step

The next step

April 29, 2016

The warm June air fills the room and the sunlight seeps through the window.  After 13 years as a girl scout, Roddy prepares to transition to the next phase in her life. The church hall is filled with family, friends, mentors and public officials.  At the front of the room, sit a row of high ...

Giving the gift of gold

Giving the gift of gold

by Christina Howie, Copy Editor

April 28, 2016

The air of the Boston Children’s Hospital corridor is thick with the odor of bleach and sterilized equipment.  The muffled sound of the televisions from the different rooms resonates throughout the hallway: soap operas, cartoons and current events being discussed on ABC News. The slate grey and...

Paint the school purple

The GRHS Relay for Life committee members at kick-off on Feb. 9

by Christina Howie, Copy Editor

April 8, 2016

The Glen Rock High School Relay for Life committee will be organizing purple week from Monday, April 25 to Friday, April 29.  Paint purple is a week long, school wide competition to  celebrate and spread the word about Relay for Life. “All grades are encouraged to participate and get spirited,”...

Students get to work

by Lauren Hanfield

February 10, 2016

High school students across the country take on the task of juggling a part-time job along with the demands of school everyday. Whether it is grabbing a bite to eat with friends or satisfying the urge to shop, it is undeniable that a typical high school social life demands money. Since parents cannot...

Glen Rock students participate in Bergen County Choir performance

Glen Rock students participate in Bergen County Choir performance

by Christina Howie, Copy Editor

February 5, 2016

The Bergen County Choir held their annual performance at Paramus High School on Sunday, Jan. 17. Auditions for the Bergen County Choir were held on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Cresskill High School. “Glen Rock has been participating in Bergen County Choir for many many years,” Mr. Carl Helder, the ch...

Relay for Life kicks off the year

Kick-off will be held Tuesday, Feb 9 from
6:30PM-8:30PM in the Glen Rock High School cafeteria

by Christina Howie, Copy Editor

February 2, 2016

The kickoff event for Relay for Life of 2016 will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The kickoff celebration is held every year in the beginning of February with the purpose of celebrating the accomplishments from the past year and providing information on the up...

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