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Confronting the myth of “reverse racism”

by Devyn Ivers, Copy Editor October 30, 2020

Racism can be easily presented in two forms: systemic and individual, systemic meaning certain systems of oppression that have developed over time to prevent minorities from obtaining specific everyday...

High school students line up outside the Hamilton lobby before they are let in at 7:50 a.m., where every fifth person has their temperature taken. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Returning to school in a COVID-ridden era

by Devyn Ivers, Copy Editor October 12, 2020

The start of the school year has come and gone, but one thing still lies prominent on everyone’s mind: COVID-19. The virus that swept the country by storm in March made it seem unlikely that students...

This political cartoon represents both sides of the death with dignity argument.

Death with dignity

by Devyn Ivers, Social Media Manager (Instagram) June 15, 2020

A quick death. A way out. An end to suffering, but only for the terminally ill. Death with dignity is an opinion that is often debated. In many of the states, it is against the law, seen as a crime, but...

Ms. Giele is the Administrative Assistant in the technology office.

Q&A with Technology Department Administrative Assistant Jade Giele

by Devyn Ivers, Social Media Manager (Instagram) January 15, 2020

The Glen Echo: What is it like being in the tech department?  Ms. Giele: Very interesting, and it’s fun. Everybody is very nice there, and they really care about the school and making sure that all...

Library staff discusses October bomb threat

by Devyn Ivers, Social Media Manager (Instagram) November 13, 2019

The library director returned to her desk after a break at 1:45 p.m on Oct. 9. When she logged into her computer, she saw an email with a warning: it was a bomb threat. Ellen O’Keefe, the library...

Social justice club hosts bake sale

by Devyn Ivers, Social Media Manager (Instagram) November 1, 2019

The Seven Elements Social Justice Club held a bake sale on Oct. 23 to raise money for their upcoming events. This club is advised by English teacher Randi Metsch-Ampel and led by co-presidents Simran...

A photo taken from the Instagram page, @grpublicschoolnj. Pictured here is the girls tennis team at the Tennis for Life event.

New Superintendent introduces social media with #RockGRNJ trend

by Devyn Ivers, Social Media Manager (Instagram) October 25, 2019

A new social media initiative has been started by Superintendent Brett Charleston’s hashtag #RockGRNJ.  Charleston is using the hashtag on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.  “I...

Top row, Puja Parikh, Lizzie Vreedenburgh, Maya Doyle, Carly Erani, Lauren Amram, and Allie Eisenberg after playing intense matches at Northern Valley Old Tappan on Sunday

Girls varsity tennis places second in county tournament

by Devyn Ivers, Staff Writer September 23, 2019

The girls varsity tennis team placed second in the county tournament at Northern Valley Demarest and Northern Valley Old Tappan this past weekend.  Every year, the varsity team faces against schools...

High school students are not always relieved by the stress of school through No Homework Night. They can still find themselves worried about homework due for the rest of the week.

No homework night: should it exist?

June 17, 2019

From a student’s perspective, No Homework Night can be a helpful way to get ahead of work due over the course of the week, easing stress and tensions at home. The first Wednesday of every month is a...

Students find themselves unable to deal with their own mental illnesses. The Mental Health Awareness Club is there to help and educate them about this.

A disease, not a choice

by Devyn Ivers, Staff Writer June 6, 2019

In a classroom of 25, five students may be struggling with various mental issues. 20 percent of the population wrestles with these illnesses, but only 4 percent of healthcare is spent on them. These statistics...

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