The Glen Echo

How money can buy happiness

Different ways spending money can cause happiness.

by Rebecca Podd, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

‘Money can't buy happiness’ is a common expression. It means that you can’t get true happiness from possessions and that material things don’t really matter. What really matters is living a fulfilled life with good friends, family, and good health. But, the reality is that money is needed in o...

How technology has strengthened human connection

Technology has given people the ability to stay connected at all times.

by Rebecca Podd, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

Living with technology is still fairly new to people, and some see it as the end of social interaction. People spend hours on their phones and on the internet everyday. But technology isn’t isolating us, it is helping to connect people in the world more than ever before. The viewpoint of those who say it isolates u...

Glen Rock’s teenage heroes

Junior Andrew Bober stands in the doorway of one of Glen Rock ambulances.  Bober became 
an EMT in August 2017.

by Rebecca Podd, Staff Writer

June 1, 2018

Would you put your life or the life of a loved one in the hands of teenagers? The same teenagers who have homework, social pressures, and are going through the stress of growing up? Would you trust your life to the teenage EMT volunteers of Glen Rock?   In an emergency situation, the responders ha...

Family secrets

Karen Buchar poses in the middle of her two adoptive sisters, adoptive father, and her daughter Ariana. Buchar was adopted at five days old when her older sister was 8, and 10 years before her younger sister was born. From left to right: Buchar’s younger sister, Karen Bucher, Buchar’s adoptive father, Buchar’s older sister, and Ariana Buchar.

by Rebecca Podd, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

 Many families have their secrets, but math teacher Karen Buchar’s family was a secret itself for 25 years. Buchar has always known she was adopted. She grew up in Clifton with her adoptive parents and two adoptive sisters. She had been told her birth parents were dead, that they had both died in...

Kindness rock garden takes root in Glen Rock

The Kindness Rock Garden can be found at 574 Doremus Ave. It was created with the purpose of spreading kind messages and positivity throughout Glen Rock.

by Rebecca Podd, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017

A local Glen Rock council candidate created a brightly painted rock garden to spread kind messages throughout the community. The rocks are various colors, all with encouraging words and phrases on them. The garden is open for anyone to take a stone at any time. They can take one home or place it somewhere...

Teachers react to Back-to-School Night

Parents and teachers will spend the evening at Back to School Night on Wednesday, Sept. 27th.

by Rebecca Podd, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017

Your parents will be wandering the halls, sitting in your classrooms, and talking to your teachers at Back to School Night this Wednesday, instead of Thursday like it has been in past years. Principal Arlotta said the date was moved to Wednesday in order to balance with Glen Rock’s other schools, s...


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