The Glen Echo

Why Participation is Good for Kids

Why Participation is Good for Kids

by Kobie Tsiang, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018

  The removal of winners and losers in children’s games has sparked controversy in the ever growing handbook on raising children. Critics claim that they teach a destructive message: failure must be avoided at all costs. However, these awards do not erase all feelings of loss or failure, but aid the child’s ability to realize their own st...

Why our dress code is unfair

Students protest their dress code in Turkey.

by Kobie Tsiang, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018

The modern day dress code in schools comes in many different forms. In some schools, students are restricted to uniforms, long sleeves, and other conditions that many perceive as excessively restrictive. Across the country, teenagers argue that this restriction of self-expression limits the way they choose to r...

Life in Keda: the story of two years in the Peace Corps

History teacher Tom Lyon poses in the halls of Glen Rock High School on Feb. 6.

by Kobie Tsiang, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

Tom Lyon wakes up and sees his own breath, frozen, to the top of his sleeping bag. Snow has piled high enough for about fifteen  New Jersey storms, and the town will spend approximately two weeks digging themselves out. After waking up, he takes his malaria pill, and goes to chop wood for the day w...

I am not fragile: The story of Julienne Sorota

Julienne dances on pointe in Raymonda during Petrov’s 2016 Spring Gala.

by Kobie Tsiang, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

Walk into a warm studio. Feel the eyes of your artistic director watch and analyze your every move. Do thousands of pirouettes, grande Jetés, and arabesques. Do them until  dizzy, until your feet swell and cry for mercy. Do them again. Combine all these things, and you have entered into the life of ...

Girl’s tennis sweeps Mary help

November 21, 2017

The girls tennis team defeated Mary Help on Oct. 11.   The team worked together to clinch wins across the board in both their singles and doubles matches against Help. Seniors Kate Gifford, Rachel Halpern, Mia Ramdayal, Amanda Giummarra, and Isha Slavin all pulled out victories.  ...

Volleyball team defeats Lodi

The girls hold up a net after their win against Lodi.

by Kobie Tsiang, Glen Echo Staff Writer

September 26, 2017

The Glen Rock girl’s volleyball team won its match against Lodi on Friday, September 15. This makes their current record 2-1. The team, led by captains Jen Szawaluk, Elvira Makk Frid, and Alex Long, along with seniors Emily Podd, Maddie Hay, Laura Yuan, Gia Nuzzolo, won its first game with a s...


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