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The colors of the rainbow Pride flag, designed by Gilbert Baker, reflect the diversity of the LGBT community. The original flag first flew in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978.

Glen Rock and Ridgewood to raise pride flags for LGBT Pride Month

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer May 24, 2017

Glen Rock and Ridgewood will raise rainbow pride flags on June 1 in Wilde Memorial Park and Van Neste Park respectively in acknowledgement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month after a...

Representatives from the Chamber, Womens, and Concert Choirs pose as they accept their awards along with their directors, Carl Helder and Anna Lilikas. All three choirs were ranked in the gold division at the Worldstrides choral competition at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

Choirs earn gold in Orlando competition

by Patricia Whyte, Senior Staff Writer May 2, 2017

In a small choir room at the back of a church in Florida, 52 students dressed in bright red robes all gathered around a small, wooden piano as they sang through their warm ups. With their performance in...

Those who chose to take the challenge to remain silent gathered in the Hamilton Lobby at the end of the day to break the silence together.

Silence is Action: Gay Straight Alliance holds Day of Silence

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer April 17, 2017

Two of the top three reasons students said they were most often bullied at school were actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender expression, according to From Teasing to Torment: School Climate...

The order form to purchase a shirt from the GSA. Last year, the GSA sold over 100 shirts through their sales.

Gay Straight Alliance raises funds with t-shirt sales

by Patricia Whyte, Senior Staff Writer March 21, 2017

The Gay Straight Alliance is selling t-shirts to raise money for future guest speakers and events in the school. Shirts purchased before March 17 are being sold for $18, after which shirts will be sold...

Seniors Lindsay Vachon, Nina Dunn, Erin Dunn, and Emily Schaefer pose for a picture after a committee session at their last Model UN Conference in High School. “I’ve been in this club since freshman year, I joined for fun, but I’m sad it’s my last trip with Model UN,” Schaefer said.

Model United Nations participates in annual conference

by Patricia Whyte, Senior Staff Writer March 9, 2017

“We won the best prize of all,” said Emily Schaefer, senior delegate of the Model United Nations, “the satisfaction of a job well done.” The Model United Nations participated in an annual conference...

The set of August Wilson’s Jitney on Broadway. “The set is really very evocative,” Metch- Ampel said. The set depicts the inside of the jitney station, run by a character named Becker.

AP Language classes see Jitney on Broadway

by Patricia Whyte, Senior Staff Writer March 1, 2017

Students in the AP Language and Composition classes traveled to see Jitney on Broadway on Friday, Feb. 15. The classes saw the production during a unit on argumentative essays and the concept of race...

School Fusion has been utilized as the school website since 2009, but many teachers feel as though it is outdated and have moved toward Google Classroom.

Teachers use School Fusion less and Google Classroom more

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer February 8, 2017

The days copying down assignments from a chalkboard are gone, and many students have used their physical agenda less and less since the introduction of School Fusion in 2009, the school’s online administrator....

The college panel consisted of 11 recent high school graduates to discuss their experiences as college freshman. The evening was moderated by the head of the guidance department, Mr. Lawrence Wolff.

HSA hosts college panel with Glen Rock alumni

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer January 29, 2017

The Home School Association hosted a college panel night along with the High School guidance department. The panelists answered questions from both the evening’s moderator, Mr. Lawrence Wolff, and the...

Birds Hell by Max Beckham.   I had so many interesting conversations with my friends about the pieces, in particular Birds Hell, said Matt Lacognata (17).

Art students visit Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer January 12, 2017

“The best way to learn is to look at the past,”  art teacher Mr. Scott Kupka said. Students from photo, drawing and painting, graphic design, and other art classes all took a field trip to the...

With 153 students, the Concert Choir is the largest choir in the school. All choirs are under the direction of Mr. Carl Helder and Ms. Anna Lilikas.

Choir and band students join together for Winter Concert

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer January 5, 2017

A Charlie Brown Christmas, South African folk songs, and Beethoven's symphonies. All were featured at this year’s Winter Concert. Students from the high school choirs and bands joined together on...

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