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Students celebrate at joint club holiday party

Senior Theatre Company executive board members (left to right) Sofia Nolfo, Madelyn Willoughby, Sofia Karras, and Caroline Torpey snap a picture at the Theatre Company, LEAP, and Alliance holiday party. They loved all of the activities and games and had a great time with members of other clubs!

by Madelyn Willoughby, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

The high school Theatre Company, LEAP, and the Alliance hosted their annual holiday party in room C-131 after school from 6:30 to 9 on Thursday. This party is held each year for current members of the clubs as well as alumni that would like to visit their friends still in the club. Additionally, a g...

Students perform at Glenstock

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

June 12, 2019

Groups of student performers and soloists played and sang music at Glenstock on Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. Due to the prediction of thunderstorms, over 50 students congregated into the cafeteria though the student music festival has been traditionally held in the courtyard. Many students chose to p...

Nationally recognized poet performs reading

Nationally recognized poet Ross Gay reads his poetry during an assembly. Gay visited GRHS on April 10 to present his poetry, host a writing workshop, and meet GRHS students and others from a visiting high school. Gay presented some of his poems along with some essays from his new book, “The Book of Delights.”

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

May 7, 2019

Students welcomed nationally recognized poet Ross Gay to the high school on April 10, for a poetry reading and workshop. Gay began his visit by meeting with the students of GRHS and the visiting students of Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology. He also read excerpts of his writing to a large ...

From rehearsal to performance

The cast of Rapunzel poses with their student director, Isabel Siggers. Siggers is a senior and a member of the Theatre Company Executive Board and was excited to take on her role as a student director for “Wicked and Whimsical.”

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

April 29, 2019

The most exciting part of student directing for Isabel Siggers was being able to see her play come alive on stage after many rehearsals. She loved to see her actors take just a little bit of her direction and make it into a live action show with lots of small details and interaction. She loved the mome...

Students perform at Moth Story Slam

Caroline Geoghegan, a storyteller at the Moth Story Slam and a member of the Seven Elements Social Justice Club, performs her original piece titled “Pet Store Shenanigans.” This was the second Moth Story Slam hosted by the club. All of the proceeds of the event went to First Friends, an organization that helps immigrants coming to the U.S.

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

March 20, 2019

Students performed original stories at the Moth Story Slam, an event hosted by the Seven Elements Social Justice Club on Thursday, March 7. The Seven Elements Social Justice Club, advised by English teacher Randi Metsch-Ampel, began this tradition last year as a way to allow students to express t...

Chamber of Commerce hosts holiday gift wrapping event

High school students wrap gifts for the Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce’s holiday gift-wrapping event on Dec. 1. The event took place on Dec. 1 and 15 as an effort to bring attention to local businesses in Glen Rock. All the proceeds of this event were donated to CUMAC, an organization that fights hunger.

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

January 4, 2019

On Dec. 1 and 15, the Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce hosted a holiday gift wrapping event at the Creative Den, a store in town that recently opened. The event was hosted by Chamber of Commerce members Rebecca Greene and Kristen Bond as an effort to bring attention to local businesses in Glen Rock....

Should the cafeteria serve healthier lunches?

This is a picture of popular lunch selections in the cafeteria right now. This includes a selection of wrapped burgers, sandwiches, wraps, chicken nuggets and french fries.

by Michael Taromina, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

A popular question that has been going around the school for the past couple years is whether the cafeteria should serve healthier lunches. We all know that being healthy leads to a better, longer and more active life. But in the school cafeteria, the word healthy doesn’t really come to mind. Lunch ...

High school vs. middle school

Dzurenko poses smiling at the camera as she packs her backpack at the end of the school day to get ready for a night of homework.

by Kaylee Doyle, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

With the first marking period coming to a close, many freshmen have now fully adjusted to the high school.   Julia Dzurenko is a freshman at Glen Rock High School and has been in the Glen Rock public school system since kindergarten. “Middle school to high school was the easiest transition for me,...

Classroom of the future

With advances in technology, students could be learning in classrooms such as this one.

by Kevin Lederer, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

Throughout the past, classes all over the country have remained the same. Each one looking considerably comparable. Like most things over time, the traditional classroom could be advancing with some significant changes that will take place over the upcoming years. Certain modifications could influence the wa...

Life on the varsity tennis team

Emma Mangino (left) and Charlotte Arehart alongside Ashley Robinson and Grace DeSalvo during their first States match.

by Devyn Ivers, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Varsity tennis is a big leap from junior varsity. While JV is more relaxed, varsity pushes team members to new, unfamiliar territories. Emma Mangino is third singles on the Glen Rock tennis team. Her position is determined by the outcome of the challenge matches at the start of the season. Mangi...


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