The Glen Echo

Busy work is helpful for both teachers and students

Busy work is helpful for both teachers and students

by Anastasia Zenkevich, Copy Editor

May 31, 2018

The concept of busy work has been ingrained in schools since the beginning of time. Whether it's homework or worksheets in class, even the best of teachers have been known to give out busy work. This is usually categorized as work that is used not as a tool for education, but rather to occupy time. Although...

Students get green and improve the environment

Lizzie Hoyt makes sure to recycle on a daily basis. She realized a problem with the recycling system in the high school, and decided to create change through her Gold Award.

by Samantha Greene, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018

Glen Rock environmental efforts When walking on Rock Road, past the small stores that decorate the street, one can notice the greenery and flowers lining the sidewalks. The sun is shining and the sky is free of smog. Past the train tracks and adjacent to Kilroy’s is Glen Rock Borough Hall. The buildin...

Clubs make holidays bright for families in need

Students pose in front of gift drive presents.

December 21, 2017

Every year many children go without the surprise of unwrapping presents on Christmas morning. Through no fault of their own, some families do not have the capability to celebrate Christmas with a tree and dozens of presents. This holiday season several of Glen Rock High School’s clubs have taken a...

New Tabletop Gaming Club welcomes members

Members Francis Atler, James Ring, and Justus Smith consult Volo's Guide to Monsters before continuing a Dungeons and Dragons campaign.

by Isabella Crawford, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

Campaigning throughout the world as a wizard and casting Prestidigitation at unsuspecting dwarves has never been deemed possible by Glen Rock High School Students. However, thanks to the creation of the Tabletop Gaming Club, this seemingly impossible task can now become a reality. Or at least as real ...

Boys varsity soccer team falls to Pequannock

Nick Rogers keeps the ball in possession against Pequannock in the second round of the NJSIAA Tournament.  Despite losing the boys varsity soccer team played one of their best seasons in 30 years.

by Anastasia Zenkevich, Githmie Goonatilleke, and Christine Nappi

November 13, 2017

Despite a strong offensive game, Glen Rock boy’s soccer fell 1-0 to Pequannock in the second round of the NJSIAA Tournament on Friday afternoon. Eighth-seeded Pequannock won the game against top-seeded Glen Rock with only one goal. Goalie Zack Fazal bobbled the ball forcing him out of the goal and a...

Homecoming dance gains popularity

More than 300 students wait in line to enter the homecoming dance.

by Anastasia Zenkevich, Copy Editor

October 31, 2017

The only school dance at Glen Rock High school that welcomes students from all grades, Homecoming has been a tradition for as long as we can remember. Despite the short hiatus in 2015, the dance has been steadily gaining a lot of popularity. “Around 330 students bought tickets to the dance this year. La...

Drug epidemic sweeping Bergen County

Seemingly harmless, everyday toiletries such as these bath salts can be harmful when misused.

by Anastasia Zenkevich, Staff Writer

May 13, 2015

Bath salts and spice. They seem like items you may find at your local supermarket, but they are actually very harmful substances when used in the wrong way. Synthetic drugs pose a serious and growing issue for the youth of Bergen County. The amount of deaths from overdose on synthetic drugs in Bergen...

Plagiarism plague fails to spread to Glen Rock High School

There are only one or two cases of plagiarism a year at Glen Rock High School

by Anastasia Zenkevich, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

The most common cases of plagiarism include copying or pasting information from the internet. However, plagiarism includes anything from taking credit for a sibling’s paper to something as simple as using passages from google to help write an essay. According to, a study done by a Rutgers professor shows that 58% of high school ...

The Catcher in the Rye : A book review

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is taught at Glen Rock High School

by Anastasia Zenkevich

January 22, 2015

16-year-old Holden Caulfield is kicked out of an exclusive private school in Pennsylvania called Pencey Prep near the holiday season. Pencey prep is the latest school from which Holden has been expelled. He finds life at Pencey to be dull, expensive and artificial . His reason for expulsion is often...


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