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Glen Rock Soccer: A Season Like No Other

by Cole Tennant and James Stewart

October 2, 2020

Over the past few years, the Glen Rock Panthers boys’ varsity soccer team has seen great success on the soccer pitch. The 2018 season was arguably the best by any team in Glen Rock High School history: the group won their league and the county championship, and they reached the state finals. Th...

Students reveal thoughts on hybrid learning model

by Andrew Kastelman, Rob Zamparelli, and Michael Silver

October 2, 2020

Glen Rock High School started the 2020-2021 school year with a hybrid learning model. The model consists of two days — A and B— divided evenly amongst the students, with the cohorts rotating every day for a full day of school. When students are not in school they may be participating in class remotely. The ...

Performative activism: how not to go about social media advocacy

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer

June 17, 2020

In the era of social media, it has become increasingly common for users to utilize their platforms in offering support for various movements and causes. After the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, many people turned to social media to spread awareness for the Bla...

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need print books more than ever

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer

June 17, 2020

As work and methods of communication have rapidly shifted online in response to stay-at-home orders across America, the time spent in front of a screen has majorly increased as well. The importance of taking time away from our devices to enjoy other activities has never been as central as now. Reading...

Suffering in silence

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer

June 15, 2020

Anxiety is more than a condition. Millions of people suffer from it in one form or another, yet it does not look the same in every person. Anxiety is in the shadows, unable to be seen, but able to be felt in a deep way. For some people, no matter where they turn to, feelings of anxiousness never stray...

Seven Elements holds thoughtful, moving Story Slam in time of uncertainty

Georgie Badiel speaks to audience members about her life and Foundation. The Georgie Badiel Foundation provides clean water and sanitation to Burkina Faso and neighboring countries, in turn relieving the stress of retrieving water off women and children.

by Chloe Siohan, Chief Copy Editor

June 5, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic did not prevent the Seven Elements Social Justice Club from hosting their third annual Moth Story Slam, which they held digitally last week. The event was hosted by Seven Elements Co-Vice President Isis Kirkland via Zoom on May 28, where students and teachers told personal ...

Glen Rocks makes plan to honor the senior class

Banners have been hung up alongside the fences along the tennis courts and behind the upper turf field, with each banner saying the name of a graduating senior.

by Rob Zamparelli and Michael Silver

June 3, 2020

Although the senior class of 2020 will not be able to get back the experiences lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, accommodations can be made to give them a proper sendoff to honor their graduation.  High schools across the state have many different types of ideas to honor their seniors. Ridgewood H...

“Adopt-a-Senior” program celebrates Class of 2020

Senior Abby Kirsch poses with gifts given by her

by Jenny DeStefano, Managing Editor

May 28, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drastically alter lives and moments, the GRHS Class of 2020 received more than just their diplomas through the community’s Adopt-a-Senior program.  The Adopt-a-Senior program has been circulating the country as an unofficial way for communities to celebrate graduate...

Seven Elements to hold Moth Story Slam virtually

The physical Story Slam in March was cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, but will now be held online.

by Chloe Siohan, Chief Copy Editor

May 26, 2020

The Seven Elements Social Justice Club will hold its annual Moth Story Slam online on May 28, at 2:00 p.m. The event was previously slated for March 12. The Moth Story Slam is an annual event held by the club that acts as a platform for students and teachers to read original stories to member...

‘Parasite’ – a thought-provoking film of greed and class warfare

Parasite is praised for its motifs of greed and class discrimination, as well as its stunning cinematography and performance from actors.

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

“You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all. If you make a plan, life never works out that way.” - Kim Ki-taek, Parasite Parasite, a black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, is praised among many. It has an astoundingly high rating on Metacritic with 96% and has a rating o...


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