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Safety to protect yourself against cars

Safety to protect yourself against cars

by Rob Zamparelli, Sports Editor

June 17, 2019

An epidemic has been spreading rapidly through the streets of Glen Rock, NJ. Over the course of the past five years, three different students from the class of 2021 have been struck by automobiles. This is a problem that needs to be addressed. An anonymous Sophomore was one of the most recent victims...

Students weigh in on Glen Rock’s proposed (and rejected) Indigenous People’s Day

Students weigh in on Glen Rock’s proposed (and rejected) Indigenous People’s Day

by Sydney Baig, Staff Writer

June 17, 2019

In a small New Jersey town, a debate over 500 years in the making was taking place. The municipal building was packed with townspeople and interested outsiders, each bringing an opinion of their own to the floor. Should the town of Glen Rock switch the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s ...

Business teacher takes over as Glen Rock’s head volleyball coach

Business teacher takes over as Glen Rock’s head volleyball coach

by Rob Zamparelli, Sports Editor

June 17, 2019

The volleyball team will have a new head coach on the sidelines next season as high school Business teacher Alyssa Sedlak takes over for former coach Matt Kingsley who has resigned due to watching his daughter more in high school sports. Sedlak was the Panthers’ freshman volleyball coach for the...

No homework night: should it exist?

No homework night: should it exist?

June 17, 2019

From a student’s perspective, No Homework Night can be a helpful way to get ahead of work due over the course of the week, easing stress and tensions at home. The first Wednesday of every month is a designated night where students are not given any homework.   However, from a teacher’s perspective this...

Jewish Club seeks to educate students, reduce antisemitism

Jewish Club seeks to educate students, reduce antisemitism

by Kaylee Doyle, Staff Writer

June 17, 2019

According to the Anti-Defamation League, there were 1879 anti-semitic incidents in the United States last year. In NYC, anti-semitism was up 82% in the first quarter of 2019. However, antisemitism is also at Glen Rock High School. Over the past week, five Nazi Swatzikas have been found carved into s...

Contrasting styles: the differences teaching AP classes

Contrasting styles: the differences teaching AP classes

by Andrew Kastelman, Staff Writer

June 12, 2019

  One AP teacher says that the AP test isn’t the most important part of her Statistics course. “At the end of the day they’re taking an exam, but they’re learning statistics first,” Leah Wallace said. AP (Advanced Placement) high school courses are notoriously challenging. According ...

The Glen Rock Softball team slides on home as 2019 NJIC League Champions

The Glen Rock Softball team slides on home as 2019 NJIC League Champions

by Michael Taromina, Staff Writer

June 11, 2019

The Glen Rock High School Softball Team took home the NJIC Championship title for the second consecutive year in row. It took a determined and devoted head coach, Kelly Dowell, and a motivated and serious senior captain, Ellen Feuss, to drive the team to victory. After co-winning the league champio...

Glen Rock Board of Ed. introduces assistant superintendent position to district

Glen Rock Board of Ed. introduces assistant superintendent position to district

by Chloe Siohan, Copy Editor

June 11, 2019

The Glen Rock Board of Education approved the establishment of an Assistant Superintendent position for the 2019-2020 school year On March 19, 2019. The hire’s annual salary would approximately be $160,000. The assistant superintendent position wasn’t approved without backlash, with some Glen Rock citi...

Revisiting Roof: Victims and citizens speak out on Emanuel AME attack

Revisiting Roof: Victims and citizens speak out on Emanuel AME attack

by Chloe Siohan, Copy Editor

May 24, 2019

 In 2015, nine parishioners lives were taken at the expense of a gun-wielding white supremacist at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. Today, the city of Charleston, SC is facing repercussions from not only this event but also from the long-lasting institutions that had fueled the attack. “I do believe people subconscio...

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