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Senior girls pack a punch

Senior girls pack a punch

by Julia Piermatteo, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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The senior girls unleashed their “inner she-beasts” in a self-defense workshop held on Oct. 12. Jennifer Cassetta, a national fitness and self-defense expert, conducted the program. She emphasized the importance of learning self-defense because “One in five US women will be the victim of a s...

Students LEAP into positivity club

Students LEAP into positivity club

by Dylaney Sabino, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2017


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How often do you feel stressed or overwhelmed? School, friends, and other stressors often distract students from their physical and mental health. The LEAP club is dedicated to changing that. The Leadership Encouraging Alternatives and Positivity club, led by art teacher Jenna Dunay, aims to make the ...

Boys soccer crosses bridge to semifinals

Boys soccer crosses bridge to semifinals

by Ian Stephenson, Sports Editor

October 16, 2017


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Excited. That was the word used by Glen Rock boys soccer coach Casey Schick and junior forward Ben Zakowski to describe the Bergen County quarterfinal match on Sunday. Glen Rock defeated 7th seeded host Fort Lee 3-2 in overtime to reach the semifinals of the county tournament for the first time si...

Boys recognized during soccer team’s Senior Day

Boys recognized during soccer team’s Senior Day

by Spencer LaVine, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


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A day to honor the graduating seniors of the soccer team is capped off with a 3-0 win over Eastern Christian on Saturday, Oct. 14. Before the game, each senior’s name was announced, along with a unique message about each player and their contributions to the team, by Mr. Zakowski. Players and t...

Impromptu evacuation occurs at high school and middle school

Impromptu evacuation occurs at high school and middle school

by Luke Brangaccio, Advertising Manager

October 13, 2017


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Update 4:11: An early version of this article reported this was a bomb scare. According to Principal John Arlotta, it "was not a bomb threat." Students were released at the normal end to the school day and after school activities were cancelled after a shelter-in-place was initiated. During the shel...

Volleyball team loses close match

Volleyball team loses close match

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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The varsity volleyball team lost 2-0 against Elmwood Park on Oct. 10. This is the second time the team lost to Elmwood Park this season. The girls made several multipoint comebacks, but they fell in two games. Captains Alex Long, Jen Szawaluk, and Elvira Makk-Frid were part of the starting si...

Former debate coach’s return marks new year

Former debate coach’s return marks new year

by Luke Brangaccio, Advertising Manager

October 11, 2017


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A teacher’s return as coach of the debate team after a two year hiatus should revitalize the group as they search for their first award in two years. The debate team thrived under Justin Ecochard for eight years, collecting first place team awards as well as individual speaker awards. Una Kearns and...

Internet alerts remain active with one-to-one laptops

Internet alerts remain active with one-to-one laptops

by Ben Solomon, Multimedia Manager

October 10, 2017


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The system of certain words setting off tech alerts will continue with the new one-to-one system This system has been in place since the school had an internet acceptable use policy. Searches that include weapons, gambling, or pornography will set off an alert and an email will be immediately sent to...

Senior girl named National Merit Semifinalist

Senior girl named National Merit Semifinalist

by Alyssa Messikian, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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A senior girl was recently named a semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Alison Erani was qualified as a National Merit Semifinalist by taking the PSAT in October of her junior year. Now a senior at Glen Rock High School, she is waiting to find out whether she’ll be named...

Media center office to be repurposed for administrative use

Media center office to be repurposed for administrative use

by Kate Casey, Managing Editor

October 4, 2017


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The media center office is being remodeled for administrative and professional training uses. These rooms, located behind the high school media center front desk, are now occupied by the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Kathleen Regan, and her administrative assistant, Mrs. Barbara Sha...

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