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‘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...

‘Booksmart’ review: Olivia Wilde’s coming-of-age comedy delivers a touching message of acceptance

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

On first look, Booksmart seems to be just another teenage comedy glorifying the high school party scene and indulging in mature and often lewd humor. However, director Olivia Wilde masterfully develops heart-warming themes of friendship and acceptance in this fast-paced, deeply relatable film, while painting...

All-American Film Review

by Ryan LeBlanc, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

One of the most-watched television shows on Netflix, All American, is the perfect show for teenagers of all ages. The hit series contains the drama in high school that any high schooler can relate to. The American drama series dives deep into the perspective and stories of multiple characters. The sho...

‘Inception’ Movie Review

by Mikayla Kim, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Dreaming can be a wonderful and terrifying experience at the same time. However, what if people used technology to invade one’s dream and implement ideas that one believes to be their own? Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan and released in 2010, puts forward a science-fiction concept that allo...

North Korea From the Inside Out

by Mikayla Kim, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020


Pursuing Better Opportunities in America

by Mikayla Kim, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Some people come from places of oppression. Some people seek a better life. Some people yearn for the supposedly endless opportunities that the United States seems to offer. Although these immigrants are leaving their home countries and sometimes leaving their families behind, their new lives in Amer...

What do students think about their first week of online learning?

by The Glen Echo

March 20, 2020

*Some students have chosen to remain anonymous for personal privacy.  Highlights: Describe your experience in online classes over the first week of distance learning. “It’s very lonely. I feel like I’m confined and I don’t have any freedom. When I get my work done, I just sit there do...

Standing alone in Bergen County, high school full-day schedule needs revision

Standing alone in Bergen County, high school full-day schedule needs revision

by The Glen Echo Staff

March 14, 2020

The Board of Education and Superintendent's plan to have full days of remote instruction at the high school during a global pandemic poses a variety of health, social, and instructional concerns for students and teachers. This schedule should be changed immediately to one more understanding of the c...

A summarized look at the recent demographic report

The front page of the demographic study created by Dr. Richard S. Grip.

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board

March 9, 2020

The Glen Rock Board of Education recently held a public meeting on Feb. 11, 2020, discussing the recent school district demographic report. This 50-page report was requested by the Board of Education to take a closer look at enrollments leading towards the 2024-25 school year at Glen Rock Public Schools, hiring ​​Statistical Forecasting LLC,...

Retiring principal returns to classroom to solve one last problem

Principal John Arlotta helps math teacher Amanda Sproviero facilitate a portion of her math class as the students learn about polynomials.

by Michael Taromina and Devyn Ivers

March 5, 2020

Set to retire at the end of the school year, Principal John Arlotta has been helping math teacher Amanda Sproviero for the past few months in one of her classes.  Sproviero had experienced some challenges with one of her Algebra 1 classes at the beginning of the school year. She had trouble address...


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