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Pick a better day for Junior Prom

Pick a better day for Junior Prom

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Copy Editor
May 4, 2017 • 68 views
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The first week of June holds two important events for many high school students: Junior Prom and the SAT. The two events are scheduled back to back with Junior Prom on June 2 and the SAT on June 3. This conflict in scheduling is disadvantageous to students, as teenagers will have to wake up early af...

In the spotlight

In the spotlight

by James Boisits, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017 • 106 views
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A Mistake to Remember With Glen Rock leading the Hawthorne Bears 54-39 on January 21, 2016 in one of the final games in the basketball team’s season, one Glen Rock player sat on the bench, begging to go in.With only a minute and 30 seconds left and Glen Rock holding a commanding lead, Sergio Galv...

Choirs earn gold in Orlando competition

Choirs earn gold in Orlando competition

by Patricia Whyte, Senior Staff Writer
May 2, 2017 • 76 views
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In a small choir room at the back of a church in Florida, 52 students dressed in bright red robes all gathered around a small, wooden piano as they sang through their warm ups. With their performance in five minutes, they hold the final chord of their song. “Alright,” their director says. “Let’s...

A pilgrimage for peace

A pilgrimage for peace

by Isis Kirkland, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017 • 78 views
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While she teaches Spanish to a class of students in D-124 of Glen Rock High School, her sister is in Africa. It's a far way away from where Ms. Taylor Poruks teaches her Spanish classes, but it doesn't mean her sister can't pitch in on a lesson.  In the classroom, off-white cinder blocks comprise the w...

Pursuing the melodic dream

Pursuing the melodic dream

by Katherine Hikin, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017 • 112 views
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Five year old Clara Lee sat in her bedroom with the door wide open. From this angle, she could see her parents listening to Korean music, quietly humming along, and slowly waltzing, hand in hand. They glided swiftly across the glossy kitchen floor, like a pair of professional ice skaters at the Olympics.  ...

Dying to be thin

Dying to be thin

by Julia Blando, Senior Staff Writer
April 25, 2017 • 452 views
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*All names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved.  Merriam-Webster defines beauty as “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.” Not once does beauty’s official definition r...

Through the fire

Through the fire

by Jenny DeStefano, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017 • 512 views
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Footsteps coasting against a freshly sanded wood floor, 14-year-old Isis Kirkland smelled the new timber of her rebuilt home with an odd familiarity. She hadn’t walked through this door since March 21, 2015, almost two years back. It would take some time to decide whether or not this home was better than th...

Drug culture and a bursting bubble

Drug culture and a bursting bubble

by Alethea Jadick, News Manager
April 20, 2017 • 2,711 views
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Glen Rock High School was ranked 14th in the state in 2016. The impressive staff, safe setting, and ability to take Advanced Placement classes make our school desirable. However, not everyone understands the reality of what lay inside the bubble of Glen Rock. During the 2016-2017 school year, ther...

Junior wins silver medal in DECA competition

Junior wins silver medal in DECA competition

by Sophie Ferreri, Senior Staff Writer
April 19, 2017 • 7 views
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After months of study sessions and practicing, junior Nick McRae, earned a silver medal at the International Career Development Conference on April 13. Months prior, in the fall, as he signed his name to join DECA for the first time, McRae was oblivious to the path of success he had just stepped foo...

Looking through the lens

Looking through the lens

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Copy Editor
April 19, 2017 • 239 views
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It’s 3 a.m. The sun has yet to rise and a young Ken Kerbs has yet to fall asleep. Unlike the average 1970s high school student who came home from school, did his homework and went to sleep, Kenny Kerbs would finish his homework and go down to his darkroom, conveniently located in his basement. Fro...

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