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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...

A disease, not a choice

A disease, not a choice

by Devyn Ivers, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

In a classroom of 25, five students may be struggling with various mental issues. 20 percent of the population wrestles with these illnesses, but only 4 percent of healthcare is spent on them. These statistics are staggering, and many students believe that there should be more awareness about mental health...

Nationally recognized poet performs reading

Nationally recognized poet performs reading

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

May 7, 2019

Students welcomed nationally recognized poet Ross Gay to the high school on April 10, for a poetry reading and workshop. Gay began his visit by meeting with the students of GRHS and the visiting students of Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology. He also read excerpts of his writing to a large ...

From rehearsal to performance

From rehearsal to performance

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

April 29, 2019

The most exciting part of student directing for Isabel Siggers was being able to see her play come alive on stage after many rehearsals. She loved to see her actors take just a little bit of her direction and make it into a live action show with lots of small details and interaction. She loved the mome...

Students perform at Moth Story Slam

Students perform at Moth Story Slam

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

March 20, 2019

Students performed original stories at the Moth Story Slam, an event hosted by the Seven Elements Social Justice Club on Thursday, March 7. The Seven Elements Social Justice Club, advised by English teacher Randi Metsch-Ampel, began this tradition last year as a way to allow students to express t...

Students see My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center

Students see My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Students were bused into New York City to see the Broadway production of My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, February 13.  The students were from the advanced Theatre Arts classes as well as the Modern Drama class. The trip was organized and chaperoned by the teacher of these classes, Julie...

The Geese of Glen Rock High

The Geese of Glen Rock High

by Caroline Geoghegan, Managing Editor

February 22, 2019

“Ladies, Gentlemen, Geese,” a gruff voice cuts off the clamoring of students, all scurrying around the pre-engineering room of Glen Rock High School, long after classes ended for the day. The projects they are working on are not a part of any curriculum, but that does not stop the students from spen...

New JSA chapter starts at Glen Rock High School

New JSA chapter starts at Glen Rock High School

by Andrew Kastelman, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

In 2019 civic participation and leadership skills are necessary. Whether you intend to become involved in politics or not, leadership and communication skills will be helpful in any professional field. Organizations such as The Junior State of America organization (JSA) were created to help high s...

Students impress audience at Coffeehouse forty five

Students impress audience at Coffeehouse forty five

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Students showcased their artistic talents last Thursday, December 6 at the first Coffeehouse of the school year.  Coffeehouse is a biannual performance where students share their original poetry, prose, and music, as well as performing covers of songs.   Students from each of the four grades perfor...

Students form new community group GRAND

Students form new community group GRAND

by Chloe Siohan, Copy Editor

November 5, 2018

Students and town members created the community group “Glen Rock Against Negativity and Drugs” to provide a safe space for high schoolers in Glen Rock and the surrounding area to speak about mental health and drug addiction. Group President Dylaney Sabino, junior, created the group to give high schoo...

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