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GSA meeting wraps up year, Brodhead’s tenure as co-adviser

GSA meeting wraps up year, Brodhead’s tenure as co-adviser

by Julia Blando, Senior Staff Writer

June 15, 2016

The Glen Rock High School Gay Straight Alliance began seven years ago. Triplet sisters went to Mr. Dan Brodhead, a guidance counselor, and made a proposal for the club. Ms. Phyllis Sneyers, choir director, became a co-adviser to the club. The proposal was brought to a Board of Education meeting, a...

Yearbook touts survival guide theme

Yearbook touts survival guide theme

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Senior Staff Writer

June 15, 2016

In a high school full of bullies, insane teachers and gross school lunches, the Yearbook Club tries to do the impossible: create a guide to help students survive school. With the help of Mr. Kupka, one of the art teachers, the Yearbook Club have created a yearbook based on Ned’s Declassified Sc...

Glen Rock honors Les Mis in 2016 spring concert

Glen Rock honors Les Mis in 2016 spring concert

by Mia Ramdayal, Senior Staff Writer

May 24, 2016

The band and concert choir gathered together on Wednesday, May 18 for the 2016 spring concert. Because the high school's concerts are known for doing a variety of pieces from Broadway, the concert choir decided perform a medley from the critically acclaimed show Les Miserables in honor of it's ...

Czech trip trouble

Czech trip trouble

by David Martinez, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

The cultural exchange program has once again created a trip abroad. There will be two trips: one to the Czech Republic-primarily set up by the cultural exchange program- and one to Barcelona. This time, however, it is set up by the Spanish Club and the Spanish department. Although theses trips are filled with lots o...

Playwriting Workshop gets round of applause

Playwriting Workshop gets round of applause

by Ben Solomon, Staff Writer

May 17, 2016

English and Drama teacher, Ms. Juliet McKinley, has recently started an after-school club that teaches students how to transform their creative ideas into scripts. The purpose of the workshop is to equip students with skills that aid in the play writing process- this includes creating characte...

Gay Straight Alliance seeks support through silence

Gay Straight Alliance seeks support through silence

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016

According to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's 2013 National School Climate Survey, almost nine out of ten LGBTQ students reported experiencing verbal, sexual, or physical harassment at school due to either their sexual or gender orientation. Day of Silence is a national day when...

Seniors give farewell to the Theatre Company

Seniors give farewell to the Theatre Company

by Mia Ramdayal, Senior Staff Writer

May 10, 2016

It is a bittersweet time for those in the Theatre Company. While many members are anticipating the writer's workshop event, several seniors are feeling nostalgic because it is their last show they will ever perform at the high school. Many of them have been participating in the Company since freshman...

GSA works to include more

GSA works to include more

by Ryan Morley, Senior Staff Writer

May 10, 2016

The Gay Straight Alliance took up an important topic that may change the club’s identity in its last meeting. The members discussed whether or not the name of the club is still representative of its goals today in a constantly changing culture. The discussion arose as the club's co-advisers and...

Choir opens up Les Misérables trip to all students

Choir opens up Les Misérables trip to all students

by Mia Ramdayal, Senior Staff Writer

May 3, 2016

Les Misérables otherwise known in English-speaking countries as Les Mis or Les Miz is a critically acclaimed Broadway musical written by Alan Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg . The musical is originally based on the French novel titled Les Misérables, which was written by Victor Hugo in 1862. The ...

Musical performance shows brotherly bond

Musical performance shows brotherly bond

by Vincent Neubert, Staff Writer

May 1, 2016

Justin Ecochard prepped his acoustic guitar before he began his performance. With his brother and friend by his side, this performance meant more to him than just another gig. This was a chance to showcase his musical talent to his students while performing a song that had significance for him and...

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