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After military training, teacher gives final exams

After military training, teacher gives final exams

by James Boisits, Staff Writer

June 22, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Features, Showcase

Morning! Wait it’s 4:00 a.m. Well, It’s time to load the truck. Get up. Do the usual morning hygiene process. Load the truck. 5:30 a.m. Go over to have breakfast. Prepare equipment for the day. Is there ever an easy day? Training from 6:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Brutal! Phy...

Being a middle-school immigrant in Trump America

Being a middle-school immigrant in Trump America

by Chloe Siohan, Staff Writer

June 16, 2017


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A New Start The students pour into the large middle school composed of outdated bricks in the heart of Ridgewood, N.J. The school, with seafoam green doors and large stone fixtures in the front, is home to adolescents from grades six to eight. There’s a stone sign in front of the school engraved w...

Passing on the torch

by Jennifer DeStefano, Staff Writer

June 16, 2017


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Pictures of family, degrees, and his children’s artwork frame the vice principal’s office. Filling brown box after brown box with belongings will be tough for second year vice principal Michael Pasciuto. Pasciuto has accepted a job at Montville’s Robert R. Lazar Middle School as principal star...

Local wildlife thrilling, frightening to see

Local wildlife thrilling, frightening to see

by Christine Nappi, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


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Imagine taking a stroll through your nice, safe, suburban neighborhood, passing by all kinds of typical wildlife: birds, bunnies, chipmunks and the occasional stray cat. All of a sudden, you see a deer hanging out on your neighbor's front lawn, nonchalantly eating grass. A little startled, you don't th...

New Jersey entrepreneur launches cricket-based protein bar

New Jersey entrepreneur launches cricket-based protein bar

by Sophie Ferreri, Staff Writer

June 12, 2017


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His mother's death sent him on a quest through Latin America. When he came home, he started cooking bugs into protein bars.

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The People Around You

The People Around You

by Kate Casey, Advertising and Business Manager

June 7, 2017


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*Indicates that a name has been changed to protect the confidentiality of those who shared their stories.   Chained to a bed, her arms and legs were immobile. Her lips were glued shut and her lungs were filled with cement. Before she restrained herself to her bed, she shut all the blinds so...

Perfect Prom

Perfect Prom

by Jordan Carr, Staff Writer

June 7, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Features, Showcase, Student Life

Scrolling through webpages for the past three hours, Sydney Carr yawns wearily. It’s 1 a.m. and she’s been searching for the perfect prom dress for hours. Her finger starts to cramp and her eyes shut then flutter open. The screen hurts her eyes as they strain against the white light that shines in...

Bursting the bubble and leaving Glen Rock

Bursting the bubble and leaving Glen Rock

by Luke Brangaccio, Staff Writer

June 6, 2017


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The front doors of Central School welcomed another bright-eyed six year-old into its care, and a white Mercedes makes its way out of the parking lot. This bright September morning signaled the start of the 2006-2007 school year and the beginning of Quinn Carlisle’s elementary school career. Over the nex...

Ill for income

Ill for income

by Isis Kirkland, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017


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She sits in the office, waiting for the doctor to come in. She’s suffering from a painful illness, due to a terrible blockage in her stomach. The doctor finally enters the exam room, and after about an hour of examination, tells the woman that her illness is severe and she will need to be rushed into...

Girls relay team beats record at Bergen county relay

Girls relay team beats record at Bergen county relay

by Ben Solomon, Senior Staff Writer

June 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

A Glen Rock girls relay team recently broke a meet record at the Bergen County relays. The record was broken in the shuttle hurdle relay, a four person 10 hurdle event. The record for this event was previously set by the Cresskill girls team, then coached by Glen Rock Vice Principal Michael Pasciuto....

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