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A highlight of Track and Field seniors of 2020

Though the seniors might have not gotten a spring track season, various coaches and parents of the team honor all twenty-one seniors with a banner with their name on it that hangs near Faber Field. This is a reminder to all the seniors that the coaches and parents are disappointed with the outcome of the season but they are proud of everything else each person has accomplished to make this team great.

June 17, 2020

With the abrupt cancellation of spring sports of the 2020 season, causing many broken hearts for all Glen Rock athletes, it's easy to misrecollect the hard work that the seniors put in the past three years that they’ll unfortunately never get to pursue. The seniors of the class of 2020 who participa...

Five Feet Tall

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer

June 16, 2020

Gabbi Krachenfels had the biggest ear to ear smile as everyone in the endocrinologist’s office congratulated her. Gabbi did not receive some sort of trophy or medal for anything. What she had done was reach five feet - a great, if not, life-changing accomplishment for her.  This seems like a min...

Suffering in silence

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer

June 15, 2020

Anxiety is more than a condition. Millions of people suffer from it in one form or another, yet it does not look the same in every person. Anxiety is in the shadows, unable to be seen, but able to be felt in a deep way. For some people, no matter where they turn to, feelings of anxiousness never stray...

GRHS Black Student Union brings awareness to issues in the black community

Many Glen Rock Students have taken part in the protests supported Black Lives.

by Alex Vicinanza, Social Media Manager (Snapchat)

June 15, 2020

With Black Lives Matter protests occurring worldwide, Kayla Stephenson took the opportunity to make a change in her own community.  In the beginning of her junior year at GRHS, Kayla started the Black Student Union Club, but it did not get approved by the board until the quarantine. Her goal for t...

Remote learning challenges Elementary School students, teachers, and parents

by Andrew Kastelman, Business Development and Marketing Manager

June 15, 2020

No more running around in the gym. No more laughing on the playground. With COVID-19 forcing schools to close for the last three months, Elementary School students, teachers, and parents have felt the brunt of remote learning. With challenges ranging from working parents, little structure, and the ina...

Glen Rocks makes plan to honor the senior class

Banners have been hung up alongside the fences along the tennis courts and behind the upper turf field, with each banner saying the name of a graduating senior.

by Rob Zamparelli and Michael Silver

June 3, 2020

Although the senior class of 2020 will not be able to get back the experiences lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, accommodations can be made to give them a proper sendoff to honor their graduation.  High schools across the state have many different types of ideas to honor their seniors. Ridgewood H...

“Adopt-a-Senior” program celebrates Class of 2020

Senior Abby Kirsch poses with gifts given by her

by Jenny DeStefano, Managing Editor

May 28, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drastically alter lives and moments, the GRHS Class of 2020 received more than just their diplomas through the community’s Adopt-a-Senior program.  The Adopt-a-Senior program has been circulating the country as an unofficial way for communities to celebrate graduate...

Seven Elements to hold Moth Story Slam virtually

The physical Story Slam in March was cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, but will now be held online.

by Chloe Siohan, Chief Copy Editor

May 26, 2020

The Seven Elements Social Justice Club will hold its annual Moth Story Slam online on May 28, at 2:00 p.m. The event was previously slated for March 12. The Moth Story Slam is an annual event held by the club that acts as a platform for students and teachers to read original stories to member...

Remote learning changes AP tests

AP tests change as COVID-19 forces remote learning. Tests were 45 minutes, consisting of either one or two questions. Teachers and students faced challenges while preparing for exams.

by Andrew Kastelman, Business Development and Marketing Manager

May 22, 2020

Over the course of two grueling weeks, AP tests typically challenge students’ stamina. Normally over three hours, this year’s exams have been shortened to 45 minutes due to COVID-19. This radical change left history and english exams having one question, with remaining exams having two questions. ...

‘Glen Rock in Quarantine’ – the perspective of Glen Rock High School’s administrative staff

by Michael Taromina, Sports Beat Manager (Volleyball, Wrestling, and Softball)

May 21, 2020

What are your thoughts on online school? What do you like about it? Not like about it? Why? “I think our teachers and students have been very well prepared for virtual instruction.  We have been using Schoology as a learning management system for three years now.  I am very proud of how our te...

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