The Glen Echo

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...

Every Comeback Starts With a Setback

by James Stewart, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

On a hot, muggy August morning, the Glen Rock High School Varsity football team grabbed the monstrous water coolers, the hefty med kit, and their brand new cleats, and trotted out to the field for another morning practice. Smiles gleamed across the faces of all the players, seniors and juniors joked...

Living with Divorced Parents

by Sarah Jennings, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

A line of energetic second-graders filed into the classroom, shuffling through rows of desks to find their place. Olivia Smith, who was usually talking off a friend's ear, sat quietly at her desk. Her blank face brought concerns from her friends but she brushed them off when asked what was wrong. Her ...

Student-athletes hope for shortened season

The 2019 baseball team poses for a picture after their last game. Little did the returning athletes know that their 2020 season would be in jeopardy.

by Michael Silver and Robert Zamparelli

May 4, 2020

If New Jersey is lucky enough to get the slightest of a spring-sports season, there would be new complications to come along with it.  The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA)  has stated that their main goal for this spring sports season is to get any form of a season...

North Korea From the Inside Out

by Mikayla Kim, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020


Facing the stress of high school

by Allison Kerper, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

At 7:15 on December 14, Emma stepped into Ridgewood High School, and tried to calm down. In between heads, she caught glimpses of her friends further up in line. It’s just a test, Emma told herself. She continued the same deep breaths she had been practicing for the past two days. What had her dad sa...


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