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The Best Slice In Town

The Best Slice In Town

by Rob Zamparelli, Sports Editor

April 25, 2019


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John’s Boy Pizza is not your typical pizzeria. It’s a family-owned, well-known pizza shop with what many Glen Rockers would call, the “best slice in town”. You walk into a long, narrow restaurant, filled with tons of photos of Glen Rock, sports and Italy, the home country of the owners, Umberto ...

Student actors reflect on Wicked and Whimsical

Student actors reflect on <i>Wicked and Whimsical</i>

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


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The Theatre Company put on its spring play, Wicked and Whimsical, on April 4, 5, and 6.  There were four performances, each at 7 p.m. and one matinee on April 6 at 2 p.m.   The performance was made up of six short plays, all taken from the same larger play called The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, wri...

Causes, effects, and solutions of local land pollution

Causes, effects, and solutions of local land pollution

by Kevin Lederer, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Showcase

Land pollution is a major problem in the United States, according to the United Nations, the United States disposes of more than half of its solid waste in landfills. This amounts to over 110 million tons of waste per year and makes the US one of the top contributors to worldwide landfill waste. This ...

100 years of the NFL

100 years of the NFL

by Will Casey, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


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The NFL is coming up on its one hundredth season in 2019. Over the last 99 years, the NFL has grown from a small ten team league to a 32 team billion dollar business that dominates television in the United States, and recently across the globe. NFL viewership today is filled with people of all races...

Are grades really necessary?

Are grades really necessary?

by Michael Taromina, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


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Since the beginning of the education system, the “grading” has always been ill-defined by both students and educators. Some struggle to determine what it means to a student. It is unclear whether grades are motivators, incentivizes, or academic challenges that a student must excel in, to be able to ha...

Are Airpods worth it?

Are Airpods worth it?

by Colin Boisits, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Rockin' Reviews, Showcase

AirPods have taken over the world in 2019. They were the hottest Christmas gift this year and have made many people decide to switch from regular wired earbuds to AirPods. Although many have been enticed by Apples AirPods, they are very expensive. On Apple’s website they are selling for 159 dollar...

Are grades really necessary?

April 3, 2019


Filed under Features, Multimedia

Since the beginning of the education system, the term “grading” has always been ill-defined by both students and educators. Some struggle to determine what it means to a student. It is unclear whether grades are motivators, incentivizes, or academic challenges that a student must excel in, to be...

Finding Time: the struggle for high school students to focus on academics and extracurriculars

by Andrew Kastelman, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019


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“Ring!” The school bell sounds ending the long, seven hour school day. You just had an AP Biology and Algebra II test along with three classes of note-taking, and now have homework for five subjects due tomorrow and need to study for another test. But before you can focus on schoolwork, you ...

Finding the most important piece of the pie

by Alex Vicinanza, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Student Life

  In Glen Rock, there are many options for when you are deciding where to eat. Glen Rock has options varying from Chinese to New York Deli style. One thing Glen Rock is known for is the pizza. The two most well-known  joints in Glen Rock are Francesca Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta and John’s ...

Students see My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center

Students see My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Clubs, Features, Photo Slideshows, Student Life

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...

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