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Former Glen Rock student commits to Quinnipiac on hockey scholarship

by Mack Alvino, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

A former Glen Rock student announced his commitment to play D1 hockey at Quinnipiac University on Instagram Thursday, Sept 19. Moving to the Northeast won’t be too much of an adjustment for the junior David Hymovitch, who spent his freshman year 3,000 miles from home playing his club hockey in Hac...

New gender identity policy advocates for transgender students

New gender identity policy advocates for transgender students

by Isis Kirkland, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

Today’s social space is one that embraces sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression. In the wake of this climate, New Jersey state regulations have called for the Glen Rock Board of Education to enact a new gender identity policy as of Oct. 1. The “Gender Identity and Expression” pol...

New club president is hungry to help

New club president is hungry to help

by Michael Silver, Chief Sports Beat Manager (Football, Hockey, Baseball)

November 4, 2019

The junior girl stands in front of her brand new club members. She is preparing to present her first club meeting. As a club leader, she wants to make an impact on her community as she leads other students to doing good deeds. This girl is hungry to help.   Matt Shiels graduated leaving behind the pre...

Pep rally excites students for athletics

Pep rally excites students for athletics

by Alex Vicinanza, Social Media Manager (Snapchat)

November 1, 2019

The pep rally was an enjoyable experience for students on Oct. 11. Seniors wore black, juniors wore red, sophomores wore white, and freshmen wore gray as the classes filled the bleachers in the gym on Friday, Oct. 11 for the annual pep rally.  The cheerleaders performed multiple routines. Coach Erica Little...

Teaching about life after working with the dead

by Ben Bickel, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Everybody around the dead body hid behind their surgical masks, holding their breaths. The light illuminated the deceased, exposing his pale skin.  The excruciating sound of the scalpel cutting skin filled the room, and the stench of entrails burned through the medical masks and stunned eyes of the f...

Get to know Glen Rock’s new superintendent

by Andrew Kastelman, Business Development and Marketing Manager

October 25, 2019

Leadership. Organization skills. In-depth educational background. These are some of the qualities that a high school superintendent must have. When Glen Rock needed a new superintendent, they knew they needed to hire the right one.    The Board of Education hired Dr. Brett Charleston on July 1, ...

New Superintendent introduces social media with #RockGRNJ trend

New Superintendent introduces social media with #RockGRNJ trend

by Devyn Ivers, Social Media Manager (Instagram)

October 25, 2019

A new social media initiative has been started by Superintendent Brett Charleston’s hashtag #RockGRNJ.  Charleston is using the hashtag on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.  “I believe that social media is a good tool to communicate and to show the town, and students, parent...

Football team prepares for playoff run after bye week

Football team prepares for playoff run after bye week

by Michael Silver, Chief Sports Beat Writer (Football, Hockey, Baseball)

October 25, 2019

The football team has just walked off the field, with a face of pride after their fourth straight win on Homecoming day against Lodi. The 2019 football team had lost almost all hope after starting the season off 0-2. They had begun the season with a 27-0 loss in their home opener against Waldwic...

The making of a fairytale: “Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”

The making of a fairytale: “Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”

by Chloe Siohan, Chief Copy Editor

October 25, 2019

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood,” offers a different perspective of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, an era of American history commonly associated with the hippie-headed counterculture movement, and the Manson murders that abruptly ended this transformative...

NJ Cop with an “Eagle eye and good memory”

by Cole Tennant, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

It was the hat! The distinct camo hat! The flashing lights and sounds of sirens blared throughout Palisades Park as the patrolman brought three suspects into the station. That day in 2010, unaware of the important discovery he would make in just a few hours. Rory Tennant, a father of four and a 42-year...

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