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Are grades really necessary?

Are grades really necessary?

by Michael Taromina, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

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

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

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

“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

Finding the most important piece of the pie

by Alex Vicinanza, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

  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

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...

Bring It On: The World of Competitive Cheer

Bring It On: The World of Competitive Cheer

by Chloe Siohan, Copy Editor

February 24, 2019

Catfights, callouts, and cutthroat competition; thought that was all cheer is about? Think again. Competitive cheer, different from sports cheer, consists of squads of different towns travelling to competitions to show off their skills and try and take home a trophy. Movies like Bring It On have de...

The Geese of Glen Rock High

The Geese of Glen Rock High

by Caroline Geoghegan, Managing Editor

February 22, 2019

“Ladies, Gentlemen, Geese,” a gruff voice cuts off the clamoring of students, all scurrying around the pre-engineering room of Glen Rock High School, long after classes ended for the day. The projects they are working on are not a part of any curriculum, but that does not stop the students from spen...

Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Zimmerman

Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Zimmerman

by Isis Kirkland, Copy Editor

February 22, 2019

Bonnie Zimmerman is arguably one of the most popular teachers at GRHS. Her humor, and charisma makes her a favorite amongst students. Zimmerman has been working at GRHS for 19 years teaching physical education and health. This week of February 22, 2019, she has been named The Glen Echo’s Teacher of th...

The story behind Winter Track & Field

The story behind Winter Track & Field

by Michael Taromina, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

To some people, running is not a sport. It is an But the Glen Rock High School Winter Track team, running is no punishment.   The coaches and captains of this high school’s Winter Track team have trained students freshman to seniors to become athletes and to prove themselves a successful run...

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