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Middle School Irish dancer headed to the Olympics

Middle School Irish dancer headed to the Olympics

by Olivia Traphagen, Senior Staff Writer

May 29, 2018

Her blonde locks are loosely curled into a ponytail as she moves her feet, swiftly to the beat of the music. This nationally ranked Irish dancer is headed to the Japan 2020 Olympic Games. A Glen Rock eighth grader, Alissa Verkem is an exceptional Irish step dancer who has danced around the country,...

The Rise and Fall of The Glen Rock Farmers Market

The Rise and Fall of The Glen Rock Farmers Market

by Ben Solomon, Multimedia Manger

May 21, 2018

The farmers market ran its first and only season from June 4 to Oct. 25. Many people are aware that the market had ended, but many are unsure of the reasons behind its closing. The idea to start the market originally came from an idea and a wanting by many people, but the main effort to make the ...

I Did Everything Right

I Did Everything Right

May 21, 2018

There she laid, nervous and unsure of the events that were to follow. The bland beige colors of the hard brick walls taunted her, the infamous ‘hospital smell’ of disinfectant invading her nostrils. This wasn’t the plan, she still had 16 weeks left to go. Maybe she could just spend the rest of th...

More than marketing

More than marketing

by Jenny DeStefano, FaceBook Manager

May 17, 2018

Whether it’s drawing, painting, or pottery, Barbra Mulholland loves it all. Barbra has been drawn to all forms of art ever since college, but the one medium that she never professionally studied was the one she desired to immerse herself in the most- ceramics. “When I went to college, I studied adverti...

Students get green and improve the environment

Students get green and improve the environment

by Samantha Greene, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018

Glen Rock environmental efforts When walking on Rock Road, past the small stores that decorate the street, one can notice the greenery and flowers lining the sidewalks. The sun is shining and the sky is free of smog. Past the train tracks and adjacent to Kilroy’s is Glen Rock Borough Hall. The buildin...

Cough Cough: The flu’s effect on Glen Rock and the tri-state area

Cough Cough: The flu’s effect on Glen Rock and the tri-state area

by Madelyn Willoughby, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018

While the rest of her peers were at school, Mary Andreou sat alone on her couch surrounded by tissues and medicine. The glass coffee table was pulled close to the brown couch so she would not have to stand each time she needed something. Andreou applied Vicks to her head to soothe her headaches, battli...

Understanding eating disorders

by Githmie Goonatillekeg, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2018

*The name of the student involved has been changed to protect their identity* Sarah Mullins is crouched down on the floor of her closet and has never felt more alone in her life. The plan to lock herself in the cramped, cold space was one of many in an attempt to stop herself from eating. Although...

The final four

The final four

by Nathan Schlecht, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018

The sun was just beginning to clip the trees and illuminate the short yellow bus parked in front of the Glen Rock High School entrance. The windows of the bus are glazed with frost and a steady hum of the engine flows through the air. An occasional sniff of the nose and chirp of a bird is added to the...

Fostering for a cause

Fostering for a cause

by Christine Nappi, Copy Editor

April 23, 2018

After a tattered and pregnant stray pitbull unexpectedly gave birth on an Georgia resident’s property, she and her newborn puppies were shot to death by the landowner. It wasn’t until a rescuer came by when they noticed one puppy, Fawn, that had survived the attack. She was soon brought to safety....

Psychology teacher switches up his serve

by Killian McBride, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018

More than 200 tournaments. That’s how many psychology and history teacher Alan Feldman has competed in over the course of his table tennis career.   At the age of 12, Mr. Feldman decided to join a table tennis club in Fair Lawn, NJ. Due to injuries sustained while playing basketball, he was drawn t...

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