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Being a middle-school immigrant in Trump America

Being a middle-school immigrant in Trump America

by Chloe Siohan, Staff Writer

June 16, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Showcase

A New Start The students pour into the large middle school composed of outdated bricks in the heart of Ridgewood, N.J. The school, with seafoam green doors and large stone fixtures in the front, is home to adolescents from grades six to eight. There’s a stone sign in front of the school engraved w...

Holocaust survivors visit Ridgewood middle school

Holocaust survivors visit Ridgewood middle school

by Chloe Siohan, Staff Writer

June 16, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth

Holocaust survivors Vera Chapman and Michael Zeiger spoke to students at George Washington Middle School on June 12, discussing their experience during the war. The pair not only discussed their personal struggles at the time, but the importance of confronting hatred again today to prevent another...

New Jersey entrepreneur launches cricket-based protein bar

New Jersey entrepreneur launches cricket-based protein bar

by Sophie Ferreri, Staff Writer

June 12, 2017


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His mother's death sent him on a quest through Latin America. When he came home, he started cooking bugs into protein bars.

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The People Around You

The People Around You

by Kate Casey, Advertising and Business Manager

June 7, 2017


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*Indicates that a name has been changed to protect the confidentiality of those who shared their stories.   Chained to a bed, her arms and legs were immobile. Her lips were glued shut and her lungs were filled with cement. Before she restrained herself to her bed, she shut all the blinds so...

Bursting the bubble and leaving Glen Rock

Bursting the bubble and leaving Glen Rock

by Luke Brangaccio, Staff Writer

June 6, 2017


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The front doors of Central School welcomed another bright-eyed six year-old into its care, and a white Mercedes makes its way out of the parking lot. This bright September morning signaled the start of the 2006-2007 school year and the beginning of Quinn Carlisle’s elementary school career. Over the nex...

Not just a beauty pageant

Not just a beauty pageant

by Alyssa Kitz, Staff Writer

June 2, 2017


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In front of a Broadway-style vanity, one with big circular lights lining above the perimeter of its mirror, Stephanie Ferrari stood. She was a small town girl who wanted to make it to the stars, according to her Glen Rock High School yearbook. But an actress standing in front of a vanity was all sh...

Graduating with cancer

Graduating with cancer

by Nicole Settlow, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Showcase

Danny Goldsmith. Just a normal kid trying to make his way through high school. His senior year, running track and playing basketball. He had a girlfriend and a bunch of close friends. What could possibly go wrong… As a kid Danny never had any real health problems, besides when he was 5 and had h...

After breaking school record, junior pole vaulter claims second at County Championship

After breaking school record, junior pole vaulter claims second at County Championship

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Copy Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Sports - The Panther Den

Sam Cioppio didn’t always want to join the track team. In fact, she didn’t join until her sophomore year. Even after her mom pushed her to join, Sam was set on just doing the 100 meter race. It wasn’t until Cioppio’s friend, Amy Pfeiffer, convinced her to try pole vaulting the first day of...

In the era of cyberbullying, any type of bullying still hurts

In the era of cyberbullying, any type of bullying still hurts

by olivia Traphagen, senior staff writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Showcase

Cyber bullying and cyber harassment are a huge part of child endangerment in small towns, including Glen Rock.

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In the spotlight

In the spotlight

by James Boisits, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Features, In-Depth, Showcase, Sports

A Mistake to Remember With Glen Rock leading the Hawthorne Bears 54-39 on January 21, 2016 in one of the final games in the basketball team’s season, one Glen Rock player sat on the bench, begging to go in.With only a minute and 30 seconds left and Glen Rock holding a commanding lead, Sergio Galv...

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