The Glen Echo

In the spotlight

In the spotlight

by James Boisits, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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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...

A pilgrimage for peace

A pilgrimage for peace

by Isis Kirkland, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


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While she teaches Spanish to a class of students in D-124 of Glen Rock High School, her sister is in Africa. It's a far way away from where Ms. Taylor Poruks teaches her Spanish classes, but it doesn't mean her sister can't pitch in on a lesson.  In the classroom, off-white cinder blocks comprise the w...

Dying to be thin

Dying to be thin

by Julia Blando, Senior Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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*All names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved.  Merriam-Webster defines beauty as “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.” Not once does beauty’s official definition r...

Through the fire

Through the fire

by Jenny DeStefano, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017


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Footsteps coasting against a freshly sanded wood floor, 14-year-old Isis Kirkland smelled the new timber of her rebuilt home with an odd familiarity. She hadn’t walked through this door since March 21, 2015, almost two years back. It would take some time to decide whether or not this home was better than th...

Drug culture and a bursting bubble

Drug culture and a bursting bubble

by Alethea Jadick, News Manager

April 20, 2017


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Glen Rock High School was ranked 14th in the state in 2016. The impressive staff, safe setting, and ability to take Advanced Placement classes make our school desirable. However, not everyone understands the reality of what lay inside the bubble of Glen Rock. During the 2016-2017 school year, ther...

Looking through the lens

Looking through the lens

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Copy Editor

April 19, 2017


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It’s 3 a.m. The sun has yet to rise and a young Ken Kerbs has yet to fall asleep. Unlike the average 1970s high school student who came home from school, did his homework and went to sleep, Kenny Kerbs would finish his homework and go down to his darkroom, conveniently located in his basement. Fro...

Kicking soccer into business

Kicking soccer into business

by Janice Lee, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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An inside look at a local soccer business and two students hoping to pursue soccer in college.

Curtains open for spring show

Curtains open for spring show

by Dylaney Sabino, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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The Stage lit up with sound blasting and actors waiting anxiously in their positions. The curtains began to open as The Theatre Company’s nerves stir. With just one month to pull together a four scene show, a much shorter timeline than the company is familiar with, the company was eager to face an au...

Writing through the journey

Writing through the journey

by Christine Nappi, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


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After long, arduous hours of interviews, travelling, transcribing tapes and composing a story, The Miracle of St. Anthony was finally published. After receiving his book in the mail, author Adrian Wojnarowski flipped through the pages of his very own book in awe. His devotion, his dedication, and his own ...

Torn from the game

Torn from the game

by Jordan Carr, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


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

It was just a rec game. The lights were white and bright overhead, making halos of reflection on the floor. Red mats were around the walls to protect players from injury. The ref blew the whistle sharply. Aidan whipped a quick pass to his teammate who took a jump shot from the outside. Aidan pumped his fist...

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