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Figuring it out: Sophomore student keeps skating and academics in sync

Figuring it out: Sophomore student keeps skating and academics in sync

by Laura Yuan, Staff Writer

April 23, 2015


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The audience gradually quiets as the first strands of music drift across the ice rink. At that moment, their attention is captured and held spellbound by the performance happening on the ice. Sixteen skaters in brightly colored dresses glide across the ice, completely in sync. The audience’s focus...

Baseball’s broken arm

Baseball’s broken arm

by Max Felsenstein, Sports Editor

April 21, 2015


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“It happened during an extended bullpen session,” said Glen Rock High School alumnus Jeff Kopyta.  After throwing thousands of baseballs, after years of town recreational baseball, travel baseball, competitive club travel baseball, middle school baseball and the Glen Rock High School Varsity Baseball...

Out w/ the old in w/ the code

Out w/ the old in w/ the code

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer

January 8, 2015


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The Christmas tree in the living room is no longer just made of pine leaves and a rustic smell -- instead, it's made with code. Traditionally, Christmas trees are garnished with ornaments, garland, lights and a shining star on top. Yet this year, Google’s new project, Made W/ Code, has lit-up...

Glen Rock gives through Glen Rock Gives

by Julie Singh, Staff Writer

December 11, 2014


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Clubs, In-Depth

Santa’s elves won’t be the only ones lending a helping hand this holiday season. Members of Glen Rock Gives, a new outreach club offered at Glen Rock High School, plan to volunteer their time to help local residents alleviate their pre-holiday stresses. This new club, entering its second year,...

Tasteful – Never Tacky

Tasteful – Never Tacky

by Juliana Brancato, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014


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GLEN ROCK, N.J. - Optimism, stated Lionel Tiger, an American anthropologist, is an important evolutionary part of survival. Tiger argues that it is one of our most defining and adaptive characteristics. Yet any member of the human species can vouch that s/he has been unable to maintain a perspective ...

Adopting a cause

Adopting a cause

by Kaitlin Stansel, Staff Writer

May 7, 2014


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RAMAPO, N.J. – Noises. The arrhythmic chorus of barking overwhelms my ears. I am bewildered. Faces. What seems like an intricate mosaic of faces circles me, and I quickly become surrounded by both humans and animals. Their nomadic eyes trace my every move. Warmth. An unexplainable sensation...

Students set to storm the shore

Students set to storm the shore

by Caroline Moscatello, Staff Writer

May 6, 2014


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It was the summer of 2013.  It was a hot day, but the car was cool and Kelsey ('15) rested her head against the window pane watching the landscapes roll by mile after mile. As she drives down the causeway to her favorite place, Long Beach Island, she listens to Good Time by Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl ...

Stuck in the mud: Testimonials from the outskirts

Stuck in the mud: Testimonials from the outskirts

by Raquel Lesser, Staff Writer

May 5, 2014


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Walking down a new path, a new school, knowing no one but myself, I looked deeply at the many kids, all split into groups based on ethnicity. Where do I fit in? For most of my life, I have felt like an outcast, caged and unwanted. I wasn’t a good student, and I never really fit in anywhere. I was different.

Living the fantasy

Living the fantasy

by Ryan Stolz, Sports Editor

April 29, 2014


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Sports

For many of the scrawny, un-athletic students who have realized that they likely have a better chance of winning the lottery than playing professional sports, fantasy sports provides just that – a fantasy. Fantasy sports, particularly fantasy football, are rampant among all people, including high...

CUMAC, Feeding People & Changing Lives

CUMAC, Feeding People & Changing Lives

by Alyssa Lorenz, Staff Writer

April 28, 2014


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Nearly 50,000,000 people in the United States face hunger. More specifically, in Passaic County, New Jersey alone, over 70,000 people do not know if they will be able to eat dinner every night. Unfortunately, much of that number accounts for children. Not only can hunger cause developmental issues,...

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