The Glen Echo

Not ‘crossed out

Not ‘crossed out

by Kelly Streaser, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2014


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

“I was really bad back then. Really flimsy,” she recalled with a laugh. Lacrosse is a big part of Beilman’s life, but she didn’t actually start playing until she was in seventh grade. Before that, when she was in fourth grade, she started playing basketball. It used to be her favorite sport. In...

Home-bound: waiting for the right fit

Home-bound: waiting for the right fit

by Cristal Santos, Staff Writer

April 23, 2014


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Student Life

"Girls, five more minutes!" says a voice from upstairs, directed at the three girls lounging on the black couch. Two girls on the couch look identical in every aspect. Same short hair, same height. Same brown eyes.  Perhaps the only difference between them is what is going on in their minds. They...

Trouble with translation

Trouble with translation

by Florencia Llosas, Staff Writer

April 22, 2014


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Student Life

The autumn leaves fall slowly on the playground; it’s a chilly afternoon under the shadows of the trees on the park. A little girl with short brown hair and warm chocolate eyes laughs as she picks a dry leaf from the ground, examines it, looking for what makes it special, and then proceeds to pu...

Filling in the blanks

Filling in the blanks

by Tyler Joachim, Staff Writer

April 21, 2014


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Student Life

The crossword puzzle; quite possibly the most widespread word puzzle still around, has been with us from its humble beginnings in England during the late nineteenth century, its first appearance in America in 1913, through the near-fanatical crossword craze that arose during the 1920s in the United States to its now cozy nic...

A growing number of testy students

A growing number of testy students

by Richard Gueren, Managing Editor

April 20, 2014


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Student Life

GLEN ROCK, N.J. – On the morning of Saturday March 8, 2014, high school students all across the country gathered to take the most important exam of their life.  But how did it get to this point: kids studying for hours, memorizing the format of the test, and practicing, seemingly, forever? The...

How to be super

How to be super

by Trevor LaVine, Print E-I-C

April 14, 2014


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GLEN ROCK, N.J. – “You interviewed the superintendent? Was he nice?” asked sixth grader Spencer LaVine. This highlights a curiosity about our school; while the principals and assistants are well known, some people don't seem to know who the boss is. “I walk the halls of the Middle School...

The final frame: A perfect goodbye to Glen Rock’s bowling star

The final frame: A perfect goodbye to Glen Rock’s bowling star

by Beth Keefe, Staff Writer

April 11, 2014


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Sports, Sports - The Panther Den

GLEN ROCK, N.J. – After 30 perfect games and 16 years of bowling experience, Glen Rock’s own Jake Rollins became the Boys’ Bowling State Champion on February 11th, 2014. In the title-match, Rollins bowled the first 300 in the 13-year history of the stepladder playoff, making it the last, p...

Tuck everlasting: one sophomore’s struggle to overcome her injury and get back on the mat

Tuck everlasting: one sophomore’s struggle to overcome her injury and get back on the mat

by Hailey Nirenberg, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014


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

GLEN ROCK, N.J. – Eleven years of hard work all led up to the injury that could derail her gymnastics career. Sydney Jade Struble (’16) started her gymnastics career when she was four years old, training at Dora’s Gymnastics in Hillsdale, New Jersey. It was after she watched her family-friend...

The School Budget Report

The School Budget Report

by Frank Connor, Business Manager

April 9, 2014


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Opinion

GLEN ROCK, N.J. – Frank Manziano, high school business teacher, stood with his back to his waiting class, his antiquated laptop refusing to perform the simple task of loading a two-minute video. For over five minutes – one ninth of a class period – students sat silently, unable to learn, as a blank...

The boy at the comic book stand

The boy at the comic book stand

by Lilia Wood, News Editor

April 9, 2014


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Student Life

GLEN ROCK, N.J. – There is a photo of Christopher Barron selling his original comic book series, The Adventures of Ultimate Man, on his front lawn.  A look of anticipation on his face, eager for customers, he waited outside until it got dark and refused to go inside. “Christopher really lived ...

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