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Student journalists visit The New York Times

Student journalists visit The New York Times

by The Glen Echo Staff

November 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Fifteen journalism students stood in the center of an underground morgue surrounded by a century of history, not surrounded by corpses but by newspaper clippings filed away in row after row of sorted archives.  The Glen Echo Editorial Board attended on Nov. 15 a private tour of The New York Times given b...

Rock Ridge Pharmacy installs drug recycle box

Rock Ridge Pharmacy installs drug recycle box

by Madelyn Willoughby, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Rock Ridge Pharmacy placed a MedReturn drug recycle box in-store to help lower recreational prescription drug use in Glen Rock and other surrounding towns. MedReturn boxes, and other drug recycle boxes, are a safe way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. If they are not discarded properly, th...

High school goes paperless after one-to-one laptop program

High school goes paperless after one-to-one laptop program

by Isis Kirkland, Twitter Manager

November 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, News, Showcase, Student Life

The high school aims to use less paper after implementing the one-to-one laptop program this year. Principal John Arlotta made the decision to transform the high school into a campus that uses less paper in an attempt to make a smoother transition into the new educational systems that are supposed...

English teachers learn new style to teach “To Kill a Mockingbird”

English teachers learn new style to teach “To Kill a Mockingbird”

by Jared Brassil, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, News, Showcase

English teachers traveled to Montclair State University to learn a new way to teach “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. The main speaker at the seminar was David Schwartz and was run through the company Facing History.   Ms. Yancy who teaches three freshman classes, Ms. Wechtler who also has three fresh...

Fair Lawn teenager to stand trial for creating false public alarm

Fair Lawn teenager to stand trial for creating false public alarm

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017


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The man responsible for the two hour shelter in place on Oct. 13 was arrested and will stand trial next week. Jared Burger, an 18 year old Fair Lawn teenager, was charged with creating a false public alarm and will be tried as an adult. “It came to my attention, sometime midday on that Friday,...

Construction on the Thielke Arboretum educational center fully underway

Construction on the Thielke Arboretum educational center fully underway

by Rachel Goldberg, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, News, Showcase

Construction for the new environmental education center in the arboretum on Doremus Avenue has begun. The idea for the center started back in 2009 and aimed to house a place for utilities for volunteers and for educational school purposes. “[The center is meant to] provide a focal point for op...

Media Center rules change comes and goes

Media Center rules change comes and goes

by Evan Van Duffelen, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, News, Showcase

After a new rule attempted to curtail unruly conduct in the high school media center, it quickly faded out of enforcement and was no more by Oct. 23. The new rules said that each student must be sitting in a seat (not standing) and only four people were allowed to a table.   The rules were ini...

Mysterious train causes small fire

Mysterious train causes small fire

by Kate Casey, Managing Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, News, Showcase

A trail of brush fires spread alongside New Jersey Transit train tracks for a mile on Oct. 21., causing damages but no injuries. Authorities say the fire was caused when train sparks ignited surrounding vegetation. New Jersey Transit did not initially claim ownership of the train until an invest...

Student council puts on successful homecoming dance

Student council puts on successful homecoming dance

by Samantha Greene, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


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The annual Homecoming Dance that took place on Saturday, Oct. 21 was packed with around 350 students. The dance occurred from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, complete with a DJ and hundreds of students dancing. Student council experienced great success with ticket sales for this dance, as many...

Parents create website to address underage drinking

Parents create website to address underage drinking

by Jason Hirakawa, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, News, Showcase

Concerned parents are seeking a solution to the town’s underage drinking problem by creating a website that promotes the supervision of teens. The Party Safe Network was created by Amy Ferrante-Martin and Arati Kreibich in an effort to curb the illicit use of drugs and alcohol they are finding a...

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