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University of Texas at Austin (Southern Region)

University of Texas at Austin (Southern Region)

by Chloe Siohan, Chief Copy Editor

June 15, 2020

As a prospective student of the University of Texas at Austin, the situation in the state concerns me. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has already re-opened the state, but it has just had its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases, with more than 47,000 confirmed cases. Despite this, the state continues to move forward with ...

Rutgers University and Temple University (Tri-State Area)

Rutgers University and Temple University (Tri-State Area)

by Isis Kirkland, Editor-in-Chief

June 15, 2020

With New Jersey following New York in the highest number of coronavirus cases, its colleges are scrambling to make a decision on whether to open for the fall semester.  There have been 148,000 positive coronavirus cases in New Jersey, and 10,435 people have died from the virus. Gov. Phil Murphy says that New Jersey is entering Stage 1 of his multi-stage plan to re-open ...

Syracuse University (Upstate New York Region)

Syracuse University (Upstate New York Region)

by Jenny DeStefano, Managing Editor

June 15, 2020

Currently reigning first in U.S. coronavirus cases and deaths,  New York began a reopening of three regions on May 15. As of May 19, New York totalled over 360,000 confirmed cases and over 20,000 deaths. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced May 11 that the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Mohawk Valley regions ha...

New Jersey Attorney General speaks at Black Student Union meeting

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal spoke to members of the Black Student Union club on Thursday. The club focuses on African American history and learning more about inequality and injustice in the Black community.

by Andrew Kastelman, Business Development and Marketing Manager

June 15, 2020

New Jersey Attorney General and Glen Rock resident Gurbir Grewal spoke to members of the Black Student Union (BSU) club on Thursday.  The club, which was started by Junior Kayla Stephenson, focuses on learning about African American culture and more about inequality and injustice in the Black community...

Prospective college students reflect on re-opening school for the fall

June 5, 2020

As college campuses nationwide evaluate what course of action to take for the upcoming school year, many students anticipate a return to normal, on-campus instruction in the fall. However, as coronavirus continues its path of destruction throughout the U.S., that may very well not be the case. Though...

Seven Elements holds thoughtful, moving Story Slam in time of uncertainty

Georgie Badiel speaks to audience members about her life and Foundation. The Georgie Badiel Foundation provides clean water and sanitation to Burkina Faso and neighboring countries, in turn relieving the stress of retrieving water off women and children.

by Chloe Siohan, Chief Copy Editor

June 5, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic did not prevent the Seven Elements Social Justice Club from hosting their third annual Moth Story Slam, which they held digitally last week. The event was hosted by Seven Elements Co-Vice President Isis Kirkland via Zoom on May 28, where students and teachers told personal ...

Commemorating this year’s seniors

by Isis Kirkland, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has interrupted the class of 2020’s senior year. With the spread of the virus, this year’s seniors have been faced with the cancellation of their prom and senior trip, as well as postponed graduation and “grad ball.” “We all feel for our seniors,” Principal John Arlotta said. ...

Teaching from home, how teachers have adjusted their work life

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board

May 18, 2020

For many during this quarantine, adjusting to life at home has been anything but easy. From poor wifi connections to network overloads, stress and anxiety have been prominent, yet it has not hindered how Glen Rock’s teachers have brought a well rounded education to their students. With curriculum being...

Census arrives in Glen Rock

The 2020 Census arrives in Glen Rock.  Residents across the town will fill out the Census to make sure Glen Rock's population is represented correctly. In 2010, Glen Rock was undercounted by 12-13 percent, which could lead to less federal funding for the town.

by Andrew Kastelman, Business Development and Marketing Manager

March 24, 2020

Every new decade Glen Rock takes part in the Census. For Glen Rock, the Census is critical. In 2010, Glen Rock was undercounted by approximately 12-13 percent. Between March 12-20, households across the country will receive information on how to respond to the Census, which can be completed online, by phone...

Glen Rock High School changes online learning schedule

by Rob Zamparelli and Andrew Kastelman

March 21, 2020

For the upcoming school week, March 23-27, Glen Rock High School will change their online learning schedule.  Wednesday will become a single session day, where students will see every class for 25 minutes. The day will be used for drop-in sessions for extra help and questions.  The remaining ...

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