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Clubs make holidays bright for families in need

Clubs make holidays bright for families in need

December 21, 2017


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Every year many children go without the surprise of unwrapping presents on Christmas morning. Through no fault of their own, some families do not have the capability to celebrate Christmas with a tree and dozens of presents. This holiday season several of Glen Rock High School’s clubs have taken a...

Adopted overseas

Adopted overseas

by Jenny DeStefano, FaceBook Manager

December 18, 2017


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One might define their parents as the people who gave birth to them. However, sophomore Grace Huisking does not hold this same definition. On February 28, 2002, Grace was born in Chongqing, China and was subsequently placed into an orphanage. Meanwhile, adoptive parents Robin and Skip Huisking were...

No one buys tickets from Jets’ game fundraiser

No one buys tickets from Jets’ game fundraiser

by Andrew Kastelman, Contributing Writer

December 13, 2017


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A recent Jets’ ticket fundraiser was unsuccessful. The Jets, looking to increase ticket sales, reached out to the Glen Rock HSA, along with many others in Bergen County. The goal of this fundraiser was to sell tickets for Nov. 26 against the Carolina Panthers and Dec. 3 against the Kansas City Ch...

Student journalists visit The New York Times

Student journalists visit The New York Times

by The Glen Echo Staff

November 17, 2017


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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...

Boys varsity soccer appeal shut down

Boys varsity soccer appeal shut down

by Sophie Ferreri, Head Copy Editor

November 15, 2017


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It was a long, hard fought season and no one was ready to let it go that easily. Four Glen Rock boys soccer parents marched into the sports lobby the Monday morning following the semi-final loss to Ramapo. They had set up a meeting with Athletic Director, Frank Violante, to discuss what could be done....

Rock Ridge Pharmacy installs drug recycle box

Rock Ridge Pharmacy installs drug recycle box

by Madelyn Willoughby, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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