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Banned books get students’ attention

Banned books get students’ attention

by Caroline Griffin

October 12, 2015


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Books you’re reading now might have been banned at one point. Don’t worry, though, you’re not in trouble. Last week, the high school celebrated ‘Banned Books Week,’ a celebration of books that were once banned but are now on the curriculum. Banned Books Week is celebrated on the week...

Air conditioning debate heats up

Air conditioning debate heats up

by Caroline Griffin, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015


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The lack of air-conditioning in the four elementary schools has been a pressing topic for years. In early September, a second grade teacher at Richard E. Byrd School passed out due to the heat in her classroom.  This incident prompted the Glen Rock Board of Education to push for the installation...

Sink hole on stadium field to be filled

Sink hole on stadium field to be filled

by Lee Hasselmann, Staff Writer

October 1, 2015


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A sink hole was discovered on the high school’s stadium field last night. The sizable sink in the turf was caused by a drainage collapse which occurred while installing the field lights. The hole is located just off of the corner of the football field, nearly on the track. On most turf fields...

Glen Rock couple publishes second children’s book

Glen Rock couple publishes second children’s book

by Ben Solomon, Staff Writer

September 18, 2015


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Glen Rock authors have released their second children's picture book. Author Anna Kang and her husband illustrator Christopher Weyant released their second book, That’s (Not) Mine, on September 1 through publisher Two Lions.  The book follows the story of two bears arguing over a chair, aimed at teaching young children about sharing. The autho...

New teacher laptops debut

New teacher laptops debut

by Lauren Hanfield, Anna Barton, and Julia Blando

September 17, 2015


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The new “EliteBook 820“ by HP has been adopted by the faculty at Glen Rock High School. Each teacher has been supplied with an individual laptop that connects to the new docking stations found in each classroom. When connected to the docking station, the screen on the laptop is projected in front...

High school seeks new English teacher to fill vacated position

High school seeks new English teacher to fill vacated position

by Max Felsenstein, Julia Rooney, Beth Keefe, and Jack Jensen

September 9, 2015


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The search for a replacement high school English teacher has progressed with the publication of an advertisement in newspapers this past weekend. Just two days before the start of the new school year, a longtime Glen Rock High School English teacher unexpectedly resigned, leaving five English classes...

Instagram joins the ranks

Instagram joins the ranks

by Erin Jones, Staff Writer

June 9, 2015


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Every year there are new improvements to The Glen Echo. This year many of the new additions have been focused on social media. The newest addition is The Glen Echo Instagram Page. Social Media is a huge part of everyone’s everyday life. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram,  people are constantl...

Gym closed for the spring

Gym closed for the spring

by Killeen McDonald, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015


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The once open gym doors that invited students in for physical education class and lunch are now closed- guarded by windows covered with paper. A sign reads “No students allowed in gym”, ensuring the Grad Ball theme remains a secret while raising students’ curiosity. Besides the questioning of uni...

Students brought the heat at Coffee House

Students brought the heat at Coffee House

by Zach McCollum, Staff Writer

May 5, 2015


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Students read original poetry, played music, and pounded coffee at Coffee House this past Thursday, April 30. The event was held in the school cafeteria as always, and attracted an exceptionally voluminous crowd. Members of Mobius, the high school’s literary magazine, did everything in their...

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