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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...

Media Center rules change comes and goes

Media Center rules change comes and goes

by Evan Van Duffelen, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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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


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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 Sam 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


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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...

Kindness rock garden takes root in Glen Rock

Kindness rock garden takes root in Glen Rock

by Rebecca Podd, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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A local Glen Rock council candidate created a brightly painted rock garden to spread kind messages throughout the community. The rocks are various colors, all with encouraging words and phrases on them. The garden is open for anyone to take a stone at any time. They can take one home or place it somewhere...

Senior girls pack a punch

Senior girls pack a punch

by Julia Piermatteo, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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The senior girls unleashed their “inner she-beasts” in a self-defense workshop held on Oct. 12. Jennifer Cassetta, a national fitness and self-defense expert, conducted the program. She emphasized the importance of learning self-defense because “One in five US women will be the victim of a s...

Internet alerts remain active with one-to-one laptops

Internet alerts remain active with one-to-one laptops

by Ben Solomon, Multimedia Manager

October 10, 2017


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The system of certain words setting off tech alerts will continue with the new one-to-one system This system has been in place since the school had an internet acceptable use policy. Searches that include weapons, gambling, or pornography will set off an alert and an email will be immediately sent to...

Media center office to be repurposed for administrative use

Media center office to be repurposed for administrative use

by Kate Casey, Managing Editor

October 4, 2017


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The media center office is being remodeled for administrative and professional training uses. These rooms, located behind the high school media center front desk, are now occupied by the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Kathleen Regan, and her administrative assistant, Mrs. Barbara Sha...

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