The Glen Echo

High school students should be allowed to go out during lunch

by Harleen Saberwal, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

We sit in classrooms all day. No sunlight, no fresh air. The captivity of grey walls and hallways constantly cramped with other people. The long winter days of staying inside the jail-like building for more than seven hours. Us students need a break from this imprisonment for even up to nine hours of sc...

Modernizing the high school dress code

by Sarah Jennings, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

In January of 2019, female student at The Parkview Arts Science Magnet High School, Clara Mitchell, had her day interrupted when she got called to the principal's office as a result of violating the school’s dress code. Mitchell was wearing a skirt that was said to be “way too short” according t...

Why senior prom is lackluster

Why senior prom is lackluster

by Isis Kirkland, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2019

Prom is the day that many teenagers dream about. It's a central plot point to many high school movies, and a night that most adults cheerfully recall. With prom being such a big milestone, our school should do everything it can to ensure that we have a great night. After going to other school’s prom kickoff...

NHL season off to surprising start with new teams leading the league

NHL season off to surprising start with new teams leading the league

by Alex Vicinanza, Social Media Manager (Snapchat)

November 18, 2019

As the NHL season comes closer to the All-Star break, many teams are surprising their fans with impressive records.  Local favorite teams, the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, are not playing as well many expected. Before the season, analysts and experts predicted both teams would have stron...

Lower the drinking age to 18

by Allison Kerper, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

At Penn State University on Oct. 19 a senior in high school died presumably due to excessive drinking. He was attending an off-campus house party allegedly occupied by Chi Phi fraternity members, which resulted in the fraternity’s temporary suspension. On Nov. 6 a freshman attending San Diego Univer...

Bayern Munich should make Hansi Flick head coach 

by Ben Bickel, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Following head coach Niko Kovač’s departure, German super-stars Bayern Munich named Hansi Flick, an assistant coach and former player for Bayern, to take over after Kovač’s disastrous season. Bayern Munich’s 5-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt on Nov. 2 wa...

Student athletes should be compensated

by Ryan Kelly, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

The NCAA reported more than $1 billion of revenue in 2017. Of course, none of this would be possible without the 460,000 student-athletes across America. Why shouldn’t these athletes be rewarded for their talent and extreme devotion? Since 1910, college athletes have been competing against each oth...

Teachers need more education on suicide prevention

by Mikayla Kim, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

In February of 2007, Glen Rock High School senior Zachary Toskovich was found dead in the internal courtyard of Glen Rock High School. After texting and emailing his friends and family to say that he loved them and to say goodbye, Toskovich committed suicide by jumping off of the roof of Glen Rock’...

There is more to life than likes

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Instagram users are speaking out against the app’s new concept to ‘hide likes.’ But taking into account the mental health effects of social media, this is a step in the right direction. Starting next week, Instagram will begin ‘hiding likes’ on some posts in the US. This will be done in...

High school athletes should be allowed to go straight to the NBA

by Jack Strawhorn, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Following the 2005 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft the one-and-done rule was put into effect requiring all basketball players graduating from high school to play one year of college before pursuing a career in the NBA. The rule was intended to allow young athletes time to mature before starting ...

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