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Snap-Raise benefits athletic teams and their fundraisers

by Ryan Hornish, Staff Writer

June 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Fundraising for sports has become a way of life for many high school teams as well as travel and club sports teams. With either bake sales or by going door to door or even asking online, sports teams have raised hundreds of dollars by fundraising just so they can afford certain equipment. It seems lik...

Students athletes shouldn’t take gym class

by Ryan Hornish, Staff Writer

June 19, 2018


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Photo Credit: Ryan Hornish I believe that Student Athletes should not take Physical Education while they are in an athletic season. Per the Merriam Webster Dictionary, Physical Education (P.E.) is the instruction in the development and care of the body ranging from simple calisthenic exercises to a course o...

The Dark is Not Scary

by Sophie Molloy, Staff Writer

June 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

You take a deep breathe as you turn off the lights in your room. The sprint to your bed that follows to beat the unknown lurking in the dark, it being ready to grab you and pull you into the darkness.   Ideally, it is dark for 12 hours of the day and light for the other half.  We use this solar ...

The power of the art elective

The power of the art elective

June 14, 2018


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There are three identities that most directly impact my current (and future) academic careers. I am a Glen Rock High School student, I am mentally ill, and I am a self-described artist. These three identities all bring me to be a firm supporter of a high school’s art electives. To many, they may...

Why it is okay that we can’t print from our school issued laptops

Why it is okay that we can’t print from our school issued laptops

by Alyssa Messikian, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Did you know that one student can use up to 10,000 sheets of paper annually. Whether it is printing a last minute history research paper, or going through three or four notebooks per school year, we use a lot of paper...too much paper. In fact, one of the main reasons why students in Glen Rock High School cannot prin...

The arts are not essential

The arts are not essential

by Tara Lagattuta, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


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The arts are something that are celebrated in most schools, including Glen Rock High School, but should they really be required? In Glen Rock High School, all students must complete a total of ten credits in art classes in order to graduate. The art classes consist of sculpture and ceramics, basic ...

Why Participation is Good for Kids

Why Participation is Good for Kids

by Kobie Tsiang, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


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  The removal of winners and losers in children’s games has sparked controversy in the ever growing handbook on raising children. Critics claim that they teach a destructive message: failure must be avoided at all costs. However, these awards do not erase all feelings of loss or failure, but aid the child’s ability to realize their own st...

Why our dress code is unfair

Why our dress code is unfair

by Kobie Tsiang, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The modern day dress code in schools comes in many different forms. In some schools, students are restricted to uniforms, long sleeves, and other conditions that many perceive as excessively restrictive. Across the country, teenagers argue that this restriction of self-expression limits the way they choose to r...

The Savages of the Cafeteria

The Savages of the Cafeteria

by Rachel Goldberg, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


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If you even slightly know me, you understand that lunch is my favorite time of the day. For some reason, lunch has always stood out to me as the best meal as many of my favorite dishes come from lunch menus: mac and cheese and various sandwiches. Each period before lunch, my eyes dart back and forth from the c...

Pedestrians should use sidewalk.

Pedestrians should use sidewalk.

by Nah Lee, staff writer

June 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There are pedestrians who favor using street over sidewalk. However, there are number of reasons why pedestrians should choose to use sidewalk instead of street.    The first and the most important reason why pedestrians should use sidewalk is that using street can lead to dangerous situatio...

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