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Compost initiative in vain as sub-par lunch program continues

Compost initiative in vain as sub-par lunch program continues

by Luke Brangaccio, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 • 40 views
Filed under Opinion

Some will remember the days where the brown baskets of fruit could be found on each lunch line. Some could remember how bruised and unappealing these fruits looked. You would be hard pressed, however, to find someone who could remember actually buying something from one of these baskets. The new composter...

AP water bottle ban shouldn’t be enforced

AP water bottle ban shouldn’t be enforced

by Alyssa Kitz, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 • 42 views
Filed under Opinion

For the past two weeks high schools across the nation have been AP testing. The test takes up more than half of the school day and there is only one 5-10 minute break. Now, one would think that the most important part of the break would be using the bathroom. That may not be so anymore, since water ...

Administrators alone can’t crackdown on student behavior

Administrators alone can’t crackdown on student behavior

by Emma Byrd, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 51 views
Filed under Opinion

This afternoon I walked through the Junior hall to the Freshman hallway, looking for a bathroom. It was locked. I walked upstairs to the Sophomore hallway bathroom, locked too I came all the way back to the Junior hallway bathroom praying that it was open. Although I hate that bathroom, it was the only...

When history crosses a line

When history crosses a line

by Chloe Siohan, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017 • 301 views
Filed under Opinion

The final Confederate-era monument in New Orleans will come down today. In late April, New Orleans began the removal of Confederate monuments during the dead of the night in effort to advocate the city’s diversity. Although most people were okay with this, this event sparked anger from others, with...

Using language that defines people to hurt others isn’t okay

Using language that defines people to hurt others isn’t okay

by Diarra Smith, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 • 35 views
Filed under Opinion

Nowadays, it is fairly difficult to get your point across without creating controversy. People tend to take things in a completely different context than you may have intended. For instance, the word “gay” has become an insult, spat out from the mouths of ignorant teenagers without any type of rel...

School starts too early

School starts too early

by Lillie Daschil, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 • 30 views
Filed under Opinion

Recently, California passed a bill to start school no earlier than 8:30 a.m. This is because many professionals believe that more sleep is needed for teenagers in order to function properly during school. It is ridiculous that classes at Glen Rock High School start at 7:50 a.m. This gives student...

PARCC: Have they gone too far?

PARCC: Have they gone too far?

by Nicole Settlow, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017 • 147 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Glen Rock High School has officially finished its PARCC testing for 2017. PARCC is an online standardized exam that tests students on knowledge they have reputedly learned in their present grade they are in. In New Jersey, PARCC takes the place of the HSPA , which was the former standardized test f...

Drug testing strategies are failing

Drug testing strategies are failing

by Ann Butler, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017 • 83 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Here’s the problem: we aren’t afraid anymore.

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An appeal against school dress codes

An appeal against school dress codes

by Daisy Tahan, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017 • 48 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Sophia Abuabara, a junior at Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio, Texas was called out for her dress being too short on April 7. She called her mother in tears and was later escorted out of the school after she refused to leave because of the length of her dress. Look at any middle school or high school’s...

Efforts to stop smoking in school are not efficient

Efforts to stop smoking in school are not efficient

by Lillie Daschil, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017 • 93 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Recently, bathrooms in the upstairs and downstairs science wing of the high school have been locked in response to students smoking in the bathrooms. This is an inconvenience to many students and teachers. Many classes are near these bathrooms and it is extremely obnoxious to have to walk twice the distance...

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