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3D-printed guns should be illegal

3D-printed guns should be illegal

by Isis Kirkland, Copy Editor

October 16, 2018

3D printed guns are getting closer and closer to being open to the public. This summer, the State Department allowed Defense Distributed to release the blueprints for 3D printer guns online. Defense Distributed is a online organization ran by Cody Wilson, that develops digital weapon plans and blueprints,...

All high school students should take option

All high school students should take option

by Andrew Kastelman, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

The Glen Rock High School Guidance Department describes the option course as “essential in helping students develop time management skills and providing access to teachers, guidance counselors... [and other resources]”. The course is applied as a class, so during the one period students can use the...

Why we should support Nike’s Colin Kaepernick advertisement

Why we should support Nike’s Colin Kaepernick advertisement

by Chloe Siohan, Copy Editor

October 3, 2018

Colin Kaepernick, a former NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers, decided to kneel during the National Anthem before a game started in 2016. Kaepernick felt that taking a knee would be an appropriate way to protest ongoing racism towards black Americans. Since then, Kaepernick has been both support...

Why all grades should be able to go out for lunch

Why all grades should be able to go out for lunch

by Kevin Lederer, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

Each grade should be able to go out to lunch. The negatives that come with school lunch outweigh the positives. The school would benefit more if every grade was allowed to leave campus for lunch.The high school is less than one mile away from downtown Glen Rock, so there is no need to drive there. The...

How a high school student feels about Fat Noobs closing

How a high school student feels about Fat Noobs closing

by Alex Vicinanza, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

Local late night “fat sandwich” shop, Fat Noobs, was forced to close down on August 25th. Fat Noobs was located in downtown Glen Rock, where Bagel Gourmet is currently located. While Bagel Gourmet is open during the day, Fat Noobs was open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. It started as a small business, b...

Snap-Raise benefits athletic teams and their fundraisers

by Ryan Hornish, Staff Writer

June 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

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