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The arts are not essential

The arts are not essential

by Tara Lagattuta, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018

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

  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

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

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...

How money can buy happiness

How money can buy happiness

by Rebecca Podd, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

‘Money can't buy happiness’ is a common expression. It means that you can’t get true happiness from possessions and that material things don’t really matter. What really matters is living a fulfilled life with good friends, family, and good health. But, the reality is that money is needed in o...

How technology has strengthened human connection

How technology has strengthened human connection

by Rebecca Podd, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

Living with technology is still fairly new to people, and some see it as the end of social interaction. People spend hours on their phones and on the internet everyday. But technology isn’t isolating us, it is helping to connect people in the world more than ever before. The viewpoint of those who say it isolates u...

Pedestrians should use sidewalk.

Pedestrians should use sidewalk.

by Nah Lee, staff writer

June 7, 2018

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...

Why our dress code enforcement is fair

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

In 2018, dress code is a big deal.  Students are becoming aware of how their schools can target young girls unfairly through dress codes.  Thankfully, Glen Rock is not one of those schools. I firmly believe that no young woman should have to feel self-conscious about revealing her shoulder or kne...

Hard work beats talent

by Sam Greene, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” It’s a common, motivational quote, often displayed on shirts for sports teams. Although people often recite it mindlessly, there is truth in the statement. Being talented is not enough. Yes, natural skill is helpful. However, withou...

College should be a requirement for high school athletes

College should be a requirement for high school athletes

by Jared Brassil, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

All-stars like Michael Jordan, Lebron James, or Kobe Bryant don’t come around that often.  There isn’t a Steph Curry in every draft class, and even if there is, there is only one player out of the hundreds selected. The average NBA career length is 4.8 years.  Meaning that most athletes in the NB...

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