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Phone beds should not be used in classrooms

Phone beds should not be used in classrooms

by Jenny DeStefano, FaceBook Manager

June 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Photo Credit: Unsplash Though one privilege of high school is an increased use of cell phones, teachers have recently responded by implementing “phone beds”- clear shoe pockets that are utilized to confiscate students’ phones without even a warning. In my experience, this system is popular a...

School is not too long

School is not too long
Girls Varsity Softball

by Nah Lee, staff writer

June 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Students in Glen Rock High School spend about 7 hours per day in the school. 7 hours, which can seem too long for some people, is reasonable hours to spend in school. Students are required to spend certain amount of hours in the school for each year. The minimum amount of hours required as scho...

Yes, young kids should not have smartphones

by Mary Andreou, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Smartphones are taking over the world and becoming infused in the daily lives of young children. Kids spanning from 7-years-old to 12-years-old are already using smartphones and this epidemic needs to be stopped. A study in 2012 shows that kids on average received iPhones at 12, but that figure has...

Why we have enough snow days

Why we have enough snow days

by Tara Lagattuta, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Snow days. They come few in a year, but bring excitement and joy to students who are dying for a day off. When creating the school calendar, there is always controversy when it comes to the number of snow days included for the school year. This previous year, the calendar only allowed for two sno...

Let us sleep

Let us sleep

by Kate Casey, Managing Editor

June 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The human body is an amazing machine. Unlike any other known organism in the universe it can create advanced ideas, sense emotion, communicate through language, and thousands of other incredible things. So why are schools ridding teenagers of sleep, one of the only things the body asks in return? ...

School begins at just the right time

School begins at just the right time

by Christine Nappi, Copy Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For the average high school student, school beginning at 7:50 a.m. is just the right time. Although many argue that this time is too early, it is a perfectly adequate time to begin the day. Beginning school on the earlier side is better in the essence that students will be able to leave earlier. ...

The bathrooms are clean (enough)

The bathrooms are clean (enough)

by Luke Brangaccio, Advertising Manager

May 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The cleanliness of the bathrooms is an issue that finds its way into discussion every year, and typically very little is done. This is not because of a lack of effort, however, it is actually because of a lack of need. The bathroom quality changes daily, and significantly per day, in fact. A bathroom...

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