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Glen Rock residents weigh in on social media

Glen Rock residents weigh in on social media

by Lilia Wood, Editor-in-Chief
January 19, 2016 • 743 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Opinion

Post. Reply. Comment. Like. Share. The Glen Rockers Facebook group is a virtual public forum for current and former Glen Rock residents to discuss topics of interest. The group has 3,112 members, which is more than one-fourth of Glen Rock’s current population. The age ranges from current high sch...

Opting for the safe ride

Opting for the safe ride

by Anna Barton, Senior Staff Writer
January 11, 2016 • 366 views
Filed under Opinion

As the cold winter weather approaches, it is very undesirable to walk to and from various locations throughout town. Not only is it uncomfortable to walk in below freezing weather, but it is not always the safest option, especially at night. As a teenage girl, I was never allowed to walk home alone...

Requesting a song

Requesting a song

by Zach McCollum, Opinion & Editorial Editor
December 23, 2015 • 358 views
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Going to a concert is a common way for young people to spend their weekend nights or any night their favorite band is playing. Going to these shows as a high schooler provides a completely different experience because being a part of a larger scene is a feeling like none other. I have been personally...

Black Friday shops, a tradition to drop

Black Friday shops, a tradition to drop

by Caroline Griffin, Staff Writer
December 15, 2015 • 279 views
Filed under Opinion

One could say that having Black Friday is arguably a great way to start the Christmas season. Others argue the opposite that it takes away from Thanksgiving and jumps right into December holiday cheer. Should this day continue, or should it be a date to change in the future because of the quick transition...

Black Friday shopping, a tradition we cherish

Black Friday shopping, a tradition we cherish

by Olivia Traphagen
December 11, 2015 • 273 views
Filed under Opinion

Having Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving is one of the many arguments people face today.  Should Black Friday take place the day after Thanksgiving, or is it destroying the idea of giving thanks? Since many students partake is this commercial ritual, this is a problem worth discussing. If this...

High school needs more art and literature

High school needs more art and literature

by Zach McCollum, Opinion & Editorial Editor
November 17, 2015 • 391 views
Filed under Opinion

For many years, the school’s emphasis on the arts has waned, but, recently, acclaimed inaugural poet Richard Blanco came to read poetry to juniors and seniors, reasserting the interest. Blanco delivered a captivating and powerful performance and proved successful in getting students interested with ...

Two bands feud over transphobic tweets

Two bands feud over transphobic tweets

by Zach McCollum, Opinion & Editorial Editor
October 22, 2015 • 385 views
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Whirr was dropped from both Run For Cover and Graveface Records for posting transphobic tweets directly attacking the punk band G.L.O.S.S. (Girls Living Outside of Society’s ****) this past Tuesday. Whirr is an American rock band known for being heavyweights in the California shoegaze revival: ...

Ghosts are real

Ghosts are real

by Anna Barton, Senior Staff Writer
October 15, 2015 • 343 views
Filed under Opinion

The existence of ghosts has been questioned since the beginning of human civilization. Since prehistoric times, many cultures have embraced the idea of paranormal activity and have passed down tales of ghosts and spirits beyond the grave throughout thousands of generations. Many cultures around the world...

Ghosts do not exist

by Zach McCollum, Opinion & Editorial Editor
October 15, 2015 • 280 views
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Whether or not ghosts exist has been a widely debated topic since the dawn of time. They are believed to be spirits of dead people: often relatives or loved ones of some sort. Although there is a possibility of spirits coming back to life, there is no physical proof that ghosts have ever walked among...

Do ghosts exist?

Do ghosts exist?

October 15, 2015 • 275 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Opinion

Two writers for The Glen Echo consider the age old question.

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