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Theatre Company prepares for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Theatre Company prepares for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by Madelyn Willoughby, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The Theatre Company is close to its first performance of the fall play. On Nov. 2, 3, and 4, the Theatre Company will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream. English and Theatre teacher Juliet Montalbano is the director and senior Madie Jones is the assistant director. Montalbano said her goal is to h...

Laptops take over classrooms as one-to-one initiative enters second month

Laptops take over classrooms as one-to-one initiative enters second month

by Olivia Traphagen, Social Media Head Manager

October 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The introduction of one-to-one laptops has already made an enormous difference for students and teachers.  Entering its second month, the laptops have become an integral part of many classrooms.  John Arlotta, principal of Glen Rock High School believes that laptops are preparing students for 21st ...

Senior girls pack a punch

Senior girls pack a punch

by Julia Piermatteo, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, News, Showcase

The senior girls unleashed their “inner she-beasts” in a self-defense workshop held on Oct. 12. Jennifer Cassetta, a national fitness and self-defense expert, conducted the program. She emphasized the importance of learning self-defense because “One in five US women will be the victim of a s...

Students LEAP into positivity club

Students LEAP into positivity club

by Dylaney Sabino, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Clubs, Showcase

How often do you feel stressed or overwhelmed? School, friends, and other stressors often distract students from their physical and mental health. The LEAP club is dedicated to changing that. The Leadership Encouraging Alternatives and Positivity club, led by art teacher Jenna Dunay, aims to make the ...

Boys soccer crosses bridge to semifinals

Boys soccer crosses bridge to semifinals

by Ian Stephenson, Sports Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Showcase, Sports, Sports - The Panther Den

Excited. That was the word used by Glen Rock boys soccer coach Casey Schick and junior forward Ben Zakowski to describe the Bergen County quarterfinal match on Sunday. Glen Rock defeated 7th seeded host Fort Lee 3-2 in overtime to reach the semifinals of the county tournament for the first time si...

Boys recognized during soccer team’s Senior Day

Boys recognized during soccer team’s Senior Day

by Spencer LaVine, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Showcase, Sports, Sports - The Panther Den

A day to honor the graduating seniors of the soccer team is capped off with a 3-0 win over Eastern Christian on Saturday, Oct. 14. Before the game, each senior’s name was announced, along with a unique message about each player and their contributions to the team, by Mr. Zakowski. Players and t...

Impromptu evacuation occurs at high school and middle school

Impromptu evacuation occurs at high school and middle school

by Luke Brangaccio, Advertising Manager

October 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Carousel Featured Article, Showcase

Update 4:11: An early version of this article reported this was a bomb scare. According to Principal John Arlotta, it "was not a bomb threat." Students were released at the normal end to the school day and after school activities were cancelled after a shelter-in-place was initiated. During the shel...

Volleyball team loses close match

Volleyball team loses close match

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Showcase, Sports, Sports - The Panther Den

The varsity volleyball team lost 2-0 against Elmwood Park on Oct. 10. This is the second time the team lost to Elmwood Park this season. The girls made several multipoint comebacks, but they fell in two games. Captains Alex Long, Jen Szawaluk, and Elvira Makk-Frid were part of the starting si...

Former debate coach’s return marks new year

Former debate coach’s return marks new year

by Luke Brangaccio, Advertising Manager

October 11, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Clubs, Showcase

A teacher’s return as coach of the debate team after a two year hiatus should revitalize the group as they search for their first award in two years. The debate team thrived under Justin Ecochard for eight years, collecting first place team awards as well as individual speaker awards. Una Kearns and...

Student’s relief effort helps Texans

Student’s relief effort helps Texans

by Jenny DeStefano, FaceBook Manager

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

While Hurricane Harvey decimated areas of Texas and shook the lives of civilians forever, one Glen Rock teen dedicated himself to a relief effort. Glen Rock High School junior Max Lindley organized a clothing and shoe drive for hurricane victims in Houston, Texas. Donations flooded in from the announcement...

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