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Remote learning changes AP tests

AP tests change as COVID-19 forces remote learning. Tests were 45 minutes, consisting of either one or two questions. Teachers and students faced challenges while preparing for exams.

by Andrew Kastelman, Business Development and Marketing Manager

May 22, 2020

Over the course of two grueling weeks, AP tests typically challenge students’ stamina. Normally over three hours, this year’s exams have been shortened to 45 minutes due to COVID-19. This radical change left history and english exams having one question, with remaining exams having two questions. ...

Every Comeback Starts With a Setback

by James Stewart, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

On a hot, muggy August morning, the Glen Rock High School Varsity football team grabbed the monstrous water coolers, the hefty med kit, and their brand new cleats, and trotted out to the field for another morning practice. Smiles gleamed across the faces of all the players, seniors and juniors joked...

‘Parasite’ – a thought-provoking film of greed and class warfare

Parasite is praised for its motifs of greed and class discrimination, as well as its stunning cinematography and performance from actors.

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

“You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all. If you make a plan, life never works out that way.” - Kim Ki-taek, Parasite Parasite, a black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, is praised among many. It has an astoundingly high rating on Metacritic with 96% and has a rating o...

“The Last Dance” Film Review

by James Stewart, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

The 1990s -- when people think about the 90s, they think about baggy jeans, and bold sneakers. Others think about backwards hats and bright neon colors. People made fashion one of the most talked about topics in the 90s, but if you turned on any sports channel you would know who the true star of the 1...

‘Booksmart’ review: Olivia Wilde’s coming-of-age comedy delivers a touching message of acceptance

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

On first look, Booksmart seems to be just another teenage comedy glorifying the high school party scene and indulging in mature and often lewd humor. However, director Olivia Wilde masterfully develops heart-warming themes of friendship and acceptance in this fast-paced, deeply relatable film, while painting...

“Extraction” Film Review

by Lauren Patasnik, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Throughout the plot mayhem and disaster follow each character. The only thing staying constant is the audience's hope for Tyler Rake (played by Chris Hemsworth) and Ovi Mahajan Jr. (played by Rudhraksh Jaiswal) to make it out alive. A black-ops mercenary, Tyler Rake, is given a high-risk job to rescue...

‘Inception’ Movie Review

by Mikayla Kim, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Dreaming can be a wonderful and terrifying experience at the same time. However, what if people used technology to invade one’s dream and implement ideas that one believes to be their own? Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan and released in 2010, puts forward a science-fiction concept that allo...

North Korea From the Inside Out

by Mikayla Kim, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

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Lost spring sports season impacts recruits

No spring sports season impacts recruits looking to play sports in college. With the COVID-19 pandemic closing schools, high school spring sports are not taking place. For players concerned this could hurt their recruitment, a Bridge Year option could emerge.

by Andrew Kastelman, Business Development and Marketing Manager

April 28, 2020

The crack of the bat is nonexistent. The swoosh of the lacrosse ball is nowhere to be found. As the weather warms and days become longer, everyone is inside. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreck through the United States and Northern New Jersey is one of the hardest hit areas. With Governor Phi...

Pursuing Better Opportunities in America

by Mikayla Kim, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Some people come from places of oppression. Some people seek a better life. Some people yearn for the supposedly endless opportunities that the United States seems to offer. Although these immigrants are leaving their home countries and sometimes leaving their families behind, their new lives in Amer...

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