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Students weigh in on Glen Rock’s proposed (and rejected) Indigenous People’s Day

Students weigh in on Glen Rock’s proposed (and rejected) Indigenous People’s Day

by Sydney Baig, Staff Writer

June 17, 2019

In a small New Jersey town, a debate over 500 years in the making was taking place. The municipal building was packed with townspeople and interested outsiders, each bringing an opinion of their own to the floor. Should the town of Glen Rock switch the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s ...

Jewish Club seeks to educate students, reduce antisemitism

Jewish Club seeks to educate students, reduce antisemitism

by Kaylee Doyle, Staff Writer

June 17, 2019

According to the Anti-Defamation League, there were 1879 anti-semitic incidents in the United States last year. In NYC, anti-semitism was up 82% in the first quarter of 2019. However, antisemitism is also at Glen Rock High School. Over the past week, five Nazi Swatzikas have been found carved into s...

Contrasting styles: the differences teaching AP classes

Contrasting styles: the differences teaching AP classes

by Andrew Kastelman, Staff Writer

June 12, 2019

  One AP teacher says that the AP test isn’t the most important part of her Statistics course. “At the end of the day they’re taking an exam, but they’re learning statistics first,” Leah Wallace said. AP (Advanced Placement) high school courses are notoriously challenging. According ...

The Glen Rock Softball team slides on home as 2019 NJIC League Champions

The Glen Rock Softball team slides on home as 2019 NJIC League Champions

by Michael Taromina, Staff Writer

June 11, 2019

The Glen Rock High School Softball Team took home the NJIC Championship title for the second consecutive year in row. It took a determined and devoted head coach, Kelly Dowell, and a motivated and serious senior captain, Ellen Feuss, to drive the team to victory. After co-winning the league champio...

Glen Rock Board of Ed. introduces assistant superintendent position to district

Glen Rock Board of Ed. introduces assistant superintendent position to district

by Chloe Siohan, Copy Editor

June 11, 2019

The Glen Rock Board of Education approved the establishment of an Assistant Superintendent position for the 2019-2020 school year On March 19, 2019. The hire’s annual salary would approximately be $160,000. The assistant superintendent position wasn’t approved without backlash, with some Glen Rock citi...

Who will win the NBA Finals?

Who will win the NBA Finals?

by Will Casey, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

The 2019 NBA playoffs have some of the most memorable moments in NBA history: Damian Lillard's deep three over Paul George to beat the Thunder and Kawhi Leonard’s corner fade over Joel Embiid to help the Raptors beat the 76ers in game seven. The Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors...

Teen Driving Safety

Teen Driving Safety

by Devyn Ivers, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

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Art teacher helps Best Buddies spread the word

by Colin Boisits, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

In 2017 the beloved Glen Rock High School club Best Buddies was established for students to socialize with children who suffer from disabilities. English teacher Ashley Yancy, adviser of Best Buddies, has made a big impact on a lot of people, including graphic design teacher Scott Kupka who is a big fan of the club....

Meet the President of Newark’s youth office

by Isis Kirkland, Copy Editor

May 13, 2019

She got involved in the community for fun, after volunteering and attending events in Newark that she’d heard about.  The director of the mayor’s office, Shakira McKnight, spotted her at these events they’d both be at, and recruited her to join NWK Youth College Affairs. McKnight developed...

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