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Family secrets

Family secrets

by Rebecca Podd, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

 Many families have their secrets, but math teacher Karen Buchar’s family was a secret itself for 25 years. Buchar has always known she was adopted. She grew up in Clifton with her adoptive parents and two adoptive sisters. She had been told her birth parents were dead, that they had both died in...

Legally Blonde the Musical ticket sale is tomorrow

Legally Blonde the Musical ticket sale is tomorrow

by Sophie Ferreri, Head Copy Editor

February 7, 2018

Tickets for the high school production of Legally Blonde the Musical will be on sale tomorrow during lunch and the following period in the Hamilton circle lobby. Tickets will also be on sale 30 minutes before show time. The performance will be conducted in the auditorium at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, and Sa...

Biology major turned successful entrepreneur

Biology major turned successful entrepreneur

by Elizabeth Bonica, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

The 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre is the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, leaving 32 dead and 17 wounded. All students were evacuated from the campus soon after and seniors ended their year with the grades they had, receiving their diplomas early with no formal celebration of their accomplishments....

Schoology takes over across one-to-one program

Schoology takes over across one-to-one program

by David Viggiano, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

While the debate of its pronunciation still stands, most would agree that ever since the implementation of Schoology, things have been running smoothly for students and teachers who use it as an online resource and classroom for students. After SchoolFusion was set to be eliminated on Dec. 31, 2017,...

Grabbing life by the horns

by Madelyn Willoughby, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

Nel Kerlen boarded a Holland-American Line boat at 26. Little did she know, this fateful voyage would not just permanently take her from one continent to another, she would also meet her future husband during the journey. With her daring and positive outlook she built a life, family, and career in G...

Asami Fujimoto’s life in three different countries

Asami Fujimoto’s life in three different countries

by Nah Lee, staff writer

January 30, 2018

Asami Fujimoto is in New York, posing with her tea. She spent her early life in England and Japan and now living in Glen Rock. Asami Fujimoto who used to be a shy girl became stronger by learning how to adapt to the new environment after experiencing movements to the three different countries: England...

Life-saving junior lends a hand

Life-saving junior lends a hand

by Ian Stephenson, Sports Editor

January 30, 2018

While most juniors complain of the stress that that particular year comes with, Glen Rock junior Andrew Sarna has some extra pressures. In addition to typical junior year stress, he also participates in three sports for the Panthers: football, track, and lacrosse, and volunteers as an EMT with the G...

Councilwoman Kreibich and her inspiring win

Councilwoman Kreibich and her inspiring win

by Riya Divekar, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

She is a member of the Glen Rock Environmental Commission, participates in various activities around town, works actively with the League of Women Voters and is the first woman of Indian Origin to be elected to council. Dr. Arati Sadalge Kreibich, mother of two, promises to give all Glen Rock residents...

Local photographer becomes household name after years of struggle

Local photographer becomes household name after years of struggle

by Sophie Ferreri, Head Copy Editor

January 22, 2018

The entire Red Bull arena looked as if they had just ripped off their day job uniforms, barely making it to their seats before kick off. Businessmen by day and soccer fanatics by night. It was a Wednesday in 2012, yet the only place the unemployed, thirty year old Simon Toffell had to be was at t...

I am not fragile: The story of Julienne Sorota

I am not fragile: The story of Julienne Sorota

by Kobie Tsiang, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

Walk into a warm studio. Feel the eyes of your artistic director watch and analyze your every move. Do thousands of pirouettes, grande Jetés, and arabesques. Do them until  dizzy, until your feet swell and cry for mercy. Do them again. Combine all these things, and you have entered into the life of ...

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