The Glen Echo

Students host exchange students

by Ian Stephenson, Staff Writer

June 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The Glen Rock High School Cultural Exchange Club recently hosted its semi-annual exchange with students from Gymnázium Jiřího Ortena in Kutná Hora, Czech Republic. Fourteen Czech students and 11 Glen Rock students participated in the exchange, with the Glen Rock students visiting in September, an...

Perfect Prom

Perfect Prom

by Jordan Carr, Staff Writer

June 7, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Features, Showcase, Student Life

Scrolling through webpages for the past three hours, Sydney Carr yawns wearily. It’s 1 a.m. and she’s been searching for the perfect prom dress for hours. Her finger starts to cramp and her eyes shut then flutter open. The screen hurts her eyes as they strain against the white light that shines in...

Glenstock to rock socks off

Glenstock to rock socks off

by Olivia Traphagen, Senior staff writer

June 5, 2017


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Glenstock is back and better than ever. On June 7 the whole student body is in for a treat -- a night full of music, games, and other fun activities in the courtyard from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Katherine Bennin, a history teacher for the high school, and Sonia Bawa, a science teacher for the high school...

Examining claims and myths of detox water

Examining claims and myths of detox water

by Olivia Traphagen, Senior Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


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Detox water is all the talk, or is it all talk? Detox water claims to cleanse the body and rid it from the toxic chemicals consumed in everyday lives. Not only does it taste great, but it supposedly makes the consumer feel great too. Some nutritionists are supportive of detox waters and teas, yet others...

Cafeteria theft continues despite downward trend

Cafeteria theft continues despite downward trend

by Isis Kirkland, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

*Student names have been changed in this article A student peeks over his shoulder and scans around: no teacher in sight. He slides the water bottle into his backpack slyly, hoping no one sees. Although one may not realize it, petty crimes happen in the school frequently in the form of theft. “I’m...

Dying to be thin

Dying to be thin

by Julia Blando, Senior Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Showcase, Student Life

*All names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved.  Merriam-Webster defines beauty as “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.” Not once does beauty’s official definition r...

Drug culture and a bursting bubble

Drug culture and a bursting bubble

by Alethea Jadick, News Manager

April 20, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Showcase, Student Life

Glen Rock High School was ranked 14th in the state in 2016. The impressive staff, safe setting, and ability to take Advanced Placement classes make our school desirable. However, not everyone understands the reality of what lay inside the bubble of Glen Rock. During the 2016-2017 school year, ther...

Silence is Action: Gay Straight Alliance holds Day of Silence

Silence is Action: Gay Straight Alliance holds Day of Silence

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Clubs, Features, Showcase, Student Life

Two of the top three reasons students said they were most often bullied at school were actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender expression, according to From Teasing to Torment: School Climate in America, a 2005 report by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network and Harris Interactive. The Gay St...

Career Day sparks students’ interests

Career Day sparks students’ interests

by Michelle DeMaria, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


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Throughout the school day on Wed. April 5, the Guidance Department as well as the Ridgewood PM Rotary Club held a Career Day in the Media Center. It gave students an opportunity to explore potential career paths and become better informed about their fields of interest. Students could sign up on a...

Ten things to look forward to in April

Ten things to look forward to in April

by Caroline Griffin, Senior Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


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1. Ally Week Support your LGBT community during ally week, April 3 through April 7. The GSA Club encourages you to become an ally to stand up against bullying, harassment, and name-calling. For those of you interested in participating in the Day of Silence, reach out to the GSA Club for more info...

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