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Federal transgender bathroom policy changes won’t affect Glen Rock schools

Federal transgender bathroom policy changes won’t affect Glen Rock schools

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

With the new Presidential administration, the country has been shot into a controversial era of contradictory opinions on social change, one of the most prevalent being the rights of the transgender community.   On Wednesday, Feb. 22, guidelines regarding protections of the transgender community...

New college mini-scholarship program introduced

New college mini-scholarship program introduced

by Jenny DeStefano, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

A program called Raise.Me will allow for students to obtain miniature scholarships. Any student achieving grades in the A and B ranges is eligible to apply. The program’s website allows pupils to access all information regarding the fund in detail. “This program will allow students to save money an...

Fighting the flu

Fighting the flu

by Nicole Settlow, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

Though influenza symptoms can be detected year-round all throughout the country, the peak month of flu virus activity is February. The flu is an infectious disease with symptoms ranging from fatigue to high fevers. The severity of the flu depends on each person but it can be picked up on the same wa...

Junior aids Bolivian people over summer break

Junior aids Bolivian people over summer break

by Luke Brangaccio, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

A trip like his is not standard for many Glen Rock residents. Most families could be found in an island beach house or lounging by the public pool during the summer. Yet this junior spent his summer working on buildings in the impoverished country of Bolivia, and he wouldn’t have traded it for ...

College application influx raises challenge to stand out

College application influx raises challenge to stand out

by Michelle DeMaria, Facebook and Instagram Manager

February 8, 2017

An envelope with a college's name is unassumingly on a table. Is it the right size for an acceptance? Is it heavy enough? Only one way to find out -- For many seniors, the letters and emails they receive in the upcoming months will determine their futures for the next four years. But seniors of Glen...

Requesting more gluten free options in the cafeteria

Requesting more gluten free options in the cafeteria

by Olivia Traphagen, senior staff writer

February 3, 2017

For all the gluten-free high school and middle school students, the cafeteria doesn’t really have much to offer. There is a variety of food choices for the non gluten free kids--some may forget that a percentage of the school may be gluten-free, as well. What even is gluten? What is celiac disease,...

Seven big game party ideas that every guest will enjoy

Seven big game party ideas that every guest will enjoy

by Colin Morrow, Editor-In-Chief

February 2, 2017

Each year, football fans count down the days until the two best teams in the NFL square off in the Super Bowl. But even those who did not follow either of the teams (or the sport as a whole) can still have lots of fun with friends while the game is being played. Here are seven ideas that can make any...

Twelve ways to stretch your five dollar bill

Twelve ways to stretch your five dollar bill

by Julia Rooney, Managing Editor

February 1, 2017

Qdoba kids meal This is not just any kids meal. Take my word. With the option of a taco, quesadilla or rice bowl, you truly can't go wrong. Each $4.35 meal comes with a choice of applesauce or tortilla chips and a drink! 5 below Imagine a store with everything you want, nothing you need, and pri...

The app that keeps coming back

The app that keeps coming back

by Julia Rooney, Managing Editor

January 31, 2017

Perhaps it's the burden of stress or the need for procrastination that sparks the use of the Yik Yak app around midterms. For whatever reason, students refreshed the app repeatedly the night of Jan. 23, the night before midterm exams started. First seen in 2014, the app posed controversy in Glen...

Students share unique midterm studying strategies

Students share unique midterm studying strategies

by Lillie Daschil, Staff Writer

January 19, 2017

Testing is a big part of a student’s education. It is how teachers can assess what information students have understood and obtained. In some cases, a test can make or break a student’s grade. While students are tested all throughout the year and most are very much adapted to taking tests, mid...

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