The Glen Echo

As the virus slows, life picks up

June 15, 2020

March saw the closure of non-essential businesses, state parks, gyms, and schools from the growing spread of COVID-19 in the state of New Jersey. As the days began to feel the same, unemployment soared to historical highs and the threat of economic downturn grew, as did the rate of infection and overall spread. As New Jersey enters the fourth month of its lock down, Governor Phil Murphy has begun t...

Living with Divorced Parents

by Sarah Jennings, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

A line of energetic second-graders filed into the classroom, shuffling through rows of desks to find their place. Olivia Smith, who was usually talking off a friend's ear, sat quietly at her desk. Her blank face brought concerns from her friends but she brushed them off when asked what was wrong. Her ...

North Korea From the Inside Out

by Mikayla Kim, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020


Facing the stress of high school

by Allison Kerper, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

At 7:15 on December 14, Emma stepped into Ridgewood High School, and tried to calm down. In between heads, she caught glimpses of her friends further up in line. It’s just a test, Emma told herself. She continued the same deep breaths she had been practicing for the past two days. What had her dad sa...

Paw-sitively Protesting

BEAR Group, a grassroots activist organization promoting bear protection, holds a protest against the current New Jersey Bear Hunt. Though veteran BEAR Group members attended, several new members took part in advocating against the bear hunt on Dec. 14. As hunters killed hundreds of bears, these protesters believe that bears deserve the right to live.

by Yethmie Goonatilleke, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020


From rehearsal to performance

The cast of Rapunzel poses with their student director, Isabel Siggers. Siggers is a senior and a member of the Theatre Company Executive Board and was excited to take on her role as a student director for “Wicked and Whimsical.”

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

April 29, 2019

The most exciting part of student directing for Isabel Siggers was being able to see her play come alive on stage after many rehearsals. She loved to see her actors take just a little bit of her direction and make it into a live action show with lots of small details and interaction. She loved the mome...

100 years of the NFL

100 years of the NFL

by Will Casey, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

The NFL is coming up on its one hundredth season in 2019. Over the last 99 years, the NFL has grown from a small ten team league to a 32 team billion dollar business that dominates television in the United States, and recently across the globe. NFL viewership today is filled with people of all races...

Are grades really necessary?

April 3, 2019

Since the beginning of the education system, the term “grading” has always been ill-defined by both students and educators. Some struggle to determine what it means to a student. It is unclear whether grades are motivators, incentivizes, or academic challenges that a student must excel in, to be...

Finding Time: the struggle for high school students to focus on academics and extracurriculars

by Andrew Kastelman, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

“Ring!” The school bell sounds ending the long, seven hour school day. You just had an AP Biology and Algebra II test along with three classes of note-taking, and now have homework for five subjects due tomorrow and need to study for another test. But before you can focus on schoolwork, you ...

Finding the most important piece of the pie

Finding the most important piece of the pie

by Alex Vicinanza, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

  In Glen Rock, there are many options for when you are deciding where to eat. Glen Rock has options varying from Chinese to New York Deli style. One thing Glen Rock is known for is the pizza. The two most well-known  joints in Glen Rock are Francesca Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta and John’s ...


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