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...

Teaching from home, how teachers have adjusted their work life

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board

May 18, 2020

For many during this quarantine, adjusting to life at home has been anything but easy. From poor wifi connections to network overloads, stress and anxiety have been prominent, yet it has not hindered how Glen Rock’s teachers have brought a well rounded education to their students. With curriculum being...

Ridgewood needs to include Glen Rockers on police firearms range

Federal law enforcement officers during firearms training exercises at indoor firing range

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board

November 1, 2019

The Village of Ridgewood is looking into the development of an indoor firearms range for its police department on a village-owned property in Glen Rock. As of now, Glen Rock citizens have not been included in any discussions about said range. As a citizen of Glen Rock, I believe the town should be kept...

Borough Council approves plastic bag ban

A single-use plastic bag like the ones the ban is serving to eliminate from local institutions.

by Caroline Goldenberg, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

As of April 11th, 2019, the borough of Glen Rock has become the most recent New Jersey municipality to establish a ban on single-use plastic bags in stores and restaurants. The borough follows after municipalities such as Hoboken, Jersey City, Teaneck, and Point Pleasant have also adopted bans. The ...

The Geese of Glen Rock High

Cosmic Goose Robotics constructed their robot from a TETRIX robotics kits. These kits are a staple for FTC teams across the country.

by Caroline Geoghegan, Managing Editor

February 22, 2019

“Ladies, Gentlemen, Geese,” a gruff voice cuts off the clamoring of students, all scurrying around the pre-engineering room of Glen Rock High School, long after classes ended for the day. The projects they are working on are not a part of any curriculum, but that does not stop the students from spen...

Sneakerhead to entrepreneur

Senior Max Lindley prepares for his first garage sale. In one day, he sold approximately $500 worth inventory. Lindley created his own business called Suburban Sneaker Steals, where he buys and resells shoes and vintage clothing.

by Will Casey, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

It all started with a pair of shoes. Five years ago, senior Max Lindley saved up his birthday money and weekly allowance to buy a pair of Jordan 4’s. Soon after finding those sneakers, he found another pair he wanted even more. He sold his first pair and this time bought Jordan 3's. Unintentionall...

‘One stop creative shop’ comes to Glen Rock

Co-Founders Casi Rodriguez and Jesse Fritzsch pose in front of their new storefront. Both being artists themselves, they wanted to cultivate a place that felt wholly unique. Color and Whim sells both handmade products and classes for anyone interested in sharpening their artistic talents.

by Caroline Geoghegan, Managing Editor

November 23, 2018

Once passing through the turquoise door of 189 Rock Road, customers are met with an array of artistic works, ranging from handmade mugs to pins for prospective mothers. The store has a unique, homey feel: the walls are lined in with shelves filled to the brim with jewelry and knick-knacks. According ...

Contracts now: Glen Rockers support teachers at BOE meeting

Senior Ariana Dzurenko holds a poster in support of the Glen Rock Teacher's Association. In preparation for the BOE meeting, this poster was signed by various GRHS students wishing to show their support for their teachers.

by Caroline Geoghegan, Managing Editor

November 7, 2018

What do we want? According to the roaring crowd surrounding the entrance of Glen Rock High School, contracts.  Long after the school’s doors closed for the day on October 30th, educators and parents alike lined up to attend that night’s Board of Ed meeting  to stand with the Glen Rock Teacher’s As...

GREA pushes for a better contract

The Glen Rock Education Association and Board of Education contract agreement cover page notes the June 30, 2018 expiration date. Since then, the parties have not established a successor contract.

by Kate Casey, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2018

The Glen Rock Education Association and the Glen Rock Board of Education are still negotiating to create a successor agreement to their contract that expired in June. This contract, called a “collective bargaining agreement,” contains guidelines on salaries, working hours, and health benefits. I...

Thielke Arboretum unveils new Environmental Education Center

The Arboretum's new Environmental Education Center opens on Arbor Day after being in construction since September of 2017.

by David Viggiano, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018

One seldom comes across a better way to celebrate Arbor Day like attending the grand opening of the Environmental Education Center in Glen Rock’s very own Thielke Arboretum. The Arboretum is a wetland forest that has been a Glen Rock landmark since 1954. It recently established an education center ...


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