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The New Hybrid Schedule for Quarter 2

Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer
October 30, 2020

In an email sent to the NVOT community on October 24th, principal Bruce Sabatini announced the new phase...

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Vice Presidential Debate Recap

Tala Areiqat and Ava Petrilli
October 22, 2020

On Wednesday, October 8, 2020, Senator Kamala Harris (D) and Vice President Mike Pence (R), took the...

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2020 Voter Registration and How to Cast Your Vote

Audrey Hansen, Staff Writer
October 12, 2020

The 2020 Presidential Election will take place on November 3, 2020. There are several ways NVOT students...

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First 2020 Presidential Debate Recap

Tala Areiqat and Ava Petrilli
October 2, 2020

Tuesday, September 29th, marked the first presidential debate of the 2020 presidential election. The...

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TikTok’s Impact on Our Attention Spans

Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer | October 26, 2020

Back in January, I saved this TikTok, which the user captioned about how the app has shortened their attention span. I recently rediscovered this buried in my old saved videos while procrastinating homework, and it struck me again: Why can't I do anything for more than 30 minutes without going on TikTok?  Since...

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Fall Playlist 2020

Siena Griffin, Managing Editor | September 22, 2020

Every season has a soundtrack, and fall is no exception. Though the air gets colder and the summer excitement dies down, fall can be one of the best times of the year if you make the most of it—and to do this, the perfect playlist is essential. From crunchy leaves and scented candles, to drinking apple...

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Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy – Week 7

Kevin Pulickal and Daniel Rivera
October 22, 2020

Welcome back to Week 7 of Fantasy Football! We are nearing the halfway point of our season. There was plenty going on throughout the league this past week:...

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Back on Offense

Siena Griffin, Managing Editor
October 19, 2020

Fall sports are looking a little different this year; the seasons were pushed back, athletes must wear masks while not actively playing, and teams can...

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Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy – Week 5

Kevin Pulickal and Daniel Rivera
October 9, 2020

Welcome back to Week 5 of Fantasy Football! After another week of football, we've reached the quarter season landmark. MVP candidates and other standout...

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Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy – Week 4

Kevin Pulickal and Daniel Rivera
October 1, 2020

What felt like an eternity has finally come to a close. After 40 long, hard weeks, The Lance's prized Fantasy Football column is back. If your fantasy...

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How to Have a Safe Halloween

Grace Sigismondi, Staff Writer | October 30, 2020

Halloween is one of the holidays that teens look forward to the most—dressing up with friends, having costume parties, and eating as much candy as possible. But what does Halloween look like during a pandemic, with hand sanitizer ready at hand and protective masks instead of costume ones? Although...

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Dogs vs. Cats

Brooke Ackerman and Olivia Klein | October 30, 2020

One of the greatest debates of all time is cats or dogs…which is the better pet? We will look to settle this argument once and for all.   Livi: I think we all know the answer to this question...  Brooke: You seem a bit too confident for a girl whose opinion is just plain wrong... Playfulness  Livi:  ...

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Putting the “Pal” in “Assistant Principal”

Ava Petrilli, Managing Editor
October 20, 2020

Students returned to a dramatically different school year being administered by a new team. This summer, the school said goodbye to Dr. Jennifer Mezzina as she went to Northern Valley Demarest and welcomed Ms. Luisella Marolda. With the unprecedented distance between the school community, NVOT has been...

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The Notorious R.B.G

Sophie Atalla, Staff Writer
October 19, 2020

On September 18, Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at 87 years old from pancreatic cancer, marking the end of her 27 years in the Supreme Court, and her decades long career in law. Before her passing, she had inspired films, T-shirts, mugs, SNL skits, artwork, workout videos, jewelry, and even got tattoos...

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The Future of Freedom

Olivia Franceschini, Editor in Chief
February 25, 2020

Conscription, or the draft, is as old as the United States itself. But the men it has enlisted have been as young as 18. As history continues to unfold, where does America's next generation stand? Additional Editing by Tala Arequiat

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Sword Fighting his Way to the Top

Olivia Klein and Gianna Benasillo
February 12, 2020

During the school day, sophomore Vinni Yu wears the mask of an average NVOT student, but outside of school, his mask protects him from swords handled by some of the top-ranked fencers in the nation. Although his accomplishments (Yu is currently ranked 8th nationally in his age group) may seem impressive...

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