The Lance

There’s Bin a Change

Melia Sharma, Staff Writer
December 12, 2018

The NVRHS district implemented a new recycling policy that modifies the Save Our Planet Earth (SOPE)...

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Time for Tutoring

Jake Wilkins, Staff Writer
December 11, 2018

The National Honor Society is regarded as a group of NVOT’s top students who work to improve our school...

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Reading into Book Club

Ava Klein, Staff Writer
December 6, 2018

Teenagers are readers, whether we think we are or not. We read everything: from cereal boxes to text...

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Helping Those in Need

Nia Watson, Public Relations Editor
December 5, 2018

The EMS club began prepping during the week of November 27 for its annual Toy Drive, which usually lasts...

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Marching Band Beats its Record

AJ Falkenstern, Staff Writer | November 26, 2018

The NVOT marching band had a successful year, battling through the rain and cold this season while maintaining a great record. Band Director Amy Wilcox said, “the band has competed at four competitions and has earned the best scores in the history of the group.” They started their year well,...

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Wading into the Cold War

Blerta Gjevukaj, Staff Writer | November 16, 2018

Hours of rehearsing, running lines, and blocking are about to pay off for the actors in NVOT’s fall play. The cast will perform Don’t Drink the Water on Saturday, November 17 and Monday, November 19 both at 7 p.m.   Don’t Drink the Water, written in 1966 by Woody Allen, is a comedy that contains...

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Shooting for the Championship

Olivia Genco, Staff Writer
January 18, 2019

The girls basketball team has started off their season with a record of 11-2. Despite losing last year’s seniors, the team has not lost any momentum....

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Keeping it Real with Fantasy- Week 16

AJ Falkenstern and Jake Wilkins
December 21, 2018

This is it: Championship week. For our last article, we are here to give you our advice for your final week of Fantasy football as you go for the gold....

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Keeping it Real with Fantasy- Week 14

AJ Falkenstern and Jake Wilkins
December 6, 2018

It’s time for the playoffs. Well, at least for most leagues. Hopefully, if your league has reached the playoffs, we can help you get that championship....

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Keeping it Real with Fantasy- Week 13

AJ Falkenstern and Jake Wilkins
November 29, 2018

It’s crunch time in the fantasy football world. In a majority of leagues, this is the last week before playoffs determining who will have their shot...

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The Case Against Midterm Hatred

Danielle Mimeles, Editor-in-Chief | January 21, 2019

January is the unofficial worst month of the school year. After returning from Holiday Break, a dismal 30 or so hours after New Year's Eve, students return with four full weeks of school to look forward to. No delayed openings. No days off. Not to mention that Christmas cheer is gone, and our standards...

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Students Hate Writing, But Why?

Eve Foote, Staff Writer | January 11, 2019

Formal writing can be extremely overwhelming. We have all been there: your English teacher pulls the “Okay class, you will write a five-paragraph essay which is due at 11:59 p.m” and your heart drops. It happens to the best of us, but why do we reach this level of anxiety when it comes to writing?...

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Stepping Into The Light

Josh Lee and Mera Abdalla
June 4, 2018

“Mic check. One, two, one, two,” junior Maria Chung said as she ensured everything was ready before her first performance at a music competition. Her palms began to sweat and her heart raced at the anticipation of her debut performance. When the announcer called “MARIA CHUNG!” she raced onto...

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Ri-citing for the Title

Ava Klein, Staff Writer
April 30, 2018

Rida Qureshi is a regular sophomore at NVOT. She’s the kind of student who stops at Starbucks weekly to get her usual chai latte, and who aims high for grades while spending her nights studying for APUSH rather than sleeping. However, she has qualities that make her stand out from others, and everyone...

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Marketing to Win the Election

Mera Abdalla, Section Editor
March 22, 2018

DECA challenges its students to take on the roles of business entrepreneurs in order to appeal to the competitive consumer market. Likewise, junior Dana Schoolsky had to appeal to her fellow DECA competitors in order to achieve the position of NJ DECA State President. DECA is a nationally recognized...

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Fashion Student of the Month: Basil Tweedy

Craig Schulman, Editor-in-Chief
March 6, 2018

College dormitories are notorious for their tight living quarters and small closets. While adjusting to dorm life is difficult for everyone, senior Basil Tweedy might have a harder time. After all, Tweedy has an entire closet dedicated just to his sneaker collection, but his style is much more than just...

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