Parent Messages to the Class of 2020
  • Congrats Dan! You will love Oswego on beautiful Lake Ontario. We are so proud of you. Love Mom, Dad, Kris and Sammy
  • Angelina. Proud and grateful for you. All you accomplished so far is just the beginning. Aim high and shoot for the stars. We love you. Pop Pop, Uncle George, Carie, Chris, Jason, Michael, Robert
  • Congratulations Brendan and best of luck at RPI. We're so proud of you! Love Mom, Dad and Aidan
  • Congratulations Vil! You did it!!! We are all so proud of you! Best of luck on all of your future endeavors. We love you!!!
  • Way to go, Coosh! Your strength, resilience, and perseverance were on full display this year. We are so proud of you, Andrew. Get ‘em! Love Mom, Dad, and Matthew
  • Antonette, Congratulations!! We are so proud of you and we are excited for what comes next! Keep smiling and continue to shine bright. And just remember to always shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land on the stars. We love you SOOOO much! Love always, Mom, Dad, TJ, Sharlene, Garry and Dominic
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The Student News Site of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan

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Playlists
Juniors Tala Areiqat, Ace Kim, and Ava Petrilli and seniors Tiffany Cowan, Daniel Kim, and Amy Tony with Dr. Bruce Sabatini, Ms. Katie Gallagher, and Senator Cory Booker.
Sitting Down with Senator Cory Booker
Siena Griffin, Managing Editor • June 16, 2021

Senator Cory Booker returned virtually to his high school alma mater on Friday, June 11 for a question...

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Annual Jazz Cafe Goes Virtual
Annual Jazz Cafe Goes Virtual
Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer • May 19, 2021

On Friday, April 23, the Tri-M Music Honors Society gathered over Zoom to collect donations for the American...

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Students and teachers prepare for the new schedule changes coming May 18.
OT Reacts: A Return to Full Days
The Lance Staff May 14, 2021

On Tuesday, May 4, Superintendent James Santana announced a return to full-length school days beginning...

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Our school community must step up and stand against anti-Asian discrimination.
Not America’s Punching Bag
Alicia Hamm, Staff Writer • May 16, 2021

Growing up as an Asian-American, I never realized anything was wrong with my comfortable, majority-white suburban hometown. I knew racism existed, but it seemed to be a faraway concept. I thought Asian-Americans were safe from prejudice even though people around me always assumed I was Chinese, pulled...

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While Black History Month may be coming to an end, we must always honor the efforts and accomplishments of Black Americans.
Black History Month: Honoring Marsha P. Johnson
Alicia Hamm, Staff Writer • February 26, 2021

These names probably sound familiar: Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Maya Angelou. But chances are you have no idea who Marsha P. Johnson is. In celebration of Black History Month, it is important to bring light to Black figures whose names are not as widely known...

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Summer Movie Recommendations
Summer Movie Recommendations
Drew Rosenblum, Staff Writer • June 17, 2021

We are so close to wrapping up this school year, and everyone wants to sit back and relax a bit. These four picks will match any summer vibe and help you unwind at the same time.   Swiss Army Man (2016) Available on Amazon Prime  Stranded on an island, Hank (Paul Dano) has no will to...

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A book to keep you busy this summer.
Review: Daisy Jones & The Six
Audrey Hansen, Staff Writer • June 10, 2021

It’s time to escape reality: With school coming to a close, now is the perfect time to let all your worries vanish, and worry about someone else’s. It’s finally time to binge read, and the perfect book to start with is Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones & The Six, a unique and riveting novel...

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The Lance Playlist: Summer 2021
The Lance Playlist: Summer 2021
Siena Griffin, Managing Editor • June 1, 2021

After what has been an especially strenuous and unorthodox school year, everyone is in need of a couple months off—and with 40 percent of the country fully vaccinated, this summer looks promising. Whether your plans involve lounging at the beach, grinding at a summer job, or even just napping the days...

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Not Just the Top of Her Class
Not Just the Top of Her Class
Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer • June 11, 2021

In her mind, Avery Linder associates a valedictorian with someone who does exactly what they are told. A person who will never leave their comfort zone or take risks for fear of losing their high status or GPA — someone who will never truly be remarkable and make a difference in this world because...

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A few of Chong
Making a Difference One TikTok at a Time
Sophie Atalla, Staff Writer • May 1, 2021

TikTok is not just for dances or funny videos anymore—the app has brought activism and social issues to the fingertips of thousands of users. One student who has taken advantage of this platform is junior Cara Chong. Her first video, posted on January 12, started as a history project. The account has...

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Keep up with OT sports with this weekly recap!
What's Happening in OT Sports
Kevin Pulickal, Staff Writer • June 14, 2021

Monday, May 31 The softball team lost to Ramapo by a score of 9-8 in the quarterfinals of the Bergen County Tournament.  Olivia Cataldo, Grayson Housley,...

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Keep up with OT sports with this weekly recap!
What’s Happening in OT Sports
Matthias Choi, Managing Editor • June 4, 2021

Monday, May 24 The boys tennis team lost to Randolph by a score of 3-2 in the first round of the state tournament. Jayan Fibiger, Daniel Hwang, and Jeffery...

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Posters for seniors on the girls lacrosse team.
Spring Sports Celebrate Seniors
Tala Areiqat and Siena Griffin May 28, 2021

Athletes of the Class of 2021 must say goodbye to high school sports as their final spring season comes to a close. To celebrate their senior players,...

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