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NVOT DECA at States two years ago.
DECA Heads to States
Brooke Ackerman and Joshua Lim January 25, 2022

After COVID-19 forced NVOT’s DECA club to be virtual for district, state, and national competitions the past two school years, members will finally head back to Atlantic City to compete in the New Jersey...

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The winning team posing for the camera.
Dance Dance Revolutionizing Gym Class
Audrey Hansen, Arts & Entertainment Editor • January 21, 2022

After a one-year hiatus, the annual dance unit made a return to gym class. The dance unit has been a core part of the Physical Education curriculum, and this year, the Physical Education teachers decided...

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The snow covers the football field at the school.
Breaking News: Delayed opening January 20
Charlie Dippolito, News Editor • January 19, 2022

On Wednesday, January 19, Principal Bruce Sabatini announced via email that there will be a delayed opening on Thursday, January 20, due to the anticipated snowstorm.  Students and staff should report...

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Bryant Park Ice Rink in Midtown
My Annual Holiday Itinerary
Emma Mor, Staff Writer • December 22, 2021

Although the 2020 holiday season did not live up to our expectations, this year’s is definitely more promising. Last year, video-calling my distant relatives was a let down compared to previous years full of hugs and love. Instead, I was stuck dressing up my dog in a festive sweater that she ended...

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The meaning of Halloween has changed through the years, and so have I.
Not-So-Spooky Season
Alicia Hamm, Opinion Editor • October 29, 2021

Years ago, as a naive elementary school student with a love for fantasy, Halloween was one of my favorite events. Nothing was more exciting than assuming a different identity, venturing through the neighborhood with my friends, and collecting heaps of candy on the last day of October. For several hours,...

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The latest celebrity gossip, broken down by your PR editors.
The Lance's Hot Takes 2
Gianna Benasillo and Olivia Klein January 25, 2022

What’s up OT? Livi and Gianna here. We know you missed us. Here are our opinions (the only ones that matter) on the most recent celeb gossip.  Euphoria Season 2 Get ready for highschoolers to...

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Poetry Out Loud participants get ready to recite their poems to an empty auditorium.
Spoken Word, Center Stage
Olivia Connell and Caroline Tharakan December 20, 2021

On Friday, December 17,  the 10 Poetry Out Loud finalists took center stage in front of an empty auditorium and a Zoom camera to recite their chosen poems.  The auditorium was silent—the only audience...

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A classic SNL holiday episode is at the top of any fans wish list.
An SNL Fan’s Perfect Christmas Special
Charlie Dippolito, News Editor • December 16, 2021

Turning the TV on during the holiday season is always a treat, but my favorite part of the holidays isn’t watching the same old Christmas movies or rewatching all of The Office’s holiday episodes....

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Chois skill at the viola has potentially earned her a spot at Carnegie Hall.
From School Halls to Carnegie Hall
Caroline Tharakan, Staff Writer • January 3, 2022

Chloe Choi was doing her homework when she received an email from the New York Youth Symphony that caught her attention. A few days prior, she had auditioned for the Symphony’s Chamber Music Program and was now eagerly awaiting the results. There were two months of preparation leading up to the audition,...

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The winter sports season is in full effect.
Proud to be a Golden Knight: Virtual Winter Pep Rally 2021
The Lance Staff December 13, 2021

After COVID took away an in-person pep rally, The Lance hyped up all of the fall teams with a virtual pep rally. Now, we're back to celebrate all the winter teams.

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Mets pitcher Max Scherzer.
Mets Make an Abundance of Moves Ahead of MLB Lockout
Antonio Campagna, Staff Writer • January 21, 2022

The free agency period in Major League Baseball began a day after the Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros in the 2021 World Series. After a disappointing season, in which the Mets spent 103 days...

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Keep up with OT sports with this weekly recap!
What’s Happening in OT Sports
Spencer Walsh and Jason Chung January 19, 2022

Monday, January 10 The wrestling team won its match against Bergenfield 70-6. Seniors Jake Smith, Andrew Digia, and Liam Fowley; sophomore Robert Ferrara; and freshmen Daniel Olivo, Justin Morrissey,...

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Keep up with OT sports with this weekly recap!
What’s Happening in OT Sports
Jason Chung and Spencer Walsh January 10, 2022

Monday, January 3 The boys bowling team won its home match against Clifton 7-0. Junior Peter Stonitsch had a match-high score of 246, while junior Ryan Woenne-McManus had a match-best set score of 582.   Tuesday,...

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