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Who is NVOT's biggest sports rival?

  • Pascack Valley (78%, 64 Votes)
  • NVDemarest (13%, 11 Votes)
  • Ramapo (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Other (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Pascack Hills (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 82

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Never Forget They Said…

Brooke Ackerman, Managing Editor
September 11, 2020

Each year Americans come together on September 11 to remember their fellow citizens who lost their lives...

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New Jersey Schools Will Remain Closed

Olivia Franceschini, Editor in Chief
May 11, 2020

On May 4 Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey schools would not reopen for the 2019-2020 school...

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NVOT: Online School Edition

Tala Areiqat, Siena Griffin, Olivia Ackerson, Ava Petrilli, and Cara Chong
April 27, 2020

NVOT announced that the school will be closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indefinitely, over one month...

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COVID-19 AP Exam Updates

Tala Areiqat, Staff Writer
April 20, 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic causing schools all around the country to go online, including NVOT,...

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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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The Lance Tries: Roller Skating

Olivia Genco, Managing Editor | June 9, 2020

Fueled by this iconic TikTok and inextinguishable quarantine boredom, roller skate mania has taken over. Countless people (me included) scrambled to hop on the trend, causing nearly every online skate shop to sell out of the coveted four-wheeled roller skates. Fortunately for me, I managed to get my...

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Changes to the Fall Sports Season

Matthias Choi, Managing Editor
September 18, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19, schools all around Bergen County have significantly changed over the past months. Sports in particular have been modified...

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2020 Virtual Athlete Commitment

Matthias Choi, Staff Writer
June 17, 2020

This year, a total of 23 athletes in the class of 2020 have declared their commitment to their future colleges. Although the outbreak of COVID-19 has prevented...

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Shine On Fuller

Matthias Choi and Jonah Kim
May 29, 2020

“With the 199th pick in the 2020 NFL draft, the Los Angeles Rams select . . .  Jordan Fuller!” Jordan Fuller, a 2016 NVOT graduate, was chosen...

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NVOT Sports Rivalries

Olivia Franceschini, Editor in Chief
March 27, 2020

The Pascack Valley Smoke Signal is conducting research on Pascack Valley’s biggest sports rivalries. They asked The Lance to participate in their search...

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Freedom Needs Forgiveness

Olivia Franceschini, Editor in Chief | June 19, 2020

At the beginning of this year, I was inspired to create a feature on the Vietnam War. I was disturbed by the reality that the draft presented to 18-year-olds and the sacrifices that they were asked to make in the name of “freedom.” The men drafted were no different from my classmates, and I asked...

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Witnessing Activism

Nia Watson, Managing Editor | June 3, 2020

If I were to open Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, or Facebook right now, I can guarantee it would take me less than five seconds to see a post about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and police brutality. My own Instagram story would probably have two or three posts about how to demand justice for...

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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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Scoring Her Goal

Brooke Ackerman, Staff Writer
January 28, 2020

It was the second round of the state tournament, and the entire girls varsity soccer team was petrified as they boarded the bus to play national powerhouse, Northern Highlands. Current senior Samantha Derrico, just a five-foot-one freshman at the time, remembers the moment: “The seniors were especially...

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Crossing the Finish Line Together

Matthias Choi and Jonah Kim
December 17, 2019

BANG! In a flash, a frenzy of legs rush up next to each other, and bodies bump into one another. Some runners slip and fall on the wet grass, while others take the early lead. Senior Jin Woo Song was able to make a first-place finish at the Bergen Meet of Champs, becoming the first NVOT cross country...

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