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The graduation ceremony has been moved up.
Breaking News: Graduation ceremony time changed
Tala Areiqat, Managing Editor • June 21, 2021

On June 21, Principal Bruce Sabatini announced via email, text, and phone that the 2021 graduation ceremony will start at 4:00 p.m, not 4:30, as was originally planned. Graduates should report at 3:00...

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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 and answer session hosted by the Debate Team. Booker, who graduated from NVOT in 1987, was elected...

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

The Tri-M Music Honors Society gathered over Zoom on Friday, April 23 to collect donations for the American Cancer Society. The event included several different interactive games and jazz band performances...

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America must prioritize unity in order to reach its full potential.
Unity
Kevin Pulickal, Staff Writer • June 22, 2021

This year, our country has seen its fair share of adversity and hatred. From the election to the riots, I’ve seen enough quarreling and arguing to fill a lifetime. As a sixteen-year-old Indian kid living in the suburbs, I never saw myself stepping out...

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Where Are All the Black People?
Where Are All the Black People?
Kamil Mouehla, Special to the Lance • June 21, 2021

It was the first day of my freshman year when I became fully aware of my unbelonging. I remember coming into the building like I was a celebrity: with my sagging biker pants, a black polo, and Air Jordans, I let my presence be known. Intensely scrutinized,...

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These trends were fun while they lasted, but its time to say goodbye.
Trends to Leave in Summer
Gianna Benasillo and Olivia Klein September 24, 2021

Summer 2021 was a huge time for fashion—we all had our fair share of fun experimenting with patterns, clashing colors, and layering clothes … but that was summer. Some of the trends that were generated...

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Quannah Chasinghorse, Yara Shahidi, and Debbie Harry at the Met Gala.
The Best and Worst Looks of the 2021 Met Gala
Siena Griffin and Audrey Hansen September 17, 2021

After the devastating cancellation of last year’s Met Gala due to the pandemic, fashion lovers (including amateurs, like ourselves) everywhere rejoiced that the gala would return in 2021 with the theme...

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Olivia Rodrigo sweeps the charts.
“SOUR” is Pretty Sweet
Olivia Klein, Public Relations Editor • June 21, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo first entered the music industry with her debut single “drivers license,” and has since proven herself to be an up-and-coming artist in the music industry with her debut album SOUR. SOUR...

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Control what you can control.
2020-2021: School Year in Review
The 2021-2022 Editorial Board June 18, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in March 2020, forcing schools to operate remotely, no one knew what to expect. Online learning was unexplored territory, and stay-at-home orders prevented students from socializing or even leaving their homes. For...

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Messages to the Class of 2021, Family Edition
Messages to the Class of 2021, Family Edition
The 2021-2022 Editorial Board June 18, 2021

In celebration of the class of 2021, friends and family were invited to submit photos, videos, and warm wishes to their graduating seniors.

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Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy - Week 3
Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy - Week 3
Kevin Pulickal, Daniel Rivera, and Drew Maier September 23, 2021

Welcome back to Week 3 of Keeping it Real With Fantasy! This past week, we saw much of the expected. Tom Brady is still that guy. He threw for five  touchdowns against the Atlanta defense. The Ravens...

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Keep up with OT sports with this weekly recap!
What’s Happening in OT Sports
Jason Chung and Spencer Walsh September 20, 2021

Monday, September 13 The boys soccer team won their game against Demarest 2-1. Offensively, the team had eight shots on goal. Captain Jason Chung and senior Jake Cohen scored with assists from senior...

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Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy - Week 2
Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy - Week 2
Kevin Pulickal and Daniel Rivera September 16, 2021

Welcome back to Week 2 of Keeping it Real With Fantasy! We had an eventful opening week as the reigning champions secured their season opening victory, the hometown Giants and Jets both started their seasons...

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