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  • May 10 Baseball team ranked in the top 20 teams in the state
  • May 5 Sophomore Abigail Dennis ran a state-leading and school record-breaking time in the girls 100m hurdles
  • May 4 Starting May 3, the Library Media Center (LMC) will be closed through May 13 due to AP testing
  • April 29 Junior Alex Kranzler named Athlete of the Week for the Week of April 25
  • April 26 Boys golf team wins Arcola Cup
  • April 7 Senior Raegen Germano named Athlete of the Week for the Week of April 4
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Veit and fellow teachers sport blue and green, the official colors of the cause.
Ditching Blue and Gold for Blue and Green
Charlie Dippolito, News Editor • May 4, 2022

On Wednesday, April 27, and Friday, April 29, Spanish teacher Lisa Veit organized a booth outside the North Gym to spread awareness about organ donation.  Veit organized the event in hopes of familiarizing...

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The NVOT Wind Ensemble is advancing to the Evening State Concert Band Gala on May 1.
Wind Ensemble Makes NVOT History
Emma Mor, Staff Writer • April 29, 2022

Football has the Super Bowl, baseball has the World Series, and soccer has the World Cup. For high school bands, it is the NJCBF. The NVOT Wind Ensemble brought home a gold rating, allowing them to move...

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Mr. Tom Kaechele.
In Memoriam of Mr. Tom Kaechele
Brooke Ackerman, Editor in Chief • April 12, 2022

Tom Kaechele, an influence to Old Tappan student athletes, both past and present, passed away on April 10, 2022 at the age of 64. He was described as a “son of Bergen County” and a friend to all of...

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Parasocial relationships: completely normal or totally unhealthy?
Stranger or Stalker?
Emma Mor, Staff Writer • March 30, 2022

Think about your favorite influencer or celebrity, whether it's Beyonce or Charli D'amelio. You probably know more about them than you realize. From their dating history, favorite food, to family lineage—It’s almost like they’re your friend. Almost.  These types of interactions are called parasocial...

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Firecrackers are a common Lunar New Year decoration.
New Moon, New Me
Alicia Hamm, Opinion Editor • February 1, 2022

On Lunar New Year, the excitement surrounding the beginning of 2022 already feels far in the past: all of the confetti has been swept up, the fireworks have faded from the sky, and the ball in New York City has long since dropped. This Lunar New Year happens to be on February 1, though the exact date...

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The latest celebrity gossip, broken down by your PR editors.
The Lance's Hot Takes 4
Gianna Benasillo, Olivia Klein, Sophie Atalla, and Amelia Murphy May 12, 2022

Welcome back to The Lance’s Hot Takes. We know you missed us. Your favorite PR editors (Livi and Gigi) are here today with special guests Sophie and Amelia to review the most memorable looks at this...

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The Lance Playlist: AP Study Session
The Lance Playlist: AP Study Session
Siena Griffin and Charlie Dippolito May 2, 2022

Happy AP Exam season!  … said no one ever. It’s May, which means it’s many students’ least favorite time of year: AP Exam season. This year, AP Exams begin Monday, May 2 and continue through...

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The NVOT Wind Ensemble is advancing to the Evening State Concert Band Gala on May 1.
Wind Ensemble Makes NVOT History
Emma Mor, Staff Writer • April 29, 2022

Football has the Super Bowl, baseball has the World Series, and soccer has the World Cup. For high school bands, it is the NJCBF. The NVOT Wind Ensemble brought home a gold rating, allowing them to move...

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Organ donation is a cause close to the heart of some in the NVOT community.
Saying ‘Yes’ to Saving Lives
Lara Areiqat, Emma Mor, and Caroline Tharakan May 13, 2022

Getting a driver’s license is one of the top things high school students look forward to. When the time comes to go to the MVC and make it official, excitement brims as they fill their forms out, anticipating what they will do with their newly earned freedom. But there’s one question at the end that...

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Germano celebrates her 500th strikeout with her teammates post game
GermaNO Way You Get A Hit
Brooke Ackerman, Editor in Chief • May 12, 2022

If you think gym softball can get intense, try trying to get a hit against senior Raegen Germano. On Wednesday, May 11, Germano threw her 500th strikeout, a milestone she accomplished in just a little over two years of varsity play.  Germano joined the varsity squad her freshman year as one of three...

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Keep up with OT sports with this weekly recap!
What’s Happening in OT Sports
Spencer Walsh and Jason Chung May 16, 2022

Monday, May 9 The baseball team won its game against Tenafly 4-0. Senior Louie Mosca had one hit and scored one run. Junior Elan Ofeck had two RBIs. The softball team won its game against Pascack Valley...

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Germano celebrates her 500th strikeout with her teammates post game
GermaNO Way You Get A Hit
Brooke Ackerman, Editor in Chief • May 12, 2022

If you think gym softball can get intense, try trying to get a hit against senior Raegen Germano. On Wednesday, May 11, Germano threw her 500th strikeout, a milestone she accomplished in just a little...

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Isabella Chugranis after making her 100th hit.
Un-Bella-lievable
May 12, 2022