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Breaking News: 1/26 PSAT Cancelled

Siena Griffin, Managing Editor
January 22, 2021

On January 22, Matthew Spatz, District Director of Guidance, announced in an email that NVOT has canceled...

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Breaking News: NVOT Fully Remote Through 2/3

Tala Areiqat, Managing Editor
January 20, 2021

On January 20, Superintendent James Santana communicated via email to the district that NVOT will hold...

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Snow Days are on Thin Ice

Siena Griffin and Ava Petrilli
December 16, 2020

Penny on the windowsill, spoon under your pillow, pajamas on inside out. If you were lucky, these superstitions...

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Breaking News: NVOT scheduled to return to in-person learning 12/14

Tala Areiqat, Managing Editor
December 11, 2020

12/11/20 Update: Superintendent James Santana announced via twitter at 1:08 pm that NVOT is scheduled...

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Back to the Fashion

Brooke Ackerman and Olivia Klein | January 22, 2021

In the past ten years, the world of fashion has been categorized by new fads, ranging anywhere from flared pants, to wild accessories, or even crocs. The trends were so iconic that we just had to dive into our closets to recreate the looks and take a trip down memory lane.  With that being said,...

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Five Spectacular Anime to Watch This New Year

Dan Ouk, Staff Writer | January 15, 2021

Anime is often looked down upon because it is so different from Western animation—its niche style usually consists of characters with large eyes, minimal lip syncing animation, and choppy frame rate—but you can’t rule the genre out completely if you haven’t tried it. There are tons of fantastic...

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The GOAT of the NBA

Evan Chrenko and Jake Cohen
January 20, 2021

In this series, The Lance will compare athletes from numerous eras to determine who is the greatest of all time in each sport. Defining generational talents...

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Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy – Week 13

Kevin Pulickal and Daniel Rivera
December 3, 2020

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This NFL season has continued to prove how crazy 2020 is. We saw the Denver Broncos have to face the New Orleans...

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Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy – Week 12

Kevin Pulickal and Daniel Rivera
November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! This week should be filled with food, family, and football. This past week, we saw Old Tappan alumni Jordan Fuller pick off Tom Brady...

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NFL Honors Awards Prediction

Kevin Pulickal and Daniel Rivera
November 24, 2020

We are officially 11 weeks in the books for the strangest NFL season on record. This season has shown it all. From the empty stadiums to the teams and...

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Gen Z is “Sick” of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer | January 22, 2021

Taking office at a crucial time in American history, President Joe Biden’s administration faces urgent social, economic, political, and environmental issues. More than any other generation, Gen Z uses social media as a platform to promote these essential issues. The Lance wants to use our platform...

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What to Know About Climate Change

Luke Cammarata, Staff Writer | January 21, 2021

Taking office at a crucial time in American history, President Joe Biden’s administration faces urgent social, economic, political, and environmental issues. More than any other generation, Gen Z uses social media as a platform to promote these essential issues. The Lance wants to use our platform...

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A Victory for the History Books

Sophie Atalla, Nicole Sigismondi, and Ashley Silva
December 21, 2020

From New York to Chicago. From Philadelphia to Los Angeles. From Miami to Washington D.C.. Many Americans took to the streets to celebrate the Biden-Harris victory in the 2020 election. They cheered, they marched, they cried, they laughed, and they danced. They held up Biden-Harris 2020 signs. They waved...

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Putting the “Pal” in “Assistant Principal”

Ava Petrilli, Managing Editor
October 20, 2020

Students returned to a dramatically different school year being administered by a new team. This summer, the school said goodbye to Dr. Jennifer Mezzina as she went to Northern Valley Demarest and welcomed Ms. Luisella Marolda. With the unprecedented distance between the school community, NVOT has been...

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The Notorious R.B.G

Sophie Atalla, Staff Writer
October 19, 2020

On September 18, Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at 87 years old from pancreatic cancer, marking the end of her 27 years in the Supreme Court, and her decades long career in law. Before her passing, she had inspired films, T-shirts, mugs, SNL skits, artwork, workout videos, jewelry, and even got tattoos...

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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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