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The College Board has decided to discontinue the SAT essay and Subject test.
The College Board Announces Discontinuation of SAT Essay and Subject Tests
Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer • March 3, 2021

On January 19th, the College Board announced that the SAT Subject Tests and the optional SAT essay will...

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An asynchronous school day is to take place 3/2 due to ACT testing.
Asynchronous 3/2 due to ACT
Tala Areiqat, Managing Editor • March 1, 2021

Tuesday, March 2 will be an asynchronous day for all students due to the in-school administration of...

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COVID-19 Tracker
COVID-19 Tracker
Tala Areiqat and Amir Attal February 25, 2021

The Lance brings you the latest cases of COVID-19 in NVOT and New Jersey. For more information...

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The presenters of the 2021 Career Day.
Career Day During a Pandemic
Audrey Hansen, Staff Writer • February 22, 2021

NVOT’s biennial Career Day took place Friday, January 29. With COVID-19 forcing NVOT to conduct a fully...

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While Black History Month may be coming to an end, we must always honor the efforts and accomplishments of Black Americans.
Black History Month: Honoring Marsha P. Johnson
Alicia Hamm, Staff Writer • February 26, 2021

These names probably sound familiar: Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Maya Angelou. But chances are you have no idea who Marsha P. Johnson is. In celebration of Black History Month, it is important to bring light to Black figures whose names are not as widely known...

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Why the U.S. Criminal Justice System Needs Reform
Why the U.S. Criminal Justice System Needs Reform
Nicole Sigismondi, Staff Writer • February 11, 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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Light, chill tunes to celebrate spring.
The Lance Playlist: Spring 2021
Siena Griffin, Managing Editor • March 1, 2021

Spring is upon us: the sun no longer sets at 4:30 p.m., the weather is getting nicer, and the perpetual gray haze that winter brings has lifted…well, at least one of these things is true. Even if there is still snow on the ground and a few more weeks of winter ahead of us, it’s time for some more...

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A Movie Each Day of February Break
A Movie Each Day of February Break
Siena Griffin, Managing Editor • February 26, 2021

With my plans for February break sparse due to the pandemic, I knew there was only one thing to do during my much-desired week off: watch movies. But my watchlist is over 200 movies long, and there was no way I, indecisive as I am, was going to be able to sort through them all. I decided to enlist the...

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A GOLDen Knight: Sofia Berisha
A GOLDen Knight: Sofia Berisha
Brooke Ackerman, Managing Editor • February 26, 2021

Although the stands were empty due to the pandemic at the girl’s first game of the 2021 basketball season, junior Sofia Berisha was filled with adrenaline as she awaited tipoff. Anticipating the first game of the season against NVOT’s biggest rival, Pascack Valley High School, Berisha said she was...

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Kamala Harris is the first woman of color to serve as Vice President of the United States.
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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A GOLDen Knight: Sofia Berisha
A GOLDen Knight: Sofia Berisha
Brooke Ackerman, Managing Editor • February 26, 2021

Although the stands were empty due to the pandemic at the girl’s first game of the 2021 basketball season, junior Sofia Berisha was filled with adrenaline...

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The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers square off this Sunday in their Superbowl matchup.
Super Bowl LV Preview
Kevin Pulickal, Daniel Rivera, and Jonah Kim February 5, 2021

Super Bowl LV is here! This Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa Bay for a chance to win the Super Bowl. 256 games...

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NVOT announces new updates to the winter season for sports teams.
Breaking News: Winter sports updates
Matthias Choi, Managing Editor • February 3, 2021

Just as the NVOT winter sports season was about to resume, the February 1 Nor’easter pushed out a pandemic inhibited season. As we return to school,...

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