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Breaking News: NVOT remains all virtual through 12/4

Tala Areiqat, Managing Editor
November 27, 2020

On November 18, 2020, Superintendent James Santana announced via twitter that NVOT shall remain virtual...

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Breaking News: Changes to the Winter Sports Season

Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer
November 20, 2020

With the rise of COVID-19 cases around New Jersey, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association...

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COVID-19 Cases and Virtual Learning FAQ

The Lance Staff
November 17, 2020

Two hybrid learning students tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 10. Classes were held virtually...

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NVOT Announces Virtual Learning Through 11/18

Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer
November 12, 2020

In an email sent to the NVRHS community, Superintendent James Santana announced that NVOT will hold all...

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Recipes to Try This Thanksgiving

Audrey Hansen, Staff Writer | November 24, 2020

In my family, we always start off the holidays by baking. Every year, my dad cooks Thanksgiving dinner while my aunt, my sisters, and I make breakfast and dessert treats. This tradition always begins the holiday season on the right foot. With all the tragedy surrounding this year, my family is determined...

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Big Changes in the Gaming Industry

Drew Rosenblum, Staff Writer | November 17, 2020

It has been seven years since the two mainstream gaming consoles, PS4 and XBOX One, have been released. In place, the PS5 and XBOX Series X released on November 12, marking a major day for the gaming industry. On opening day, each console sold almost two million units. The video game industry has reached...

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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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Who is NVOT’s greatest rival?

Matthias Choi, Tomás Llibre, and Jonah Kim
November 23, 2020

Pascack Valley. Ramapo. Demarest. Tenafly. Nothing gets the Golden Knights more fired up than facing a rival school. In a recent Lance survey, the student...

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What’s Happening in OT Sports

Dan Ouk, Staff Writer
November 20, 2020

Friday, November 13th: On Friday, the field hockey team lost to Glen Ridge. However, attack Allie Callahan was able to score one goal and goalie Kara...

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Maintaining Gratitude During a Covid Thanksgiving

Emily Galiano, Staff Writer | November 25, 2020

The holidays are usually times that we primarily spend around family. To most of us, Thanksgiving allows us to gather around a dinner table and hear hilarious stories from that one uncle we haven’t seen since New Year’s. It’s not usually a time to wear masks and sit six feet apart from each other. Since...

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VAR-ticle

Evan Chrenko and Jake Cohen | November 17, 2020

In the year since VAR’s introduction to the Premier League, the technology has proven itself to be a strict application of the rules. First used in the 2018 World Cup Tournament, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is an instant replay, which allows for referees to correct mistakes and fix errors in officiating....

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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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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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