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Decals on classroom windows will help birds avoid flying into them.
Save the Birds
Emma Mor, Staff Writer • November 30, 2021

When photography club advisor Jeffrey Train discovered two birds, one dead and one injured, that had flown into a classroom window, he knew immediately that he had to help.  Inspired by the two birds,...

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Spirit for Wellness
Spirit for Wellness
Tala Areiqat, Editor in Chief • November 20, 2021

The biennial Wellness Day fair was held on Friday, November 19, accompanied by a spirit week leading up to the event. From new creative themes like "Anything But a Backpack Day" to the traditional "Pajama...

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Marching Band State Championship Win Makes District History
Marching Band State Championship Win Makes District History
Tala Areiqat, Charlie Dippolito, Alicia Hamm, and Antonio Campagna November 1, 2021

On Saturday, October 30, the Golden Knights Marching Band won the USBands New Jersey A-Class State Championship. The band placed first in Group 2A with a score of 90.8, bringing home the first state championship...

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The meaning of Halloween has changed through the years, and so have I.
Not-So-Spooky Season
Alicia Hamm, Opinion Editor • October 29, 2021

Years ago, as a naive elementary school student with a love for fantasy, Halloween was one of my favorite events. Nothing was more exciting than assuming a different identity, venturing through the neighborhood with my friends, and collecting heaps of candy on the last day of October. For several hours,...

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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 of my comfort zone to pick a fight with the next...

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The Lance Playlist: Winter 2021
The Lance Playlist: Winter 2021
Nikki Ruggiero, Staff Writer • December 2, 2021

It's December, so it’s time to add Christmas songs to your playlist (if you haven't already). Here are some recommendations that will surely help you head into December with all that holiday spirit....

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The actors headshots decorate their apartment door.
Out of the Frying Pan and Onto the Stage
Charlie Dippolito, News Editor • November 19, 2021

Stepping onto the stage for the first time since the 2020 spring musical, Into the Woods, the theater department returns with the debut of its fall play, Out of the Frying Pan. The play follows six struggling...

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Saying Hello to Adele
Saying "Hello" to Adele
Olivia Klein, Public Relations Editor • November 13, 2021

Adele left us wanting more when she dropped her critically acclaimed album 25 in 2015… but when I say left us, I mean she actually left us. After winning five awards for her album 25 at the 59th annual...

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Matthew Lee and Louis Long at their apps launch party.
"Conquering" the App Store
Siena Griffin and Ava Petrilli November 24, 2021

Alumni Matthew Lee and Louis Long never imagined they’d be back at NVOT speaking to high schoolers about a business they started. But, on Thursday, October 14 they presented their app, Conquer., to students in the business classes that they had taken just a few years before. Conquer. began as an...

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The team huddles before a game.
Brotherhood Beyond the Field
Tala Areiqat and Gianna Benasillo November 12, 2021

Family, honor, and tradition: the values that OT Football has carried for decades. But this year, the Golden Knights football team returned to their regular season in one of the most untraditional ways yet: to a sideline with barely any senior players. Ian Andresen, Charlie Amatrula, Will Foote, Daniel...

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Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy - Week 13
Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy - Week 13
Kevin Pulickal, Daniel Rivera, and Drew Maier December 8, 2021

Welcome back to Week 13 of Keeping it Real With Fantasy! This past week gave us an excellent display of football. Both the Jets and Giants won great games against the Texans and Eagles. The Raiders beat...

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Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy - Week 12
Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy - Week 12
Kevin Pulickal, Daniel Rivera, and Drew Maier November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome back to Week 12 of Keeping it Real With Fantasy!  We have finally reached football’s favorite holiday. There are three great matchups on Thanksgiving highlighted by the two...

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Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy - Week 11
Still Keeping It Real With Fantasy - Week 11
Kevin Pulickal, Daniel Rivera, and Drew Maier November 18, 2021

Welcome back to Week 11 of Keeping it Real With Fantasy! We’ve had yet another interesting week of football come and go. Patrick Mahomes exploded for 406 yards and 5 touchdowns, bolstering the Chiefs...

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