Parent Messages to the Class of 2020
  • Congrats Dan! You will love Oswego on beautiful Lake Ontario. We are so proud of you. Love Mom, Dad, Kris and Sammy
  • Angelina. Proud and grateful for you. All you accomplished so far is just the beginning. Aim high and shoot for the stars. We love you. Pop Pop, Uncle George, Carie, Chris, Jason, Michael, Robert
  • Congratulations Brendan and best of luck at RPI. We're so proud of you! Love Mom, Dad and Aidan
  • Congratulations Vil! You did it!!! We are all so proud of you! Best of luck on all of your future endeavors. We love you!!!
  • Way to go, Coosh! Your strength, resilience, and perseverance were on full display this year. We are so proud of you, Andrew. Get ‘em! Love Mom, Dad, and Matthew
  • Antonette, Congratulations!! We are so proud of you and we are excited for what comes next! Keep smiling and continue to shine bright. And just remember to always shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land on the stars. We love you SOOOO much! Love always, Mom, Dad, TJ, Sharlene, Garry and Dominic
The Student News Site of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan

The Lance

The Student News Site of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan

The Lance

The Student News Site of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan

The Lance


Not Just the Top of Her Class

Not Just the Top of Her Class

Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer June 11, 2021

In her mind, Avery Linder associates a valedictorian with someone who does exactly what they are told. A person who will never leave their comfort zone or take risks for fear of losing their high status...

A few of Chong's viral Tik Toks raising awareness about modern slavery.

Making a Difference One TikTok at a Time

Sophie Atalla, Staff Writer May 1, 2021

TikTok is not just for dances or funny videos anymore—the app has brought activism and social issues to the fingertips of thousands of users. One student who has taken advantage of this platform is junior...

Katherine Johnson succeeded in a field dominated by white men as a woman of color.

Katherine Johnson: A Powerful Woman That Changed NASA as We Know It

Nicole Sigismondi, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

From attending high school at age ten to becoming one of the first African American female mathematicians at NASA, Katherine Johnson changed both our space program and our societal standards. Johnson broke...

Bae swings her golf club during a tournament.

The “Club” That Got Her into Duke

Matthias Choi, Managing Editor March 15, 2021

It was a typical day at Norwood Public School and 8th grader Sophia Bae was roaming the halls. While the day may have seemed typical, the student was not. She was about to receive a call that would forever...

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...

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...

Dr. Luisella Marolda joins NVOT as one of the new assistant principals.

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...

RBG's legacy can be seen in many different ways--and publications.

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...

Messages to the Class of 2020

Messages to the Class of 2020

The 2020-2021 Editorial Board June 16, 2020

In celebration of the Class of 2020, friends and family were invited to submit photos, videos, and warm wishes to their graduating seniors.  

Dear Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020

The 2020-2021 Editorial Board June 15, 2020

To the Class of 2020: May you succeed in your future endeavors and go into the world to make the same impact that you have made at this school. You all are going to accomplish great things in the future,...

The Future of Freedom

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...

Yu fences against an opponent in competition

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...

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