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


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...

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...

2021 National Division MVPs.

GOLDen Knights: Mack and Max

Brooke Ackerman, Editor in Chief November 9, 2021

After making school history with both the boys and girls soccer teams winning league titles in the same year, two individual athletes on their respective teams were recognized for their efforts. Old Tappan...

Olutiola in the middle of a serve.

A GOLDen Knight: Jola Olutiola

Olivia Connell, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

Ever since the very first serve of the 2021 volleyball season, senior Jola Olutiola has been ready to lead the Golden Knights to a successful season. Because of her consistent efforts both on and off the...

The student section at the first home football game of the year on September 3.

Bleeding Blue and Gold: Virtual Fall Pep Rally 2021

The Lance Staff October 12, 2021

COVID might have taken away an in-person pep rally, but The Lance is here to hype up all our fall teams.

Control what you can control.

2020-2021: School Year in Review

The 2021-2022 Editorial Board June 18, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in March 2020, forcing schools to operate remotely, no one knew what to expect. Online learning was unexplored territory, and stay-at-home orders prevented students...

Messages to the Class of 2021, Family Edition

Messages to the Class of 2021, Family Edition

The 2021-2022 Editorial Board June 18, 2021

In celebration of the class of 2021, friends and family were invited to submit photos, videos, and warm wishes to their graduating seniors.

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 Chongs 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...

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