• January 5The Girls Basketball team takes first at the Joe Poli Classic
  • December 4The Golden Knights Football team defeats Delsea at the Group 3 State Championship
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


Students and staff share their thoughts on new Genesis restrictions.

Genesis or Nemesis?

Charlie Dippolito and Jahnavi Vaghasia January 26, 2023

At NVOT, checking Genesis is as habitual as waking up at 7 a.m. to get up for school. However, starting February 1, students and parents will not be able to access the Genesis gradebook from 8 a.m. to...

FBLA club members together after qualifying for states.

NVOT Goes Big at FBLA Regionals

Kevin Ju and Kiran Gurunathan January 24, 2023

On December 6, students in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed in the annual Northeast Regional Competition.  Competitors tested in the South Cafeteria to try and qualify for states...

The Bi-State singers perform in front of Mr. Noyses class.

Rockin’ around NVOT

Erin Cho, Staff Writer January 5, 2023

As the school prepared to head into holiday break on December 21 and 22, English teacher Brook Zelcer and his Bi-State singers brought holiday cheer to the OT halls by singing carols.  The tradition,...

V(OT)ing for the Future

V(OT)ing for the Future

Madison Kosmark, Staff Writer December 2, 2022

From November 17 through November 18, the Class of 2026 held elections for class officer positions.  Candidates created videos that were shared via the class Canvas page on November 17. Students were...

The leaderboard is displayed in C corridor.

More Than Just an Award

Alex Cleary, Staff Writer December 2, 2022

Whether it’s hurling a ball through the air, sprinting down the track, or doing just a few more push ups, every student at NVOT has something they excel at in Physical Education (phys ed) class.  However,...

Traditional Korean snacks

Happy Chuseok

Erin Yoon and Rachel Kim November 29, 2022

On Friday, November 18, a sweet surprise was waiting for Korean students in room A203. Small, decorated boxes were piled on a table, waiting for students to pick them up. These small boxes contained different...

Regional college fair brings students from all around the county.

College Fair Comes Back

Christine Kim, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

As late fall approaches and the Class of 2023’s college admission journey comes to an end, juniors begin a grueling year of trying to maintain deadlines, extracurriculars, and GPAs.  On Thursday,...

Ghosts, Goblins, Ghouls, and Golden Knights

Ghosts, Goblins, Ghouls, and Golden Knights

The Lance Staff November 1, 2022

Students and staff celebrated the spookiest day of the year by dressing up as their favorite TV and movie characters, celebrities— and. . . fruit?



Amir Attal, Associate Editor October 29, 2022

On Wednesday, October 26, Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) hosted their annual Trunk or Treat. School clubs decorated their booths with Halloween and club-specific decor. Club members handed...

The marching band celebrates first place victory

Marching Band Takes First Place

Ina Rhee, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

On Saturday, October 22, the Marching Band performed at Ridge High School. The team won first place out of five bands in their class and were awarded for best color guard, percussion, music, and visual. Drum...

Juniors Caroline Tharakan and Lizzie Ognibene run the voter registration booth at lunch.

Registration for Representation

Amir Attal, Associate Editor October 13, 2022

On Tuesday, October 11, and Thursday, October 13, Student Council held a voter registration booth at the main entrance to encourage eligible students to register ahead of the midterm elections on November...

Welcoming New Knights

Welcoming New Knights

Audrey Hansen, Managing Editor October 11, 2022

A new school year means new faces, but that doesn’t only mean freshmen. As the 2022-2023 school year begins, the NVOT community welcomes our newest staff members.   Nurse: Lauren Lopez Nurse...

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