• September 29 Student bathrooms in the upstairs and downstairs C and F corridors will be unavailable on Thursday, September 30. Students should instead use upstairs and downstairs A-corridor bathrooms.
  • September 13 Periods will be shortened on Wednesday, September 15 to accommodate Safety and Wellness Day activities
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The Student News Site of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan

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

The Lance


Returning to the building full-time brings new school policies.

New School Policies Shared at Wellness Day

Amelia Murphy, Staff Writer October 8, 2021

On September 12, during the annual Wellness Day, Assistant Principal Robert Hyman announced new school policies for the 2021-2022 school year. These include updates on the dress guidelines, as well as...

Seniors Daniel Zhao, Ace Kim, and Ethan Szeto with advisor Steve Maietta.

TSA Club Wins Big

Lara Areiqat, Olivia Connell, and Caroline Tharakan October 7, 2021

The Technology Student Association (TSA) garnered their most wins in club history after competing at the 2021 NJ State Conference in April and the 2021 National Conference in June. TSA, a club centered...

Testing will start on October 6.

Week of October 4 NJDOE Testing

Charlie Dippolito, News Editor October 3, 2021

On Friday, October 1, Principal Bruce Sanbatini announced, via email, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requirements for the Start Strong Assessments for the 2020-2021 school year. Testing...

Ava Petrilli, senior class president, selling Gold Cards in front of the school.

Go for the Gold

Amanda Fausto, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

For Ariana Lim, Class of 2022 treasurer, making up for the past year was a top priority when coming up with ideas for class fundraisers. “This [fundraiser] is really exciting,” Lim said, “especially...

The graduation ceremony has been moved up.

Breaking News: Graduation ceremony time changed

Tala Areiqat, Managing Editor June 21, 2021

On June 21, Principal Bruce Sabatini announced via email, text, and phone that the 2021 graduation ceremony will start at 4:00 p.m, not 4:30, as was originally planned. Graduates should report at 3:00...

Juniors Tala Areiqat, Ace Kim, and Ava Petrilli and seniors Tiffany Cowan, Daniel Kim, and Amy Tony with Dr. Bruce Sabatini, Ms. Katie Gallagher, and Senator Cory Booker.

Sitting Down with Senator Cory Booker

Siena Griffin, Managing Editor June 16, 2021

Senator Cory Booker returned virtually to his high school alma mater on Friday, June 11 for a question and answer session hosted by the Debate Team. Booker, who graduated from NVOT in 1987, was elected...

Annual Jazz Cafe Goes Virtual

Annual Jazz Cafe Goes Virtual

Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

The Tri-M Music Honors Society gathered over Zoom on Friday, April 23 to collect donations for the American Cancer Society. The event included several different interactive games and jazz band performances...

Students and teachers prepare for the new schedule changes coming May 18.

OT Reacts: A Return to Full Days

The Lance Staff May 14, 2021

On Tuesday, May 4, Superintendent James Santana announced a return to full-length school days beginning on May 18. The return is days away, and The Lance is checking in on the students' and teachers'...

The graduation ceremony has been moved up.

A Return to Full Days

Tala Areiqat, Managing Editor May 14, 2021

On Tuesday, May 4, Superintendent James Santana announced via email that the school will be returning to a full day school schedule on May 18. Santana said that this decision was made “after hearing...

Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

Time is up: Saturday, May 1 marked the annual College Decision Day, when high school seniors who plan to go to college or university in the fall must make their final decisions as to where they'll attend....

Safa meets with the club members across three different cultural clubs discussing anti-Asian hate.

Uniting to Raise Awareness

Alicia Hamm, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

Shortly after the last class of the day on April 7, close to 60 participants gathered in one Zoom room to address the issue of anti-Asian hate. As the last few attendees trickled in, the virtual space...

The schedule change will go into effect April 8.

Breaking News: Schedule changes

Sophie Atalla, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

After two weeks of remote learning, students and staff will return to in-person instruction on April 1, with more schedule changes to follow. Starting April 8, all in-person students will be expected...

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