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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

Opinion

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...

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...

Where Are All the Black People?

Where Are All the Black People?

Kamil Mouehla, Special to the Lance June 21, 2021

It was the first day of my freshman year when I became fully aware of my unbelonging. I remember coming into the building like I was a celebrity: with my sagging biker pants, a black polo, and Air Jordans,...

A word holds a deeper meaning than its dictionary definition.

Potatoes and the Use of Insensitive Language

Alicia Hamm, Staff Writer June 19, 2021

During a grocery shopping trip a few months ago, I picked up a few sweet potatoes from the produce section as per usual. This time, however, I noticed something that had never caught my eye before: the...

Our school community must step up and stand against anti-Asian discrimination.

Not America’s Punching Bag

Alicia Hamm, Staff Writer May 16, 2021

Growing up as an Asian-American, I never realized anything was wrong with my comfortable, majority-white suburban hometown. I knew racism existed, but it seemed to be a faraway concept. I thought Asian-Americans...

While Black History Month may be coming to an end, we must always honor the efforts and accomplishments of Black Americans.

Black History Month: Honoring Marsha P. Johnson

Alicia Hamm, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

These names probably sound familiar: Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Maya Angelou. But chances are you have no idea who Marsha P. Johnson is. In celebration of Black...

Why the U.S. Criminal Justice System Needs Reform

Why the U.S. Criminal Justice System Needs Reform

Nicole Sigismondi, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Taking office at a crucial time in American history, President Joe Biden’s administration faces urgent social, economic, political, and environmental issues. More than any other generation, Gen Z uses...

Gender Equality: A Human Fight, Not a Womans Fight

Gender Equality: A Human Fight, Not a Woman’s Fight

Grace Sigismondi, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Taking office at a crucial time in American history, President Joe Biden’s administration faces urgent social, economic, political, and environmental issues. More than any other generation, Gen Z uses...

Human trafficking happens closer than you think. Know how to avoid being trafficked so you do not become the next victim.

The Rapid Increase of Human Trafficking Cases is a Cry for Help

Nicole Sigismondi, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

Taking office at a crucial time in American history, President Joe Biden’s administration faces urgent social, economic, political, and environmental issues. More than any other generation, Gen Z uses...

The U.S. Profits From Child Labor—and Gen Z is Starting to Notice

The U.S. Profits From Child Labor—and Gen Z is Starting to Notice

Sophie Atalla and Jonah Kim January 31, 2021

Taking office at a crucial time in American history, President Joe Biden’s administration faces urgent social, economic, political, and environmental issues. More than any other generation, Gen Z uses...

Black and white Americans are held to different standards by law enforcement.

The Double Standard of Policing and What to Do About It

Alicia Hamm, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

January 6, 2021 was a day that highlighted the unacceptable racism that plagues American society. When a majority-white mob broke into the Capitol Building, it was met with little opposition. But when...

Gen Z is “Sick” of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gen Z is “Sick” of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

Taking office at a crucial time in American history, President Joe Biden’s administration faces urgent social, economic, political, and environmental issues. More than any other generation, Gen Z uses...

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