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

The Lance

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Colleges Need to Ditch Mandatory Test Submission; Here’s Why:

Colleges Need to Ditch Mandatory Test Submission; Here’s Why:

Kara Long, Staff Writer November 30, 2022

After three years of accepting test-optional applications due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, colleges are finally considering bringing back mandatory test submission as the United States recovers from...

The Mid 3

The Mid 3

Drew Rosenblum, Associate Editor September 23, 2022

When you think of a Big 3 in the NBA you think of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh going to the Finals four years in a row and racking up 12 all-star appearances. Then you have the Splash Brothers,...

Amman, the capital of Jordan.

In the Name of Dishonor

Tala Areiqat, Editor in Chief August 11, 2022

In typical Jordanian fashion, with a cigarette in one hand and a cup of tea in the other, Ahlam’s father sat nonchalantly beside his daughter. Except his hands were bloodied. And he was sitting by the...

Its important to look back on how you got to where you are today.

Transformation

Dan Ouk, Photo/Design Editor June 14, 2022

High school is a time of metamorphosis. And while people tend to talk about the butterfly, they forget about what goes on in the chrysalis. In shows and movies, metamorphosis looks easy. It takes...

Graphic designs can turn any piece of clothing into a work of art.

Clothes As Canvas

Alicia Hamm, Opinion Editor June 13, 2022

Art used to be something that would live exclusively in galleries or on living room walls. But now, art walks on two legs. Not a single school day goes by when I don’t come across someone wearing...

Parasocial relationships: completely normal or totally unhealthy?

Stranger or Stalker?

Emma Mor, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

Think about your favorite influencer or celebrity, whether it's Beyonce or Charli D'amelio. You probably know more about them than you realize. From their dating history, favorite food, to family lineage—It’s...

Firecrackers are a common Lunar New Year decoration.

New Moon, New Me

Alicia Hamm, Opinion Editor February 1, 2022

On Lunar New Year, the excitement surrounding the beginning of 2022 already feels far in the past: all of the confetti has been swept up, the fireworks have faded from the sky, and the ball in New York...

New Years Resolutions can be hard to keep, but they pay off in the end.

Managing a New Year’s Resolutions List

Maria Silva, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

In past years, you may have created a list of New Year’s Resolutions and left it buried away somewhere in your house. Who hasn’t experienced the euphoria of writing down a detailed list of goals or...

Bryant Park Ice Rink in Midtown

My Annual Holiday Itinerary

Emma Mor, Staff Writer December 22, 2021

Although the 2020 holiday season did not live up to our expectations, this year’s is definitely more promising. Last year, video-calling my distant relatives was a let down compared to previous years...

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,...

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