Parent Messages to the Class of 2020
  • Congrats Dan! You will love Oswego on beautiful Lake Ontario. We are so proud of you. Love Mom, Dad, Kris and Sammy
  • Angelina. Proud and grateful for you. All you accomplished so far is just the beginning. Aim high and shoot for the stars. We love you. Pop Pop, Uncle George, Carie, Chris, Jason, Michael, Robert
  • Congratulations Brendan and best of luck at RPI. We're so proud of you! Love Mom, Dad and Aidan
  • Congratulations Vil! You did it!!! We are all so proud of you! Best of luck on all of your future endeavors. We love you!!!
  • Way to go, Coosh! Your strength, resilience, and perseverance were on full display this year. We are so proud of you, Andrew. Get ‘em! Love Mom, Dad, and Matthew
  • Antonette, Congratulations!! We are so proud of you and we are excited for what comes next! Keep smiling and continue to shine bright. And just remember to always shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land on the stars. We love you SOOOO much! Love always, Mom, Dad, TJ, Sharlene, Garry and Dominic
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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

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 Woman's 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...

The government needs to combat climate change immediately

What to Know About Climate Change

Luke Cammarata, Staff Writer January 21, 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 holidays are different this year, but they can still be enjoyable.

How to Safely Celebrate the 2020 Holidays

Alicia Hamm, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

Let’s face it: This holiday season is going to be pretty different from years past.  December is usually filled with the anticipation of big gatherings, exciting gift exchanges, and lots of food. ...

Despite criticism on Twitter, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is trying its best this year.

The “Ugly” Rockefeller Christmas Tree

Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

During the holiday season, New York City is an iconic destination for people worldwide, and for a good reason: the beautiful window displays, Christmas decorations in the streets, and the red and green...

It is time that the United States of America become united again.

Keeping the United States United

Ava Petrilli, Managing Editor December 1, 2020

Former President George Washington said, “However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning,...

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