News
  • May 10 Baseball team ranked in the top 20 teams in the state
  • May 5 Sophomore Abigail Dennis ran a state-leading and school record-breaking time in the girls 100m hurdles
  • May 4 Starting May 3, the Library Media Center (LMC) will be closed through May 13 due to AP testing
  • April 29 Junior Alex Kranzler named Athlete of the Week for the Week of April 25
  • April 26 Boys golf team wins Arcola Cup
  • April 7 Senior Raegen Germano named Athlete of the Week for the Week of April 4
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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

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,...

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...

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