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 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

Volleyballs wait to be spiked into the gym floor.

Spike Your Way Through the Day

Emily Gullestad, Staff Writer February 13, 2020

Walking past the north gym, you hear classic rock music blasting, children screaming, and dreams crumbling. If you’re anything like most OT students, those sounds don’t scare you–they hype you up....

Mambacita

Mambacita

Ava Petrilli, Staff Writer February 7, 2020

Every young girl wants to follow in her father’s footsteps. That dream was no different for Gianna Bryant. Her father, Kobe Bryant, former NBA MVP, was a legend in the world of basketball who wore a...

Politics have become increasingly common in political speeches

And the Award Goes to… Politics!

Sophie Atalla, Staff Writer February 7, 2020

The 77th Golden Globes officially kicked off the awards season in Hollywood on Sunday, January 5. This is the time when people can see celebrities from their favorite movies and TV shows get all dressed...

The Lance's writers celebrate their favorite parts of the holiday season.

Christmas from a Non-Celebrator’s Perspective

Tala Areiqat, Staff Writer December 10, 2019

Christmas. The sound of ripping apart the wrapping paper Mom covered your new Airpods in. Your family gathering around a tree weighed down with ornaments you made in kindergarten. Elf playing in the background...

Fall Back... Into Seasonal Depression?

Fall Back… Into Seasonal Depression?

Alex Chrenko and Emily Gullestad November 6, 2019

Alex: Daylight Savings Time ending is one of the most depressing times of the year. The sun sets earlier, it’s ALWAYS dark, and honestly, I never want to leave my bed. Oh and also, it’s the unofficial...

The Real Reason to Join School Clubs

The Real Reason to Join School Clubs

Danielle Mimeles, Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2019

February 27 is an inconspicuous date if there ever was one. It meant nothing to me until it passed just a few days ago. On that day, I said good-bye to the extracurricular that made me into the person...

Sorry, I Don't Speak Broke

Sorry, I Don’t Speak Broke

Josh Lee, Design Editor February 14, 2019

Airpods: the infamous Apple product-made-meme that was released in December 2016. My first reaction to their release was, “Wow, those look stupid.” At the time, I didn’t consider myself willing...

Word vs. Docs

Word vs. Docs

Josh Lee, Design Editor January 29, 2019

Whether it’s rushing an essay for class or writing a story for an audience, 21st-century technology has created hundreds of different ways for you to get your thoughts down on paper. However, the question...

The Case Against Midterm Hatred

The Case Against Midterm Hatred

Danielle Mimeles, Editor-in-Chief January 21, 2019

January is the unofficial worst month of the school year. After returning from holiday break, a dismal 30 or so hours after New Year's Eve, students return with four full weeks of school to look forward...

Students Hate Writing, But Why?

Students Hate Writing, But Why?

Eve Foote, Staff Writer January 11, 2019

Formal writing can be extremely overwhelming. We have all been there: your English teacher pulls the “Okay class, you will write a five-paragraph essay which is due at 11:59 p.m” and your heart drops....

Try Again Next Year

Try Again Next Year

Nia Watson, Public Relations Editor January 11, 2019

Every year, people from across the world make New Year's resolutions to try and improve their lives. Many believe that these are a must in order to start the year off on the right foot. Though most people...

Olivia vs. Olivia: Christmas

Olivia vs. Olivia: Christmas

Olivia Franceschini and Olivia Genco December 21, 2018

We have the same name, but different opinions, and we are on a mission to tackle some of mankind’s most pressing issues. Franceschini: I’m not here to tell anyone that their beloved family tradition...

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