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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

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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...

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...

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...

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,...

This years 2020 election sparks debate with the countrys high schoolers.

Should the Voting Age Be Lowered to 16?

The Lance Staff October 26, 2020

As the 2020 election rapidly approaches, eligible voters are getting ready to cast their ballots. However, for the majority of students at NVOT, this is just another election where they can only watch...

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