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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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...

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 year's 2020 election sparks debate with the country's 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...

Black Lives Matter protestors shut down the West Side Highway.

Witnessing Activism

Nia Watson, Managing Editor June 3, 2020

If I were to open Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, or Facebook right now, I can guarantee it would take me less than five seconds to see a post about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and police brutality....

It’s Time to Change the Constitution. Again.

It’s Time to Change the Constitution. Again.

Nia Watson, Staff Writer April 18, 2018

In the United States, the legal age to purchase alcohol is 21. The legal age to receive a horizontal driver’s license is 21. In most states, the legal age to gamble is 21. Regardless of all of these...

Protecting America’s Rights and Its Schools

Protecting America’s Rights and Its Schools

Olivia Franceschini, Staff Writer April 18, 2018

The recent events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have spurred a national movement surrounding the issue of gun violence. Although over two-thirds of Americans agree that something most definitely...

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