Parent Messages to the Class of 2021
  • Congratulations Luke and Madison! We are so proud of you!!! We love you, mom, dad and Christian xo
  • 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
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The Student News Site of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan

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Bae swings her golf club during a tournament.

The “Club” That Got Her into Duke

Matthias Choi, Managing Editor March 15, 2021

It was a typical day at Norwood Public School and 8th grader Sophia Bae was roaming the halls. While the day may have seemed typical, the student was not. She was about to receive a call that would forever...

College Board releases the latest about the new 2021 AP exams.

2021 AP Exams

Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

On March 5, Principal Bruce Sabatini relayed the College Board’s AP Exam update that they announced earlier this year. These new exams will better cater to students’ needs during the pandemic and allow...

An asynchronous school day is to take place 3/2 due to ACT testing.

Asynchronous 3/2 due to ACT

Tala Areiqat, Managing Editor March 1, 2021

Tuesday, March 2 will be an asynchronous day for all students due to the in-school administration of the ACT.  Students will have to complete all asynchronous work assigned by teachers on March 2,...

A GOLDen Knight: Sofia Berisha

A GOLDen Knight: Sofia Berisha

Brooke Ackerman, Managing Editor February 26, 2021

Although the stands were empty due to the pandemic at the girl’s first game of the 2021 basketball season, junior Sofia Berisha was filled with adrenaline as she awaited tipoff. Anticipating the first...

COVID-19 Tracker

COVID-19 Tracker

Tala Areiqat and Amir Attal February 25, 2021

The Lance brings you the latest cases of COVID-19 in NVOT and New Jersey. For more information on COVID-19 cases in Northern Valley visit the NVRHS Restart website. For more information regarding...

Five shows and movies to watch over the break.

Winter Break Watchlist

Siena Griffin, Managing Editor February 10, 2021

While holiday break is flooded with family and holiday traditions, and spring break is defined by warm weather and tropical island vacations, winter break is by comparison rather boring. February is gray...

The schedule change will go into effect April 8.

Breaking News: Junior Prom postponed

Siena Griffin, Managing Editor February 5, 2021

In an email sent on Friday, February 5, Principal Bruce Sabatini announced that the Junior Prom has been postponed “due to COVID-19 and in the interest of the safety and health of our students.” The...

The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers square off this Sunday in their Superbowl matchup.

Super Bowl LV Preview

Kevin Pulickal, Daniel Rivera, and Jonah Kim February 5, 2021

Super Bowl LV is here! This Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa Bay for a chance to win the Super Bowl. 256 games in the NFL season and it all comes down to this!...

NBA Early Season Surprises

NBA Early Season Surprises

Evan Chrenko and Spencer Walsh February 2, 2021

With the return of a somewhat normal NBA season, the league has been filled with the unexpected—from trades, breakout stars, and the collapse of previous playoff locks. The Lance sports staff recaps...

School will remain virtual through 4/1 due to multiple COVID-19 cases.

Breaking News: Asynchronous learning on 2/1 due to inclement weather

Tala Areiqat, Managing Editor January 31, 2021

On Sunday, January 31, Principal Bruce Sabatini announced via email that Monday, February 1, will be an asynchronous day due to the anticipated snow storm. All live learning is cancelled, but students...

Most Anticipated Albums of 2021

Most Anticipated Albums of 2021

Drew Rosenblum, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

Certified Lover Boy - Drake Following his last hit studio album Scorpion (‘18), Drake fans have been anticipating his next studio release. In summer of 2020, soon after Drake released his experimental...

The PSAT, originally scheduled for January 26 at NVOT, has been canceled.

Breaking News: 1/26 PSAT cancelled

Siena Griffin, Managing Editor January 22, 2021

On January 22, Matthew Spatz, District Director of Guidance, announced in an email that NVOT has canceled the in-school administration of the PSAT scheduled for January 26. The announcement comes two days...

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