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Burroughs, Carr, and Ginsberg via The New York Times

The “Literary Lion That Never Roared”

A brief insight into the greatest literary giant that never was.
Mikayla Smith April 15, 2021

On August 14, 1944, Lucien Carr killed a man. He stabbed him twice in the chest with a pocket knife, bound his limbs, and rolled him into the Hudson River drunk and, perhaps, very close to losing his mind....

A painting made with blue tones of a city skyline and the galaxy above.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Knows No Bounds

With barriers broken down that have held females back in the past, the entrepreneurial women in the world now have more opportunities than ever to leave their mark.
Alex Garcia, Local/World News Editor March 30, 2021

New paint coats the canvas with every brush stroke. Countless hours of work and dedication are attached to the piece. A deep blue sky blends effortlessly into the lighter tones below. Buildings with countless...

Joann Montague (right) and her sister (left) in a sunflower field.

Born To Be A Florist

Joann Montague always knew she wanted to be a florist and is now living that dream
Lindsey Millis, Contributing Reporter February 24, 2021

At age 14-year-old, Joann Montague already knew what she wanted to do with her life.  Montague was and still is strong-willed and hard working. Her business, Blooming Brides ,has a 5-star review on Google...

Sophomore Catrina Serocke hopes to pursue a career in dentistry

A Step Closer to the Future for Catrina Serocke

Catrina Serocke wins the Dental Science category in this year’s HOSA Conference.
Kristina Haviland, Contributing Reporter February 22, 2021

It was 7:15 p.m. on Jan.22 when sophomore Catrina Serocke saw her results in this year’s HOSA (formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America) Northern Regional Conference. She felt a rush...

Beth Malone gets ready to serve the ball to at a volleyball game last season.

Beth Malone: Class of ‘22 Role Model

Junior Beth Malone discusses her role as class president, three sport athlete, and helpful friend.
Sidhani Jaggi, Contributing Reporter February 21, 2021

A young girl around the age of 13 walked into Kinnelon High School for the first time, feeling nervous and shy and prepared for the worst. Having little idea what her high school career would look like...

New Year's Resolutions via Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

What Do Teachers Hope for this Upcoming New Year?

A collection of perspectives from the teachers of KHS.
Nathan Shurts, Staff Reporter February 3, 2021

Between wildfires, a polarizing election, and a pandemic, 2020 has been a terrifying year. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is changing lives in more ways than one could have imagined, but one major way this crisis...

The logo for Zablocki’s quickly growing podcast, which has a new episode each week.

Kinnelon Teacher Creates Cast on Past

Peter Zablocki shares his historical knowledge on new podcast and more
Ethan Burt, Features Editor January 22, 2021

Kinnelon High School history teacher Peter Zablocki started History Teachers Talking, a historical podcast, with a longtime friend and fellow history teacher, Thomas Reszka, in the first months of lockdown...

Some people recommend writing down resolutions to help stick to them.

New Year, New Hopes

Despite unforeseen difficulties in 2020, members of the KHS community set goals for the new year
Zara Yu, Staff Reporter January 22, 2021

As people across the world ring in the new year, many participate in the classic tradition of creating personal resolutions. Despite the ongoing pandemic and the limits it has put on what people can accomplish,...

Murder in First Position, Lori Robbins’ second mystery novel, is now available for purchase

On Pointe Mystery Novel: Murder in First Position

After winning the Silver Falchion Award for Lesson Plan for Murder, English teacher Lori Robbins publishes her new book: Murder in First Position
Shreyal Sharma, Staff Reporter January 21, 2021

Inspired by her successful mystery novel debut, Lesson Plan for Murder, English teacher Lori Robbins continued in the murder-mystery genre for her second novel. This time, she brought to life the setting...

The Origin Story behind Thanksgivings Most Sacred Traditions

The Origin Story behind Thanksgivings Most Sacred Traditions

Andrew Noel, Staff Reporter November 21, 2020

One of the great things about the holidays is the traditions that come with them. Thanksgiving is no exception. Many people have always been fascinated by the origin stories of old things. So let's answer...

A pre-COVID movie theater via Unsplash.

COVID-19 and its effect on movie theater chains, AMC

As quarantine seems to wind down, theater companies have taken a big hit.
Max Schmalz, Staff Reporter November 7, 2020

Movie theaters across the world were shut down because of COVID-19 in March and April of this year, and many were left to wonder how the economy would affect their business. AMC, the largest theater company...

Students eat lunch at a safe distance to avoid the potential transmission of COVID-19.

How Teachers are Handling COVID-19

Teachers of all grades and subjects at KHS are grappling with this unprecedented year differently
Samantha Bassin, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

“‘Frustrating’ is the word that comes to mind first,” science teacher John Manning says, “but ‘informative’ is the word that sticks….There's no doubt that this new normal has been hard.” Many...

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