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The Recycling Industry Changes

The concept of recycling has been on the rise and has become a vital part of conserving the environment.
Haripriya Kemisetti, staff reporter April 13, 2021

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Three huge words that appear everywhere. New Jersey has come a long way since Governor Tom Kean’s 1987 mandatory-recycling law, and now promotes recycling with the bins stationed...

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Gamestop stock is short squeezed by organized group of Redditors

Members of r/WallStreetBets coordinate a short squeeze on Gamestop stock.
Will Cappello, Opinion Editor February 8, 2021

In five days, Gamestop’s stock increased from approximately 40 dollars to 350, sending news networks as well as experienced investors into a frenzy. Organized by members of the r/WallStreetBets subreddit,...

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Tesla Revamps Old Models

Tesla announced two new models of their popular Model X and S cars. They now come with newer technology and a slightly updated design.
Alex Garcia, Local/World News Editor February 8, 2021

On January 27, Tesla announced that it would be revamping its Model S and Model X cars. These two vehicles will make up half of the Tesla model lineup, as well as the new technology and greater speed and...

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Different COVID Protocols Amongst High Schools Across the Country

Covid affects all high schools in America but each takes on different approaches to protect their students.
Erica Schablik, Journalism I Contributor February 4, 2021

All high schools have released different guidelines to fight off corona-virus this school year. Some schools have done their best to keep attendance high in person while others have been closed down this...

Biden’s Ambitious Agenda

Due to the Democrat’s control of congress, the left-wing of the Democratic party may push for a more liberal Biden agenda.
Alex Garcia, Local/World News Editor January 20, 2021

Joe Biden now has the presidency, and his party controls the senate and the house. For Democrats, this is a time of celebration as they have limited opposition towards a new slate of policy proposals that...

Two Weeks In

Two Weeks In

Within just the first two weeks of January, the American ideological divide reared its head in its most tangible appearance yet, not just setting a tone for 2021 but also bringing to light the partisanship that has been growing both from within and outside of Washington D.C.
Julia Hackney, Managing Editor January 20, 2021

Jan. 1: Senate Overrides Trump’s Veto An override of Donald Trump’s veto of the annual military spending bill was passed overwhelmingly with an 81-13 vote in the Senate.  This bipartisan act of the...

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Falling Back : Literacy Rates fall due to COVID-19

Literacy rates go down as Covid-19 goes up in less developed countries.
Abeeha Zaidi, Managing Editor December 20, 2020

As schools and colleges return to normal after the COVID 19 pandemic, the choice between online and virtual has been difficult in the US. However, less developed countries - where they don't have the privilege...

There are dozens of holidays celebrated during Winter, all with their own unique origins and customs.

The Different Winter Holidays

Camille Balo, Editor-in-Chief, Editor of STEM December 17, 2020

Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's are all winter celebrations that many people know of and that are talked about the most. However, sometimes we can forget that there are other holidays during winter...

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Will the ball drop in Times Square this New Years?

The long-standing tradition of a ball drop in New York City will not happen due to the pandemic, but people are still finding ways celebrate.
Tuleen Abdallah, Staff Reporter December 9, 2020

As we get closer and closer to the holidays, America questions whether yearly occurrences will adhere to tradition or simply not happen during this doubtful year. Many traditional events are left undetermined.  Each...

2020 election map showing the divide between red and blue states.

Polarization continues to deepen as the holidays approach

As the holidays approach and the classic political conversations around the Thanksgiving table arise, statistics show growing numbers of families have the same problem: polarization.
Alex Garcia, Local/World News Editor November 13, 2020

The air is colder, the leaves have fallen, the sun sets at five in the afternoon, and the holidays are now upon us. In these ever polarized times, the family gatherings that coincide with the holidays...

A college student in her virtual graduation.

How colleges are changing due to the pandemic

The pandemic has wrecked many aspects of normal life and has forced many students to change their habits in this new and different college year.
Zainab Kabir, Staff Reporter November 13, 2020

The Coronavirus has not only changed our way of life, but it has also been a major game-changer in education. Schools have been forced to go hybrid, which means only half the school goes on certain days,...

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KPEC’s impact on the community during COVID

KPEC, an organization that empowers children with special needs, is working through the obstacles posed by the pandemic.
Michael Koutsokoumnis, Staff Reporter November 13, 2020

Kinnelon Parents for Exceptional Children (KPEC) is an organization founded in 2017 that works in conjunction with the Kinnelon Schools and Special Services Department. Its mission is to empower children...

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