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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.
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.
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...

Falling Back : Literacy Rates fall due to COVID-19

Image representing the impact of COVID-19 on education.
Literacy rates go down as Covid-19 goes up in less developed countries.
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...

The Different Winter Holidays

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

Will the ball drop in Times Square this New Years?

Someone filming the iconic New York City ball drop.
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.
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...

Polarization continues to deepen as the holidays approach

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

How colleges are changing due to the pandemic

A college student in her virtual graduation.
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.
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,...

KPEC’s impact on the community during COVID

KPEC members stand next to an ice cream truck during an outreach event.
KPEC, an organization that empowers children with special needs, is working through the obstacles posed by the pandemic.
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...

Joseph R. Biden jr. Elected President

President-elect Joe Biden
November 7, 2020

Joseph R. Biden jr. has been elected president of the United States after Pennsylvania's 20 votes put him over the 270 electoral votes needed to be elected.  President-elect Biden makes history as the...

Who’s Running for the BOE? The Four Contenders: Concetta Vecchione

Concetta Vecchione, a candidate for the 2020 Kinnelon BOE election.
October 31, 2020

With elections coming up for both our nation and our local BOE, political involvement is something that we all have to partake in. However, true information about each of our candidates is paramount in...

Who’s Running for the BOE? The Four Contenders: Sydney Johnson

Sydney Johnson, a candidate for the 2020 Kinnelon BOE election.
October 31, 2020

With elections coming up for both our nation and our local BOE, political involvement is something that we all have to partake in. However, true information about each of our candidates is paramount in...

Who’s Running for the BOE? The Four Contenders: Jean Donaldson

Jean Donaldson, one of the candidates running for the 2020 Kinnelon BOE Election
October 31, 2020

With elections coming up for both our nation and our local BOE, political involvement is something that we all have to partake in. However, true information about each of our candidates is paramount in...

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