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Is the End Near?

Above, the timeline shows the success of Phase 3, and what the next step is for the BNT126b2 vaccine. Graphic made by Zenobia Ahsanuddin.
A Status Update on Vaccines for the Covid-19 Virus
December 1, 2020

What was once supposed to be a short and temporary lockdown has now stretched on for eight long months. When will it all end? Recently, the news has announced that a vaccine is almost ready to be dispensed....

The Last Sport Alive: College Football

What seems like a fantasy, jam-packed stadiums for sporting events do not seem possible until next season, if coronavirus can be tackled.
How the second wave of coronavirus has led to the cancellation of several sporting events, leaving College Football as one of the last sports left.
December 1, 2020

At this point, nothing has been a surprise to sports fans across the country, as a second coronavirus wave is on the horizon, the future of college football is in jeopardy. Whether it is the cancellation...

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December 1, 2020

Kinnelon Boy’s Cross Country team wins Sectionals

Cross Country Boys team posing after Sectionals win.
After a COVID-interrupted season, months of hard work have finally paid off in the form of a win at cross country sectionals.
November 20, 2020

The Kinnelon Boy’s cross country team won state sectionals on Nov. 14 for the first time in 14 years at Garret Mountain. This effort was the culmination of running consistently since the Summer months...

Changing Leaves for the Changing Times

Leaves start off with green hues from a molecule called chlorophyll, then gradually change to warmer colors along with the decreasing amount of sunlight.
Why do leaves change color during the colder months?
November 15, 2020

The changing seasons not only bring differing temperatures but also changing leaves. During the autumn season, the leaves change from a greenish color to colors of red, orange, yellow, and tan, and then...

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...

Mark your calendars: Homecoming is here!

The class of 2020 homecoming court last fall. With the current pandemic, students are left wondering what the event will look like this year.
The homecoming court nominations for the class of 2021 at KHS.
November 12, 2020

This week, Nov. 9-13, seniors at KHS voted on their homecoming court. The queen nominees are seniors Kallie Downey, Sara Harty, Emma Macmanus, Emma Schmidt, and Bridget Wang. The king nominees are seniors...

Club meetings through a computer screen

Virtual meetings have become the new norm as extracurricular activities across the nation continue to be active-albeit through a computer screen.
How extracurricular activities are operating with the hybrid schedule at KHS this year.
November 8, 2020

Although Kinnelon High School has opened up its doors to hybrid learning, the reopening of after school programs is still halted. Students that once said, “I’ll see you after class in the gymnasium,”...

College applications amidst a nationwide pandemic

Senior Sofia Stack working on her college applications
How the class of 2021 at KHS feels about college applications this year.
November 8, 2020

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, colleges across the country are accommodating the application process to fit students’ situations; most have gone test-optional, are offering virtual visits instead...

How does it snow?

Each snowflake is made up of different features because the water freezes in different structures, making no two flakes alike. Photo taken by Marc Newberry from Unsplash.
The Process of how Water in the Sky becomes Mountains on the Ground
November 7, 2020

When snowflakes begin to decorate our windows, it is a sign that winter is ahead. Like people, no two snowflakes are alike. Each has a different design, completely unique from the rest. How is that possible?...

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