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NYPD Turns its Back on Bill de Blasio After Officers’ Assassination

NYPD Turns its Back on Bill de Blasio After Officers’ Assassination

Sean McElwaine, Staff Writer
February 3, 2015
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Two NYPD officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were shot and killed while sitting in their patrol car. With the Ferguson dispute currently at hand, this assassination is stirring up significant controversy. At the funeral of Rafael Ramos, the NYPD physically turned its back to Mayor de Blasio out of...

Boston Bomber goes on trial

Boston Bomber goes on trial

Katie Barton, Staff Writer
February 3, 2015
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After a long wait the man who put an entire city on lock down finally gets a trial. At 2:49pm on April 15, 2013 our country was shaken by two bombs exploding in Boston, Massachusetts during the Boston Marathon which is the oldest continuously running marathon. This event brings together an average...

“Lenin? Let it fall… as long as no one gets hurt”

“Lenin? Let it fall… as long as no one gets hurt”

Riccardo Chianella, Staff Writer
January 22, 2015
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It happened on Sept 28 in Kharkov, Ukraine, the second largest city in the country, where the Lenin statue was pulled down. The statue, which had been a symbol of the Bolshevik Revolution, represented Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the communism during the 19th century. The revolutionaries are the proud...

Accused Cop Killer Eric Matthew Frein Captured after nearly seven weeks on the run

Accused Cop Killer Eric Matthew Frein Captured after nearly seven weeks on the run

John Lisankie, Staff Writer
January 22, 2015
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Eric Matthew Frein, the man who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Troopers at the Blooming Grove, PA police barracks has been captured after 48 days of an intense police manhunt on October 30th, 2014. Authorities spotted Frein in an open field at an abandoned airport, taking him by surprise. He was arrested...

Bill Cosby Faces Numerous Sexual Assault Allegations

Bill Cosby Faces Numerous Sexual Assault Allegations

John Lisankie, Staff Writer
January 22, 2015
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Sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, which have been around for more than ten years, once again started to reappear a couple of months ago in October.   At least 21 women have come forward telling very similar stories about the alleged assaults, including one who says that she was only 15...

Ferguson Decision Sets a New Wave of Fury

Ferguson Decision Sets a New Wave of Fury

Meg Power, Management
January 20, 2015
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Did Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shoot innocent, 18-year-old Mike Brown dead? Or, did the “unruly” 6’4”, 292 lbs teenager charge himself at the officer even after asked to stop? The questions above compose a minute portion of the long and lengthy list the grand jury presented in court...

Kim Jong-un Remains Absent

Kim Jong-un Remains Absent

Brandon Walker, News Editor
January 20, 2015
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Speculation is rising that something is off with the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. This is because he wasn’t on the list of special guests at a celebration of the founding of the Workers’ Party. This is notably the first time in three years that he has been absent from this anniversary. Kim...

WMC’s Exceptional Students Recognized at National Honor Society Induction

WMC’s Exceptional Students Recognized at National Honor Society Induction

Abigail Rec, Sports Editor
January 7, 2015
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Students and faculty gathered to celebrate the notable achievements of West Morris’ exceptional students at the National Honor Society induction on Wednesday, October 22nd. These students were escorted by a teacher or administrator of their choice and lit a candle while reciting the NHS oath. The can...

West Morris Central Recognized Among the Brightest in New Jersey

West Morris Central Recognized Among the Brightest in New Jersey

Abigail Rec, Sports Editor
January 6, 2015
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According to NJ Monthly’s public high school rankings, West Morris Central High School is ranked among the best. WMC has ascended 45 spots in New Jersey’s public school ranking, from #56 to #11. This secures a prestigious position in accordance with NJ Monthly’s updated rating metrics which now inc...

Shark attacks 13-year-old girl

Shark attacks 13-year-old girl

Katie Barton, Staff Writer
December 18, 2014
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Screams.Splashes.Blood in the water. At the early age of 13-years-old Kirra-Belle Olsson was already a pro-surfer being sponsored by Rip Curl. Living in Australia there was always a risk of a shark attack. But on the morning of October 16th, she didn’t think it would happen to her. The young girl was b...

End of an Icon: Designer Oscar de la Renta Passes

End of an Icon: Designer Oscar de la Renta Passes

Meg Power, Staff Writer
December 18, 2014
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  Haute couture’s daring and vibrant luminary Oscar de la Renta leaves an impressive legacy behind with passing away on October 22 at age 82. Dominican born, Oscar de la Renta was the oldest of several siblings and the only boy. Raised in a protective, devout household, he never experienced the ...

Newton Cop Struts His Stuff, Pays the Price

Newton Cop Struts His Stuff, Pays the Price

Dan Cretella, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014
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Justice. Honor. Nudity. A Newton Police officer is currently under fire for sexual harassment allegations. Officer Jason Miller was arrested on Monday for sexual harassment. The officer was recently freed on a $35,000 bail. The charges in question for Miller are “two counts of official misconduct,...

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