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Is Santa Claus Cause For Controversy?

Elise Hennebery, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

The idea of the “War on Christmas” and the politicizing of holidays have been topics of debate for over a decade. Some are concerned with “keeping Christ in Christmas,” feeling as though Christian...

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden reads a story to children in the State Dining Room.

Holidays at the White House

Evelyn Oravez, Co Editor-in-Chief December 23, 2021

The United States takes the holidays very seriously, so there is no surprise that our government does as well. Every year, the White House releases a number of Christmas events and items. There’s an...

Holiday Activities to Enjoy in NJ!

Holiday Activities to Enjoy in NJ!

Lauren Allocca, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

The holiday season is in full swing! New Jersey hosts many holiday activities, drive-in shows, and more. Below is a list of holiday themed things to do to get in the Christmas spirit by yourself or with...

Hallo from Deutschland!

Hallo from Deutschland!

Rose Engel, Entertainment Editor December 10, 2021

Studying abroad can be an amazing but scary experience. Before traveling to a strange place with people speaking foreign languages it's best to do your research. This will be a series to educate the students...

Exclusive Interview with Unifieds Own: Will Carrara

Exclusive Interview with Unified’s Own: Will Carrara

Sean Davies and Lauren Allocca December 1, 2021

Junior William Carrara has been a partner with the Unified program since his freshman year at West Morris Central. As a partner of the Unified program, Carrara helps create a natural environment around...

The Nightmare Before Christmas... Or Halloween?

The Nightmare Before Christmas… Or Halloween?

Sarah DiGabriele and Olivia Murello November 28, 2021

Everyone has probably seen Tim Burton’s popular movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, whether it be on the last day of school before winter break, or on a crisp autumn night. But is it a Halloween movie...

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Tik Tok Users are Stuck on Wrinkle the Duck

Caroline Miller, World/School News Editor November 23, 2021

The runners part as she speeds past them, her thunderous waddle shaking up the marathon game forever. She's an icon, she's a legend, she's… a duck?! Stunning onlookers, Wrinkle the Duck made her...

Ort Farms pumpkin patch (Ort Farms)

The Top 5 Things To Do This Fall

Maddie Lamb, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

It's officially fall which means there are so many must-do activities before winter comes. From apple picking to pumpkin carving, Morris County alone has so much offer. Be sure to check it out before it's...

Gold Ribbon representing childhood cancer awareness. Photo credit: University of Iowa Dance Marathon

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2021: WMC Reflects on the Impacts of Pediatric Cancer

Elise Hennebery, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

Since 2012, Americans have designated September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This month is a time to recognize the children battling cancer and commemorate those who have passed. Every...

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Spotted Lanternflies: An Agricultural Menace

Miles North, Staff Writer September 21, 2021

On November 3rd, 2014, a quarantine was announced in Pennsylvania. While today such a statement might invoke images of COVID-19, this was a quarantine of goods, prompted by the discovery of an infestation...

9/11 20th Anniversary Ceremony at West Morris Central

Remembering 9/11: WMC’s 20th Anniversary Ceremony and Various Events

Sebastian Gutkin, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2021

There was so much more than just P.R.I.D.E. in the pack at West Morris Central’s first home football game of the 2021 season. All the important virtues that the school stands by were put on display as...

A hallmark of Orts summer seasons were the gorgeous fields of sunflowers.

Ort Farms’ Summerfest Showcases the Diversity of Northern New Jersey

Evelyn Oravez, Staff Writer September 6, 2021

Ort Farms is arguably the heart of Long Valley, providing not only fresh produce but fostering a sense of community. This sense of community was especially evident this past weekend at the Summerfest,...

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