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Bushfires in Australia Strengthen the Country’s Climate Movement

Bushfires in Australia Strengthen the Country’s Climate Movement

Shannon DelGuercio

February 20, 2020

  According to CNN, on November 12, 2019, a catastrophic fire danger was declared in Sydney, Australia. By early December, the city found that the air quality was eleven times worse than the “hazardous” level. Meanwhile, devastating blazes burned across the continent, strongest in New So...

Harvey Weinstein Trial

Harvey Weinstein Trial

Sarah Sehgal, Layout Editor

February 20, 2020

In early January, the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein commenced in a Manhattan courthouse. Weinstein has been accused of five felonies and if charged could be sentenced to life in prison. Over 90 women have accused him of sexual misconduct. A total of six testified during his trial. The allegations agai...

Mitt Romney and the Last Stand of the Republican Old Guard

Mitt Romney and the Last Stand of the Republican Old Guard

Vincent Jiang

February 20, 2020

In today’s hypercharged political environment, “country over party” has become the cynical punchline of a bipartisan joke. Congressmen vote in lockstep at the command of their whips, competing to see who can boast the most uniform of voting records. The House of Representatives and the Senate ...

Survivors Return to Death Camp After 75 years

Survivors Return to Death Camp After 75 years

Tiffany Blanchard, Layout Editor

February 13, 2020

On Monday, January 27th, more than 200 survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered to mark 75 years of the camp’s liberation, and many will do so for the last time. Elderly survivors from the United States, Israel, South America, Russia, and elsewhere met presidents, prime ministers and...

The end of Andrew Yang’s Campaign

The end of Andrew Yang’s Campaign

Michael Oestreich

February 13, 2020

Last Tuesday, just hours after the New Hampshire primary results were finalized, Andrew Yang dropped out of the race for the democratic presidential nomination. In doing so, he becomes the first candidate to drop out of the race since primary season began in Iowa at the beginning of February.  ...

Adding Insult to Injury: the Eighth Democratic Debate

Adding Insult to Injury: the Eighth Democratic Debate

Vincent Jiang

February 11, 2020

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE—It has not been a good week for the Democratic Party. The crowded primary’s sky-high hopes for the Iowa caucuses, the first in the nation, imploded spectacularly on Monday night as the vote results were delayed for days on end and resulted in a split and inconclusive ver...

A Global Scare: The Wuhan Coronavirus

A Global Scare: The Wuhan Coronavirus

Analise Draghi, World News Editor

February 10, 2020

A stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath. It could be a common virus, like the flu- or it could be the epidemic coronavirus. According to WebMD, a coronavirus is fairly common, and most people are infected with some type at least once in their life. There have been two outbre...

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Michael Oestreich

February 3, 2020

At around 9:00 AM PST, on January 26th, a helicopter carrying former NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and several other passengers crashed into the side of a mountain in Calabasas. There were no survivors. This news has come as a great shock and heartbreak to many, as Bryant was widely idolized a...

Starting Off the Decade Right: 2020 Census

Starting Off the Decade Right: 2020 Census

Analise Draghi, World News Editor

January 28, 2020

What seems like an irrelevant count of state populations every decade actually has dire consequences if not accurate. With April 1, National Census Day, fast approaching, New Jersey’s one shot this decade to secure a sufficient amount of federal funds is on the line. The census, which is mandated by the Constit...

Australian Inferno

Australian Inferno

Analise Draghi, World News Editor

January 28, 2020

Unbearable heat. Smoke. Ash. Destruction. Australia’s fires are out of control. Blazing since late July, these fires show no sign of stopping. Similar to the Amazon rainforest, fire seasons are normal in Australia and are ignited through natural causes, but the extent to which these fires burn is ce...

Schism on the Left: The Seventh Democratic Debate

Schism on the Left: The Seventh Democratic Debate

January 27, 2020

DES MOINES, IOWA—In the seventh televised Democratic primary debate, hosted jointly by CNN and the Des Moines Register on January 14, 2020, six Democratic candidates for president gathered on stage at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klo...

2019 Year in Review: A Global Perspective

2019 Year in Review: A Global Perspective

Michael Oestreich

January 21, 2020

2019 has been a long year, nobody can deny that. The past 365 days have been filled with joy and sadness, hope and heartbreak, but most of all: new beginnings. Both in Long Valley and the world, there has been remarkable change, and it’s hard to imagine things will ever be the same again. Here is a re...

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