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What Will Seniors Miss the Most About Long Valley?

Downtown Long Valley. Photo courtesy of the New York Times.

Kyra Conover, Features Editor

May 19, 2020

One of the hardest parts about leaving for college is leaving your hometown behind. Long Valley is full of places that hold special memories for each and every senior. We took a poll of favorite places around town. These are the places that the senior class of 2020 will miss the most.    T...

Did You Pack Everything?

Did You Pack Everything?

Sydney Stanilious, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2020

As the school year winds down, students, teachers, and parents begin to reflect on what has happened over the course of the year, and the seniors graduating begin to think more about what lies ahead. For the graduates attending college in the fall, finding a roommate, major, and a place to live on campus...

To the Freshman…

To the Freshman...

Michael Vanko, Sports Editor

May 18, 2020

If you're an incoming freshman reading this, welcome to the West Morris Central community! If you're not an incoming freshman, you know the drill by now. Many consider your high school days the “best days of your life”, but are they really? I think it’s what you make of it. Sure you can have a...

Maintain You, Class of 2020

Maintain You, Class of 2020

Tiffany Blanchard, Layout Editor

May 18, 2020

As the class of 2020 approaches their new phase of life, some students are concerned about self-sufficiency while away at college. Students have the opportunity to create their own meals and schedules during their time at college, but it places responsibility on the individuals to maintain their health. They ...

Why Removing Instagram Likes is a Step in the Right Direction

Why Removing Instagram Likes is a Step in the Right Direction

Grace O'Meara

February 12, 2020

Instagram’s decision to get rid of a visible like count has come with a good share of controversy. The bold move was released as a trial to a few select countries in mid-November and became worldwide by December. Posts will no longer display the number of likes it has received; instead,  posts will...

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: Brexit Saga Winds Down

Elizabeth Tower, usually referred to simply as

Vincent Jiang

February 10, 2020

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM—The sordid four-year national drama that saw three brutal elections and felled two Prime Ministers has finally come to an end, as Brexit—the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union—officially arrived at 23:00 GMT on January 31. Over the past few weeks, British Prime...

Neither Safe Nor Sorry: the Soleimani Airstrike

Iranian General Qasim Soleimani, pictured here in 2016, was recently killed by a US airstrike in Baghdad, sparking an international crisis that caused many to liken it to 1914. Photo credits: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP.

Vincent Jiang

January 27, 2020

BAGHDAD, IRAQ—Qasem Soleimani, the right-hand man of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and a brutal general with the blood of hundreds on his hands, is dead, struck by an American airstrike. But did his death actually make the United States safer? Since 1979, Iran has been ruled by a theocratic dictatorship tha...

The War on Homeless

The War on Homeless

Nolan Myler, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

The war between the homeless population of our country and the selfish, power hungry government has been an ongoing fight, and there is yet to have been a reasonable compromise. There is a stigma that is directed towards the homeless, as well as stereotypes including their population being drug addicts, ...

“I Miss the Old Kanye”

Nolan Myler, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Kanye West’s rise to fame stemmed from his provocative raps containing slurs and offensive lyrics. He has been known to the music world as an egotistical, narcissistic, rapper and encased the aspects of hip-hop that made it offensive, drawing in younger generations. These teens and young adults fl...

The Problem with Zion

The Problem with Zion

Michael Oestreich, Editor In Chief

October 30, 2019

No matter your opinion on Zion Williamson, there is no doubt he’s one of the most hyped athletes of all time. The first round pick of this years draft, some have even heralded him as “the next LeBron James” for his historic season at Duke, even though he has not played a single NBA game as of ...

Shootings In America Today

Shootings In America Today

Nolan Myler, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

The clear rise in mass shootings has drawn attention to the apparent holes in the laws and regulations concerning firearms. These holes, although seemingly inconsequential, have paved the way for killers to freely act upon their obsessive urges. America has found itself split, with one side of the pop...

Are Dogs the Answer to our Health Problems?

Are Dogs the Answer to our Health Problems?

Hannah Gould, Layout Editor

October 24, 2019

Who doesn’t love seeing a new video pop up on your social media feed of adorable puppies playing around? What if I told you that having one of those puppies could improve your health? Scientific studies have proven that having a dog can improve not only your mental health, but physical health as well. Fo...

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