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Hills graduate acts on ‘Just Pups’ animals’ cry for help

Hills graduate acts on ‘Just Pups’ animals’ cry for help

April 15, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, World News

After years of cruel treatment and selling sick animals, Vincent LoSacco’s Just Pups store in Paramus has finally been shut down. LoSacco also has Just Pups locations in Emerson and East Brunswick. Although Just Pups has dealt with thousands of complaints throughout their years of business, a recent...

The Battle for LGBT Rights is Far From Over

The Battle for LGBT Rights is Far From Over

Kyle Hammalian
April 14, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Opinion, Top Stories

The following is an opinion-editorial.   Since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage nation-wide in 2015, you’ve probably heard at least one person say “It’s 2016 now” on the topic of civil rights, specifically the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and T...

Possible Legal Action Against School District

Possible Legal Action Against School District

Hanna Kimball
April 8, 2016
Filed under Current Events, School News, Top Stories

UPDATE: Adams has provided a statement regarding the possible legal actions against the district. Updates are below in bold.   After the information session held in Pascack Hills High School’s auditorium on March 29, Liberty Counsel, an international group dedicated to “advancing religiou...

First Reading of the PVRHSD’s Transgender Policy

First Reading of the PVRHSD’s Transgender Policy

Olivia Bulzomi
April 4, 2016
Filed under Current Events, School News, Top Stories

On April 4 at 4 p.m., the Pascack Valley Regional High School District held the first reading of Policy 5756, which addresses the rights and inclusion of transgender students in the Pascack Valley community. A second reading will be held on Mon., April 11 at 7:30 p.m. The Board of Education conclude...

Transgender Student Policy Information Session Held At Pascack Hills High School

Transgender Student Policy Information Session Held At Pascack Hills High School

Olivia Bulzomi
April 2, 2016
Filed under Current Events, School News, Top Stories

The Pascack Valley Regional High School District held an information session for parents about the proposed transgender student policy on Tuesday night in the Pascack Hills High School auditorium. The superintendent of the district, Mr. P. Erik Gundersen was accompanied by the Board of Education’s a...

American Student Sentenced to Hard Labor in North Korea

American Student Sentenced to Hard Labor in North Korea

Kyle Hammalian
March 30, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, World News

An American student was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for “crimes against the state” on March 16. The 21-year-old University of Virginia student, Otto Warmbier, allegedly stole a political propaganda poster from a Pyongyang hotel. Warmbier was brought before North Korea’s ...

Attacks in Brussels Airport and Subway

Attacks in Brussels Airport and Subway

Keren Karshenboym
March 28, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, World News

On Tuesday, March 22, at about 8 a.m. local time, three explosions struck the city of Brussels, killing at least 34 people and wounding at least 170. Two explosions hit Zaventem Airport, the city’s main international airport and about 30 minutes later a third explosion rocked Maelbeek metro station, ...

Election Results

Election Results

Keren Karshenboym
March 21, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, World News

Tuesday March 1, 2016 was Super Tuesday, when 11 states held a primary or a caucus. Super Saturday took place on March 5, 2016, when 5 states held a primary or a caucus. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the big winners on those two days. Both Trump and Clinton won 9 states.  Here are the result...

FBI Taking a Bite out of the Apple

FBI Taking a Bite out of the Apple

March 7, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Everyone has been told at one time or another not to give out his or her phone or laptop passwords, or personal information for the protection of “privacy.” Not many would feel comfortable with others snooping through their phone. This idea is understood and upheld by many technology manufacturers....

Racial References Behind Beyoncé’s Halftime Show

Racial References Behind Beyoncé’s Halftime Show

February 17, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Opinion, Top Stories

Once again, Beyoncé stole the show with eye-catching moves and ear-pleasing high notes during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. However, amidst her astonishing performance, which was backed by Bruno Mars and Coldplay, was an even more eye-catching racial power move. Often times, more attention is...

The History of Valentine’s Day

The History of Valentine’s Day

Evan Lazarus
February 16, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

When February 14th came around, gifts, candies, and flowers were exchanged between loved ones. You might ask yourself, how did Valentine’s Day become the day for celebrating love?   One legend says when Emperor Claudius II of Rome decided that single men made better soldiers than those with...

Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary

Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary

Keren Karshenboym
February 13, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, World News

On February 1st, the Iowa Caucuses kicked off the nomination process for presidential candidates in both the Republican and Democratic parties. On the Republican side, Ted Cruz won the most votes at 27.6% of the total votes. Donald Trump received 24.3% of the votes – the second most of the republ...

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