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Christie Veto of Minimum Wage Increase Affects Cowboys

Christie Veto of Minimum Wage Increase Affects Cowboys

Taylor Robinson
September 30, 2016
Filed under Archive, Current Events, Top Stories

In 2015, New Jersey’s unemployment rate was 5.6% - substantially higher than the national rate. In 2014, there had been a mandatory minimum wage increase statewide, and New Jersey began to lag behind in national job growth. According to Governor Chris Christie, the two events aren’t a coincidence. ...

Rise of EpiPen Price Shocks Americans

Rise of EpiPen Price Shocks Americans

Kaylie Haber
September 29, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

The following is an opinion-editorial. A tremendous growth in the cost of the EpiPen, the lifesaving tool Americans inject to their bodies when under reaction from a food they are allergic to, is causing millions to become aggravated. What once was an affordable purchase has become something that not...

Summary of the First 2016 Presidential Debate

Summary of the First 2016 Presidential Debate

Kyle Hammalian
September 27, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

On Monday night, presidential candidates Donald J. Trump (Republican) and Hillary R. Clinton (Democrat) faced off in what is likely to be the most watched presidential debate in history. In a conversation moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, the two candidates met each other at Hofstra University amidst ti...

The news evolving with social media

The news evolving with social media

Hanna Kimball
August 4, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Multimedia, Top Stories

With the use of social media and cellphones at a constant increase, it is common for  news outlets to promote and publicize their platforms through these growing sources. Twitter gives users the ability to instantly post what they have to say to the world, in 140 characters or less. Instagram is used for ...

Did the U.K. leave the E.U.?

Did the U.K. leave the E.U.?

Hanna Kimball
July 11, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, World News

On June 23, United Kingdom (U.K.) held a referendum to decide if the country will continue to be apart of the European Union (EU). This decision has become known as the “brexit,” an abbreviation for “British exit.” The Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Cameron, promised he would hold a refere...

Third baby born with Zika-related birth defect in Hackensack

Third baby born with Zika-related birth defect in Hackensack

Kyle Hammalian
June 13, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, World News

A baby at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey was born with a birth defect, microcephaly, associated with the Zika virus. This case is the third reported case of the birth defect in the United States, and the first in the northeast. Doctors from the hospital confirmed that the baby...

This is the Truth About the ‘War on Guns’

This is the Truth About the ‘War on Guns’

June 12, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Opinion, Opinion, Top Stories

On Saturday, June 11, U.S. citizen Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS before entering a gay club and opening fire - with an assault rifle - on the hundreds in attendance. As of writing time, 50 men have been pronounced dead and 53 are in critical condition. The shooter is dead as well. The following...

A great way to enhance your college experience: delay it

A great way to enhance your college experience: delay it

Sophie Miller
June 1, 2016
Filed under College Corner, Current Events, Opinion, Top Stories

Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion piece. Malia Obama is taking a gap year and then going to Harvard. This doesn’t really sound like an option for your everyday student, considering she’s the president’s daughter and she’s going to Harvard, but it turns out that taking a gap yea...

The unreported news of May 2016

The unreported news of May 2016

Jackson Cianciulli
June 1, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, World News

Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion article. Wildfires, oil spills, opiate crises, oh my! While Trump debauchery and Kardashian scandals have flooded news outlets over the past month, there’s still a world beyond the mainstream media that goes unnoticed – and, arguably worse, unreport...

Transportation Security Agency under fire for long lines and expected summer waits

Transportation Security Agency under fire for long lines and expected summer waits

Kyle Hammalian
May 25, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Everyone knows the most dreaded part of the airport experience–and the reason everyone has to leave hours before their flight: security checkpoints. The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) is the federal agency under the Department of Homeland Security that is charged with providing security for pas...

Becca’s Closet: Giving Every Girl Their Dream Prom

Becca’s Closet: Giving Every Girl Their Dream Prom

Nate Barcus
May 23, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

Every girl dreams of her moment. She walks into the room, looking beautiful in her flowing dress, wobbling in high heels, and wearing make-up she has worked countless hours on. That perfect moment when the spotlight is on her, she walks into her prom. Here at Pascack Hills High School, many girls get t...

Election Season Update: Clinton Leading Sanders in Delegates, Trump the Presumptive Nominee

Election Season Update: Clinton Leading Sanders in Delegates, Trump the Presumptive Nominee

May 18, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

The election field has changed dramatically in the past few months, and Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are focusing their resources towards the general election. On the republican side, Trump is on the path to become the republican nominee (currently being called the “presumptive” nominee). After ...

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