The thoughts and feelings our Asian-American sophomores are displaying are overwhelmingly similar. With all reporting some form of a stigma towards mental health in the Asian community, many North students indicate feeling as though their mental health is not prioritised enough. With this in mind, perhaps there is a larger issue at hand: cultural factors are influencing the way children view their mental health and its importance.
There are some things that I know about mental health: that everyone has it, that everyone needs to take care of it, that sometimes taking care of it involves reaching out to others who can support and guide you through difficult times. And yet by trying to understand the voices in my head, I have inadvertently embarked on a journey filled with learning experiences.
At 1:45 AM on April 14th I was sitting in the back of a van, smushed against the overflowing suitcases that had, miraculously, been able to fit in. The night was quiet, the hum of crickets still audible even over the roar of the engine. Not a single other car was in sight as we drove to the airport, where we would then board our flight back to the U.S.
For the past two months, student leaders and volunteers from North and South have been preparing a series of events for May’s Pan-Asian American History Month, a celebration intended to recognize the history, achievements, and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders.
More than a year after the first reported case of Covid-19 in the United States, hate crimes against East Asian Americans remain a grim reality.
Here are the Race Matters column’s picks for the month of April, all written by POC authors!
Okay, I am going to come right out and say it: I think people have forgotten how good of a basketball player Kyrie Irving is. The guy is one of the most gifted players in the history of basketball.
“Every day is a new day,” my dad declared about three years ago as I dreaded the long days of summer, desperately searching for something to do with my free time. If only he knew that a couple years down the line, that popular statement would simply become meaningless words.
Kabir Bharatiya Staff Writer When we think of NBA players, we think of the fame, money, and media recognition they get. These guys get paid millions of dollars to play […]
Amidst the season there were multiple legendary quarterback matchups such as those between Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, and Aaron Rodgers.
For decades, the concept of white superiority has been made abundantly clear to people of color. Racial bias permeates the most basic foundations of our country: from our criminal justice system to corporate America to educational institutions. But who can be racist? And who can be a victim of racism?
Curt Schilling had an outstanding career, there’s no denying that. Does he deserve to be in the hall of fame? That’s where some begin to question him.
During the month of February, the students and faculty of High School North and High School South worked to construct presentations, interactive activities, and guest speaker panels to address various subjects surrounding Black history and identity.
Junior Jack Carter described his experience thus far: “deadlines pile up, tests and quizzes seem to occur every other period, questions are somehow harder to ask from behind a screen, and crucial connections between teacher and student and student and peers are now lacking, if not completely absent.”
Between Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and many other social media platforms, it seems as if “staying connected” went from phone calls to ‘liked’ posts. During these solitary times, social media usage has spiked by around 9%, and while that doesn’t seem like a huge number, it means there were 298 million new social media users during 2020.
The Introduction to Political and Legal Experiences (IPLE) team virtually attended the “We the People” New Jersey state competition this year, getting second place and securing a spot to compete at a national competition this April.
With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers obliterating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55, this unhinged 2020-21 NFL season is officially in the books! This year, teams such as the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, and Washington Football Team surprised many with their unexpected playoff feats. On the other hand, it’s also important to acknowledge the other teams that didn’t live up to their high expectations.
In difficult times, many people turn to religion as a source of comfort. But what happens when that community is forced to disband, even just physically? The novel coronavirus epidemic has caused many churches, temples, synagogues, and other buildings of worship to shut their physical doors. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t still worshipping.
Jack Carter Staff Writer Ria Prasad Staff Writer Taylor Alphonso Staff Writer COVID-19 has changed our world in so many ways, and college admissions are no exception. Changes, including the […]
Whether you know her as Tay, Swifty, T-Swift, or even T-Swizzle, everyone who listens to this era’s modern music knows the blonde lyrical genius and country-pop superstar. Although she started solely as a country artist nearly fifteen years ago, throughout the years, the songwriter has experimented with many different musical genres. Here’s a deeper look into some of her major turning point albums released throughout her career.
A good swimmer must display perseverance, commitment, accountability, and courage. Victoria Zhang, a senior at High School North, has successfully illustrated and contributed all of these qualities throughout her swimming career.
MVP award-winning senior Claire Yu, is an outsider hitter for High School North’s girls volleyball team. During middle school, shortly after Yu watched the volleyball teams at the Olympics dominate on the court, she decided to give it a try of her own. That instant attraction to volleyball has developed into a passion that has thrived for the past six years during her time on North’s girls volleyball team, as well as the club volleyball team she participates in outside of school.
Just a year into the new decade, the movie and film industry shows incredible potential. With comeback stories, horror films, action-packed adventures, and much more set to come out, movie fanatics overcome with excitement to see what’s in store for the coming decade. As a movie fanatic myself, here is a compiled list of the top five movies that you won’t want to miss out on in 2021.
When I first learned that the new phase of Marvel content would kick off with Wandavision on Disney+, I had many misgivings.
In the new reality that we are all facing, North students and staff members alike have needed to make many adjustments. The Knightly News spoke to different staff members across different departments to get some of their experiences and perspectives on teaching and working through the new, mostly virtual environment.
When the real world closed its doors on me, the music world embraced me with open arms.
Kabir Bharatiya Staff Writer It is incredible how, almost a year ago, I was just another 8th grade student at Community Middle School, getting off the school bus on what felt like an ordinary chilly March day. Little did I know that would be the last day on the bus for me for a long time. What started as a […]
In an effort to pinpoint where this feeling of demotivation stems from, we talked to North students about the impact learning in a virtual environment has had on them.
If Chadwick Boseman were still alive, he would have been able to relish his status as one of the greatest actors of our generation. When he left us last August, his short but prolific career was remarkable enough for us to remember him that way.
For much of his career, Mr. Anthony Jones, WW-P’s new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator, has focused on amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities and groups. In the last several months, that goal has become especially relevant in the WW-P community.
The Knightly News is highlighting nine Black and African Americans across various fields who have broken barriers and distinguished themselves through their lives and careers.
These dismissive excuses only serve one purpose: to uphold white supremacy by diminishing the reality of what this act of anti-Asian violence really was—a hate crime.
I had to cut myself off from all fast food. With so many rumors spreading about the virus and few being clarified I didn’t feel comfortable continuing my daily regime.
By: Natalie Leung Staff Writer As everything familiar around me began to shut down early March of this year, I was excited to finally have a break from the rigorous training schedule I had endured for the past six months of the winter swim season. Although, as the unexpected months of quarantine slowly trudged on, I felt a desire to […]
Due to the current pandemic, the future of the SAT is being threatened. The on-going quarantine has opened up a window of inspection for the real purpose of SAT scores in college applications. As of right now, since many people are uncomfortable going out to attend test sessions, plenty of colleges have turned the requirement of standardized test scores into an optional choice or have gone “test-blind”.
On Tuesday, January 19, the College Board announced the discontinuation of both its optional SAT essay and its SAT subject tests. The board also revealed their plans for a “streamlined, digitally delivered” SAT test. Both changes came after several months of test cancellations and adamant frustration regarding adherence to Covid-19 protocols at testing sites.
About thirteen minutes away for West Windsor residents and five minutes away for Plainsboro residents resides a new Japanese restaurant, Sumi Ramen, which serves a variety of meals including all types of ramen, sushi, soups and salads, rice dishes, and deserts.
On December 6th, Attack on Titan: The Final Season’s first episode was released, effectively breaking the internet in the process. The final season has been long anticipated for the past two months, when the trailer dropped and set fans into a frenzy. With such high expectations, it is no surprise that there have been a number of changes to the show itself, both in production and in storyline.
The Thespian Society includes the “Bang Bang You’re Dead” production, the Improv Club, while also sponsoring the Fall Drama. The students of the Thespian Society have worked hard year after year to put on incredibly well delivered performances for our student body.
The South Asian American Student Association, more commonly known as SAASA, is one of High School North’s most populous clubs. Every Memorial Day weekend, 300 students from all different ethnicities come together to put on performances showcasing a year’s worth of effort and practice.
After flattening the curve significantly towards the end of the summer, New Jersey is once again witnessing a drastic uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases with about 5,032 new positive ones each day. Cases in New Jersey have been fluctuating since March 13th, but over the months we saw a steady decrease in new cases each day.
After years of perseverance and passion, Li stands as an established artist at High School North.
Seeing that we’re headed straight into a second quarantine, we all have a chance to do things differently this time around.
WW-P has taken commendable action to approach this underlying issue permeating our district by giving every student at WW-P the option of “free meals”.
Formed out of frustration as an inept league with no fanbase, funding, or future, the Premier Lacrosse League found a way to thrive and help the world of lacrosse grow into a more, united, equal, and inclusive community.
Television shows have always depicted heightened versions of real life. But when the television show became real life, the concepts of fiction and reality seemed to converge into some inexplicable peculiarity as the unimaginable became true and the true became unimaginable.
August 18th, 2020 marked the end of an era. As Patriot Act host Hasan Minhaj announced the cancellation of his Netflix comedy series, fans all across the world felt a void take shape in their Netflix queues.
The NBA is more complex than we may think. Indeed, gaining a deeper understanding of the NBA, despite thinking that you know it all, can help introduce to developments you didn’t know existed and, possibly, spark a unique conversation about the league.