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Initially meant to be released in our March print issue, this project is a compilation of responses from North alumni that now attend colleges and universities across the country. Given […]

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Kentaji Brown Jackson’s Rise to the Supreme Court

Since Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement, President Joe Biden stated that he was devoted to nominating a Black woman to the United States Supreme Court. On February 25, 2022, Biden finally picked his nominee—Kentaji Brown Jackson. After the lengthy process of confirmation hearings, on April 7, 2022, Judge Jackson officially became the first Black woman to be confirmed to the US Supreme Court. Jackson’s addition to the court has officially created a non-white male justice majority for the first time in U.S. history. 

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Spring 2022 Fashion Trends

Yesterday, for the first time this year, I felt spring. The crisp fresh air against my skin, the melodic sounds of birds chirping, and the earthy fragrance of freshly mowed grass. Without hesitation I opened my computer, hopped on Pinterest, and searched up “Spring 2022 Fashion Trends”. Now, I’ve never been one to follow momentary trends, but this year is new. Bold accessories, gorgeous pastels, and the revival of 90’s fashion? This year I feel the difference.

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Explaining the “Pink Tax”

There are many women in our country who don’t have the means to buy their own menstrual hygiene products, simply because of their gender. In certain states, menstrual hygiene products and other products targeted towards women are highly taxed; called the “pink” or “tampon tax,” these items are priced this way because they are meant for women. This pricing displays the blatant sexism within our state governments which must be rectified.

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NDAA Ends ‘Pink Tax’, Revising Disproportionate Military Expenses for Women; Attributed to Sexism; What Can We Expect Moving Forward?

As the ‘pink tax’ plagues the shelves of American shoppers, questions arise in regards to how extensive this mass spread phenomenon has become. With feminine presenting packaging, products, and marketing, women across the United States are left wondering: What has changed? What can we expect moving forward?

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The Red Cross Crisis

Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, there has been a 10% decline in the number of people who were donating blood to the Red Cross, foreshadowing the Red Cross announcement in January that they were experiencing a major blood donation shortage for the first time.

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Paris Hilton’s Call to Action

From a young age, Hilton used partying and drugs as a distraction from bullying at her school in New York. This behavior concerned her parents, Kathy and Rick Hilton, who sent the heiress to multiple “emotional growth schools” for troubled children. In This is Paris, Hilton’s auto-documentary, she recollects how at age 15 she was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night. Screaming and fighting, she was dragged out of her house by two men—all while her parents watched her. This parent-approved kidnapping was only the beginning of what Paris had to endure at the reform schools she ended up attending. 

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Why Album Covers Matter

Representing a part of your life’s work through a square-shaped visual art piece is an immensely enormous task. Do it right, and your album cover could stand recognizably alongside your music. It could forever be associated with you and your personality, work and career. Do it wrong, however, and it could ruin your entire album.

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How Taylor Swift Reclaimed Her Name – A Deep Dive into the (Taylor’s Version) Re-Recordings

“Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.¨ Taylor Swift is indefinitely one of the most influential pop icons of the 21st century. With eleven albums, thirty-two Grammy nominations, and eleven wins, Swift has truly proved herself to be the artist of the decade. Whether you are the forced radio listener, casual swiftie, or die-hard, screw Jake Gylennhal, give-it-all-up-for-Blondie type of fan, you’ve probably listened to Swift’s popular songs. However, behind Swift’s fame is a dark truth: Swift currently has no rights over her music.

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Columbia University’s Graduation “Scandal”

Given the special circumstances formed by the pandemic, Columbia University seized on the opportunity to implement temporary changes to their graduation ceremonies. In the spring of 2021, the University announced that it would be holding separate graduations for Black, Latino, Native American, and LGBTQ+ students. Almost immediately, prominent news channels such as Fox News jumped in with negative commentary on the decision.

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COVID Conversations with Dr. Dauber: Issue I

“It’s not something I’m opposed to…but please recognize that this is a bigger structural change that would need to go “up the flagpole”, so to speak” . This type of change, he emphasized, would need to be discussed with Ms. Cincotta, the principal at South, as well as Dr. Aderhold, the district superintendent. A change at this level might even require Board of Ed input. Dauber agreed to set up a meeting with Ms. Cincotta, and to help the student council set up a meeting with Dr. Aderhold himself.

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The “Best Theater in New Jersey”

By Olivia Silvester and Saranya Mandapaty, Staff Writers 101 years of establishment, 101 years of history, 101 years of underclassmen traditions. This is the Princeton Garden Theatre.  What better to add to a historical town besides a historical theater? You may have heard of this establishment, and you’ve definitely seen it while walking around Princeton. The Princeton Garden Theatre was […]

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What a Post-Roe World Means

Newly passed Texas law S.B. 8 went into effect September 1, 2021—catapulting the United States into what may soon become a post-Roe world. Roe v. Wade, a case ironically stemming out of Texas in 1973, has guaranteed women the right to a safe and legal abortion for the past 48 years. 

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Behind the black box and the one-day return to Zoom school

Perhaps we needed something of a break after two months back in person. Perhaps we did not want a reminder of those days when we wanted to break because the agony of the video call was becoming too much to bear. Regardless, the governor had made his decision — any school to be used for voting could go virtual on Election Day — and not only would the masks come off everyone’s faces, most of those faces would then disappear behind the cloak of the black box.

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Central Jersey’s Latest Scrumptious Sensations

Bored of eating the same home-cooked food every day? Tired of the same, nearly indistinguishable flavors that enter your mouth? Looking for something brand new, riveting, and explosive with every bite? The solution for all your problems are right here! The pandemic has forced most people to eat at home and prepare their own food, denying the daily indulgences of restaurants and takeout we used to do so often. The tireless routine of what to cook and what to eat has become, frankly, quite stagnant. Not to fear, however! The pandemic hasn’t stopped new restaurants, filled with scrumptious meals, from popping up all over town. Here are just a select few recently opened restaurants in the area!

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Why I Would Be Willing to Read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo at Least Seven Times

When I first heard of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and learned that the book would follow the life of a glamorous fifties movie star, I was hesitant. My expectations were that it would follow a common stereotype of women with many husbands — that they all died a mysterious, tragic death, the cause “unknown.” To be honest, I thought it was a cliche. The reality of it, however, is far more tragic and bittersweet than I had initially expected it to be, and it has nothing to do with Evelyn Hugo’s seven husbands so much as it has to do with the tale of her and her greatest love.

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New and Improved: A Long List of Renovations for WW-P  

Anusha Bapat Opinion Editor Victoria Li Staff Writer Over the last few years, an increasing number of residential developments within the WW-P school district have been drafted, designed, and constructed. This influx of housing translates to an estimated 3,200+ students of all different ages flooding into the schools over the course of the coming years. The potential gain of 200-300 […]

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What I’ll Keep: Family Game Nights

Before the pandemic, getting everyone in my family into one room was nearly impossible. My mom and dad on calls, my sister attending class, and my brother in the basement on his PlayStation meant I rarely had time to see them before dinner. But when we were hit with our first lockdown last year, I found myself spending the most time with my family than I ever had before.