Eventually, I found a solution to this nagging problem: movies. Throughout my childhood, watching movies was one of my favorite pastimes. Whether it be at the movie theater, at my house, or outside, I could always depend on movies to transport me to a different world.
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.
out on engaging in typical activities for kids- like playing soccer with the other kids in the neighborhood, or watching Curious George on the PBS channel.
It seemed like the possibilities were endless for this show. However, while a fun action-packed buddy cop, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier drops the ball on many aspects, including its characters.
High School North’s Thespian Society never fails to impress. From captivating fall dramas to dazzling spring musicals, our actors and actresses have quickly captured the hearts of our WW-P community. […]
It’s important to be competitive, but don’t let the competitiveness suck away the fun from playing the sport because you’re not going to be playing this sport forever.
When the pandemic hit, there was an eerie silence that fell over the Carter household. Sports paused, meetings were cancelled, and we bunkered down for a long (admittedly much longer than anticipated) break from normal life.
In many ways, the quarantine kept our family apart. We could no longer go out to eat together, watch movies together, or even just stop by each other’s houses for a quick hello (and Challah delivery). However, in one key way, the quarantine brought our family closer too: Zoom calls.
There are some days in my life that I’ll never forget. March 13, 2020, was one of those days. After getting off the bus for what turned out to be the last time in over a year, I took a walk around my neighborhood and parts of town that I suspected would close down in the coming days.
When I received an email from my dance teacher a month later saying she would be resuming classes on Zoom, I felt defeated. Not even a global pandemic could keep me away from dance.
Maybe it was the fear that one of them could be the next victim of coronavirus or just the newfound appreciation for the relationships we as a society often take for granted. Nonetheless, it was simply a wake-up call for many, a reminder to check in with those we care about.
I have never been especially devoted towards religion. However, even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit New Jersey and the rest of the United States, the one time of year I had always looked forward to was Ramadan.
It’s common to feel alone when you are in a sea of people. This school year, even with all the struggles and losses that students have faced, there is one thing I will surely miss from this unfortunate time; the friends that I’ve made.
Disney is often credited for creating the most noteworthy animated movies in the film industry. A company with hundreds of thousands of employees, Disney has released several dozens of movies since it was first founded in the early 1900s. But despite Disney’s captivating fairy tales and charming animated characters, the company has had its fair share of failures.
May 25th marks a full year since the killing of George Floyd. Last month, a long-awaited conviction against police officer Derek Chauvin was announced. Guilty on all three counts. Let’s talk about it.
The Race Matters column spoke to WW-P students about their experiences with stereotypes and assumptions in the classroom. Here’s what they had to say.
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.
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.
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.