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.
“It’s addressing who we are, what defines my life, what makes my identity.” The word disability has been stigmatized to the point where people are afraid to say it. But the stereotypes and discrimination against disabled people, stem from the ubiquitous fear of saying the word. Today is the day we stop dancing around the subject and address it. Disability.
Kamna Mamidyala Staff Writer Jonathan Harnisch once said, “The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about.” He was right. There are so many people that have […]
If we look at the root of journalism and the role it’s played in American history alone, we see that during the Revolutionary War, independant and publication journalism is what truly fanned the flames of rebellion. But with such rebellion, comes consequence.
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.
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.
On February 11, 2022, President Biden signed an executive order to take hold of $7 billion of frozen funds belonging to Afghanistan and give half ($3.5 billion) to the American families of victims of the 9/11 attacks, while the other half would go toward providing relief to the people of Afghanistan.
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?
Students came together to protest the problematic ways that UConn has been handling sexual assault and rape cases that have been reported to campus police. This issue has been ongoing for years, but only recently did it spark conversation once again.
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.
Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye) was the Scrooge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Still, it seems like he has found his Christmas spirit in the highly beloved Hawkeye series.
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.
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.
It’s 1969. It’s been three years of not performing, the equivalent of a lifetime for the world-renowned band, The Beatles. Despite a fair amount of interpersonal tension, the four musicians–Paul, John, George, and Ringo–“come together,” hoping to create an album, a concert, and a television special.
“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.
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.
On October 25, juniors and seniors at High School North received a newsletter from the principal, Dr. Jonathan Dauber, regarding the cancellation of the Disney and Washington Seminar trips.
New Jersey is one of two states that has local elections on odd-numbered years. After a mystifying gubernatorial election, the state must be prepared to face future challenges.
The Peer Leaders club is one full of universal energy for helping the school community. Although it requires much responsibility, commitment, and enthusiasm, these peer leaders take on the task every day, acting as a resource and a ‘peer’ to their fellow classmates.
By Jack Carter, Editor-at-Large Student leaders who met last week with Dr. Dauber did not make discernible progress on a series of important issues but, in concert with school administration, […]
By Rhea Kohli and Yasmeen London Dear House of Representatives, We hope this letter finds you well. On behalf of the students across the nation, we are enraged. We […]
“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.
Ananya Dondapati, Ria Prasad, Raunaq Nona Saharan, and Jack Carter The Knightly News Editorial Board Following a full school reopening for the first time since March of 2020, administrators have […]
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 […]
Not only did the Marvel movie Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings display the talent of many Asian actors, the film’s soundtrack also highlights a handful of brilliant Asian musicians.
By Aryan Virmani, Staff Writer The RTX 3070 from Nvidia launched last year in October but it has been really hard to get your hands on it. The 3070 is […]
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.
By Haaniyah Faisal, Staff Writer When people think of Simone Biles, winning 32 Olympic World Championship Medals is what comes to most people’s mind. What doesn’t come to our mind […]
By Kriti Devand Staff Writer All of the “coming soon” signs displaying the opening of the brand new bubble tea shop in the Plainsboro Plaza have finally come down. The […]
By Abiha Rupani, Staff Writer Like most teens, season two of the cringe-worthy-but-enthralling comedy drama Never Have I Ever, created by comedic genius Mindy Kaling, had my eyes glued to […]
by Kealan Daly, Staff Writer Jason Sudekis’ impressive acting career has gone to another level. In August of 2020, Ted Lasso was released on Apple TV and had the whole […]
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.
“I live for competition, even if I’m losing…”
“It’s more than just running with people, it’s creating a bond with others that’s hard to replace…”
Gabby Lamboy & Hana Mahmutbegovic Staff Writers The crowd roars and rumbles. The stadium is packed with high schoolers cheering under their masks. […]
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!
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.
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 […]
When this school year started on September 8, many students had not taken a class outside their house in five hundred forty-four days. However, after Governor Murphy ended the executive order allowing for remote learning, all of them would need to transition back into full-day, in-person classes.
If Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is not aiming to rewrite history, it is at least aiming to redress some of the grievances surrounding the representation of Asian Americans in film. It provides an opportunity for Asian Americans to reclaim and reframe some of the cultural narratives about them.
As we all come back into the building full time this school year, a lot of classes have made a lot of changes. Physical education here at High School North, is no exception.
Ringing in the 2021-2022 school year, there’s a new face in administration at High School North: Dr. Fay Kim. Dr. Kim, who previously worked at Lawrence High School, is the new assistant principal at HSN. When asked how the first few weeks of school have been so far, Dr. Kim says, “The students and staff have been extremely welcoming and positive.”
With the recent end to the 2020-2021 NBA regular season, the discussion regarding the ultimate winner of the league’s MVP is heating up! This season, players such as Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, and Stephen Curry excited many with their impressive stat lines, phenomenal leadership, and unforgettable performances.
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.
Staff Writers: Saranya Mandapaty and Yasmeen London Opinion Editor: Anusha Bapat Schools across the nation shutting down, one by one, like a game of dominoes gone awry. Utter isolation, forced […]
Staff Writer: Pooja Narayan Opinion Editor: Anusha Bapat By scrolling through just a few Google searches, one can find numerous childcare blogs dedicated to persuading children to read nonfiction. Suggestions […]
Natalie Leung Features Editor CW: Graphic Content Scrolling through the Trending Now section on Netflix, it’s hard not to notice that a majority of the shows focus on the lives […]
Staff Writer: Sneha Dev A melting pot contains a variety of elements and colors that overlap, resulting in people not just sharing qualities, but also coming together in order to […]