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Plainsboro hosts Police Program to address residents’ security concerns

By: Fariha Tamboli and Rafeea Tamboli Many students compare living in West Windsor and Plainsboro to living in a bubble.  With Blue-Ribbon schools and great community centers, this area has earned itself a notable reputation: safe and secure.  And, for the most part, this reputation holds true.  However, every town in America witnesses its fair share of crime, and WW-P is no different.  With the recent child luring cases and attempted burglaries, the town’s various departments teamed together to restore safety and security to WW-P. On September 30, 2016, the Plainsboro Police Department, in conjunction with Plainsboro’s Human Relations Council, hosted an interactive community program to address the rising security concerns of the residents.  Daniel Kanaley, a detective for the […]

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10 facts about field hockey

Shaun Robinson   Field hockey season is in full swing (no pun intended) here at North.  Let’s take a look at some interesting, and perhaps eye-opening, facts about this sport.   1 – Field hockey is a popular men’s sport outside the US. In major international tournaments, including the Olympics, there are competitions for both men and women.  In the […]

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Where trends go to die

By: Sarah Hudes What if I told you that the shirt you are wearing right now was stitched together by the hands of suffering child laborers in Bangladesh?  Or that your favorite clothing store produces their clothes in dangerous garment factories in Cambodia?  Would you rethink where you bought your clothes? While our morality answers yes, people still continue buying clothes produced by underpaid labor.  Because of these clothes’ alluringly low price tags, most people are able to block out of their minds the cold hard facts—innocent human beings are suffering.  People are inherently selfish; it is human nature to be more inclined to care about their own lives than others.  Regardless, it is unacceptable to risk human lives in […]

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North ranks second in the state

By: Lei Lei Wu and Shaun Robinson   In its September 2016 issue, New Jersey Monthly Magazine released its biennial state high school rankings.  North came in at number 2 on the Top 100 list, out of a total 337 public high schools in New Jersey. However, this year the magazine changed its ranking criteria.  They considered, for the first time, student participation in visual and performing arts classes.  Additionally, the magazine looked at, according to, “the percentage [of students] taking an AP or IB class of any kind,” as opposed to the number taking an AP class in solely math, science, social studies, or English. With North’s extensive music and art programs, as well as the popularity of […]

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Nassau Church Refugee Expeditions: Venturing onto the Syrian Frontier

By: Emma Killeen, Michael Miller, and Shubham Saharan Hearing about atrocities in Syria has become commonplace in our daily lives. In an increasingly turbulent political atmosphere, many Americans now see the Syrian Refugee Crisis as a propagandized affair as opposed to an issue with human lives at stake. But for the past 50 years, even before the current refugee crisis hit news outlets, the Nassau Presbyterian church in Princeton has been resettling refugees, and their latest focus—a Syrian family. Osama, blinded permanently by a mortar attack in Syria, his wife Ghada, and their four children came to America over six months ago, and were welcomed with open arms from the church community.  Catching up with Susan Jennings, case manager of the Refugee Resettlement Program […]

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North’s MUN team remodels NorthMUNC II

By: Neha Tailigeri and Ritika Mukund North’s Model United Nations (MUN) team is one of the better-known clubs in the school. The club simulates the United Nations, where members, known as delegates, debate various international issues.  The club only attends four conferences at various major universities every year, but it participates in many more local conferences held by local high schools. The first conference at North (NorthMUNC) was held last spring. “We were motivated [to create NorthMUNC] mostly due to the high costs of attending the four-day conferences,” senior Amar Desai, a Secretary General for the North MUN team, said.  Due to the limited spots on the roster and to various schedule conflicts, it can often be difficult for members […]

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New faces at North

The first day of school at WW-P does not only apply to the freshmen. Meet the new staff, get interested in new subjects offered at school, and learn a bit mroe about the new faces of North. Christine Cabarle                                           […]

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Lillian Chen is drawing her way to success

By: Michael Miller   In a community of busy students, Lillian Chen stands out as one of the busiest. She swims, plays cello, creates art, fences, and participates in volleyball. Chen’s upbeat attitude enables her to flourish under the pressure of  her busy schedule.  “Three of Lillian’s best characteristics: optimism, determination, charisma,” said senior Apoorva Balaji. Chen is passionate about […]

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Ecuador 2016: more than just a field trip

By: Isha Patlola “Poderosa.  Hermosa. Divertida.” These are just a few words that Spanish teacher Ashley Warren used to describe WW-P’s trip to Ecuador this past August.  Poderosa, meaning powerful in Spanish, describes how the trip to Ecuador introduced the students to a rich, new culture and experience, leaving a profound impression on the whole group.  Hermosa, meaning beautiful, describes not only the physical beauty of the Andes and the Galapagos islands, but also the beauty of learning more about Ecuadorian culture.  And lastly, divertida, meaning fun, sums up the whole trip.  “I haven’t laughed so hard or smiled so much on one trip in my lifetime,” Warren said.  Though the district gives students many opportunities to visit new places […]

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Accountability, or a lack of trust?

Students look forward to experiencing the freedom of senior year—driving to school, missing morning or afternoon study halls, and squeezing as much out of the forty minutes of lunch as they can.  However, this year’s seniors walked into their first lower dining hall and were met with an unfamiliar adversary.  It wasn’t college applications; it wasn’t the workload of first semester.  It was a strange scanning device sitting on the table. These new scanners are an implementation of a Genesis feature called Turnstile, which helps the school on two fronts.  First, the system allows the administration to know where students are at any point during the day based on where they scan their student ID’s.  As of now, this includes […]

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Miley Cyrus abandons the red carpet forever

By: Srinidhi Ananth Miley Cyrus is known for her controversial transformation from the nation’s beloved Hannah Montana to, well, Miley.  The current Miley Cyrus has been highly scrutinized for her fashion sense, earning some praise and a lot of criticism.  So in her newest protest against the status quo, Cyrus decided to step off the red forever. On September 16, 2016 […]

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Choking on air: a cure

  Once there was a girl who couldn’t breathe the air of earth.  Her lungs required a different oxygen, the air of a world above the clouds where a bird lived in her chest and ships sailed through the blue of the sky like they sail through oceans. This is the world of Magonia.  Beautiful, quirky, and sweet, Magonia, Maria […]

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New York Fashion Week 2016: A story of diversity

From furry fingernails to dreadlocks made of yarn, the New York Fashion Week has consistently showcased innovative and unique designs at the forefront of fashion.  This year, however, there were two especially interesting and unique features: the first collection with hijabs, or traditional headscarves and the first model who is a victim of an acid attacks. Designers and models alike […]

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Chef Kdrojewski brings new dining options to North

In addition to providing healthier options, Kdrojewski has played a large role in diversifying North’s food options. This school year, he was the one who introduced Boar’s Head Meat and Cheese to the cafeteria, and he added Wawa coffee and slushies, as well. “We try to make it more retail-based more like a college retail dining facility, and we make fresh soup every day, along with two pastas, two sauces, and a full service salad bar. So we try to make upscale dining choices at the best value for your money,” said Kdrojewski.

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♫Hot Music for Hot Weather♫

With summer fast approaching and Coachella behind us, music festivals have become a desirable pastime for teenagers. Despite the young population’s desire to attend these events, many of these popular music festivals are unavailable to teens, due to economic and geographical reasons. Here are some music festivals that combine fun with accessibility for local residents!