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Women should be in control of their bodies, not politicians

By Danielle Schwartz, Editor-in-Chief

June 14, 2019

Prior to 1973, women in the United States who wanted an abortion faced extreme dangers. Since they could not obtain safe and legal abortions, women practiced self-induction and potentially fatal methods such as falling down st...

OPINION: Jexit: How to fix New Jersey’s nonstop exodus

By Chris Rysz, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2019

If it wasn't already obvious, living in New Jersey isn't very friendly to any taxpayer’s wallet. Many New Jerseyans don't enjoy the fact that they cough up some of  the highest sales tax, state income tax and property taxes i...

Seniors recommend which classes students should take

By Denise Domerstad, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

  “Power Mechanics because it’s a lot of hands-on building, which is fun.” --Noah Rombough '19       “I recommend people take Food and Sports Nutrition with Mrs. Boymann because it was...

OPINION: When weighing options, pick clubs over sports

By Chase Morrone, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2019

With the end of the year soon approaching, rising high school students are planning what out-of-class activities to participate in for next year. Posters will be hung up all over school  at the start of the year to sign up fo...

OPINION: College Scandal Q&A

By Monica Barker, Opinion Editor

March 19, 2019

We ask students and faculty at West Essex on their reaction about the recent college scandal that was leaked on March 12, 2019. 50 people who were allegedly part of a college scheme to persuade admission counselors on their c...

OPINION: Why not take a gap year?

By Megan Osborne, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

Usually when students graduate high school, they’re already thinking ahead to college and their future academic classes. But what most students don’t realize is that they can benefit more from taking time off -- in the form ...