Does It Bother You? My business is none of your business

By Hannah McCrone, Opinion Editor

June 21, 2018

Filed under Does It Bother You, Opinion, Showcase

Does it bother you that your business is never just your own? As teenagers, drama is constantly being passed around us, to us, or about us. From an early age we have heard gossip or shared gossip. What bothers me so much abou...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Trump’s tweets betray the idea of democracy

June 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

“As has been stated by multiple legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?” The words of President Trump, mostly through his Twitter account, have...

OPINION: The advice we need but never receive

By Alex Rosenfeld

May 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The most important thing my fifth grade science teacher taught me had nothing to do with kidneys, hurricanes or the moon. What he taught me was to stand out from the crowd and keep on fighting for what I believe in, even if othe...

What WE say about … PBAs

By Monica Barker, Opinion Editor

May 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As the school year comes to an end, teens in high school always brace for final projects to be thrown at them. When West Essex replaced final exams with Project Based Assessments (PBAs) in 2016, it was a giant shift in the pac...

OPINION: Testing doesn’t hurt, but PARCC’s stranglehold is yearlong

By Alex Rosenfeld, Opinion Editor

May 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

You get 40 minutes to answer seven questions, every question is essentially identical, technical glitches delay it for hours and nobody takes it seriously. Of course, we’re talking about PARCC. Truly a waste of time with no r...