Rap music to wrap up 2016

January 20, 2017

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By Grace George '17 Drake sneakin' a new album to end the year Drake’s new album, “More, Life,” is projected to drop in 2017, but he has already put out three singles, “Fake Love,” “Two Birds, One Stone” and ...

Oldies but goodies of the decades

January 20, 2017

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Although everyone is eager to listen to the newest hits on the radio, students of West Essex seem to appreciate the "classics." Whether you are a freshman or a senior, if you heard a popular song from the past few decades you w...

Oscars 2017: Who will bring home the gold?

By Alexa Dratch, Art Director

January 20, 2017

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  WIRE PICKS And the winner for Best Picture is... “Deadpool” The popular comedy was a serious favorite with the Wire staff. With its crude humor, modern superhero vibe and Ryan Reynolds, it’s a no brainer that we picked it as best picture. And the winner for Best Actor ...

Rappers turn from naughty to nice

January 20, 2017

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By Grace George '17  Recently there has been a trend toward dark and depressing news in the media. Whether it’s another shooting, dirty polar bears or disenfranchised refugees, newspapers and TV stations often have dreary stor...

Is the Jingle Ball hype worth the price?

By Sara Amil, Arts & Culture Section Editor

January 1, 2017

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The cookies, eggnog and songs that the holiday season brings are some amazing perks, but one can not forget about the greatest event of the winter season; Jingle Ball. It’s no secret that this is the place to be when Decembe...

Hanukkah Harry takes on the winter festivities

December 2, 2016

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By Isabel Tabs '17 Breaking news: Hanukkah Harry and Santa Claus decided to team up this holiday season going from door to door and chimney to chimney delivering gifts for all of the children. With these with two prodigal hol...

West Essex is in the House

December 2, 2016

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By Jake Wolf '17 West Essex is in the house, but is it here to stay? The newest social media craze is Houseparty, an app that allows its users to video chat with up to seven friends. The app was only introduced to the school this ...

‘Walking Dead’ is revived in Season 7

By Michael DiGiacomo, Opinion Editor

December 2, 2016

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Remember when we thought zombies were the biggest threat during an apocalypse? Well if you haven’t already seen The Walking Dead’s season 7 premiere, on Oct. 23, director Robert Kirkman, reminded us just how menacing humans...

English lovers unite at Fall Showcase

December 2, 2016

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by Daniella Ignacio '17 Intermission has just ended and the next act is set to begin. Suddenly, host Isabel Parzecki announces that seniors Steven Collini, Veronica Grezcek and Michael Gonzalez decided to perform at the last minute. Collini reads an excerpt from Kanye West’s “Po...

Harambe is dead, but the memes are not

October 21, 2016

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By Olivia Ritter '17 In late May, the world erupted in a fit of activism in response to the killing of Harambe, a 450-pound gorilla, after he dragged a 3-year-old boy across his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. In the summer, the ...

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