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The North Pole Visits Nutley

On Friday, November 23, 2018, Nutley residents poured into the Oval for Santa’s annual arrival. The Nutley Chamber of Commerce has hosted this popular event for the past 57 years and they hope to carry the tradition of making children and families happy during the holiday season. As usual, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in a helicopter exciting all the anxious children and they continued to make them smile while walking around meeting them. There was free hot chocolate, prizes, and lots of entertainment for the Nutley families.

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NHS Marching Band's Winning Start to Their Successful Season

On September 22, 2018, Nutley High School’s Marching Band won first place in two competitions. The Marching Band went to Montville Township High School and Lenape Valley Regional High School and won with the scores of 79.350 and 78.250. These first two competitions have lead the Marching Band to a winning streak. The band has many members ranging from freshmen to seniors who all work together to string together high-end performances.


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Top 5 Fall Fashion Trends

Every year, fashion trends are discarded, recycled, and invented on the runway. Each passing season makes room for different variations and interpretations of an established style. Fall is widely recognized as the season of earthy colors, scarves, flannels, sweatshirts and beanies. Just like each fashion season before, 2018 has added a new take on what is popular for this year, and revived some popular styles from previous decades. This list discusses the trends that have either become iconic this year, or had been carried over from 2017 .  


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NHS Indoor Percussion is Here to Make a Statement

The Nutley High School Indoor Percussion ensemble is preparing to start their third season this November. Despite the group’s short life span, they are no stranger to success. After taking the first place title in the Regional A division at the US Bands Championships in April with their show “Toxicity,” they have a big reputation to live up to for this upcoming competition season in winter 2019.


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Inspiring the Minds of Young Adults

Two NHS Students Have Art Work on Display


The Inspiring Minds Art Exhibit, managed by Linda Beard and held at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, is an art exhibition that celebrates and advertises the work of young artists in Essex County. A student signs up, posts three pieces, gives information about the piece such size, medium and price (if the student wishes to sell) and the judges of the program choose what pieces to display for the duration of the gallery.


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NHS Makes Sure "Every Day Counts" with Comic

The "Every Day Counts" Committee at Nutley High School has helped to promote the NHS "Every Day Counts" Campaign created by Mrs. Jackie Devore, a NHS vice principal. The committee created posters that were hung around the school, and created, printed, and sold tee-shirts with the slogan, "Miss School, Miss Out."


The group, consisting of NHS students Robert Nyakairu, Justin Rosario, Sean Mendoza, and Fernando Filian, created this comic for the campaign.

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Late Nights and Long Dresses

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art rolled out the red carpet for the Met Gala on May 7, 2018. This event is commonly known as the most fashionable night of year. The Met Gala is an event that welcomes celebrities and young creators. The invite-only event is also a fundraiser for the museum.This year's hosts were Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace. Celebrities including Selena Gomez, Madonna, Katy Perry, and Kim Kardashian dressed to appropriately represent the theme of the event: “Heavenly Bodies:” Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.


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The “Thriller” Journey of Jackson

As the ninth anniversary of the death of  Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop” approaches, the Maroon and Gray looks back on his life's journey. It seemed like Jackson was born to sing, make music, dance and to shine. Despite the nine years since his passing, his music and spirit live on in the broken hearts of his fans today.


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The Art Show at Nutley High School 2018

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, the Nutley Public Schools hosted a district-wide Art Show. The event took place in the Nutley High School gymnasium and cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. that evening. The Art Show is a happy occasion for the students, staff, and parents of Nutley Schools.  This year, the Art Show was truly a success. It was arranged by Mr. Denis Williams, principal of Nutley High School, Mrs. Theresa Lappostato, NHS art teacher, and Dr. James Riley, Coordinator of Fine, Practical and Performing Arts. 


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Prom: The Good, The Bad, and The Almost Broken Heel

Prom has been on the minds of seniors since the beginning of September, next to the coveted prom weekend. Everyone can relate that there’s a frustrating struggle in the prep leading up to prom. Questions like: Will I get a date? Where can I find a dress that doesn't’ look like Tiffany’s even though I really want that dress? Where do I get my hair done for the low? And most importantly: What do I caption my Instagram post?  


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Forever 21 Takes on Fashion: A Review

Not a lot of areas in the world have stores that you can find good quality, fashionable clothes. Forever 21 is a retail store that’s not too expensive and usually has sales every week. The pricing is reasonable and they sell not only women’s clothes, but also plus sizes and men as well. If you have a last minute event. Forever 21 has the latest fashion.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Finally Ready to Settle Down

The Couple Plans for May Nuptials


Prince Harry, 33, has finally found his princess. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, 36, will marry on May 19, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel, in London. The reception will follow at Windsor Castle.


Prince Harry met Markle in 2016, and they dated, in secret, for six months before deciding it was time to take their relationship public. The couple announced their engagement in November of 2017 to the media at Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden. 

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Pippin Engages Audiences During Weekend Performances: A Review

Elements of an entertaining musical include songs that are memorable, lights that are appealing to the eye, and acting that’s amazingly convincing.  Nutley High School's performance of Pippin took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 9, 10 and 11. This three-night spectacle of a show was directed by NHS English teacher Michael Gurrieri and choir teacher, Nicole Monte.