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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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Jay Critch is the "Whole New Wave"

The 21-year old up-and-coming artist, Jay Critch, is beginning to turn his life around and making it big in the music industry. Jay Critch is always dancing, having fun, hanging with his closest friends and doing what he enjoys most which is rapping.


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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.


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Review of Peter Rabbit

Has anyone ever read The Tale of Benjamin Bunny?  The Tale of Benjamin Bunny is a children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter and first published in September of 1904.  This book is a sequel to The Tale of Peter Rabbit, written in 1902.  The Tale of Benjamin Bunny is about Peter’s return to Mr. McGregor’s garden with his cousin, Benjamin, to retrieve the clothes he lost there during his previous adventure.  Peter Rabbit is apprehensive about going back there, due to his past experience.

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On a New Wave

Art derives from one’s own reality. This proves true when looking at Tallal Ahmed, a Nutley High School senior’s, work. Not only does Tallal create art pieces, he also writes and produces music alongside his friend, Nick Butisingh, a Bloomfield High School senior. Ahmed incorporates his art into his style as well, usually sporting statement pieces like a denim jacket or ripped jeans. One can say he’s the embodiment of creativity.


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Music Review: Top 10 Songs of 2017

According to, the top 10 songs of 2017 were “Bedroom Floor,” by Liam Payne; “Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran; “Look What You Made Me Do,” by Taylor Swift; “Friends,” by Justin Bieber and Blood Pop; “Get Low,” by Zedd, featuring Liam Payne; “Wild Thoughts,” by DJ Khaled; “Down,” by Fifth Harmony; “Strip That Down,” by Liam Payne; “Crying in the Club,” by Camila Cabello; “Dead,” by Madison Beer,;and “Slow Hands,” by Niall Horan. 


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Munch on Super Bowl Snacks

The. Super. Bowl. Chances are that on Sunday, February 4, most Americans will be at a Super Bowl party. Whether they have made a bet with their friends on who will win the game, are hosting a Super Bowl-themed party with their family, or even traveling to Minnesota for the game, most will be  surrounded by the Super Bowl hype.


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Embrace Your Holiday Spirit

Nutley High School takes on Holiday Spirit Week

Nutley High School hosted its annual Spirit Week, which took place the week of December 18 to December 22. It was a fun and creative week that gave the students of NHS the opportunity to dress up and show their true holiday spirit. This event was was created by NHS teacher, Ms. Brady and the NHS Student Council.