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NHS Art Show Back And Better Than Ever

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Nutley High School had its annual art show. The show took place from 6PM to 8PM and included art from students throughout the school, the National Art Honor Society induction ceremony, music by the NHS jazz lab, and food made by the NHS Culinary Department. “I am so happy with how well everything turned out, everybody did a great job. I am so proud of the students for doing such a great job setting up and preparing for the show,” said Angela Melchionne, one of the art teachers at NHS. 

 

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An Overview of Global Conflicts

2022 has set global tension at the highest it’s been in years. Around the globe conflict has sparked, from the war in Ukraine, the rising tensions between the USA, China, and Taiwan, and Sweden and Finland joining NATO and reversing their neutrality. The world is the closest it’s ever been to World War 3 since 1962 and the Cuban Missile Crisis.   

 

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NHS Art Teacher Retires After 16 years

NHS art teacher, Mrs. Theresa Lappostato, is retiring from NHS at the end this school year. The 16-year veteran art teacher from NHS has had an undeniable impact on students and future artists since acquiring this job. She also kept the Amy Bonadonna memorial scholarship alive, in memory of a former NHS art student who passed away.

 

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Climate Change is Taking the World by Drought

Climate change has been sweeping throughout the world, especially in Middle Eastern countries. Despite only causing 3% of all greenhouse gas emissions, India is currently in one of its worst heat waves in a while, temperatures shooting up to 113° Fahrenheit. With an average temperature of 73° Fahrenheit, people are left reeling at the temperature change. 

 

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Student Loan Support in America

In America, 45 million former and current students are in debt, owing a grand total of $1.6 trillion in student loans. In more than seven million people, one of every five borrowers fails to pay off the loans they owe, which are commonly left unpaid for a decade or longer in some cases. Student loan debt can cause a recession in the economy and cause mental distress to those who have yet to pay off their loans.

 

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Elementary Students Participate in Annual Junior Olympics

On May 26th,  the annual Junior Olympics took place in the Park Oval. The Junior Olympics are a variety of physical activities that students from each school compete in. Mrs. Moscaritola, the Washington Elementary School PE teacher, helps with hosting and putting together the Junior Olympics. All five Nutley Elementary School PE teachers play a part in the Junior Olympics and prepare to make the day a fun and active time for their students. 

 

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" Raiders Never Walk Alone" Wellness Day, First Of It's Kind

On Friday, May 20, 2022, Nutley High School had its first-ever Wellness Day. The event was in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness month which takes place each May. The theme was "Together for Mental Health" and the Wellness Day focused on both mind and body health and wellness. The event included breakfast, Yoga, dances, music, a Walk-A Thon, and each student received a shirt. “I am very excited about the event, it is the first of its kind. Mr. Johnson and I hope to make this a new tradition if all goes well,” said Mrs. Lewis, a NHS school counselor.

 

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Russia Threatens Finland and Sweden Amid Rising Tensions

As tensions rise around the world amid the war in Ukraine, the countries neighboring Russia have all sought after different forms of security. Thrown in the spotlight are the peaceful and neutral Scandinavian nations of Finland and Sweden. Their desired form of security is an application to NATO to join the defensive alliance. However, Putin and the Russian government have seen this as a threat to their national security, claiming that NATO is aggressively expanding and planning on invading Russia. 

 

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Rising Prices in New Jersey

The Covid-19 pandemic has set off a domino effect of predicaments leading to the inflation rate exceeding the national 40-year high previously set in December. Supply chain issues, high demand, production costs, and relief funds all play a role in the surging inflation.

 

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Oklahoma Passes Laws that Criminalize almost all Abortions

On April 28, 2022, the Oklahoma legislature  gave final  approval for a bill that would allow private citizens to take action against abortion providers to enforce the law. It comes as one of several bills passed this month by the state’s government to limit abortion access and amid a Republican-led agenda to curtail the procedure. 

 

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April Airport Madness Throughout the East Coast

On the weekend of April 3 to April 4, 2022, thousands of flights on the East Coast were canceled and delayed due to a multitude of reasons. Both bad weather conditions and technical issues caused over 1,500 flights to be canceled by a wide array of airlines. Weather in Florida was one of the main causes of delay. The fear for travelers was that their flight would be canceled last minute and they’d be stranded. This event was labeled as a travel nightmare for all.

 

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Russian Invasion Continues to Encounter Setbacks

The February 24th invasion of Ukraine by Russia has continued to encounter setbacks. The five-day invasion now has gone on for longer than a month, and as such there has been plenty of important updates and events that have happened since the last updates. From Ukrainian counter attacks, massacres, and Russian retreats, a lot has changed and with that change comes constant humiliation for Russia.

 

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Biden Nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Become First Black Woman on Supreme Court

On February 25, 2022, President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, making history as the first African American woman to serve on the highest court of the land. The judge’s appointment comes after the recent retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, who served on the bench for over twenty-seven years. The justice’s decision to step down allowed Biden to appoint the liberal successor that will serve for years to come.

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Why has Russia invaded Ukraine and what does Putin want?

Russia has launched a devastating attack on Ukraine, a European democracy of 44 million people, bombarding its cities and closing in on the capital, Kyiv, prompting a mass exodus of refugees.

 

But why did Russia's authoritarian leader tear up a peace deal with his neighbor and unleash what European leaders have labeled "Putin's war"?

 

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The Effects of Unemployment Due to the Vaccine Mandate

Each year, employees get laid off due to their company cutting costs, reducing staff, relocating, being bought out, or partaking in a merger. However, in 2022, workers have to face a new obstacle that endangers their job: the Covid-19 vaccine. Workers across America have expressed their concerns and disagreement with the requirement to be immunized. Many feel as though they have the right to refuse the vaccine if that’s what they chose. 

 

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Russia Declares Special Operations in Ukraine

On February 24, 2022, Russian troops invaded Ukraine. In the first few hours of the war, it seemed like it was already over before it had begun. Russian troops made plenty of gains, Ukrainian border guards were surrendering, and Ukrainian forces were put in retreat. However, after the initial shock and awe of the Russian attack had worn off, numerous faults were revealed in the Russian invasion.

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Ukraine's Allies Offer Support

On  February 27, 2022,  Europe,  America and Canada banned Russian aircrafts from their airspaces 

Canada has always been seen as a docile country that doesn't like fighting and is very known for being passive. Canada has aided many people  places and things financially and with supplies and them shutting their airways is no big detour from how generous and kind hearted they are.