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"Cruisin' Outta" Nutley: Class of 2020

The ship has sailed as the senior class of Nutley High School took their lap around the Hudson on September 17, 2019 for the annual Senior Cruise. This tradition commemorates the beginning of the end of high school. With this event comes glamour from top-to-bottom as students fish for top notch outfits and pay for perfected hair. But, the anticipation is now over as the fancy food has been digested and the over-the-top pictures have been posted to Instagram

 

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NHS Prepares for Graduation; Looks Back at Prom

As the Nutley High School wraps up the end of the year, the staff prepares for graduation on Wednesday, Juen 26 and looks back at the Senior Prom, held on June 13 at The Grove.  

 

The Senior Prom took many months of behind-the-scenes planning, according to class advisers, Ms. Lauren Uckar and Ms. Jessica Coppola. “We needed to be in contact with the venue to get all the arrangements ready, and pricing and establishing a contract,” says Mrs.Uckar. “We have to have a centerpiece for each table and decide on a color scheme.”

 

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Fun in the Sun

Things To Do During Summer Vacation

 

Summer vacation is the chance for teenagers to experience things they’ve never done before and live life to the fullest. With no school, summer vacation allows us to do things we truly enjoy. Whether it is spending time with our family and friends to having a job for the summer, students have many options over summer break.

 

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The Night of Nights

Many young children fantasize about what our senior prom will be like, waiting for the day to become a reality. As it turns out, sometimes the vision inside your head, doesn't become a reality. But for better or worse, it's a right of passage in your teenage years.

 

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Summer Fitness Tips

With the scorching temperatures and endless distractions, summer can be one of the hardest times to stay motivated in your fitness efforts. It takes real dedication to hit the gym when you could be lounging by the pool. We all want to look and feel our best, especially in the summer, but once summer arrives, many people struggle to keep up with their fitness routines because of vacation and social plans. However, summer is a great time to stay in shape, because there are plenty of activities for everyone.

 

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Importance of Summer Reading

When it comes to summer, reading is probably the last thing that comes to kids’ minds. They want to go to the beach and hang out with their friends, but as they do so they will not continue to grow and learn. Summer reading comes with its benefits even if everyone cannot see them.   

 

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Mr. Williams Reflects On the Class Of 19'

As the senior class moves forward from Nutley High School, colleges are getting ready for the new incoming freshmen. On June 26, the class of 2019 wi graduate. The estimated 300 graduating students of Nutley High School are eager to start their new lives away from home.

 

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Out of the Shadows: An Open Discussion for Mental Health Awareness Month

As you walk down the hallways, the students of Nutley High School act like every other stereotypical student; laughing, meeting around each other’s lockers, making plans for lunch. Yet, what may seem like the typical life of high schooler from the outside can actually hide crippling sadness and despair on the inside. As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, I thought it would be important to shine a light on a mental illness that impacts about 1.9 million children ages 3 through 17 in America.

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NHS Students Share Their Thoughts on Netflix Programs

As a student, whenever we aren’t doing things such as homework or studying, we are spending time with family and/or friends, playing video games, sleeping, playing sports, and/or other activities. One thing that I definitely do in my spare time is watch hours worth of Netflix either alone or with my family/friends. Because there are so many different types of shows to watch on Netflix, it allows viewers to see what type of genre they prefer to watch, what actors/actresses they enjoy watching the most, what director creates the best style of show, and more.

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Lions and Tigers and Finals, Oh My

Tuesday, June 18th: Not that you need a reminder, but finals are right around the corner. Studying for finals can be a stressful period, especially if you’re struggling to find the time or the willpower to put in the necessary work. It can be difficult to find motivation during finals week when all you want to do is cozy up and drink lemonade, but don’t let yourself off the hook just yet. Here are some tips to help you stay motivated and survive finals week.

 

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NHS' Thoughts on Summer Fashion

As summer 2019 approaches, new clothes are coming in, hot and fast! Everyone wants to feel confident and comfortable during this season. Nothing says summer more than feeling confident in your own choice of stylish clothes. A few NHS students share their personal favorites with the Maroon and Gray.  

 

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Mastering Students’ Grades

Nutley High School students are working very hard, studying for their upcoming exams and quizzes. With tests each day, it can be hard to concentrate and focus on what needs to be mastered for their next upcoming one. Students have a variety of types of studying techniques. Many students study in various places such as their bedrooms, the kitchen table, and the library. To have successful grades, students need to have an overall grasp of their classes and the learning concepts.

 

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Society Expectations: Can They Be Crushed?

In society, there are many expectations that young people are supposed to follow. But why are we being pressured to follow them? In reality, these expectations and social norms are imposed by society and often bring stress into the lives of those who strive to follow them.

 

As a senior in high school, societal pressure starts to kick in and stress students out. Students are forced to focus and think that they need to go to college after high school, start a family after college, and get a job to support your family.

 

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Is Homework Really Necessary?

We Asked Students Their Views on Homework

 

From 8:05 a.m. to 2:53 p.m., every Monday through Friday, NHS students sit in the classroom learning new material on different subjects. Whether it be math, English, science, history, business, music, art, and any other NHS classes, students obtain new knowledge every day from teachers. However, when school is over, students are still required to do the work at home for the next class. The real question: is homework really necessary? 

 

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A Night to Remember

Junior Formal is a night to live it up with all your friends. It is a day that NHS students never forget, as part of their high school experience. From the music to the food, the Nutley High School formal is a priority on everyone's list.

 

The event took place in the school gym on Saturday, April 6, 2019, and 245 NHS students attended, along with class advisors and chaperones. Each ticket was $55 and the event raised about $9,000 for the junior class.

 

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Train Your Brain

Experiences with a mental health condition can affect the mind and body in different ways, especially in the young and developing brains of students. According to the National Association of Secondary Schools Principals, “one in five children and adolescents will face a significant mental health condition during their school years.

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Your Right to Resist

Peer pressure. That feeling that you have to do something to fit in, be accepted, or be respected, can be tough to deal with. The desire to fit in and feel like you are a part of a group is normal. Many people feel this way sometimes, especially in teen and early adult years. It can be obvious (friends telling you to do something) or less direct (seeing others at a party drinking alcohol and feeling left out if you don’t do the same).

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The Class Of 2022 Is Settling In

Every high school student has gone through it; being considered the clueless “babies” of the school, walking into a new world. The Nutley High School Class of 2022 has experienced roughly four months of high school and it is safe to say they have already grown. Not only do new high school students feel academically challenged, but also socially. Freshmen experience new things that they will carry with them throughout the next three years of high school. Despite all the challenges, it seems that the freshmen have settled into life at NHS.

 

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Providing Warmth to Children, One Blanket At a Time

It is easy to take certain luxuries in life for granted. People from a middle class demographic might not always stop to realize just how lucky they are to wake up every morning to utilities such as running water, proper heating, food, and entertainment. For the 2.5 million children that are rendered homeless in the United States each year, having just one of these resources would drastically improve their quality of life. Unfortunately, there is only so much that can be done to make a difference.

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Most Popular Student Lunch Spots in Nutley

Last year, Nutley High School began implementation of the Rotating Drop Schedule, which gives a common lunch hour to the entire school - students and staff. Curious to know how students use this time, the Maroon & Gray surveyed the student body. The entire NHS student body was offered the opportunity to take a survey about popular lunch locations in town.