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Northern Valley’s dreams, fears, and hopes regarding college

Sophia Lee, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

To the juniors and seniors at Northern Valley Regional, it isn’t just the cold that the winter holds in store; thoughts about college float in and about, with many sharing tidbits and thoughts about...

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New Drivers, Life Changing Experience

Anna Schwartz , Staff Writer November 8, 2023

All teenagers under the age of 17 wonder what it's going to be like to have their own driver's license, but what is it really like? Two NVD teenagers answered this question by saying that driving changed...

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New Jersey’s Best Places to Visit in Fall

Valentina Penagos Morales, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Now that the season has officially changed and fall is here, there are a lot of fun activities to do, especially outside. Since the weather is not that cold but not too hot either, it is the perfect time...

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Why aren’t there more creative classes at NVD?

Ashley Morrison, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

Students at Northern Valley Demarest seem reluctant to select creative electives, preventing these courses from running. At NVD, though more than seven creative English electives are offered each year,...

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Happy BFRB Awareness Week… Said No One

Lia Levy, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

When the week of respect comes along every year, it’s impossible not to know at NVD… but what about BFRB awareness week, which always falls on the same week? BFRBs, or body-focused repetitive behaviors,...

Students Crave Halloween Nostalgia

Students Crave Halloween Nostalgia

Georgeena Gonedes, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

As the leaves began to fall and turn orange and brown, children used to get so excited over October 31st, the infamous holiday: Halloween.  Teachers would put on “Hocus Pocus” and decorate pumpkins...

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Students Catching Back-to-School Sicknesses

Michelle Yu, News/Photo/Design Co-Editor October 30, 2023

NVD and many other schools in the country have a recurring number of students every year who get sick as the new school year begins.  A new school year prompts a lot of things, such as, new subjects...

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Students spend 17 days of summer in Italy

Julia Reyes, Associate Editor PR/Opinion October 16, 2023

A select group of NVD and NVOT students joined together and traveled all the way to Europe for a 17-day Italian trip. Although it wasn’t school-sponsored the preparation for this trip was above and...

The Week of Respect: The Journalism Staff

Dylan Steiner and Marta Gershanok October 6, 2023

The Northern Star staff got together to talk about the meaning of respect during this special week.

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Ultimate Guide: Getting Ready

Lola Brown, Features Editor September 27, 2023

The start of the school year is a time that is dreaded by many students. Typically around Labor Day weekend, students realize the summer is ending and it's time to shift back to reality. Students go from...

NVD students talk summer bucket lists

NVD students talk summer bucket lists

Julia Reyes, Associate Editor PR/Opinion June 22, 2023

Associate PR and Opinion Editor Julia Reyes talked with students about their summer bucket lists.

NVD students share summer plans

NVD students share summer plans

Ava McLaughlin, Staff Writer June 22, 2023

Staff writer Ava McLaughlin spoke with students about their plans for the summer of 2023. Link to NVD Student Summer Plans

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