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NVD cuts subs for school year

NVD cuts subs for school year

Scarlett Gaard, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

Have you noticed that students are no longer in a classroom when they have a sub? Rather, they are sitting in the cafeteria or the gym with multiple other classes without a substitute teacher. NVD has...

Leah Van de Van, Mrs. Glick, and Claire Song in the Girl Up classroom.
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Girl Up Club Returns to NVD

Syrena Sayid, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

The Women’s Empowerment Club (popularly known as "Girl Up") is making a comeback for this school year.  During spring of this year it was announced that the administration was forced to do budget...

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NVD welcomes back Principal Dr. Sabatini

Michelle Yu, News/Co-Photo/Design Editor October 13, 2023

NVD students and faculty welcomed back Principal Dr. Sabatini from NVOT this 2023-2024 school year. Dr. Sabatini was greatly appreciative of the chance to work as the principal of NVD and reminded...

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Clarifying misconceptions: understanding the changes in the Northern Valley school district’s budget

Alexandra Stanivukovic and Lola Brown, Staff Writer and Features Co-Editor June 21, 2023

The Northern Valley School District has recently faced some misconceptions and concerns regarding changes in the budget for the 2023-2024 school year. To provide clarity and address these concerns, Superintendent...

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AI vs. Turnitin

John (Yedong) Kim, Staff Writer June 13, 2023

Through the development of techs, such as ChatGPT and other engines, AI has become a tool for many students to use when writing essays, homework, and other school material. The AI function known as ChatGPT,...

US School Shootings Continue

John (Yedong) Kim April 26, 2023

On March 27, 2023, just after 10 AM, a heavily armed assailant marched on to a private Christian elementary school campus and shot three children and three adults to death.  The students of Covenant...

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Many pipelines were installed upon approval of the Willow Project to drill oil.

Willow Project Dangers

Michelle Yu, News Editor April 25, 2023

The Willow Project is a controversial oil drilling project in Alaska that has promoted more online activism regarding the environment. President Joe Biden broke his campaign promise of having no new drilling...

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NVD’s Favorite Nancy Lopus: Starts New Chapter

Julia Reyes, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

Nancy Lopus, a beloved teacher at Northern Valley Demarest High School, has announced her retirement after many years of dedicated service to the school community. Lopus has been a fixture at Northern...

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New Retake Policy

John Kim, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

With the third marking period comes a new change to the retake policy established at the beginning of this school year. Some of these changes both restrict and free up parts of the policy, making it different...

Students Strut Their Stuff at 2023 Senior Fashion Show (Video Included)

Students Strut Their Stuff at 2023 Senior Fashion Show (Video Included)

Quinn Postman and Jonah King March 14, 2023

With stunning suits and dresses, excellent choreography, and even a marriage proposal, the 2023 NVD Fashion Show was a massive success.  On March 9, NVD PTSO organized an NVD fashion show where seniors...

A student feels very stressed after checking his grades in school.

Mixed Opinions About Genesis

Michelle Yu, Co-News Editor March 6, 2023

Students and teachers have mixed feelings about the new update on Genesis, where people cannot access their grades during school hours. NVD Vice Principal Mr. Sollazzo said that the "Challenge Success"...

ChatGPT Creates Confusion in School Districts

ChatGPT Creates Confusion in School Districts

Quinn Postman, Co-Editor in Chief March 2, 2023

ChatGPT was released on Nov. 30 by OpenAI, a research and development company out of San Francisco, California.  Using deep learning algorithms based on massive datasets, ChatGPT recognizes, summarizes,...

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