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NJ’s plastic bag ban takes effect today

May 4, 2022 By Samantha Mayer Staff Writer Today marks a big change for New Jersey shoppers, as businesses are no longer allowed to hand out single-use plastic bags, paper bags, plastic straws and polystyrene food containers.  Gov. Phil Murphy signed this bill... More »


Florida adopts 15-week abortion ban

April 14, 2022 By Sebastian Liuba Staff Writer Today Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Previously, the state allowed abortion up to 24 weeks into pregnancy. The bill includes exceptions for those... More »


Rising gas prices continue driving up consumers’ anxiety

April 4, 2022 By Alexis Goula Staff Writer If you have been noticing a rise in gas prices, you are not the only one. Gas prices have gone up 30% from the beginning of the year due to Russia’s war in Ukraine. According to AAA, the average national price for a g... More »


Anticipation builds as prom night approaches

April 3, 2022 By Ana Gonzales Staff Writer With Covid-19 restrictions lifted and spring in full swing, juniors are eagerly awaiting prom.  The highly anticipated event will take place from 6:30-11 p.m. on April 28 at The Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains. Permis... More »


History Club takes lead in helping Ukrainian refugees

March 28, 2022 By Jessica Cerrito Staff Writer As a result of Russia’s large-scale military invasion of Ukraine, more than 6.5 million people have been displaced, and there are approximately 3.7 million refugees who have left the country. In an effort to suppo... More »


‘All that Jazz’: ‘Chicago’ hits the middle school stage

March 12, 2022 By Emilia Calabrese Editor-in-Chief A cast of 26 LHS students and staff brought murder, mayhem and music to the middle school stage on Feb. 16-19 when they performed Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s high school edition of the 1975 Broadway hit “Chicago.... More »


Big changes coming to the SAT in 2024

March 7, 2022 By Carolyne Mooney Editor During lunch on Mondays through Thursdays, junior Yara Haidar rushes to her SAT preparation classes offered free to juniors. This is a significant time commitment, but Haidar said it is worth it in order to get a good sc... More »