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Tesla’s Big Announcements

Tesla’s Big Announcements

Brendan Grospin, Writer

December 6, 2017


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On Nov. 16, 2017, Tesla unveiled their new truck and sports car. The car company has never made a truck before, making this release even more notable. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, announced that the new vehicle could go from zero to sixty miles per hour in five seconds. Additionally, since Tesla’s c...

Black Friday Mania

Black Friday Mania

Alexandra Delahunt, Writer

December 6, 2017


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Black Friday, the day notorious for thousands of people fighting over who can get the best deals, only hours after saying how thankful they were for everything in their lives. Although online shopping on Cyber Monday has cut the crowds significantly, some say that the thrill of hitting the stores and...

Hope and Help for Children with Cancer

Hope and Help for Children with Cancer

Alexis Santoro, Managing Editor, Current News Editor

November 30, 2017


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On Nov. 4, the Ashley Lauren Foundation, an organization that provides support for children with cancer and their families, held their annual Fall Harvest Party at Yellow Brook Farms in Colts Neck, NJ. The event is a time for families with similar struggles to come together and enjoy quality time with the...

The Holidays Arrive at Starbucks

The Holidays Arrive at Starbucks

Kristen Hunt, Writer

November 15, 2017


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In addition to their recent Halloween-themed “Zombie Frappuccino,” the well-known coffee chain, Starbucks, has clearly gotten an early start on their holiday festivities. There has been a bit of talk brewing about Starbucks’ new releases, and to no surprise, customers can’t wait to get their...

Black Friday By The Numbers

Black Friday By The Numbers

Evan Perrette, Writer

November 14, 2017


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Black Friday- the day where millions of Americans go out to spend billions of dollars collectively. Last year, the National Retail Federation reported that the total holiday retail sales were 655.8 billion dollars, excluding automobiles, gasoline, and restaurants. Traditionally the busiest shopping day of th...

Terror Strikes NYC on Halloween

Terror Strikes NYC on Halloween

Alexis Santoro, Managing Editor, Current News Editor

November 14, 2017


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On Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. Sayfullo Saipov drove a truck, rented from Home Depot, into a bike path near the Hudson River, killing eight and injuring 11. Saipov hit multiple pedestrians and bikers before crashing into a school bus. The motives for the attack were clearly identified just moments after Saipov got o...

Honoring Our Very Own

Honoring Our Very Own

Leah Frain, Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Current News, Trending Now

Throughout the nation, Nov. 11 is recognized as Veterans Day. This day originated as “Armistice Day” to mark the end of World War I, but was later renamed Veterans Day to honor all of those who have risked their lives for our country. To commemorate all of the brave men and women, both living and ...

Tragedy in Texas: What We Know

Tragedy in Texas: What We Know

Bridget Kane, Features/Humans of SJV Editor, Writer

November 13, 2017


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On Nov. 5, a gunman named Devin Kelley carried out the largest shooting in Texas history, opening fire in the First Baptist Church located in Sutherland Springs. This attack resulted in the death of more than 26 people, including an unborn child, and injured at least 10. After four days of grieving and...

The Szechuan Sauce Obsession

The Szechuan Sauce Obsession

Paul Coburn, Sports Editor, Writer

November 6, 2017


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Although the cartoon show Rick and Morty popularized the limited edition Szechuan sauce in 2017, it was first introduced to the public in 1998. Since the show has been rising in popularity over the past couple of years, the discussion of Szechuan sauce has become more common. Ever since the sauce was sho...

The Ban on the Mockingbird

The Ban on the Mockingbird

Alexandra Delahunt, Writer

November 6, 2017


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Fifty-seven years after it was first published, To Kill a Mockingbird has been banned from the public school district in Biloxi, Mississippi on Oct. 14. The 20th century classic about racism in a small town in Alabama was taken off the schools’ reading lists for its objectionable language. The school...

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