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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...

Starting Up STOPit

Starting Up STOPit

Alexis Santoro, Managing Editor, Current News Editor

November 6, 2017


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On Oct. 25, the Somerset County Prosecutor's office began a new initiative on the internet platform “STOPit,” which allows bystanders and victims of crimes to report incidents in the community. Somerset County is using the ‘STOPit” app to address the growing Opioid Epidemic in their community....

A Walk for Awareness

A Walk for Awareness

Leah Frain, Writer

October 26, 2017


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The month of October is dedicated to all those who have battled or are currently battling breast cancer. Throughout the month, there are various fundraisers taking place across the country to raise money in order to find a cure for this disease. For example, some towns paint the town pink, while many...

The Anne Frank Costume Controversy

The Anne Frank Costume Controversy

Elizabeth DeLeo, Writer

October 26, 2017


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It’s that time of year when children all over the world ask themselves the question, “What do I want to be for Halloween?” However, there is a new costume this year that is stirring up controversy on social media. Amazon, Walmart, and other Halloween retailers are selling it: the Anne Frank costume....

Tragedy in Las Vegas

Tragedy in Las Vegas

Alexis Santoro, Managing Editor, Current News Editor

October 16, 2017


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On Oct. 1, Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on concertgoers at the Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. From his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort, he targeted the festival, killing 58 and injuring 500 in approximately 10 minutes. When the SWAT team got to his room, Paddock was found dead, surrounded...

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