A PSA about GSA

Caitlin Cullinane, Staff Writer

November 24, 2014


Filed under Features, News, School News

One thing needs to be set straight (no pun intended).  The GSA club is important.  Oh, what is GSA you ask?  You know, that club that not many people pay attention to. Yeah, that one.  GSA is about teens coming together, no matter what they identify as, and supporting each other through the dark...

No End in Sight: The Joys of Extreme Caving

David Hua, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014


Filed under Features, Odd News

Few people are able to comprehend what drives men and women to engage in one of the oldest, esoteric, and dangerous pastimes: extreme caving.  Some know that the activity involves cascading and trekking through miles of dark, tight fissures with no guarantee of seeing the light of day ever again. ...

There Really Is an App for That

There Really Is an App for That

Gianna Giordano, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Features, School News, Showcase

As high school students, we have a way of relating to each other.  Maybe it's because we all come together to cheer for the football team on Friday nights.  Or maybe it's because we are all drowning in homework and tests and quizzes.  However, one of the key objects that brings us together is the...

Winter – and Your Future – is Coming

Winter – and Your Future – is Coming

Kevin Stinchcomb, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Features, Showcase, Student Voices

Halloween normally serves as a night of fun for all ages.  However, this year as a high school senior, Halloween could possibly be the most stressful night of the school year.  Depending on your level of procrastination, Halloween is the last night to work on your November 1 college application deadline....

How it Felt to Become Group 1 State Champions

How it Felt to Become Group 1 State Champions

Anavi Anand, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase, Sports, Student Voices

The nerves started creeping in during our match against Glen Ridge.  The school had lost to them in the state sectional finals five years in a row, but this time we were playing them in the semi finals.  Alex Maglaras and I, being seniors and the captains of the team,  wanted nothing more than to bea...

Diana Nyad: Swimming Through Adversity

Diana Nyad: Swimming Through Adversity

David Hua, Staff Writer

April 21, 2014


Filed under Features, News

Staying motivated to complete one specific goal for over 40 years is no easy task.  The difficultly only intensifies when one must train for countless hours back and forth across a pool, staring down at a black line.  For legendary distance swimmer Diana Nyad, the "moment of immortality" she felt after...

Pioneers Take TEAMS

Pioneers Take TEAMS

Sophie Dai, Staff Writer

April 21, 2014


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

 Similar to the pioneers who first settled America, the Pioneer math team “settled” the TSA TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) competition by winning first and second place.  This year, the TEAMS competition was held for the first time at The College of New Jersey on...

The Growing Appeal of the Obstacle-Running Craze

David Hua, staff writer

February 27, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Features, News

In today’s “softened” society, staying fit through normalized, conventional treadmill running and elliptical machines just isn’t going to cut it for many adult men.  Sitting in front of a desk for long hours, laboring inside a cubicle devoid of excitement have revitalized an innate primal need...

Math Team Undertakes Prestigious PuMaC Competition

Math Team Undertakes Prestigious PuMaC Competition

David Hua, Staff Writer

November 27, 2013


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

On November 16, eight members of the NPHS Math Team competed in the extremely-challenging and notoriously difficult PuMaC event (Princeton University Math Competition). This year’s team was comprised of Sophomores Sophie Dai, Mingyao Xiao, David Hua and Seniors Sreesha Venkat, Mark Hays, Lotta Blumberg, Andr...

You Think You’re Busy? Meet the Band-Athlete.

You Think You’re Busy?  Meet the Band-Athlete.

David Hua, Staff Writer

November 19, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

With several months of school already behind us, many students are embracing some methods and approaches that are yielding them success in their endeavors in academics and extra-curricular activities.  In a student body like New Providence High School, we find adolescents juggling athletics in and out...

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