One Foot out the Door

One Foot out the Door

Hyojin Lee ‘16, Copy Editor

As seniors enjoy their final spring at Ridge High School, they already have one foot out the door. Many seniors, after being accepted to colleges on early-decision or even regular-decision notifications, have started attending college events geared towards admitted students to lure them into their school. These... READ MORE »

One Foot out the Door

One Foot out the Door

Hyojin Lee ‘16, Copy Editor

As seniors enjoy their final spring at Ridge High School, they already have one foot out the...  Read More »

Apr 22

Ridge High School: A New Home(page)

Ridge High School: A New Home(page)

Keri Zhang ‘17

For humans, change, such as a new route to school or a different salad dressing, can be both...  Read More »

Apr 15

More Scheduling Liberty with APUSH Expansion

More Scheduling Liberty with APUSH Expansion

Alicia Jen ‘16

Whether through their counselors or through browsing the Program of Studies, students may have...  Read More »

Apr 10

Chromebooks and the Classroom

Chromebooks and the Classroom

Avani Bhargava ‘16, Features Editor

Ridge High School students and faculty – meet Chromebooks. Funded by the Board of Education,...  Read More »

Feb 23

Mock Trial: The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth

Keri Zhang ‘18

The musty smell of sweat and official business blankets the wooden chairs and tables of Somerset County Courthouse. Prosecutors and defense attorneys, with classic suits and ties, are seated in front of the judge’s almighty throne. The trial, Payton Reynolds. v. Smithville School District...  Read More »

Feb 20

Save a Plane Ride to Japan with the Bunkasai Festival

Save a Plane Ride to Japan with the Bunkasai Festival

Nisha Koppala ‘16, Public Relations

Experiencing Japanese culture firsthand seems close to impossible without splurging on a trip...  Read More »

Feb 20

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#BlackoutDay: Black Beauty at the Forefront

Avani Bhargava ‘16, Features Editor

Dark-skinned people around the world shook up social media in a whole new way on March 6 as they participated in a one-day selfie extravaganza, complete with a catchy tagline: #BlackoutDay. This movement, also referred to as Blackout, brought to light the underrepresented beauty of black people,...  Read More »

Apr 10

Some Will Pay Less, Many Will Pay More: The Ongoing Feud Over Obamacare

Julianna Berger ‘17

During the year 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama powered through his campaign with one message: change. And with that change came the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or, as it has been cleverly nicknamed, Obamacare. In 2009, an estimated 50.2 million people out of the 312 million in the...  Read More »

Apr 10

The Frontrunners For the Presidential Election of 2016

Omar Bekdash ‘18

Immediately following the reelection of President Obama in 2012, talk of elections seemed to wind down and the predictions of news pundits seemed to finally cease. But soon after, many began to speculate about the possible candidacies for the 2016 national election. Now, with the primaries...  Read More »

Apr 10

A Tenuous Ceasefire: An Update on Ukraine

Hitha Santosh ‘18

Rubble and empty shell casings. Husks of buildings with shattered windows and crumbling walls. Tanks crouched along the horizon like huge, sleeping beasts. These are all scenes from the front lines in Donetsk and Luhansk, Ukraine, where, for several months, Ukrainian troops have been clashing...  Read More »

Apr 10

Keystone XL: Just a Pipe Dream?

Kathie Guo ‘16, Public Relations

The prominent and historic discussion of environment versus energy has manifested in the present day with the argument over TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline. One major misconception in this debate is that TransCanada is trying to build a brand new pipeline. However, the truth is that...  Read More »

Apr 10

Postcards to Iran

Saamia Khan ‘18

On March 9, 2015, forty-seven senate Republicans personally signed an open letter to Iran’s top leaders, including Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. The letter came at a time when an upcoming deadline to pass a nuclear deal between Iran and the United States was quickly...  Read More »

Apr 10

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Letter from the Editor

Hyojin Lee '16, Copy Editor

The PARCC test is currently the trendy thing to complain about. Parents, teachers, and students all thoroughly enjoy reviling the latest assessment for New Jersey and the...  Read More »

February 23, 2015

A Roman Mystery

December 8, 2014

Mysterious doings are afoot at Ridge High School. More specifically, this past November 26, 2014, the Latin Club of Ridge High hosted its first...  Read More »

From Pacific to Atlantic: Japanese Exchange Students Visit Ridge

December 8, 2014

With jubilant konichiwas, a multitude of host families, and fresh autumnal weather, Basking Ridge warmly greeted 23 Japanese high school...  Read More »

From the Editor’s Desk: A Friendly Parting Message

May 1, 2014

To the students of Ridge High School: At the beginning of every year, Mr. Howlett pulls the junior and senior grades out of class and informs...  Read More »

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Studying Hacks of the Battle-Ready AP Student

Lynne Bekdash ‘16, Non-School News Editor

Limp papers peppered with the ink imprints of fingers, prep books lined with colorful highlighted stripes, sets of index cards bundled together with rubber bands– all these...  Read More »

April 10, 2015

The Value of Self-Reflection: A Modern Day Twist on an Age-Old Concept

April 10, 2015

When was the last time you reflected on your actions? Many people comment on how teenagers do not self-reflect nearly enough. There have been...  Read More »

Interview with a Musician: Annie Zhou

April 10, 2015

Annie Zhou ’18 is a devoted Ridge musician who lives, loves, and breathes music. Zhou’s passion has inspired her to use her time to do what...  Read More »

A Solution to the Homework Problem: Block Homework

April 10, 2015

Homework: just the sound of the word causes some students to shudder. High school teachers often...  Read More »

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