What’s The Secret Ingredient In Your Chocolate?

Jillian Haggard '16

October 1, 2014

The children awake at sunrise, aching to see their families again, although they know they'll likely never escape. They walk briskly to their machetes—those who amble are beaten—and begin chopping down cocoa pods. One boy...

Crimea: A Region of International Uncertainty

Nisha Koppala ‘16

May 1, 2014

On March 16th 2014, Crimeans voted to break away from Ukraine and become part of Russia. Russia ratified a treaty on March 24th, 2014, stating its agreement in the annexation of Crimea. The conflict arises internationally with...

Fred Phelps, Sr.

Jasmine Xie '16

April 29, 2014

Celebrating the life of the deceased almost always brings about wistful words and plenty of Kleenex filled with tears of sincerity and good will. A few weeks ago, however, we experienced quite a change from the norm. You know...

The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Julia Nelson ‘14

April 29, 2014

It’s the mystery that has surrounded the world for the past few weeks. On March 8, during a flight from the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, to Beijing, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished. Two hundred thirty-nine people, m...

Google’s Copyright Fright

Nisha Koppala '16

December 18, 2013

On November 14th, Circuit Judge Denny Chin ruled against the charges put forth by the Authors Guild against Google regarding its execution of unauthorized scanning and copying of books and uploading them to the Google Library pr...

Typhoon Haiyan Devastates the Philippines

Julia Nelson ‘14, School News Editor

December 18, 2013

Thousands are dead and millions are homeless after the devastating Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines on November 8, 2013. One of the strongest storms on record, this cyclone caused astronomical amounts of damage....

Effects of the Government Shutdown

Karen Shen '16

November 11, 2013

After 16 days of tedious negotiations, the government is back in business. On Thursday, October 17th, President Obama signed a bill to reopen the government, narrowly avoiding federal default. Now, America can pay its bills, nat...

A Teenage Hero – Malala Yousafzai

Sharmila Tamby ‘14, Senior Writer

November 11, 2013

Living in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, it’s easy to take Ridge High School for granted. Right at our fingertips, we have phenomenal teachers, a myriad of classes available, and most importantly, equality. Despite her age, 16-year-old...

Who is the Winner of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize?

Sarah John ‘16

November 11, 2013

The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; they will receive the award by the Norwegian Nobel Committee on December 10, 2013 in Oslo, Norway.   This...

Obamacare: Fair or Despair?

Nisha Koppala ‘16

November 11, 2013

On March 23, 2010, The Patient of Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, signified the healthcare reform President Barack Obama put forth for an increase in healthcare availability. The president’s hope for...

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