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  • Patriots reach the promised land again

    Patriots reach the promised land again

    Jimmy Patton, Sports Editor

    Call it the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. Call it the greatest collapse in Super Bowl history. Whatever you call it, the New England Patriots are now five time Super Bowl champions during the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick era. Arguably one of the most hated franchises in all of sports has won...

  • Failing New Year’s resolutions

    Failing New Year’s resolutions

    Shana Bigley, Out and About Editor

    Many people believe that because it is the start of the new year, they will be able to change their old ways in efforts to finally better themselves and acquire long term goals. But, do people really think that on January 1 they will become a more improved version of themselves than the day before, on Decembe...

    Photo courtesy: http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/happy-new-year-2017-quotes-images-wishes-new-year-greetings-4452825/

  • Show love all year, not just on Valentine’s Day

    Show love all year, not just on Valentine’s Day

    Shana Bigley, Out and About Editor

    Valentine’s Day is a national holiday celebrated to show your loved ones how much you care about them, often with flowers, chocolates, and jewelry. Although this is lovely to receive, one should not limit themselves to expressing their love on one holiday. Instead, one should make an appoint to show ...

    Photo courtesy: http://www.li-lacchocolates.com/Valentines-Day-Chocolates

  • “Manchester by the Sea” brings audiences to tears

    “Manchester by the Sea” brings audiences to tears

    Ellie Gargiulo, Editor-in-Chief

    It’s Oscar season! While I’ve never loved the Oscars as an institution (i.e., The insurmountable pro-American film bias that has affected the show since its inception), I do appreciate the incredible wave of big-name art films they bring to theatres in December. It really is a great month to go t...

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Arts & Entertainment

Nintendo announces new gaming console

Nintendo announces new gaming console

Dominique Basil, Bucky's Editor

Finally, the wait is over. There have been rumors about a new Nintendo console since last year, which had lead to much speculation. But now those rumors can be put to rest....

February 10, 2017

“La La Land” lifts spirits

“La La Land” lifts spirits

February 3, 2017

Compared to the archetypal summer blockbuster, the next best season to go to the movie theater is in the winter.  You’ll fi...

Popping rappers you need to check out

Popping rappers you need to check out

February 2, 2017

Swipey Swipey (Douglas Brooks) murdered at the age of 18, was a rapper from the D.C., Maryland, Virginia (DMV) area. He...

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Bucky's Backyard

Sweets for your Sweetie

Sweets for your Sweetie

Olivia Dell’Olio, Staff Writer

Ingredients for bottom: 1 ½ regular batch of rice krispie treats 2 sticks melted butter (1 cup) 2 ½ cup powdered sugar 1 ½ creamy peanut butter Ingredients for topping: 2...

February 10, 2017

Social media affecting society

Social media affecting society

Shana Bigley, Out and About Editor

Despite social media’s growing popularity, it remains a major influencer on the general public. Social media is an interactive outlet where multiple opinions can be heard and contr...

February 1, 2017

12 Days of gifts  for a special someone

12 Days of gifts for a special someone

December 23, 2016

For the gals: 12 Pair of Socks 11 Chocolate Bars 10 Months of Netflix 9 Pretty Scarves 8 Sets of Mac eyeshadow 7...

Post holiday sales benefit shoppers

December 22, 2016

Although the best sales are arguably on Black Friday, don't put your wallet away once the holiday is over! After-Christmas...

Celebrating Christmas around the world

Celebrating Christmas around the world

December 22, 2016

Over 160 countries celebrate Christmas. Of those 160 countries, many vary in traditions and celebrations. The United States...

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Sports

Clemson captures NCAA championship

Clemson captures NCAA championship

Jimmy Patton, Sports Editor

The thrilling college football season finally closed out with a bang as the Alabama Crimson Tide square off against the Clemson Tigers in a rematch from last season’s championship. The rematch...

February 3, 2017

Cubs clinch the World Series!

December 20, 2016

The Chicago Cubs had not won a World Series in over a century-up until November 2. The fans of the Cubs had been dying for...

Wrestling Team ready to hit the mats!

Wrestling Team ready to hit the mats!

December 20, 2016

This year the West Milford Wrestling Team has 17 returning wrestlers and 13 new members looking to become a part of the family...

Academic Life

“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” coming soon!

“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” coming soon!

Eliana Gargiulo, Editor-in-Chief

! The West Milford High School Theatre Club’s next production is well underway, and it’s shaping up to be another hit. This time around, the musical is “How to Succeed...

February 10, 2017

Getting Jazzy with the West Milford Jazz Band

Getting Jazzy with the West Milford Jazz Band

Amanda Roth, Staff Writer

After their performance at the Senior Choice Awards, we all know the West Milford Jazz Ensemble is an amazing group. Their music will leave you with your jaw-dropped. After...

February 10, 2017

Moments with Murph Cat

Moments with Murph Cat

Rob Shaeffer, Academic Life Editor

What was the best experience you’ve ever had? Going to Antarctica. What is your dream car? A BMW convertible like the one I used to own. What’s your favorite hobby?...

February 1, 2017

Highlander Band supports NJ Devils

Dominique Basil, Bucky's Backyard Editor

Our Highlander Band is the embodiment of achievement at our high school. They always accomplish feats of which most other high schools never even dream. The New Jersey Devils,...

December 20, 2016

Opinion

Why I stand with Standing Rock: Op-Ed

Why I stand with Standing Rock: Op-Ed

Emerson Figueroa, News Editor

“NoDAPL” is a movement opposing the construction of the planned Dakota Access Pipeline, which would pass through Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Many are concerned that the potential pipeline...

February 10, 2017

Disney Princesses get a makeover

Disney Princesses get a makeover

Mackenzie Fuller, Opinion Editor

Disney princesses have brought people magical and happy endings since 1938, and continue to spread joy around the world to this day. They also have spread the nearly unattainable fantasy of having a “perfect body”,...

February 10, 2017

Editorial: The holidays aren’t happy for everyone

Editorial: The holidays aren’t happy for everyone

December 22, 2016

The Happiest Time of the Year isn’t a particularly happy time for everyone. Sadness is mixed in with the first snows, and...

“Access Hollywood” Video reveals Trump’s misogyny

“Access Hollywood” Video reveals Trump’s misogyny

October 28, 2016

Just two days before the second presidential debate took place, “The Washington Post” released a video captured on tape...

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Out and About

Tree Lighting shines

Tree Lighting shines

Shana Bigley, Out and About Editor

Christmas is coming -- and the West Milford Township Tree Lighting was the perfect way to kick off the holidays! On December 5, the town came together in order to celebrate the happiest season of the year! It was truly a...

December 20, 2016

Shoprite Renovations underway

Shoprite Renovations underway

Patrick Gallager, Staff Writer

ShopRite has been in town for decades now, and has stood the test of time. It has beat out its competitor A&P, and now remains as the only supermarket in all of West Milford. This is all well and good, except for the...

December 20, 2016

Jimmy Geez provides great entertainment  (and wings!)

Jimmy Geez provides great entertainment (and wings!)

Jimmy Patton, Sports Editor

Need a vibrant and exciting atmosphere? A great sports bar or grill? Then go to Jimmy Geez North. The friendly and energetic atmosphere during football season is a blast. Jimmy Geez is often crowded with many smiling faces...

October 27, 2016

TJ Maxx celebrates Grand Opening in WM

TJ Maxx celebrates Grand Opening in WM

October 27, 2016

News

Trump inaugurated as 45th President

Trump inaugurated as 45th President

Kalleen Rose Ozanic, Arts and Entertainment Editor

President Donald J. Trump’s recent inauguration on January 20, 2017, was met with mixed reviews. Supporters of the new president rejoiced.The event was centered on President Trump’s new goals for the...

February 10, 2017

Plane crash kills seventy-one

Plane crash kills seventy-one

Jimmy Patto, Sports Editor

A horrible tragedy affected the soccer world on November 28. The Brazilian National Soccer team’s plane crashed just outside of Medellin, Columbia. Seventy-one lives were lost in the crash, supposedly...

December 20, 2016

Chattanooga bus driver kills six children in crash

Chattanooga bus driver kills six children in crash

Dominique Basil, Bucky's Editor

Tragedy struck the town of Chattanooga, Tennessee due to the carelessness of bus driver Johnthony Walker. In Mid-November, after school at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon, Walker, a Woodmore Elementary...

December 20, 2016

Video-sharing platform Vine to shut down

Dominique Basil, Bucky's Editor

Recently Internet viewers experienced an event defined by tragedy. On October 27, it was announced that Vine is soon being discontinued for several different reasons. One cause is the company that owns...

December 20, 2016

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The student news site of West Milford Township High School