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The Highland Echo

  • Marching Band wins States!

    Marching Band wins States!

    Dominique Basil, Editor-in-Chief

    The band returned amid  sirens and lights blaring from its police and firetruck escort as the buses wended their way from Echo Lake, to Macopin, and finally were paraded past the high school.  The members were welcomed back with cheers from the Spooktacular attendees, students,  faculty and staff. The...

    Above: Leaders of the Highlander Band accept the State Championship award, as well as several category awards.. Photo Courtesy: Peter Suckiel via Facebook

  • Spooktacular is scarily successful!

    Spooktacular is scarily successful!

    Taylor Quinn, Bucky's Backyard Editor

    Creepy ghouls, scary ghosts, goblins and trolls filled the high school parking lot.  They ran around screaming.  They darted to and fro, filling their trick or treat bags with candy from the eerily decorated car trunks in the senior parking lot, and everyone loved it. This year marked the First...

  • Highlander pride at Homecoming

    Highlander pride at Homecoming

    Dominique Basil, Editor-in-Chief

    The crisp fall evening of October 20 saw a defeat for the Highlanders at the hands of Wayne Valley at our annual homecoming game. While the team was unable to score a touchdown, there were a few standout plays from that evening. Tristan Bakalian had several nice runs, AJ Bakunas stopped Wayn...

Arts & Entertainment

“ST2” satisfies fans

Kalleen Rose Ozanic, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2017

Fans of the Netflix original series, “Stranger Things,” patiently awaited the second season of the show for over a  year, but the hiatus was well worth it.  Fans of...

Review: “IT” doesn’t clown around

Review: “IT” doesn’t clown around

November 7, 2017

Stephen King’s 1986 novel “IT” marked the beginning of Pennywise the clown’s reign of terror. The horror story became...

Review: “Kingsman” delivers in theaters

November 7, 2017

As a feature of the fall film dump season, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” was better than I expected. The film was released...

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Bucky's Backyard

June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017

Sweets for your Sweetie

Sweets for your Sweetie

February 10, 2017

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

Social media affecting society

Social media affecting society

February 1, 2017

Despite social media’s growing popularity, it remains a major influencer on the general public. Social media is an inte...

Failing New Year’s resolutions

Failing New Year’s resolutions

February 1, 2017

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 fi...

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Sports

Devils are on fire on fire on the ice!

Devils are on fire on fire on the ice!

Jared Miller, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017

It has been a long five seasons for New Jersey fans, as the Devils have had little success in the past few years. They are now looking to return to the form they were in when they made it all...

Yankees find end of season success: Fall short of season success

Yankees find end of season success: Fall short of season success

November 13, 2017

When the Major League Baseball season started in early Spring, the Yankees were looked upon as a rebuilding team. With a...

Place your bets on fantasy football

Place your bets on fantasy football

November 13, 2017

Year after year, Fantasy Football becomes more popular across the country. Each year, millions of teams are drafted on ESPN,...

Academic Life

Expo excites

November 13, 2017

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Highlander Helpers raise funds for relief

November 13, 2017

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It is time to decide how to apply

Jessi Barker, Out and About Editor

November 7, 2017

Every year, students are asked the same question over and over again-- where do you think you want to go to college? By senior year, having had time to ponder this question endlessl...

NHS inducts newest members

June 14, 2017

Riley Babbitt Albert Bakunas Jillian Bennett Gabriella Butchel Benjamin Butcher Samantha Cuozzo Ally D’Angelo Eric Darnsteadt Daniel Dauber Melanie Dell’Olio Amanda...

Opinion

Passes need to go

Jimmy Patton, Sport's Editor

November 13, 2017

At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, there were some new rules and adjustments to the everyday routines of going to school. Some of these newly implemented regulations are not exactly popular. What I am...

Lanyards are lame

Taylor Quinn, Bucky's Backyard Editor

November 7, 2017

On September 15, the school administration announced that a new lanyard  student identification policy will be instituted this school year, the date of which has yet to be announced. Though there is still much...

Starbucks slam dunks Dunkin’

Starbucks slam dunks Dunkin’

November 7, 2017

 When fall coffee flavors arrive, the two most beloved coffee places go head-to- head. That’s right, Starbucks versus Dunkin...

Trump hurts foreign relations

June 12, 2017

Despite America’s position as a world superpower, we cannot continue to thrive the way we have for the past hundred years...

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Out and About

Shanon’s offers a slice of heaven

Shanon’s offers a slice of heaven

Sean Fagan, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2017

West Milford is pleased to welcome into town Shannon’s Eyes on the Pies, a must-visit pastry shop, café, and eatery. This cozy little pink shop off of Union Valley Road is making headlines with their sweet treats and savory...

Let Thai Jasmine Spice Up Your Life

Let Thai Jasmine Spice Up Your Life

Mariah Dinan and Jessi Barker, Out And About Editors

November 13, 2017

Upon entering Thai Jasmine Cuisine, located at 137 Main Street in Bloomingdale, we were immediately transported to another land. The cheery restaurant was brightly colored in traditional orange decor, and was decorated ...

Thrive this Summer

Dominique Basil, Bucky's Backyard Editor

June 12, 2017

Now that school is almost over it’s time for tons of freedom, fun and games right? Once the summer begins, students have tons of time to do whatever they want, but you should also try to get some things accomplished over...

How to get lit this summer: According to Emerson

June 12, 2017

News

BLU offers options

BLU offers options

Patrick Gallager, News Editor

November 16, 2017

Apple and Android have dominated the phone industry for more than a decade. Up to 95% of people who carry smartphones have either an Apple or Android phone, where only about 7.5% of others carry miscellane...

Waking from a dream: DACA Revoked

Waking from a dream: DACA Revoked

Emerson Figueroa, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 13, 2017

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), is a bill passed by the Obama administration on June 15, 2012. It is geared towards immigrants who came to the United States as children and offers protect...

Tragedy at Grande concert claims 22 lives

Jimmy Patton and Mackenzie Fuller

June 12, 2017

  A devastating and traumatizing event affected many lives during an Ariana Grande concert on May 22 at approximately 10:30 p.m. The tragedy occurred in Manchester, England, claiming the i...

London remains resilient after attack

London remains resilient after attack

Eliana Gargiulo, Editor in chief

June 12, 2017

Another terrorist attack has struck England, this time in their capital city, London. On June 3, an unmarked van came barreling down London bridge, plowing into several pedestrians. After crashing the...

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The student news site of West Milford Township High School
The student news site of West Milford Township High School