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Black History Month
Nyah McKinney, Co-Editor-in-Chief • February 2, 2024

In honor of Black History Month, The Pioneer will post articles honoring "Black Leaders of Excellence" in West Orange every other day. Last year, our theme was "Black Educators of Excellence" so you can read those articles here. Please stay tuned for all the spotlights we are excited to honor!

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2023 Wraps Up with First Ever WOHS Winter Sports Media Day
Steven Mulvihill and Aanya Ortiz January 27, 2024

On December 2, 2023, West Orange High School (WOHS) held the first-ever Winter Sports Media Day in the Tarnoff Gym from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first half consisted from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the second half from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by the West Orange High School Sports Media Association (WOHSSMA), the event held most of the winter sports teams in the high school. This included boys and girls...

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Insights from The Pioneer’s 2023 Alumni Panel for Journalism
Ruby Page, Copy Editor & Marketing Coordinator • January 15, 2024

December 22, 2023, The Pioneer conducted the third annual Alumni Panel for Journalism and Media in an era where information travels quickly and newsrooms grapple with ethical...

Headphones, Earbuds, and a Connection to Reality
Headphones, Earbuds, and a Connection to Reality
Nyah McKinney, Co-Editor-In-Chief • January 3, 2024

We all know that feeling. You spot your friend in the hallway and call out to them. But they did not hear you. You call again, and again, and still no response. Embarrassing!...

Importance Of Fathers 
Importance Of Fathers 
January 2, 2024
The Importance of Food
The Importance of Food
January 1, 2024
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Movies/TV shows to look out for in 2024
Movies/TV shows to look out for in 2024
Aanya Ortiz, Lifestyle Editor • January 1, 2024

After the WGA (Writers) and SAG-AFTRA (actors) strike, TV and Movies are starting to come back out and new shows and movies are now being made. The strike happened because...

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The Story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard
The Story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard
Ruby Page, Copy Editor & Marketing Coordiantor • January 28, 2024

Gypsy Rose Blanchard's life was filled with lies crafted by her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Despite what people believed, Gypsy wasn't actually wheelchair-bound, didn't need...

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Interesting Facts About Christmas Music
Interesting Facts About Christmas Music
Steven Mulvihill, Sports & Entertainment Editor • January 2, 2024

One of the biggest aspects of the Holiday season is the music. From the radio, to streaming, to just about any store you go to, you’ll hear holiday music. Specifically,...

Pink Tax
Pink Tax
December 18, 2023
Holiday Gift Guide
Holiday Gift Guide
December 13, 2023
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Camille Bugayong, Copy Editor and In Our School Editor • December 2, 2021

There’s something comforting about the headquarters of the school’s newspaper, The Pioneer. From its students and staff members who take pride in delivering news to West...

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Screenwriters Society Poster Contest Winner
Charley Dvorin, Co Editor in Chief • February 6, 2023

This year, the West Orange Screenwriters Society is hosting the 2nd Annual Film Festival. The theme for this year is “Behind the Scenes, Beyond the Student”, and students...

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2024 Presidential Election Preview
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Black History AP Course

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The Importance of Voting & How To Register

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