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Seamus Murphy, Copy Editor
December 20, 2019

  Here are four steps to get started on our new app: Search for and download "Student News Source" on the App Store or Google Play. Open the app. Type "West Orange High School" into the search bar at the bottom of your search options. Find "The Pioneer" and tap on it. Download it today and make sure to turn on notifications for our latest stories!

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Natalie Nevins Commits to Saint Joseph’s University
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Kaya Schultz, Editor in Chief
November 15, 2019

On November 11th, West Orange girls soccer star Natalie Nevins signed her letter of intent to play Division 1 soccer at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nevins was accompanied by friends, family, coaches, and administrators as she signed the papers, making her officially a Saint Joe's Hawk.  Nevins has had a phenomenal career at West Orange, leaving her mark on the school...

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Girls Up: The First Ever WOHS Female Empowerment Club
Girls Basketball 2019 Preview

Girls Basketball 2019 Preview

January 2, 2020

Swim Team Preview

Swim Team Preview

December 19, 2019

Winter Sports Lead off the Season with the Pep Rally 

Winter Sports Lead off the Season with the Pep Rally 

December 17, 2019

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The Innocence Project’s Distorted Propaganda on Rodney Reed
The Truth About Skin Whitening

The Truth About Skin Whitening

December 20, 2019

In my everyday life, I witness the effects that skin whitening has on women. Every Asian grocery store that I walk into features an aisle with tons of skin whitening products stacked up on each other. From creams, to lotions, and to soap bars, that all promise the exact same thing: whiter skin, in less time.

Mental Illness Should Not Be A Social Media Trend

Mental Illness Should Not Be A Social Media Trend

December 19, 2019

Is Mental Illness becoming a trend? Read Devin Wilkes compelling article about the romanticization of mental illness in the age of social media.

The Dangers of A Strict Dress Code Geared Towards Female Students

The Dangers of A Strict Dress Code Geared Towards Female Students

December 16, 2019

Clothes are a form of expression, yet women are warned against outfits that society feels express their sexuality. On the other hand, men don't receive the same warning, and this double standard is evident in many high school dress codes.

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Meet the Staff: Kaya Schultz

Meet the Staff: Kaya Schultz

October 2, 2019

Meet the Staff: Justin Peters

Meet the Staff: Justin Peters

October 2, 2019

Meet the Staff: Seamus Murphy

Meet the Staff: Seamus Murphy

October 2, 2019

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Mountaineer of the Month: Kaya Schultz
Mountaineer of the Month: Louis Kravits

Mountaineer of the Month: Louis Kravits

April 23, 2019

Mountaineer of The Month: Jordan Broking

Mountaineer of The Month: Jordan Broking

February 21, 2019

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Recent Sports Scores
  • Thursday, December 19

    Bowling

    WOHS 2735 - University 1602

  • Sunday, December 15

    Hockey

    WOHS 0 - Frisch 1

  • Monday, November 4

    Swimming

    WOHS 2 - Randolph 0

  • Friday, November 1

    Boys Basketball

    WOHS 50 - University 37

  • Tuesday, October 22

    Wrestling

    WOHS 60 - Westfield 18

  • Monday, September 16

    Girls Basketball

    WOHS 50 - Newark tech 34

What The Decade Taught Us about Global Warming
Help From the Heisman

Help From the Heisman

January 8, 2020

The Events that Shaped 2019

The Events that Shaped 2019

December 20, 2019

Youtube Rewind 2019: Their Biggest Flop Yet

Youtube Rewind 2019: Their Biggest Flop Yet

December 19, 2019

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Getting to Know the African American Heritage Club

Getting to Know the African American Heritage Club

December 20, 2019

Have You Heard of Makerspace?

Have You Heard of Makerspace?

April 25, 2019

The Newspaper Club

The Newspaper Club

February 19, 2019

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Tornado Strikes in Alabama, As People Try and Fight Back
Royal Family on High Alert After Cyberbullying of Meghan Markle

Royal Family on High Alert After Cyberbullying of Meghan Markle

March 27, 2019

Mental Health Mentality at WOHS

Mental Health Mentality at WOHS

March 15, 2019

Death of Penny Marshall

Death of Penny Marshall

December 20, 2018

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Cancel Culture: Cabellos Sob Story Apology
Fine Line Album Review

Fine Line Album Review

January 2, 2020

Latin Mega Bash 2019: Review

Latin Mega Bash 2019: Review

December 17, 2019

Welcome To The Leaking Era of Music

Welcome To The Leaking Era of Music

December 17, 2019

6ix9ine could have 10-years removed from Sentence

6ix9ine could have 10-years removed from Sentence

December 17, 2019

Knives Out: The 2019 Film that Saved Murder Mystery Movies

Knives Out: The 2019 Film that Saved Murder Mystery Movies

December 16, 2019

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WOHS Theater Club Puts on a Show
“Wicked” Review

“Wicked” Review

January 2, 2020

William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) – A COMEDY

William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) – A COMEDY

October 30, 2019

WOHS Art Club Joins the Garden Aglow Pumpkin Exhibition

WOHS Art Club Joins the Garden Aglow Pumpkin Exhibition

October 28, 2019

Broadway Night 2019 Review

Broadway Night 2019 Review

October 25, 2019

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Pioneer Archive
The 2019 State of the Union
2018 Midterm Elections Outcome

2018 Midterm Elections Outcome

November 26, 2018

Codey’s Stance on High School Start Time

Codey’s Stance on High School Start Time

November 20, 2018

Meet The BOE Candidates: Cheryl Merklinger

Meet The BOE Candidates: Cheryl Merklinger

November 6, 2018

Meet the BOE Candidates: Terry Trigg-Scales

Meet the BOE Candidates: Terry Trigg-Scales

November 6, 2018

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