The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Cultural Appropriation at Prom

Cultural Appropriation at Prom

May 29, 2019

Prom season has arrived, and I’m sure many students are in the process of buying suits and dresses. It’s an exciting process, choosing the perfect d...

Global Overpopulation is Not The Problem

Global Overpopulation is Not The Problem

March 29, 2019

The rhetoric surrounding overpopulation is not based around much information other than how big the global population is, yet there are still many studen...

Why Are Baseball Players Given Such Lucrative Contracts?

Why Are Baseball Players Given Such Lucrative Contracts?

March 29, 2019

In this offseason alone, three of the largest contracts in MLB history have been shelled out. Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, and Nolan Arenado are just thre...

Diversity in West Orange HS Students’ Beliefs

Diversity in West Orange HS Students’ Beliefs

March 25, 2019

Your palms are sweating and you feel a stutter approaching, but you need to get this out. The thought of keeping this to yourself any longer feels like ...

What Went Wrong With the Suicide by Cop of Ronald Williams

What Went Wrong With the Suicide by Cop of Ronald Williams

February 27, 2019

His name was Ronald Dale Williams. He was a black man who on May 16, 2016  reached the all time low of his depression. After having a heated argument ...

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How Toxic Masculinity Affects the Perception of Gay Men and Women

February 27, 2019

Within society’s perception of the LGBT community lies a clear bias: an overall fetishzation of lesbian and bisexual women, and an ultimate disappro...

Why New Year's Resolutions Are Beneficial

Why New Year’s Resolutions Are Beneficial

January 16, 2019

At the beginning of each year, people around the world set goals they wish to achieve in order to better themselves. These resolutions can range from simp...

Why New Year’s Resolutions Resolve Nothing

Ela Gonzales, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019

New Year Resolutions are something that originated from ancient Babylonians, over 4,000 years ago.  The New Year was actually a different time for the Babylonians, as it was in mid-March instead, since that is when they planted the new crops for the years.  New Year celebration was part of a 12 day religious festival known as Akitu, where the Babylonians would either crown ...

Baby Let's Not Ban the Song

Baby Let’s Not Ban the Song

December 18, 2018

Every year during the winter time, radio stations begin to play the infamous duet between a man and a woman “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”. Recently, in t...

Kavanaugh, Boys will be Boys, and Sexual Assault in America

Kavanaugh, Boys will be Boys, and Sexual Assault in America

November 14, 2018

When raising young boys, we encourage their disorderly behavior and when they act out, we dismiss their actions with a shrug of a shoulder and say, ...

Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering

November 5, 2018

What is Gerrymandering? Gerrymandering is an unethical but legal practice used by both democratic and republican parties, to rig American congression...

A Revolutionary Ad: Is Nike right by endorsing Colin Kaepernick?

A Revolutionary Ad: Is Nike right by endorsing Colin Kaepernick?

October 25, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Rebellion and conformity are the two driving forces of society that have the power to either transform or preserve the way in which we...

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