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Mattel Breaks Barriers by Introducing New Doll

Kasuni Wickramasinghe, Contributing Writer | February 2, 2020

Dolls have been associated with femininity and daintiness for centuries. Porcelain skin, perfectly blushed cheeks, and rosy red lips were a staple of every young girl’s collection. Barbie, by Mattel, is an iconic toy and was initially engineered towards young girls as a line of fashion dolls. The separation of blue and pink has slowly been blurring over, with less restrictions on who is allowed to...

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Melinda Reed, Contributing Writer | February 2, 2020

This past December, a 1968 Hills graduate was reunited with her Morris Hills class ring, which had been missing for fifty years. The item had been discovered at Dover’s Hurd Park by a Kinnelon resident and metal detector enthusiast. A scroll through the recent news will find hundreds of stories just like this one: people parted from their class rings for decades, only to have them returned by...

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Miranda Kawiecki, Contributing Writer
February 2, 2020

Morris Hills High School’s principal Dr. Toriello welcomed a laudable milestone in the new year. As of the end of 2019, Dr. Toriello earned his EdD (Doctor of Education) degree from St. Peter’s University in Jersey City in Educational Leadership. Although the anticipated graduation ceremony will not occur until this upcoming May, upon successfully defending his dissertation this past winter, Dr. Toriello has been officially recognized as a doctor. When encouraged by the university’s program...

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Nikhil Deorkar, Contributing Writer
February 2, 2020

From November 14th to November 16th, the courtroom came to the stage as the Morris Hills theater department presented this year’s fall play: 12 Angry Jurors. Adapted from the 1957 film 12 Angry Men, the play is a gripping courtroom drama centered around a jury deliberation over the conviction or acquittal of a young defendant on trial for murder. Initially, all but one of the jurors, who remain nameless, vote guilty without any discussion. The one juror who doesn’t, played by Zoe Tweedie, insists...

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Ananya Vasireddy, Contributing Writer
January 26, 2020

               Morris Hills’ annual Homecoming game, this year on October 19th, was a proud day for the MH student body. The Saturday began with an impressive victory over Mendham High School for the Morris Hills football team, as they beat the school 37 to 21. Fans cheering in the stands wore pink to help raise awareness for breast cancer, contributing to an important cause while simultaneously supporting their school, and the Homecoming Court was announced at the beginning of the game...

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Kunal Kumar, Sports Editor
January 2, 2020

Boys Cross Country This year’s boys’ cross country team continued its tradition of excellence with another stellar season. During the dual meet season, the team learned a great deal about racing from Hall of Fame coach Mr. Robinson and were led by junior Dom Wallace and senior Kerrn Reehal. The boys’ hard work resulted in a hard fought 8th place finish at NJAC Championships, soon to be followed with a 7th place finish at counties. At Sectionals, the team earned 2nd place with freshman Albin...

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Kithmy Wickramasinghe, Editor-in-Chief
December 17, 2019

On Tuesday, November 26th, twelve Morris Hills senior boys competed to earn the coveted title of Mr. Morris Hills in this year’s childhood TV show- themed pageant. The candidates were selected by class vote: Skyler Bowerbank, Nick Carlotti, Khoa Tran, Patrick Hernandez, Eden Perez, Nate Bachelder, Zach Orr, Luke Malatesta, Lucas Novack, Carlos Delgado, and Trevone Green. With help from their two selected managers, each candidate sold baked goods to raise money to donate to Toys for Tots. The boys...

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Merwan Yeditha, Assistant Editor
November 19, 2019

Those new TREX recycling bins that you may have seen around the school are a part of a Morris Hills initiative to increase recycling across the school. TREX, a deck and outdoor furniture company, launched a plastic film recycling challenge for schools. This challenge, which begins on November 15th, pitts schools against each other in a competition to recycle plastic bags. TREX provides special recycling bins, and has schools weigh the contents of the recycling bins. The school with the most recycled...

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