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Jessica Tang, Contributing Writer | April 1, 2020

From March 5th to March 7th, the Morris Hills auditorium transformed the bottom of the ocean for this year’s spring musical The Little Mermaid. Featuring students Kayla Thomas, Alec Ferguson, Danny Dollase, Kyle Berdin, Katie Lazerotti, Kamryn Koerner and even math teacher Mr. Bermel, the production of The Little Mermaid captured the essence of the original Disney movie released in 1989. With a set...

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Yuvanshu Agarwal, Contributing Writer | March 17, 2020

On November 24, senior James Liu and freshmen Jayak Patel and Matthew Caproni represented Morris Hills at the New Jersey K - 12 Grade School Chess Championships at Brookdale College. At the tournament, James Liu and Matthew Caproni won the 5th and 10th place individual prizes respectively while the trio won 2nd place as a team. This last victory contributed to Morris Hills fourth chess championship...

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Sriya Guduru, Contributing Writer
February 10, 2020

Every year, teachers, parents and students are given the opportunity to nominate teachers they think are deserving of being named Teacher of the Year.  For the 2019-2020 school year, Mr. Peter Schuenzel, a mathematics teacher at Hills, received this honor. Mr. Schuenzel teaches Math Analysis 1 and 2 as well as Geometry Honors.  For the students that are fortunate enough to be in his classes, Mr. Schuenzel has truly been a guiding light throughout their high school journey. Mr. Schuenzel goes...

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Merwan Yeditha, Assistant Editor
February 10, 2020

Morris Hills guidance counselor Ms. Lugo has been named Morris Hills Outstanding Educational Services Professional for the 2019-2020 school year. Having started as a member of the teaching staff, Ms. Lugo gradually transitioned into being an ESL counselor for Morris Hills. She is known for always greeting her students and colleagues with enthusiasm and energy. Senior Matt Kritz remarked, “She’s very friendly and caring, and she likes to see everyone has succeeded. She works really hard to ensure...

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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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