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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Stand With Parkland

March 30, 2018 |

On Wednesday March 14, 2018, thousands of students across the country walked out of their classrooms to commemorate the 17 lives that where lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. There were nearly 3,000 reports of protests nationwide. Students from … Read More

Gun Violence in 2018 (So Far)

March 23, 2018 |

We have been living in 2018 for fewer than 100 days and there have already been over 20 school shootings in America, putting us on pace to have the most school shootings in a year, ever. These shootings have … Read More

Women’s History Month: Ava DuVernay

March 23, 2018 |

March marks Women’s History Month. This year The Commentator has decided to create a collection of bios of impactful women in our society. The first is Ava DuVernay, a 45-year-old film director from Long Beach California.

Ms. DuVernay has directed … Read More

O’Neal Commits to UCLA

March 20, 2018 |

On February 27, 2018, 4-star high school basketball player Shareef O’Neal committed to attend and play for UCLA, reportedJosh Gershon of 247Sports.

O’Neal previously committed to attend the University of Arizona on April 19, 2018, but later de-committed via Twitter … Read More

What is March Madness?

March 18, 2018 |

It’s that time of the year again.

The time that every college basketball fan has been waiting for is here: March Madness. Unless you are a serious sports fan, you probably don’t know that much about … Read More

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 18, 2018 |

President Bill Clinton officially dedicated the month of March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in February 2000.

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. Colon cancer and rectal cancer … Read More

Betsy DeVos on 60 Minutes

March 18, 2018 |

Does our secretary of education know how schools work?

Last Sunday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared on the CBS television program 60 Minutes in an interview conducted by journalist Lesley Stahl. As the interview progressed, things got awkward–fast. It appeared … Read More

The Secret to Improving Your Mental State

March 13, 2018 |

In our lives we get tired of everything. We are stressed out, our hair is falling out, and we are breaking out. Why! Is too much homework? Personal issues? The SAT is right around the corner? Whatever it may be, here … Read More

Social Change at the 2018 Oscars

March 13, 2018 |

The 90th Oscars Academy Award Ceremony took place at the Dolby Theater, Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, March 4, 2018. It aired at 5:00 PM PST/ 8:00 PM ET on the ABC television network. This year’s ceremony was especially memorable … Read More

Commentator’s Senior Editor Commits to MSU Journalism Program

March 12, 2018 |

The Commentator would like to congratulate senior editor Reggie Gonzales for his acceptance and commitment to Montclair State University, where he is a declared journalism major.

When asked what he is most excited about, Gonzales answered, “Advancing my journalism career.”

We … Read More

Hawks Boys Basketball Wrap Up

March 8, 2018 |

Going into the 2017-2018 basketball season, the Hudson Catholic Hawks were ranked 4th overall in the entire nation and 1st overall in the state of New Jersey. They had a great season last year, winning the state section title over … Read More

Accepted Students Day

March 8, 2018 |

Why not take your college out for a spin around the block before going all in?

Nearly every college hosts their own version of Accepted Students Day, a great opportunity to visit the schools prospective students were accepted into. Over the … Read More

The Ugly Truth About Meek Mill

March 4, 2018 |

On November 6, Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in state prison for violating his probation.

The Philadelphia rapper had been on probation for nearly a decade after being convicted on gun and drug charges at 21. … Read More

Shandong, the World Kite Capital

March 4, 2018 |

Go fly a kite!

You might not believe this, but the earliest known kites date back more than 2000 years. Though the exact origin is debated, it’s believed the home of the first kite was Shandong, … Read More

The Flu Isn’t Over Yet

March 4, 2018 |

The United States has been hit hard with a flu epidemic within the first two months of 2018, and though we’ve passed the flu’s peak, we’re not at the end of flu season yet.

What is the … Read More