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    Life, According to the Trail

    by  • December 20, 2012 • Features • 1 Comment

    George descends from a particularly rocky section of the Appalachian Trail

    By ASHLEY INTVELD The second hand on the clock seemed to tick rhythmically with the tapping feet of skittish sixth graders. First day anxieties hung heavily in the air as pairs of unsettled eyes scanned the walls of their new teacher’s unconventional classroom. Hiding the insipid concrete walls of Lounsberry Hollow Middle School were posters...

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    Vernon post-Sandy

    by  • November 1, 2012 • News • 1 Comment


    Down wires, trees and smashed homes littered Vernon after Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey. Reporter Ashley Intveld reports on Sandy’s impact in her town.     Print this entry

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    The History of Halloween

    by  • October 17, 2012 • Features • 1 Comment

    Art depicting Samhain ancient rituals. Provided by Google Images.

    By ASHLEY INTVELD It’s the night notorious for mischief, disguises, and the door-to-door hunt for delectable treats by dozens of trick-or-treaters eager to fill their sacks. According to an estimate provided by National Retail Federation, Halloween sales are expected to rake in about $8 billion this year,  making the holiday the second largest commercial holiday...

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    Switching Majors a Major Concern for College Students

    by  • October 11, 2012 • News • 4 Comments

    Grads look forward to the uncertain future.

    Uncertainties plague college students’ minds when the fear of a declared major may lead to major downfalls post-graduation. By ASHLEY INTVELD When high school graduates toss their cap into the air, it is the traditional symbol of moving onto a new academic future. But like the cap that’s just out of reach, their futures are increasingly...

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    Bloomberg’s Pull on New Yorkers’ Waistlines

    by  • October 3, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

    The standard 20 ounce sodas will become a rarity due to the ban said to take effect in March next year.

    Mayor Bloomberg’s Ban on large sodas has some realizing the sour side to sweet treats. By ASHLEY INTVELD Controversy over New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s large soda ban has stretched farther than America’s waistband; the measure has cast a spotlight on an America’s obesity epidemic. New York’s Board of Health, on September 6,  approved the ban...

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    Ramapo’s Eco-Revolution

    by  • September 26, 2012 • News • 3 Comments

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    By ASHLEY INTVELD, KATIE BRUNO, LAUREN MAGENTA and CASEY HOLSTIEN The environmental revolution that has corporations reinventing their products and consumers changing their habits has impacted the local scene on Ramapo’s campus. Since its founding in 1969, Ramapo College has been dedicated to being an environmentally friendly school. The Environmental Studies major, created at Ramapo in 1974 after the...

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    The Many Shades of Green

    by  • September 19, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    Americans ponder the value of candidates' focus on environmental issues in the upcoming election. Cartoon credit to artist Joel Pett.

    By ASHLEY INTVELD The Republican presidential  candidate stood in front of thousands of supporters to criticize his opponent’s environmental record. “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.” Mitt Romney paused to let the laughter resonate. He raised his brow, looked left, then right, and smirked as the...

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    Here, the Good Guy Doesn’t Always Win

    by  • September 12, 2012 • Features • 0 Comments

    By ASHLEY INTVELD “Enter, if you dare.” Black lipstick was smudged on her front teeth as she grinned and beckoned us further into the dilapidated house draped in cobwebs cradling large plastic spiders. Her corset was tattered and stained with fake blood and was bursting at the center seam along her spine. Her neck appeared...

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