The Bulldog Reporter

The Student News Site of Hopewell Valley Central High School

The Bulldog Reporter

The Bulldog Reporter

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Can Vivek Ramaswamy Woo the Young Voters?

Vayun Tandon September 27, 2023

A series of applause rings from the forum as a middle-sized brown man declares how the climate change agenda is a hoax. A rising star in the Republican party, Vivek Ramaswamy has all the qualities of an...

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Seniors’ College Application Tips

It’s that time of year again: APs are over, the seniors have mentally checked out, and between parents, teachers, and the 10,000 college advertisements flooding their inboxes, the juniors seem to be...

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Prime Time

Iris Lautermilch June 13, 2023

Working at a grocery store has made me hyper-aware of shopping patterns. Elderly women enjoy nuts and cat food, elderly men like ice cream, middle-aged men and women love red meat, and so on.  A month...

Draymond Green: the NBA’s Opinionated Lightning Rod

Jon Chin June 13, 2023

When we think of contentious basketball players, one name stands out: Draymond Green. His feisty toughness, unconventional defensive techniques, and lively spirit all fuel the current animosity towards...

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La Mezzaluna Restaurant Review

La Mezzaluna is a beloved Italian restaurant in the center of Princeton, New Jersey. They pride themselves on serving authentic Italian cuisine with fresh seasonal ingredients. We visited La Mezzaluna...

Mr. Anderson, Ol’ Reliable

Mr. Anderson, Ol’ Reliable

Iris Lautermilch April 27, 2023

“It’s campy, it’s pretentious, it’s artsy, it’s not even that coherent,” praises Colin Szustakowski. Wesley Wales Anderson. Behind that coy smile and corduroy suit is the mind that has manufactured...

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HVCHS Volleyball- The Freshman Experience

Kirthi Suryanarayan April 27, 2023

All students at CHS know about volleyball. To some, it's one of the best units in PE, with teams made between grade levels. Juniors are paired with freshmen and sophomores with seniors. However, many students...

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Book Review: Between Shades of Gray

Kaitlyn Kuchinski March 15, 2023

“Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth?  That morning, my brother’s was worth a pocket watch.”  - Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray  *spoiler free* At once an engrossing,...

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What’s Old is New Again: Vintage Fashion Comes to Life at The Manhattan Vintage Show

Sarah Gross March 15, 2023

From brightly-colored bell bottom trousers to patchwork denim jackets, the iconic fashion of the past has made its way back to the Big Apple, dazzling both Instagram influencers and suburban teenagers...

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For the Love of Money

Iris Lautermilch February 13, 2023

Nothing says America like a commercialized celebration of love. February 14th is wrought with expectations to exchange gifts, flowers and food. To teenagers luxuriating off minimum wage, that shopping...

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The Portfolio: Blessing or Burden?

Vanessa Walrath January 25, 2023

As a senior in high school, I believe that I’m well-acquainted with general student expectations and the input required for a certain grade in a class. And as the years have gone by, the pattern has...

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Prioritizing your Passion: Lessons from Sandra Cisneros and the Dodge Poetry Festival

Emily Eschleman December 19, 2022

In October, I attended the Dodge Poetry Festival, the largest poetry event in North America, as part of a field trip through HVCHS. The event is held biennially at the Performing Arts Center and the Downtown...

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