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Wardlaw-Hartridge Eighth Graders Share Winning Propaganda Posters

EDISON, NJ - As a culminating activity to their study of World War II and genocide, eighth grade students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison embarked on a culminating project after their study of political propaganda and reading of Animal Farm by George Orwell. They used skills developed in English and history classes to explore the thesis (central argument) conveyed by an example of political propaganda and create their own antithesis (counter argument).
 
The project required that students identify the specific methods of information manipulation utilized, such as Bandwagon, Card Stacking, Fear, Ad Hominem, and Transfer and explore how image and text work together to create powerful messages aimed at swaying public opinion.
 
This year's winners were, pictured from left with Dr. Corinna Crafton, Humanities Department Chair: Olivia Brown of South Plainfield, Sara Reiss of Fords, Leila Hernandez-Webster of Edison, Anna Razvi of Somerset, Taliyah Williams of Plainfield, Mark Zhang of Edison and Emilia Tobey of Scotch Plains.

 

 

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A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

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As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

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Metuchen BOE Candidate Supports Full-time Counselor at Campbell School

October 13, 2017

Campbell Elementary School needs a full-time School Guidance Counselor. As a School Counselor for 11 years and a Guidance Counseling Supervisor for two years, I know that meeting a student’s psychological, emotional, career, and college needs is what it’s all about. The health and safety of our children are more important than anything else we will ever discuss regarding our ...

Edison BOE: The 2 to vote 4!

Carol Bodofsky and Elizabeth Conway for Edison BOE

We have been Edison residents for over 30 years and have recently retired as Edison teachers.  We know how our town works, and we also know education. That’s why we are running for the Edison Board of Education this November. Carol Bodofsky and Elizabeth Conway – the 2 to vote 4!

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One Person Killed, Two Injured in Head-On Crash in Piscataway

October 14, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Authorities are investigating a fatal head-on collision in which one driver was killed and two others were injured in a crash on River Road in Piscataway early Saturday morning.

The deceased motorist was identified as Steve Kemmlein, 59, of Wayne, who was killed when his truck was struck by a car driven by Darrius Griffin Jr., 25, of Piscataway, according to a joint ...

Former Governor Whitman Honored at Great Swamp Watershed Gala Celebration

October 13, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration held Thursday night at the Brooklake Country Club.

Chatham residents turned out for the fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the association, which is "dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the ...

Morano Gelato Celebrates Diwali

October 16, 2017

Celebrate Diwali with Morano Gelato!  Morano Gelato will be marking the Indian Festival of Lights this week with classic Indian flavors, such as coconut, mango and saffron.  Check their Instagram or Facebook (MoranoGelatoWestfield) for the flavors of the day.  Come in and enjoy a cup or cone, or pick up a pint to bring home for the family!

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The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

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'The Honeymooners' smart, snappy production

Smart, sassy production of ‘The Honeymooners’ takes off at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – “And away we go” indeed. The creative team at the Paper Mill Playhouse has taken the seeds of “The Honeymooners” from 1950’s television and turned it into a smart, snappy musical.

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