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Wardlaw+Hartridge Model UN Delegation Excels at Conference

Wardlaw + Hartridge's Model UN Team Credits: Wardlaw + Hartridge

EDISON, NJ -- On Thursday and Friday, Feb. 1-2, the Model UN team from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison traveled to Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, NJ to participate in AMUN IXX. The school’s delegation of 13 went up against delegations of dozens. Wardlaw+Hartridge students represented several nations of the world - including, among others - Iran, Ukraine, Russia, and Yemen - on a half-dozen committees, and walked away with a remarkable seven awards!

Verbal commendations went to freshmen Pranay Arora of Edison, Neil Shah of Edison and Isabella Sena-Cash of Scotch Plains. Outstanding Delegate went to sophomore Camila Fang of Edison and junior Pooja Nandhyala of Edison and senior Simu Singh of Monroe earned Best Delegate recognition. And the team won Honorable Small Delegation.

Other W+H participants were senior Eduardo Martinez of Scotch Plains, juniors Dazlyn Erachshaw of Iselin and Kelly Lawrence of Scotch Plains, sophomore Ryan Brace of Scotch Plains and freshmen Aditya Pathak of Edison, Rihan Sajid of Carteret and Sydney Sweeney of Cranford.


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Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of elementary school student Daniela Genaro after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials said it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's passing."

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Sinai or Sanctuary?



And in the beginning, G‑d was homeless, and so G‑d asked His people to set Him up with some digs. Where does it say that? Well, nowhere, actually. But it does say that G‑d instructed Moses to tell the people, “They shall make for Me a Sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.”

Now the question is, was G‑d really homeless? ...

The Definition of Insanity

February 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

There is a quote, attributed to various people, including Albert Einstein that states, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”, that is fitting for our current election for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair.

There is no shortage of polling data related to the functioning of our Federal, ...

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining.  It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us.  Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if ...

Boys Basketball: Union Catholic Freshmen Capture Title at N.J. Rising Stars Basketball Classic

February 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ -- The Union Catholic boys freshmen avenged an early season loss to Elizabeth by defeating the Minutemen, 46-43, to capture the title at the prestigious N.J. Rising Stars Basketball Classic on Tuesday night at the Dunn Center in Elizabeth.

UC, which also defeated Ridge on Saturday and avenged a loss last week to Roselle Catholic on Sunday, was clinging to a ...

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