The Student News Site of Ramapo High School



Erin Poppe as World Champion in 2018. Photo Source: Silpa Sadhujan.
Erin Poppe: Dancing Toward Her Dreams
Kathryn Haig, Editor In Chief
May 12, 2023

Always a smiling face, Erin Poppe is a model for living the life you love. Poppe was named World Champion of Irish Dancing in 2018, Leinster Champion in 2019 and 2021, Mid-Atlantic...

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has been met with major box office success. Photo Source: vulture.com
The Super Mario Bros. Movie Review
Andrew Onderdonk
May 12, 2023

Ever since Nintendo’s announcement of the film in 2018, fanatics around the world have eagerly awaited the release of the latest installment in the Super Mario video game franchise,...

Creativity Abounds in the Ramapo-Indian Hills District Art Show
Kathryn Haig, Editor In Chief
May 12, 2023

The Ramapo-Indian Hills District Art Show is an annual, month-long exhibit which allows art students from both high schools to display their work in a public setting. According...

Rihanna standing on a floating platform beginning her performance at the
Super Bowl Halftime show.
Rihanna’s Stellar Halftime Show …. Plus a Shocking Announcement?
Savannah DeFino, Photographer
March 31, 2023

Rihanna’s halftime performance at the Super Bowl LVII has fans mesmerized. Dressed in a stunning red jumpsuit paired with bright red lipstick,...

Cocaine Bear was officially released to theaters February 24, 2023.
Sniffing out the Competition
Chase Henninger
March 31, 2023

  At the end of last February, one of the season's most anticipated movies came to theaters.  Cocaine Bear, a comedy horror thriller,...

Creed III official teaser.
Creed III: Stepping Back From Passions
Tristan Walder
March 31, 2023

No Stallone? Prior to its theater debut, it was rumored that the 9th movie in the Rocky universe would not include its star icon, Rocky Balboa,...

Amy Psota playing center-field for the Ramapo Softball Team. Photo courtesy of Amy Psota
Senior Spotlight: Amy Psota
Kendall Schmidt , Staff Writer
May 12, 2023

  Being the only senior on the team, Amy Psota has played a crucial role in leading the Ramapo Softball team. Psota is both a vocal player and a supportive teammate. She is excellent at her position of center field due...

Cooper Poggioli in catchers uniform. Photo Source: Mrs. Whooley
Senior Spotlight: Cooper Poggioli
Simrin Anand
May 12, 2023

As the crack of the bat echoes through the field, and the crowd roars in excitement, one senior baseball player stands tall on the field, ready to lead his team to victory. Meet Cooper Poggioli, who has been a vital part of the...

Surveillance at The Covenant School shows Hale walking through the halls. Photo source: Metro Nashville Police Department
Nashville Shooting: History Tragically Repeats Itself
Cynthia Zhou
May 11, 2023

March 27, 2023 was a day of tragedy: it marks the passing of six individuals resulting from the mass shooting at The Covenant School, a private Christian elementary school in Nashville,...

Former President Donald Trump faces a defamation lawsuit brought by journalist E. Jean Carroll. The case has been ongoing since 2019 and has recently taken an important turn.
Carroll is a former advice columnist for Elle magazine who accused Trump of sexually assaulting her in a dressing room of a Manhattan department store in the 1990s. Trump denied the allegations, calling Carroll a liar and claiming he never met her, despite photographic evidence to the contrary (MSNBC).
In response, Carroll filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump, accusing him of damaging her reputation and causing her emotional distress. The lawsuit has been working its way through the court system for the past two years, with Trumps legal team arguing that he was immune from defamation lawsuits while in office.
However, in March 2021, a federal judge ruled that Trump’s status as a former president cannot be used to avoid the lawsuit (FOX). The judge also ruled that the government cannot represent Trump in the case, as his alleged defamation occurred outside of his official duties.
This ruling clears the way for Carrolls lawsuit to proceed, and it could have significant implications for Trumps legal future. If Carroll wins the case, Trump could be forced to pay damages and could face further legal action from other women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.
The case has also sparked a broader conversation about the #MeToo movement and the importance of holding powerful men accountable for their actions. Carrolls courage in speaking out against Trump has inspired other women to come forward with their own stories of sexual assault and harassment and has highlighted the need for greater protections for victims of sexual violence (NBC).
Ramapo English Teacher Mrs. Whaley has this to say about the case, “It’s important that allegations of sexual assault be taken seriously, and that both parties have the opportunity to tell their stories and make their cases.  In this situation, it’s crucial to be mindful that famous people can be accused of bad behavior, and status should not make one immune to court proceedings.  Being objective and looking at the facts of this case apart from the personalities involved might help us to see the beauty of our justice system, while empowering people who were harmed to come forward and be heard.”
Ramapo senior Brianna Guglielmoni agrees with Mrs. Whaley, adding that “women have been silenced and harassed by men in power for a really long time. It’s about time those men took responsibility for their actions and paid the price for their wrong doings.”
As the case moves forward, all eyes will be on the courtroom to see how it unfolds and what implications it may have for the future of the legal system and the fight for gender equality.
Trump v. E. Jean Carroll - A Fight Against Systemic Silencing of Women
Constantine Rutigliano
May 11, 2023

Former President Donald Trump faces a defamation lawsuit brought by journalist E. Jean Carroll. The case has been ongoing since 2019 and has recently taken an important turn. Carroll...

Damage to a home in Cole, Oklahoma after a tornado hit the area. Photo Source: NBC
3 Dead as Tornadoes Strike Oklahoma
Arya Kaul
May 11, 2023

On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, a deadly Tornado struck the state of Oklahoma. According to NBC, the McClain County Sheriff’s Office confirmed three deaths, and there are reports...