The Fairviewer

Spotlight on a local actress: Maya Fortgang

Alex Karpinski, Reporter

February 26, 2013

If you were sitting in the Paper Mill Playhouse this past holiday season you would have been witnessing two events: the classic musical “The Sound of Music” and a little girl having the time of her life with a smile on her...

Early Decision—Really Early

Cassidy McKeen, Reporter

February 14, 2013

At this point in the year, most seniors are anxiety-ridden, awaiting those letters back from colleges letting them know where they will, or will not, be spending the next four years of their lives. VHS sophomore Julia Ashley does...

VHS Senior Honored at Seton Hall

February 8, 2013

VHS Senior softball player Brianna DaRin, was among 150 young women honored by the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports at Seton Hall University on Saturday, January 27. The organization and the New Jersey State...

VHS Welcomes New Guidance Counselor

Tyler Ballantyne, Reporter

November 12, 2012

"Students, faculty, and staff have been very welcoming" says Allyson Carvell, who has started her first year at VHS as a guidance counselor. Before Ms. Carvell started at VHS she studied at the University of Delaware, where...

VHS Welcomes New History Teacher

Morgan Plessner, Reporter

October 16, 2012

 “I desperately wanted to be a Hillbilly,” jokes Melissa Wallerstein, who has begun to teach AP Government and United States History at VHS. “I was jealous.”  She is talking about her transition from being a Cedar Grove Pan...

Teacher Profile: Ms. Basalyga

Erin Mortara

June 13, 2012

Nicole Basalyga, the maternity leave replacement for graphics teacher Helene McLaughlin, was once a rival Panther, but is now a Hillbilly. Ms. B, as she is known to her students, is a graduate of Cedar Grove High School. When...

Teachers Who Went Here: Mr. Burgess

Brandy Kosinski, Colleen Carr

March 30, 2012

If you haven’t stayed after school until 4:30 doing physics test corrections with Mr. Burgess, consider yourself a minority among the students of VHS. Perhaps this is because tests were what helped Jon Eric Burgess, a VHS 1995...

Teachers Who Went Here: Mr. Powell

Brandy Kosinski, Colleen Carr

March 5, 2012

Most students can recognize Sebastian Powell’s distinguished laugh as he walked down the halls of VHS in 2012, but who would have thought it’s been heard here since his senior year, 1992? Mr. Powell believes he “didn’t...

Teachers Who Went Here: Mrs. E

Brandy Kosinski, Colleen Carr

February 9, 2012

If you open the 1974 VHS yearbook to the senior portraits, Molly Emiliani will not be listed. Instead, try looking for Molly Ritchey. During high school Molly Ritchey was an “A, B” student, who admits that she once got a D...

Teacher Profile: Dr. Smith

Erin Mortara

February 8, 2012

“Are you going to ask me about the Doc’s I wore to my wedding?” questioned Dr. Smith, who was turning out to be an easy interview because she was asking the questions. Replying yes, I found out many more awesome things about...

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