The student news site of Bernards High School

The Crimson

The student news site of Bernards High School

The Crimson

The student news site of Bernards High School

The Crimson

Ella Patel

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor

Ella is currently a Sophomore in Bernards High School and in her second year of journalism. She went to Bedminster Middle school. Ella does fencing at BHS. She has 2 younger siblings and 4 dogs. she loves to read and write and she hopes to go to Stanford University after high school.

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The Bernards High School fencing team celebrates their district accomplishments

Remarkable fencing season comes to an end

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
April 18, 2024

The Bernards Fencing Team closes off a remarkable 2024 season. From the start of the season with both the boys and girls winning counties, to high placings in States, this season has been named a success....

Bedminster Middle school and Bernardsville Middle School are not aligned in the core courses that they provide

Bedminster Middle School removes honors classes

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
April 12, 2024

Bedminster Middle School has made a change to the 2023-2024 school curriculum. Honors classes, science and english, are both being removed from the curriculum. Both honors English and Science were made...

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[Photo] Digital SAT: A Shift Towards Modernization

Vanshika Gupta, Contributing Writer
April 12, 2024

News should come from reliable sources and outlets, not social media.

[Photo] Disinformation on social media spreads rapidly

Leah Simpson, Intro Writer
April 10, 2024

News should come from reliable sources and outlets, not social media.

Olivia Rodrigos outfits may be considered inappropriate to younger audiences

[Photo] Olivia Rodrigo’s GUTS Tour content leaves some fans concerned

Madison Ferruggia, News and In-Depth Editor
April 10, 2024

Olivia Rodrigo's outfits may be considered inappropriate to younger audiences

Sleep deprivation has become a detrimental aspect of society, especially for teens

The detriments of sleep deprivation: Improve your sleep and mental health

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
February 28, 2024

Sleep is a necessity for any person, whether it is a teenager, an adult or an infant. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) infants need more than 14 hours of sleep, teenagers...

The outdoors, like Natirar Park ,can be a great third place

[Photo] Third places need to become a stable component of building communities

Claire Taylor, Entertainment Editor
January 27, 2024

The outdoors, like Natirar Park ,can be a great third place

The use of YouTube is a source that many teachers use and one that was previously blocked

The internet restrictions have affected teachers and their lesson plans

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
January 27, 2024

BHS’ new internet block has caused issues with teachers and their ability to conduct lessons. Some of the lesson plans used for teaching subjects require websites that are blocked from the school internet....

Students facing punishment for drug and alcohol use may spend time in the ISAP room

[Photo] BHS Drug Policy: Are all of the punishments beneficial?

Madison Ferruggia, News and In-Depth Editor
January 11, 2024

Students facing punishment for drug and alcohol use may spend time in the ISAP room

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Has the country entered a new Great Depression?

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
January 3, 2024

The Great Depression is characterized by high unemployment rates, increase in poverty, and low profits. While the hardships Americans face today are not similar to the aspects that caused the Great Depression,...

Changes to the internet at BHS leave students puzzled

The pros and cons of BHS’ new internet software

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
December 15, 2023

Bernards High School has blocked social media and streaming platforms while using the school’s Wi-Fi. In addition to this, Bernards now tracks students’ activity online while using district owned devices,...

In-Depth layout done by Madison Ferruggia 24 for In-Depth: Sexism in the workplace

Sexism in the workplace

Madison Ferruggia and Ella Patel
December 12, 2023
Madison Ferruggia '24 and Ella Patel '26 go in-depth on sexism throughout the workforce
Elevate has provided Bernards High School and it’s students with a virtual teacher

A new virtual teacher causes shift in the Bernard’s French department

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
December 6, 2023

While Bernards High School’s French teacher, Madame Thatcher, is away on maternity leave, the 2023-2024 French students have to adjust to an extensive change. Not only do they have to adapt to having...

Physical differences between the iPhone 15 and previous models shown.

Apple’s new iPhone 15: too hot to handle

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
November 3, 2023

Apple’s new iPhone, released on September 22, 2023, has run into some troubling issues. Users report the iPhone overheats and is easily breakable. According to Apple, the new iPhone is made out of titanium,...

BHS uses the breathalyzer and drug/alcohol policies to prevent accidents involving substances

BHS drug and alcohol policies: useful or useless?

Ella Patel and Opinion Editor
October 12, 2023

Should Bernards High School rethink the drug and alcohol protocols and punishments currently in place? Though it may be a controversial opinion amongst the student body, the procedures in place against...

The education received in middle school  differs depending on where one attended

Students receive different education depending on which middle school they attended

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
May 24, 2023

Students from different middle schools are offered unequal educational opportunities and do not go into high school with the same knowledge. Depending on which middle school you have attended, there are...

Recyclables eligible for a return reward contain information regarding the Bottle Bill states

The state known as the “Garden State” needs a Bottle Bill

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
April 5, 2023

How can New Jersey call itself the “Garden State” when it doesn’t have something as simple as a Bottle Bill? The Bottle Bill is a law that some states have to reward citizens for returning empty...

Students board the bus to go to school daily as main mode of transportation

Students with multiple homes face transportation challenges

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
March 20, 2023

Why should students with multiple homes be denied transportation from one of his or her residence? Students with multiple homes who reside in the same school district are only allowed one address for transportation...

five juniors enjoying the dance; from left to right: Meghan Robinson, Courtney Davis, Troy Stauffer, Kayla Najera, and Tessa Etergino

Winter formal in review

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
February 11, 2023

On Friday, February 10, 2023, BHS’ first Winter Formal took place from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. in the school cafeteria. The dance had an entrance fee of ten dollars and provided drinks and snacks such...

Behind the scenes of the Crimson

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
January 23, 2023

On March 13, 1928, the first issue of the Crimson newspaper was issued, meaning that the Crimson has been around for nearly 95 years. Since then, the newspaper has evolved immensely. The size and layout...

Two children under a Christmas tree surrounded by presents on Christmas morning

The celebration of Christmas has lost much of the religious significance

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
December 15, 2022

Christmas celebrations and traditions have been excessively modified from the original holiday. Christmas is intended to be a religious Christian holiday, but recent events have altered the commemoration...

Iconic Thanksgiving feast scene from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special gets taken off network TV

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
November 20, 2022

The 1973  “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'' will not air on network television for the 2022 Thanksgiving, but can instead be found only on Apple TV+. Although this breaks the tradition of the film previously...

Typical Thanksgiving and fall decorations that are a part of the “new” holiday

The Modifications Made to Thanksgiving Divert Attention from the Original Celebration

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
November 15, 2022

Thanksgiving celebrations have drastically changed from its original intent. What used to be a religious day to give thanks, is now celebrated in many households as a day for food, football, and family....

Seniors Marc Nakashian and Matt Lesnik host 3 for a Cure fundraiser.

“3 for a Cure” helps raise money for cancer research

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
October 16, 2022

Marc Nakashian ‘23 and Matthew Lesnik ‘23 organized “3 for a Cure”, a fundraiser that raised money for cancer patients and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The fundraiser took place on Wednesday,...

Student watches Dr. Dempseys resignation speech at Board of Education meeting

Dr. Dempsey announces resignation as Superintendent

Ella Patel, Opinions Editor
September 30, 2022

Student watches Dr. Dempsey's resignation speech at Board of Education meeting

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