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I am More Than My Grades: Evan Michales

I am More Than My Grades: Evan Michales

Sofia Papadopoulos
February 22, 2017
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Everyday students walk into class so that they can learn something. For the majority of students at Hills, the purpose of learning is just to get good grades. The cloud of stress that is caused by grades is looming above students, but grades aren’t the only thing that matter. Evan Michales, an AP...

In the wake of Valley tragedy, Hills students and staff discuss organ donation

In the wake of Valley tragedy, Hills students and staff discuss organ donation

Hanna Kimball
February 13, 2017
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Seventeen-year-old Jack Farrell of Pascack Valley saved five lives and restored the vision of another all because he was an organ donor. Farrell committed suicide on November 29, 2016. According to his obituary, Jack will be remembered for “his loving, outgoing personality, his quick wit and infecti...

1,000 Points Later with Nick Guillemain

1,000 Points Later with Nick Guillemain

Nate Barcus
February 10, 2017
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On Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Pascack Hills Varsity Basketball game, a feat was accomplished that has only been reached by 15 other Cowboys in Hills’ entire history. Midway through the fourth quarter, senior Nick Guillemain sank a three that put him down in the record books. He had reached his 1,0...

Being on the ice for two different teams

Being on the ice for two different teams

Sofia Papadopoulos
February 7, 2017
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Skating onto the ice everyday are Jake Zuzeck and Tim Lonergan, both playing defense for Pascack Valley Varsity Ice Hockey. The one difference between the two and other players is that they spend the remainder of their time playing with another team. Lonergan plays Second Year Bantam for the North...

“This Is What Democracy Looks Like”: Teachers Attend The Women’s March

“This Is What Democracy Looks Like”: Teachers Attend The Women’s March

Stephanie Kim
January 30, 2017
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On Jan. 21, among the crowd’s powerful chanting of “this is what democracy looks like,” history was made. The Women’s March on Washington began at 10 a.m., merely one day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, spanning the streets between the Capitol Building all the way to the Wh...

Getting to Know Jason Shill

Getting to Know Jason Shill

Nate Barcus
January 22, 2017
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It has been a successful start to the season for the Pascack Hills varsity boy’s basketball team. With a 7-1 record, the team is playing its best basketball. With help coming from all positions, one stand-out has been senior guard Jason Shill, a major catalyst for the offense and a lockdown defender...

Adjusting To School In America

Adjusting To School In America

January 19, 2017
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On the first day of school, freshman Carmen Roozen walked into a brand new high school. She walked from period one to two, up and down wings A and B, trying to figure her way around a new school. She sat in her seat and learned the name of those sitting around her, as she was taking in the new envir...

Restaurant Review: Beets Juice Bar

Restaurant Review: Beets Juice Bar

Sofia Papadopoulos
January 10, 2017
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21 Hawthorne Ave, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 (201) 746-6047  https://www.facebook.com/beetsjuicebarnj/?ref=py_c Just newly opened and already popular throughout the Hills community is a perfect juice bar: Beets Juice Bar.  They are known for their juices, acai bowls, smoothies, and shots, all com...

Zamora Becomes Full-Time Teacher

Zamora Becomes Full-Time Teacher

Sofia Papadopoulos
December 20, 2016
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In 2015, Lucia Zamora had walked through the halls of Pascack Hills, just as any of us had. She got to her classroom and began her role in the life of the Hills community. Zamora had just began her first day of teaching students at Hills as a temporary Spanish teacher. It has been one year of Za...

Gabriel Broadman: ‘I am not my Brother’

Gabriel Broadman: ‘I am not my Brother’

Suha Niyas
December 20, 2016
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It is Gabriel Broadman’s first year in high school. He walks into the building with his huge backpack, wearing his Panic! At the Disco shirt, khaki shorts and Vans. While traveling between classes, numerous students in the hallways recognized the last name, “Broadman”, and immediately asked if he was...

Two Cultures, One Teacher

Two Cultures, One Teacher

Amber Leung
December 20, 2016
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She knew at that moment she had made a mistake. The tension in the room was undeniable; the head of Paris looked offended, and her boss, confused. “On ne tu-toi pas Monsieur (You don’t use “tu” when referring to authority)”, corrected the expatriate from Paris. Palms sweating, she regained he...

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