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Matt Maher speaks to students

Matt Maher speaks to students

November 27, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Inspirational, School News, Top Stories

He was “that guy;” nineteen years of soccer training, 16 years of education, and a lifetime of popularity and fame that all ended in a second on March 7, 2009. Matt Maher was a 25-year-old professional soccer player when he drove under the influence, crashed, and killed 55-year-old Hort Kap. S...

#acceptdenial

#acceptdenial

Jamie Spelling
December 21, 2015
Filed under College Corner, Inspirational

*Editor's Note: The following is an op-ed piece. Human nature can sometimes be hypocritical: If we get deferred or denied from a school, we treat it like it has no right being the mark of all our accomplishments. Yet if the letter is an acceptance, it becomes the gold medal for all that we have don...

How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions and Your Sanity

How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions and Your Sanity

Sophie Miller
December 14, 2015
Filed under Inspirational

New Year’s Eve is approaching and so is the dread of realizing you haven’t achieved any of last year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to research done by the University of Scranton, only about 8% of people actually stick to their resolutions. The rest of us have likely forg...

The Day I Got Deferred

The Day I Got Deferred

Jamie Spelling
December 10, 2015
Filed under College Corner, Inspirational, School News

It is said that the college acceptance letter is the mark of all accomplishments. So, does that default the deferment or denial letter to a mark of failure? My initial reaction: no. I said, “I know who I am. I know what I have accomplished. Most importantly, I know what I deserve.” I know I am fine....

“The Black Book” Play Review: Are You Slowly Going Crazy?

“The Black Book” Play Review: Are You Slowly Going Crazy?

Jamie Spelling
November 16, 2015
Filed under A&E, Inspirational

The mystery thriller, The Black Book, has just hit the Off-Broadway play scene and is taking its audience by storm. Debuting during Suicide Prevention month in September, the mesmerizing play challenges its viewers to “read between the minds” as they work side-by-side with the characters to determine what...

Jamie Spelling’s therAPPeutic New App

Jamie Spelling’s therAPPeutic New App

Anya Balsamides
November 11, 2015
Filed under Health/Fitness, Inspirational

In a recent interview, senior Jamie Spelling elaborated on her innovative new application, therAPPeutic, which provides free counseling to teenagers. This application is estimated to be available to the general public in March or April.   What was your inspiration for this app? At age ...

Shark Attack

Shark Attack

Micaela Mongelli
October 27, 2015
Filed under Inspirational, School News

“Be a shark.” In a sea of fish, the shark is known as the greatest predator in the big blue ocean. I had always lived under the notion that the shark’s intimidating demeanor and powerful position were due to its size and strength. If I were a shrimp swimming through the ocean, I would swim fast to...

Stop Bullying Now

Stop Bullying Now

Dianne Chung
April 29, 2015
Filed under Inspirational, School News

Ms. Rome’s English classes, periods four and seven, have worked tirelessly to create a difference in the Pascack Hills High School community. After reading The Scarlett Letter, the College Prep 3 and Honors classes became aware of the effects society has on bullying. Hester Prynne, the protagonist of the n...

Spreading RESPECT, One Peer at a Time

Spreading RESPECT, One Peer at a Time

Danny Bestritsky and Jenna Tocatlian
April 29, 2015
Filed under Inspirational, School News

For the past few months, the Peer Leaders and the class of 2019 teamed up to create a series of “Respect Projects.” The classes came together and showed our school some Hills Pride by showing their peers what it means to respect one another. The “Respect Project” was assigned to the Peer Leaders...

Feature Teacher: Mrs. McDonald

Feature Teacher: Mrs. McDonald

Jamie Spelling
March 16, 2015
Filed under Inspirational, School News

Whether you’re in her class or on the opposite end of the hallway, you can feel Mrs. McDonald’s energy always echoing. This has not changed since her days in high school; in fact, her graduating class of 650 students voted her “always heard” (read: the loudest person in her grade). Also staying ...

5 Things to be Happy About

5 Things to be Happy About

Maddie Sheinker
November 23, 2014
Filed under Inspirational

It’s easy to get stressed and upset when you’re a busy high school student. Drowning in homework, maintaining a good sleep schedule, dealing with clubs and sports, and keeping up with your friend group can be a little overwhelming sometimes. In hopes of cheering up and de-stressing, here are five...

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