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Five Songs to Listen to This Summer

Five Songs to Listen to This Summer

Stephanie Kim
July 8, 2017
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Each season isn’t complete without the perfect soundtrack- and summer is no exception. Whether you’re soaking up the sun, relaxing by the pool, or simply just staying inside and enjoying the air conditioning, these songs are sure to make you think of sunny days and warm weather. So, sit back, rel...

“Alex, Approximately” Book Review

“Alex, Approximately” Book Review

Alexandra Truszkowska
July 8, 2017
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Warning: Some spoilers ahead. Old film buffs, museum enthusiasts, and surfing lovers will be lining up to buy author Jenn Bennett’s latest book, “Alex, Approximately,” which was released in April 2017. This novel follows the life of protagonist Bailey “Mink” Rydell, as she moves to Coronad...

Did ‘Baywatch’ Sink or Float?

Did ‘Baywatch’ Sink or Float?

Sydney Schair
June 9, 2017
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For many people, there are few things more exhilarating than being surrounded by chatter and the scent of popcorn on a Saturday or Friday night, watching the lights dim and the screen begin to glow. ‘Baywatch’ is a perfect example of a movie that elicits this type of reaction. Directed by ...

Fun Places to go on a Staycation

Fun Places to go on a Staycation

Sofia Papadopoulos
June 6, 2017
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As Hills’ summer vacation comes up, many people go away to different beaches, states, and countries in celebration. For the group that stays within the Montvale and Woodcliff Lake area,  activities need to be found to spend the summer break. Brownstone Pancake Factory As seen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Brownstone Pancake Factory is a ...

Summertime? More like concert time!

Summertime? More like concert time!

Hanna Kimball
June 5, 2017
Filed under A&E, Music, Top Stories

Summer means beautiful weather, great memories, and even better music. Thankfully, it’s right around the corner!     Our proximity to NYC and so many other great concert venues definitely is something to take advantage of this summer and all year long. Sophomores Jenna Coh...

Spinning and Fidgeting with the Fidget Spinner

Spinning and Fidgeting with the Fidget Spinner

Suha Niyas
May 30, 2017
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Before, there was the slime craze, Adidas Superstar shoes and Vineyard Vines shirts; but now the craze is playing with the fidget spinner. The fidget spinner is made from different types of materials such as brass, stainless steel, titanium, copper and plastic. There are different numbers of blades, r...

Interview with Paul Zimmerman: Hills Alumnus and Independent Filmmaker

Interview with Paul Zimmerman: Hills Alumnus and Independent Filmmaker

Alyson Cohen
May 21, 2017
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  AC: So I see you were in plays as a student! Did that lead into your career now? PZ: Yes, it did lead into my career now. However, I loved movies and television in general. Although I was in plays, while i was in high school, and while i was in college I started working on both sides...

The Music Detail with Alex Truszkowska: Shlomo Franklin

The Music Detail with Alex Truszkowska: Shlomo Franklin

Alexandra Truszkowska
May 16, 2017
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Folk singer/songwriter Shlomo Franklin “sat down” with PHHS Trailblazer writer Alexandra Truszkowska and told the best secrets about writing bad songs, picking the best oranges, and creating music from the heart Franklin will be in Nyack for his "Rockabilly Radio" tour on May 23 Find mor...

13 Reasons Why the Show and Book are Different

13 Reasons Why the Show and Book are Different

By Suha Niyas
May 8, 2017
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On March 31, the first season of the television show 13 Reasons Why was released on Netflix. The show was an adaptation of the book, Thirteen Reasons Why, that was released back in 2007. The Netflix series has garnered attention after Selena Gomez, one of the executive producers, released a stat...

“The Circle” Movie Review

“The Circle” Movie Review

Allison Murphy
May 5, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movies, Top Stories

The big-screen adaption of the international best-selling novel, The Circle by Dave Eggers, was released April 28. The film stars Emma Watson as the leading role, Mae Holland, who receives the opportunity of a lifetime: to work at the world’s most powerful technology and social media company known as t...

Welcome to ‘Riverdale,’ The CW’s Latest Hit

Welcome to ‘Riverdale,’ The CW’s Latest Hit

Stephanie Kim
April 30, 2017
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After delivering cult favorite teen TV shows like Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill, the CW hopes to regain that following with 2017’s Riverdale. Riverdale is a modern spin on the classic Archie Comics, but with a dark twist: within the idyllic small town, a killer is on the loose. The story begi...

Book Review of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Review of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Aly Cohen
April 25, 2017
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Angie Thomas’s “The Hate U Give” gives an insightful look into what it is like to be an African American teenager. The novel makes the reader think and adds a different perspective to various controversies happening today. Sixteen year-old Starr Carter’s world turns upside down after she makes the decis...

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