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Growing list of colleges, universities change admissions process amid coronavirus test disruptions

Growing list of colleges, universities change admissions process amid coronavirus test disruptions

Lauren Eusebio, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Although all Pascack Hills students are learning to adapt to this new and scary self-isolation predicament, more specific side effects of the coronavirus pandemic affect each grade level individually. While seniors look hopefully upon walking along the stage at graduation, clad in caps, gowns, and tassels, ...

Studying abroad during a pandemic

Studying abroad during a pandemic

Maeve Rossig, Staff Writer

March 28, 2020

“Booking a flight was really tricky because we had to figure it out over the phone and as quick as possible. The tickets were selling out, and the only flights left were super expensive. Luckily, I was able to finally get a ticket and get home the next day.” Junior at Loyola University Maryland and Pascack Hills Alumni Jack Rossig said.

College Catastrophe: Episode 1: Freshman Year

College Catastrophe: Episode 1: Freshman Year

Jolie Newman and Suha Niyas

February 28, 2020

Howdy, Cowboys! Welcome to the Trailblazer's first college centered podcast, College Catastrophe. We, Jolie Newman and Suha Niyas, are currently seniors at Pascack Hills High School and are facing the chaos that is found in the college process. The college craze takes over every student as early as...

Does the “no college” stigma exist?

Does the “no college” stigma exist?

Mackenzie Blowers, College Corner Editor

February 26, 2020

In a world of social media and technology, students have the ability to post about their lives on any platform available. At Pascack Hills and surrounding towns, this set obligation to post means updating the public on all major decisions; the peak of these decisions is college commitments, a post mostly...

Cowboys in College: Sports Edition

Cowboys in College: Sports Edition

Larissa Aquaviva, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Following graduation, Pascack Hills Alumni gear up for their next step in life, whether it is going to trade school, taking a gap year, or going to college. While the majority of graduating Hills students head to college, a fraction of the group takes it one step further: they are also playing a sport a...

Cowboys in College: Life After Hills

Cowboys in College: Life After Hills

Mackenzie Blowers, College Corner Editor

October 29, 2019

After high school, Pascack Hills alumni can be found heading in different directions. For a majority of the graduating student body each year, that decision is usually to further one’s education at a university, whether that be somewhere close such as Rutgers or as far as the west coast. Though Pasca...

Roar like a Lion at The College of New Jersey

Roar like a Lion at The College of New Jersey

Sofia Papadopoulos, Editor-in-Chief

July 21, 2019

Just an hour and a half away in Ewing, NJ is the modern campus of The College of New Jersey, also known as TCNJ. The campus has extremely high standards for their students throughout their 50 liberal arts and professional options, meaning more choices for amazing futures of all students.  Highly ra...

Joining Stag Nation at Fairfield University

Joining Stag Nation at Fairfield University

Sofia Papadopoulos, Editor-in-Chief

July 15, 2019

The moment passing through the gates of Fairfield University, prospective, current, and past students alike are able to experience the communal love and support that is flooding on the campus. Being funded by the Society of Jesus in 1942, the university sets itself apart through their Jesuit ideals and...

B U at Boston University

B U at Boston University

Mackenzie Blowers, College Corner Editor

February 25, 2019

Located in the perfect middle point between the city of Boston and the suburbs, next to Fenway Park, and filled with activities, Boston University is the place to be! For a student looking for a flexible campus with several options, BU is one of the best colleges located in the beautiful city of Boston...

Go Badge or Go Home

Go Badge or Go Home

Avery Paulen, Life & Style Editor

February 14, 2019

There is undeniably nothing better than taking those first few steps onto a college campus and feeling like you are already at home. This is exactly how anyone would feel when they step onto the campus of The University of Wisconsin, Madison. UW-Madison is a public research university with over 200 undergr...

UMass Amherst: Is it the Right UMass For You?

UMass Amherst: Is it the Right UMass For You?

Larissa Aquaviva, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

Are you ready to be apart of the Minutemen family at the University of Massachusetts Amherst? UMass - Amherst is located in rural Amherst, Massachusetts, but is only 90 miles from the bustling, beautiful city of Boston. The campus is vast, spread out, and filled with foliage and beautiful buildings. When l...

UPenn v. Carnegie Mellon: Which is the college for you?

UPenn v. Carnegie Mellon: Which is the college for you?

Suha Niyas, In-Depth Editor

December 11, 2018

According to US News Rankings, the prestigious universities, University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University, are ranked as the top 2 colleges in Pennsylvania. Despite being the best schools in the state, they both have their own unique opportunities and paths to offer.   Starting...