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The Complicated Legacy of Kobe Bryant

The Complicated Legacy of Kobe Bryant

Riley Solomon and Briana Keenan

February 19, 2020

In 2003, right after Bryant’s first daughter, Natalia, was born, he was accused of the sexual assault and rape of a 19-year old woman who worked at the hotel he was staying at while traveling for a game. At the time, he was 24. Eventually, the charges were dropped, but remembering Bryant is still complicated for some...But despite the complexity of this situation, it should be said that Kobe Bryant should not be considered a bad person. He was certainly not a saint, but he used his fame and position to help others.

The 92nd Academy Awards: An Exercise in Disorganization

The 92nd Academy Awards: An Exercise in Disorganization

Claudia Kim

February 19, 2020

The film’s sweep through the awards show was met with great celebration as evidenced by the crowd’s demands that the lights be kept on for the cast to continue their acceptance speeches. However, aside from the general merriment surrounding the film’s success, little else was up to par at this year’s Oscars. 

Hills Varsity basketball game Sunday at Fairleigh Dickinson.

Hills Varsity basketball game Sunday at Fairleigh Dickinson.

February 14, 2020

“It’s going to be an huge game for Hills.  If they win this, it will go down as the greatest win in Pascack Hills basketball history,” coach Lampert said.

Miami brings diversity to Super Bowl LIV

Miami brings diversity to Super Bowl LIV

Justine Marinkovic

February 11, 2020

Shakira opened the show and halfway through Lopez made her entrance on a pole.  This upset many reviewers, calling the show “too sexy” or “too inappropriate for younger viewers,” but there those who believe that the two women brought more diversity than the show is used to, and that this was a good thing.  

February horoscopes

February horoscopes

Nicole Ensmann

February 10, 2020

  Aries (March 21- April 19): This month will be filled with a lot of work. Whether it be because you are playing one of Hills many winter sports and are trying to manage school work, you will be able to handle all the work with relative ease. Although you may experience some stress due to a la...

Pascack Valley Swim uniting district students

Pascack Valley Swim uniting district students

Andrew Baskin

February 4, 2020

‘’Being on the swim team is a good chance to meet and work with people you otherwise may not have gotten to know, whether it be because of different schools or different ages.’’ sophomore Kenny Huang, said. Having a team with both Hills and Valley allows students to make new friendships wit...

Kobe Bryant legacy

Kobe Bryant legacy

February 4, 2020

On January 26, 2020 Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, were on a helicopter along with 7 other people on their way to a basketball game for Gianna. The weather conditions were not best for flying; this led to the pilot losing control of the helicopter as it went into a free fall over Calabasas.  A...

Tik Tok security

Tik Tok security

Keira Ferrentino

February 4, 2020

 Kids around the app of Tik Tok are posting their phone numbers on their videos and asking people to contact them. The app of Tik Tok is a very popular app at the moment. But the dangers in your phone number is what you don’t know. Your phone number contains so much of your personal informati...

Ms. Gamgort, Business and Beyond

Ms. Gamgort, Business and Beyond

Briana Keenan

February 4, 2020

As she continues to educate students from grades nine through twelve, more qualities can describe Ms. Corin Gamgort, beyond being a business teacher. It is even proven that Gamgort has a kind disposition. Freshmen Christine Audia and Isabella Gudin validate her friendly personality and welcoming attit...

Hills students make change with community awareness project battling anti-Semitism

Hills students make change with community awareness project battling anti-Semitism

Larissa Aquaviva, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Dubbed the Pyramid of Hope, the orange pyramid diagram has five sections that indicate the steps for everyone to be able to get involved to combat anti-Semitism. The pyramid can be seen in the picture to the right. The steps to combat the issue grow more difficult as you climb the pyramid and as the sections decrease in size; however, no matter the difficulty of the step each one is just as important as the last. As you make your way up the pyramid the steps, in order, are: Recognize, Understand, Advocate, Educate, and Act 

Knives Out: The slash of white privilege

Knives Out: The slash of white privilege

Lauren Eusebio

January 14, 2020

“It’s an argument that people may think doesn’t belong in a murder mystery movie,” Woo continues, “but it’s a relevant and necessary argument that needs to be had. America is called ‘the melting pot’ for a reason, and we can’t denounce this title now.”

Parasite against Hollywood xenophobia

Parasite against Hollywood xenophobia

Claudia Kim, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

This blatant attack on the xenophobic view that Hollywood holds regarding its stingy nature in its favor for foreign films certainly brought attention to the issue. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, xenophobia is defined as "fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign." Debilitating laziness and general lack of interest have more or less degraded the concept of foreign films in the eyes of the public.