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Over 200 protesters for racial equity from around the region marched from the Woodcliff Lake borough hall to the Woodcliff Lake train station.

Police reform, mascot removal underscored at racial equity rally in Woodcliff Lake

June 27, 2020

On Saturday, protesters for racial equity from around the Pascack Valley region marched from Woodcliff Lake borough hall to the Woodcliff Lake train station.

On Monday, Hills students and faculty protested in support of the Black Lives Matter movement by writing slogans and the names of police brutality victims throughout Hills' parking lot and near its entrance. The protest was planned by the Hills-Valley equity team.

The injustice within the justice system

June 13, 2020

Letter to the Editor: No one is claiming that all lives don’t matter; it’s solely the fact that Black lives require the most attention and help since they are constantly under attack. 

While many say acknowledging the situation and contacting the students is good, many students have been urging their schools to take further action. 

‘Now is the time for action’: colleges respond to protests

June 11, 2020

In response to the recent events, college students have been protesting on college campuses, and high school students have been awaiting the responses of their hopeful schools’ deans, administrators, and coaches. 

The Pascack Hills GSA stands in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. With more attention being called to Black Lives Matter and other related causes, it’s important to be aware of the facts: This isn’t a new issue.

Hills Gay-Straight Alliance ‘stands in support of the Black Lives Matter movement’

June 10, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Just because it was on our collective radar less doesn’t detract from the fact that that’s due to a lack of documentation, not lack of activity. Even last year, at least 18 transgender women, mostly women of color were murdered solely for existing.

Students write the names of African Americans killed by police brutality in parking lot spaces on Hills' campus. The protest was planned by members of the Hills-Valley equity team.

In photos: Students and faculty write names of police brutality victims in Hills parking lot

June 8, 2020

Hills students and teachers wrote the names of African Americans killed by police in parking lot spaces on campus.

On Monday, students and faculty wrote the names of African Americans killed by police in Hills' parking lot. The protest against racial injustice was planned by the Hills-Valley equity team.

Hills community plans and partakes in Black Lives Matter protests

June 8, 2020

Since the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis two weeks ago, Black Lives Matter protests have erupted across the country –– including on Monday at Hills.

Dance company Alvin Ailey’s post about speaking up in support of Black Lives Matter.

Dance community fights for Black lives, racial justice

June 5, 2020

The dance and arts communities have taken a noticeable stance on the current events. Choreographers, teachers, and students from all across the United States have come together to stand up for the Black community. 

This year, both Hills and Valley joined forces to create an equity team within the district. After the killing of George Floyd, they believe tough conversations are even more vital.

‘It’s not just George Floyd’: Hills-Valley equity team plans protest

June 4, 2020

In an interview with the Trailblazer, members of the equity team outlined their response to George Floyd's killing and how they believe the district can educate students about racial equity.

Artwork by Jasmine Delgado, a junior at Hills and a member of the district's equity team.

How to help the Black Lives Matter movement

June 2, 2020

For students interested in fighting for racial justice, there are several good places to start.

Dozens of Hills students of all races have vocalized their concern over issues raised by George Floyd's death through their Instagram stories.

Say his name: George Floyd

June 1, 2020

Opinion: Those with the privilege of not being racially profiled by police should make it their duty to stand by the Black community in this pursuit by signing petitions, calling numbers, and donating at the least. This should not be political, as murder is simply not a controversial issue.