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School Shootings: Statistics and Student Discourse
School Shootings: Statistics and Student Discourse
Adam Greenwald, Contributing Writer • January 18, 2024

In the last few years, school shootings have become a very common occurrence (with 346 occurring in 2023 according to the U.S. News & World...

The Effects Of Homework On Teenagers
The Effects Of Homework On Teenagers
Ella Cajigao, Sage Wasserman, Contributing Writers • January 18, 2024

Homework plays a large role in education, but how much time are high schoolers dedicating to homework daily, and how does it affect their mental...

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The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action: Implications for College Applicants
Frieda Belasco, Managing Editor • January 18, 2024

The issue of affirmative action is expansive and highly debated, even among those who have similar political leanings. Recently, the SCOTUS cases...

The Administration’s Communication Policy: When do they address global issues?
The Administration’s Communication Policy: When do they address global issues?
Sophie Halliburton, Editor-in-Chief • January 18, 2024

Every so often, the Hastings community—students, parents, and teachers included—receives a letter from superintendent Dr. William McKersie...

The Causes and Consequences of Rising Bus Costs
The Causes and Consequences of Rising Bus Costs
Hazel Kuniholm, Contributing Writer • January 18, 2024
Mr. Rubino Returns to Hastings Schools
Mr. Rubino Returns to Hastings Schools
Sofia Eliasi, Contributing Writer • January 18, 2024
Volunteering at HHS: Hastings K.I.D.S.
Volunteering at HHS: Hastings K.I.D.S.
Hajeong Lee, Contributing Writer • January 18, 2024
Taylor Swift in Politics
Taylor Swift in Politics
Anya Hart, Contributing Writer • January 18, 2024
Spotify Wrapped at HHS
Spotify Wrapped at HHS
January 18, 2024
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Child Labor: What it is, How it Began and How are You Complicit?
Siri Rosenberg, Managing Editor • January 18, 2024

The rise in child labor began around the 19th century and increased with the Industrial Revolution. Historically there were no laws or protections put in place to stop children from working in dangerous...

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Antisemitism in Westchester
Emmy Taylor, Kate Sobol, Contributing Writers • January 18, 2024

October 7, 2023, the date of Hamas’ invasion of Israel, was a devastating day for the Jewish community; Jews all around the world were indirectly impacted by the effects of this tragedy. According to...

Mr. Rubino Returns to Hastings Schools
Mr. Rubino Returns to Hastings Schools
Sofia Eliasi, Contributing Writer • January 18, 2024

To the dismay of many Hastings students, beloved music teacher Mr. Mike Rubino announced his retirement late last school year. However, he decided that he wasn’t going to completely leave the Hastings...

“Memento Mori” — If you took Latin you’d know what it means
“Memento Mori” — If you took Latin you’d know what it means
Siri Rosenberg, Managing Editor • November 21, 2023

"Why are you learning a dead language?" That is a question I have heard frequently since I decided to take Latin. I have consistently backed it up with the same things but, recently, I started thinking about it more. What are...

Owen Druehl playing the saxophone
Op-Ed: Thoughts on the Upcoming Music Trip
Owen Druehl, Contributing Writer • April 30, 2023

The Hastings High School Music Programs will be performing at a festival in Hershey Park, Pennsylvania on April 28 and 29. As co-president of the school's Concert Band, I am especially excited for the opportunity to lead the band...

The Willow Project: What is it, and how does it impact the environment?
The Willow Project: What is it, and how does it impact the environment?
Tavia Seitz and Max Boyd April 20, 2023

On March 13, 2023, the Biden administration officially approved the Willow Project, an oil drilling plan with devastating environmental consequences. The project was started by ConocoPhillips, an energy company based in Houston,...

ChatGPT: Is It As Bad As We Think?
ChatGPT: Is It As Bad As We Think?
Frieda Belasco, Managing Editor • April 20, 2023

When I wrote an article this past November on the future of technology in schools, I couldn’t have predicted the turn of events that would take place not even a month later. That turn of events was ChatGPT. Released on November...

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