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Hastings Springs into Spring Pep Rally
Hastings Springs into Spring Pep Rally
Catie Cho, Managing Editor • April 27, 2022
The HHS Art Shows Return
The HHS Art Shows Return
Sam Kennedy, Staff Writer • April 26, 2022
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Andres Forero and Celebrating Diversity Through Percussion
Andres Forero and Celebrating Diversity Through Percussion
Catie Cho, Editor in Chief • October 6, 2022

When Andrés Forero walked into the auditorium for our interview, I remember thinking one thing: This guy looks like a rock star. With his red-tinted...

Senior Spotlights
Senior Spotlights
Mamie Rushkoff, Managing Editor • June 22, 2022

As the 2022 school year comes to an end, seniors finally get a chance to look back on their high school memories. Continue reading to find out...

Senior Opinions: Most Influential Books Read Throughout High School
Senior Opinions: Most Influential Books Read Throughout High School
Miles Hamilton, Contributing Writer • June 22, 2022

Since many of us first opened our eyes as newborns, we’ve been told stories, whether through nursery rhymes, story books, or films. Many of...

The Class of 2022 Reflects on College Applications
The Class of 2022 Reflects on College Applications
Sophie Starosta, Contributing Writer • June 22, 2022

As the Hastings High School Class of 2022 moves on to college and beyond, they imparted a few last words of wisdom for younger high school students. One...

Photo of Jupiter and the four Galilean Moon (from left to right: Ganymede, Europa, Io, and Callisto) taken during the Astronomy Club meeting. Photo by Ellie Shin.
A Once-in-a-Lifetime Event: Astronomy Club views Jupiter at its Closest Approach to Earth in 59 Years
Julien Amsellem, Editor-in-Chief • October 6, 2022
Welcoming Ms. Stern to HHS
Welcoming Ms. Stern to HHS
Frieda Belasco, Managing Editor • October 6, 2022
Welcoming Ms. Driscoll to HHS
Welcoming Ms. Driscoll to HHS
Natalie Garson, Managing Editor • October 6, 2022
Brighton, England - August 6th 2022: One of the UKs most significant pride events is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Brighton & Hove Pride is intended to celebrate, and promote respect for, diversity and inclusion within the local community and support local charities and causes through fundraising. 
Brighton’s Preston Park was filled with rainbows and glitter, as thousands of people joined the party to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Brighton & Hove Pride. The festivity saw a crowd of around 400,000 people coming together loud and proud on the streets of Brighton and inside the park to celebrate We Are Fabuloso.
Club Spotlight: Amnesty Club
Sophie Halliburton, Managing Editor • October 6, 2022
Gigi Richer’s Inspired By project for English 11 Honors. Photo by Mamie Rushkoff.
Yarn Club Spotlight
October 6, 2022
Feminism Club Spotlight
Feminism Club Spotlight
October 6, 2022
An image depicting Trevor, one of the protagonists of GTA V
A New "Grand Theft Auto" for a New Social Climate
Sam Kennedy, Managing Editor • October 6, 2022
Optima, la Meilleure, the Best: A Thank You to Mrs. Aleiner
Optima, la Meilleure, the Best: A Thank You to Mrs. Aleiner
Julien Amsellem, Editor-in-Chief • June 22, 2022

Some call her Madame. Others know her as Magistra. And most of us just say Mrs. Yet, regardless of her title, Mrs. Veronika Aleiner is one of the most beloved teachers in Hastings High School, and she...

Image credit: Marie-Louise Miller, Co-Chair of the Multicultural Book Fair
Bringing Back the Multicultural Book Fair
Frieda Belasco, Managing Editor • June 22, 2022

Located in the Cochran Gym at Hastings High School, from Wednesday, June 1 to Saturday, June 4, the 6th annual Multicultural Book Fair was back and bigger than ever.  Started in 2017 by Dr. Jenice...

Hastings Returns to the Silver Screen!
Hastings Returns to the Silver Screen!
Sam Kennedy, Managing Editor • June 22, 2022

Those who have been on Main Street in the past few weeks might have noticed that things looked a little differently than they normally do. The sidewalks were lined with vintage cars, cameras flanked each...

Editorial: Examining Communication During the March 23rd Lockdown
Editorial: Examining Communication During the March 23rd Lockdown
The Editorial Staff of The Buzzer April 28, 2022

On March 23rd, 2022, Hastings High School declared a two-hour delay in order to handle a presumed threat made towards the school. According to Assistant Principal Melissa Hardesty, Principal Lou Adipietro's school email account...

Privilege at HHS: Is Our Town Perpetuating Educational Inequality?
Privilege at HHS: Is Our Town Perpetuating Educational Inequality?
Sophie Mulaire, Managing Editor • April 28, 2022

Hastings-on-Hudson—a picturesque village located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River with breathtaking views of the New York City skyline. Not only is our quaint little town full of beauty, but we boast of brains as well....

Do Not Give Up on The Word Feminism
Do Not Give Up on The Word Feminism
Erin Lobovsky , Contributing Writer • April 28, 2022

Feminist…angry, hysterical, man-hating, sex-hating, loud, hairy, lesbian, woman. Stereotypes about feminists established over time, have led to a continued belief by many that feminism is connected to “anger” and negativity. ...

The Future of Mask Breaks at Hastings High School
The Future of Mask Breaks at Hastings High School
Oscar Hayes April 28, 2022

As the days go by, we are shifting more and more towards a normal lifestyle. The recent lifting of the mask mandate at schools has been a major part of that change this school year.  However, will the policy of mask-breaks...