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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
Samuel Kennedy, Staff Writer • April 26, 2022
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St. Michaels Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yonkers, NY.
“We Cry Just at Home:” Local Ukrainians Reflect on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.
Seamus Pugh April 28, 2022

Photographs by Maximilian Dodziuk.  Father Kiril Angelov, the priest at the St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church on Shonnard Place in...

A Closer Look into the W.A.Y. Survey
A Closer Look into the W.A.Y. Survey
Sophie Halliburton, Contributing Writer • April 28, 2022

The results of the December 2021 Prevention Needs Assessment Survey for youth were released this past March, and the outcome initially surprised...

How are Hastings Students Impacted by the New Alterations to the SAT?
How are Hastings Students Impacted by the New Alterations to the SAT?
Mamie Rushkoff April 26, 2022

Earlier in the year, we surveyed students about their approach to the SATs and ACTs. In February 2022, however, an announcement revealed that...

The Logistics of Lunch
The Logistics of Lunch
Frieda Belasco, Staff Writer • April 26, 2022

Many students at Hastings High School buy lunch every day. They pick what they want to eat, punch in their pins, and leave, not giving it a second...

Although not mentioned in this article, the Ovenbird is a hallmark of late spring.
Swing into Spring: A Nature-Based Spring Scavenger Hunt
Julien Amsellem, Managing Editor • April 28, 2022

Often branded as the “season of change,” spring is well-established as a time of birth and arrival in nature. More than just the harbinger...

Family University
Family University
Natalie Garson, Contributing Writer • April 28, 2022
Robert Tucker Lecture Series
Robert Tucker Lecture Series
Camilla Mischka, Managing Editor • April 28, 2022
Club Spotlight: Yiddish Club
Club Spotlight: Yiddish Club
Mamie Rushkoff, Managing Editor • April 26, 2022
Club Spotlight: Garden Club
Club Spotlight: Garden Club
December 21, 2021
The Return of Hayao Miyazaki
The Return of Hayao Miyazaki
Camilla Mischka, Managing Editor • April 28, 2022

In 1989 Hayao Miyazaki released his first Studio Ghibli film. Kiki’s Delivery Service went on to become one of the most loved movies of all...

Westward Ho!
"Westward Ho!"
April 28, 2022
Girls in Computer Science
Girls in Computer Science
Natalie Garson, Contributing Writer • April 28, 2022

The disparity between genders at the collegiate level is clear: only around 21% of Engineering majors are women, and only around 19% of Computer and Information Science majors are women, according to the...

 A New Journalism Opportunity for Students: the Greenburgh Student News Network
 A New Journalism Opportunity for Students: the Greenburgh Student News Network
Sophie Halliburton April 28, 2022

The town of Greenburgh is currently offering a new journalistic opportunity for high school, middle school, and elementary students. Created by Paul Feiner, the Greenburgh Town Supervisor, and Judith Beville,...

The Lloyd Library.
"The Freedom to Read:" Ms. Grassia's New Book Removal Request Procedure
Séamus Pugh, Editor-in-Chief • February 17, 2022

“I am fighting for my students’ right to learn independently and freely,” said Ms. Grassia, the librarian of the Lloyd Library at Hastings High School, in an interview this past December. “As a...

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...