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Mr. Hawthorne 2015

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Veronika Alvarez, Staff Writers
March 23, 2015

Hawthorne High School held their popular, annual competition on Friday, March 6th. This male pageant was open to upperclassmen, and ultimately featured: Matt Altemus, Paul Reilly, Steven Sutphin, Ali Awari, Julio Aybar, Liam Morrissey, Jake Grootenboer, Frank Giglio, Jesse Dorfman, and Davius Bunch.... Read more »

Bear With Me is Now Open!

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Jason Bryant & Staff, Contributor
March 18, 2015

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Bear With Me Graphics on February 26 was attended by Superintendent Spirito, BOE Members, Principal LaGrone, staff and parents. Members of the program welcomed guests, sold tee-shirts, answered questions, and served as host. HHS members include Zachary Alkes, Michael Christensen,... Read more »

HHS Cheerleaders Win State Championship

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Rocco Pecoraro & Staff
March 12, 2015

The Hawthorne High School cheerleading team took home the title of New Jersey State Champs at the Eastern States Cheerleading Championships at Fairleigh Dickinson University on February 22, 2015. With a clean and solid routine, the HHS cheerleaders got first degree of excellence in all of the events... Read more »

HHS 2015 Reading Challenge: I Dare You to Read


Jessica Mulkey, Staff Writers
March 11, 2015

How much do you love to read? Well good news; if you love to read, you could win a $25 gift card to Hawthorne’s local book store, Well Read. Come down to the Hawthorne High School library and enter the contest. It’s so simple! All you have to do to enter is: Pick out 5 books from the list that... Read more »

Hawthorne Reads Across America

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Jessica Layton, Contributor
March 10, 2015

Volunteer members of HHS’s Student Council visited Hawthorne’s elementary schools, Roosevelt and Jefferson, on February 24 and February 27 consecutively to participated in Read Across America, a program that brings together younger children and teens through the power of reading. During the trip... Read more »

Book Talk with Authors


February 27, 2015

The HHS Creative Writing Club participated in a book discussion with three contemporary authors at the Louis Bay II Library on Wednesday, Februrary 25, 2015. The club members listened to the three female writers each discuss their writing habits, their publishing experiences, and their plans for future... Read more »

Starbucks Project: A Beverage of Knowledge (Part 2)


Shamel Dishack, Staff Writer
February 11, 2015

The Starbucks Project, as once stated, required the Pre-Calculus classes of periods 4 and 6 to undergo a rigorous period that allowed them to have an insight and an intake on the growth pattern of one of the world’s largest enterprises. In part 1, winners of both classes were crowned for their abilities... Read more »

Starbucks Project: A Beverage of Knowledge


Shamel Dishack, Staff Writer
February 6, 2015

The Pre-Calculus Honors classes, periods 4 and 6, have embarked on a project that brought forward many intriguing aspects of the world we live in, through the analysis of Starbucks’s growth in business and influence. Students were required to illustrate the rise of Starbucks locations since 1987 and... Read more »

Soccer Supports HHS Alum in Need

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Leah Matari, Contributor
February 5, 2015

Hawthorne High School boy’s soccer team, along with HHS alum, hosted a fundraiser for Jimmy Soder, a 2014 alumnus who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, on January 2 at the Superdome in Waldwick.  At this event, the 2014-season varsity soccer players faced the Hawthorne alum male soccer players.... Read more »

Superstitions and Urban Legends

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Katherine Interiano, Staff Writer
February 5, 2015

According to, superstition is a belief or way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck.You may have heard someone say that you can’t walk under a ladder because you’ll get bad luck, or you should avoid stepping on cracks to avoid “breaking... Read more »