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Stressed Students

Jessica Terrizzi, Staff Writer

April 29, 2012

Have you ever thought about a school assignment that has to be done and your stomach suddenly tightens up? How about when you realize that project that you’ve been putting off for so long is due the next day? That nervous, ...

Bullying: Not Like it Used to Be

Jessica Terrizzi, Staff Writer

April 26, 2012

When people think of bullying, the first image that usually comes to mind is an intimidating guy threatening a “loser” and asking for his lunch money. In the modern days, however, bullying is not this straightforward; it ha...

Society, What Have You Done?

Samantha Contrini, Staff Writer/Web Publisher

April 14, 2012

As an overweight teenager, I think it’s pretty safe to say that I understand the difficulties that children and teenagers face every day due to the fact that they don’t fit into the idea of what society has us believe is the...

The Joy of Horseback Riding

Olivia Meier, Staff Writer

April 2, 2012

Sweat dripping down my face, dirt on my jeans with the wind blowing in my hair is what I love the most. Horseback riding is a very magical experience. When I’m on my horse I feel so connected with him that it’s unbelievable—changing...

What Exactly is Project Graduation?

Brittaney Marsico, Staff Writer

March 29, 2012

As seniors start thinking about graduation in June, they also start wondering where to go to celebrate after the ceremony. In Hawthorne, many of our grads will be attending Project Graduation. This event provides a safe, drug-free,...

Memes: The Latest in Creative Expression

Adam Kahn, Staff Writer

March 23, 2012

There is a new craze that is driving through the Internet like a sandstorm, and that craze is memes. What is a meme, you say? A meme is an Internet photo or video, with a recurring picture or pictures, often with a comment or...

Kony Crisis Causes Debate

William Brown, Staff Writer/Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2012

Jason Russell, organizer of the Invisible Children’s “Kony 2012” campaign, posted a video on YouTube in early March asking America for help making Joseph Kony, an African warlord in Uganda, infamous. Kony is the leader of ...

Getting the Job

Johnny Fisher, Staff Writer

March 20, 2012

It is often impossible to find a job because the economy is going down the drain. When I was looking for a job, I went to about 60 places and none of them hired me. After I finally got my job at ShopRite, I realized why I never...

868 Goffle Road Murder

Stephanie Doot, Staff Writer

March 13, 2012

On the night of January 9, 1850, Judge John S. Van Winkle and his wife Jannetje went to bed as usual in their home across from the duck pond at 868 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, N.J.  By morning, they were dead.  These were the...

Oliver (’85): Two Generations at HHS

Brittaney Marsico, Staff Writer

March 5, 2012

HHS student, Suzanne Louise Oliver Marsico, enjoyed her years in the swimming and medical career clubs. Yes, that’s right. Hawthorne High School used to have a swimming club and a medical career club back when Marsico went here from 1982 to ...

A Mother like No Other

Olivia Meier, Staff Writer

February 27, 2012

Tinctures stacked everywhere and an array of herbs drying on strings hanging form the ceiling is what local herbalist and mother of 3, Lisa Meier's house looks like. Lisa Meier, who also happens to be my own mother, has been pra...

Melody Jill Hackett: A Flare for Drama

Samantha Contrini, Staff Writer/Web Publisher

February 9, 2012

We all know English teacher Mrs. Hackett. But what do you really know about her? Well, outside of school, she is known as Jill, even Melody (Hackett’s birth name). And there’s so much more to this incredible woman beyond what s...

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