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Federal Student Aid Lacks the Aid

Melissa Miller, Staff Writer

March 16, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Every year, most seniors applying for college fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the FAFSA. This form is used by colleges to determine a student’s financial aid package. The problem with the FAFSA is th...

Stem Cell Research: A Necessary Move Forward

Mahin Chowdhury, Staff Writer

March 13, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Stem cell research is a relatively new technology that takes primitive human cells and develops them into many of the 220 varieties of cells in the human body, including blood cells and brain cells. Some scientists and researchers...

Parking: An Every Day Struggle

Allison Speranza, Staff

March 11, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Imagine you are a senior student who has open lunch and you are running late getting back to school. The bell is going to ring in five minutes and you need to find a parking spot. At HHS you will never make it to class on time....

Welcome to Our New Vice Principal

Allexa Wozniak, Staff Writer

March 7, 2012

Filed under Opinion

As a senior in Hawthorne High School, I would like to personally welcome our new vice principal Dario Sforza. I’m hoping he finds a home here and stays for a while. This senior class has had four different vice principals...

New Computer Labs in HHS

Jessica Terrizzi, Staff Writer

March 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

At the beginning of this school year, the library and the computer lab in room 305 were unavailable to the students and staff while they were being renovated. Now that they are open, students feel that it was worth the wait. Although...

Drop the 16-year-old Dropout Law

Brittaney Marsico, Staff Writer

March 5, 2012

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A proposed law in New Jersey passed by the Senate in February 2012 states that students will no longer be allowed to drop out of high school at age 16. Students would have to wait until they either graduate or they’re the age...

Where’s the Spirit?

Samantha Contrini, Staff Writer/Web Publisher

March 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

"Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate?" Seriously, who do we appreciate? It seems to me that Hawthorne has so much school spirit in September and close to none the rest of the year. We have one Pep Rally and one Spirit...

Time for Teens to Show Respect

Allexa Wozniak, Staff Writer

February 2, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In the first week of December the new Teen Center at the Hawthorne Public Library was closed for a few days. When told why, as a teenager I was extremely upset. The fact that some teens got into a fight and took advantage of the...

Occupy Some Organization

Adam Kahn, Staff Writer

January 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion

As any socially and politically conscious American knows, there have been many active protests occurring on Wall Street in New York City. These protests have been enacted for a broad spectrum of reasons, including the massive am...

No More Chocolate Milk

Olivia Meier, Staff Writer

January 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Is milk always good for you? Yes, it gives you calcium, but it is also full of a lot of sugar. Some chocolate milk containers have as much sugar and calories as a can of soda. Chocolate milk is also linked to child and adult obesity...

Summer Vacation?

Michael Patullo, Staff Writer

January 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion

This past summer, all teachers of honors and advanced placement classes were required to give their students a summer homework assignment.  That means if you’re a good student, you  most likely had four to five summer homework...

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