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Summer Reading at HHS

Brittaney Marsico

June 14, 2012

Filed under Opinion

All Hawthorne High School students and upcoming students have to read an assigned book and complete a given project over the summer. I think this is a good idea to have summer reading because it brings the reading skills up in...

A Zombie Apocalypse? I Don’t Think So

William Brown, Staff Writer/Editor-in- Chief

June 7, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In the past month, there has been a lot of hype over incidents that some say is a zombie apocalypse — the consuming of human flesh by the walking dead. These incidents have caused worry and anxiousness among many people. However, research of ...

Legalize Marijuana

Adam Kahn, Staff Writer

June 6, 2012

Filed under Opinion

New Jersey has recently taken steps to decriminalize possession and use of marijuana. On May 21, 2012, a bill was introduced to reduce the legal consequences of recreational use or possession of marijuana from a crimminal to...

Say Goodbye to Senior Option

Johnny Fisher, Staff Writer

June 6, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Senior Option has been a program at Hawthorne High School that let seniors leave school before period 8. I myself have the senior option and really like it because I get to go home early and take a nap before work, and then I ...

Dress Code in HHS

Jessica Terrizzi, Staff Writer

May 22, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In Hawthorne High School, some students would argue that the dress code we are required to follow is too strict and we shouldn’t have to abide by it. Just because one person finds an outfit inappropriate, it doesn’t mean that...

Reading Lounge Café: A Great Place for Students

Sarah Kearsley, Staff Writer

May 11, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Have you ever had to eat your breakfast, sitting on the floor by your locker? Well that is no longer necessary because HHS just opened the Reading Lounge Café in the back room of the Library Media Center. The café is a great place ...

Jumping to Judgement

Patrick Furrey, Staff Writer

May 11, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Many people are quick to judge. When something sounds wrong, they jump on the bandwagon and condemn it without learning the entire story. They even go so far as to develop strong opinions about it and argue the point based on what ...

Keep Creative Writing in the Curriculum

Michael Patullo, Staff Writer

April 17, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In New Jersey, creative writing is no longer important. That must be the view of the State Department of Education because this skill has been removed from the College and Career Readiness Standards K-12 English Language Arts....

A Rushed Prom?

Sabrina Mohsin, Staff Writer

March 29, 2012

Filed under Opinion

All HHS students who are attending the prom on June 1, 2012 are given less than four hours to prepare before the bus departures at 4:30 p.m. Many HHS students are not pleased with the minimum time given for the prom preparation. Because...

The Invisible Children’s March

Michael Padilla, Staff Writer/Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The Invisible Children is a group of people whose mission is to make a difference in the world and make the public know what is going on in the world. Invisible Children advocates the spreading of the name "Joseph Kony," not...

A New Age of HHS Writing Launched

Patrick Furrey, Staff Writer

March 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion

For the first time in 77 years of the paper’s existence, there is an online Clarion. As a staff writer for The Clarion, I believe recent news will now come out significantly faster than it has before. Also, publishing the paper more ...

High School Sports: Get Cut? Get Tough.

Samantha Contrini, Staff Writer/Web Publisher

March 16, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Sports

Have you ever been cut from a high school sports team? Well if you have, you’re not alone. Millions of teenagers across the country get cut all the time, even though some of them have potential talent. That’s what happened...

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