Author Archive: Gianna Barberia

Hello! My name is Gianna Barberia, and I am Editor-in-Chief of The Roundup. I am currently a senior, and this is my fourth year as a member of newspaper. I love writing and filmmaking, and I plan on studying broadcast journalism, theatre, and political science in college.

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Choose a Side!

| 05/05/2016 | 0 Comments
Choose a Side!

Captain America: Civil War is being released tonight! Which side are you on?

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Hip-Hop: Pillars That Lead To Power

| 03/03/2016 | 0 Comments
Hip-Hop: Pillars That Lead To Power

“How do we teach for change?” asked Ms. Lauren Leigh Kelly, a Hills West English teacher and doctoral candidate in English Education at the Teachers College at Columbia University. Kelly led the 4th Annual Cyphers for Justice Hip-Hop Youth Summit at Columbia, which uses the genre of hip-hop to teach important lessons to high school […]

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Enough is Enough

| 02/11/2016 | 0 Comments

America’s supposedly red, white, and blue flag has supported no other color but white since the country’s founding. This has been illustrated most recently by this year’s Academy Award nominations, which, once again, failed to represent people of color and other minorities. One year ago, I wrote an article entitled “Earning Equality: Let America Be […]

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The NAHS Brings Light to the Halls

| 02/04/2016 | 0 Comments
The NAHS Brings Light to the Halls

Walking up the stairwell in the main lobby, you may have noticed a new, colorful addition. Hanging from the ceiling is a vibrant chandelier created recently by Hills West’s very own National Art Honor Society. The National Art Honor Society (NAHS), originally established in 1978 by the National Art Education Association, was created for “the […]

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Winter Storm Jonas Storms Over Social Media

| 01/23/2016 | 0 Comments
Winter Storm Jonas Storms Over Social Media

While Storm Jonas was raging outside, Hills West students stormed social media to document the event and how they are spending the snowy weekend. On Snapchat, one can view the Live Story “Snowzilla 2016,” a collection of snaps from users in various locations. However, many students posted their own stories.   One of the most […]

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One Is Too Many: The Big Picture Tainted By A Minority Brush

| 01/06/2016 | 0 Comments
One Is Too Many: The Big Picture Tainted By A Minority Brush

As I held out my palms for one of the assistant principals to sniff and check for traces of marijuana, two overlying questions laid heavily in my brain: what in the world is going on, and how common are drug violations such as these in schools? On Friday, October 30th, whilst the Halloween festivities and halls of […]

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Keep Calm and Gaman: Inside Broadway’s Most Uplifting Musical

| 11/25/2015 | 0 Comments
Keep Calm and Gaman: Inside Broadway’s Most Uplifting Musical

In English, the Japanese term “Gaman (我慢)” means “enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity.” This term overlays and propels the plot, and is the inspiration behind a moving song, in Broadway’s newest musical, Allegiance. The show is based off of the personal accounts of actor George Takei during the Japanese-American internment of World War II. Takei, who also stars […]

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And The Winner Is…

| 10/17/2015 | 0 Comments
And The Winner Is…

Although the competition appeared neck-and-neck between the Junior and Senior classes at Pep Rally on Friday night, the Senior Class repeated last year’s victory and took first place at Homecoming on Saturday, October 17th. The Junior Class came in second, followed by the Sophomore class, and the Freshmen class in last. “We worked hard, and […]

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