Author Archive: Lilly Milman

My name is Lilly Milman and I am currently a senior. I am the Managing Editor and have been with the newspaper my entire high school career. I like to read about social justice issues, and my favorite publications are New York Magazine and National Geographic. A fun fact about me is that I can speak Russian fluently.

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Practicing What We Preach

| 05/16/2016 | 0 Comments
Practicing What We Preach

Although the United States Supreme Court is known worldwide for its history-altering decisions, all of its power rests on one factor: law enforcement. However, what happens when this all-inclusive body’s decisions aren’t carried out by its smaller, local counterparts? In the case of the Cleveland School District of Mississippi, thousands of students end up being denied an integrated […]

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

| 03/22/2016 | 0 Comments
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

“We are at war,” was the only thing French prime minister, Manuel Vallas, had to say in response to the heartbreaking attacks in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium. At approximately 8 a.m. local time on March 22nd, time seemed to stand still as two explosions went off in the Brussels Airport, killing 14 and injuring […]

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If You See Something, Say Something

| 03/16/2016 | 0 Comments
If You See Something, Say Something

On Wednesday, March 16th at 10:43 a.m., my sister and I received a text message from our close friend that read, “I love you both so much.” At first glance, this may have appeared simply to be a universal statement of friendship and gratitude. However, when sent with no context and left with no reply, […]

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Getting Back to His Rootes

| 11/19/2015 | 0 Comments
Getting Back to His Rootes

“There is no attempt at making change that is too small; all change makes a difference,” is only one of the inspiring things senior Nikhil Anand had to say after being chosen as the Local School Honoree for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. After going through “personal tragedies that taught [him] about the difficulties that […]

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Coming Full Circle

| 10/22/2015 | 0 Comments
Coming Full Circle

Although almost all Hills West students are involved community service programs, it is not often that they are recognized by the media. However, senior Evan Kindler sparked the interest of FiOS1 News with his involvement in a national movement called the Friendship Circle, which focuses on forming bonds between teenagers and children with special needs. His interview […]

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An Ally a Day Keeps Oppression Away

| 10/08/2015 | 0 Comments
An Ally a Day Keeps Oppression Away

Sunday, October 11th, 2015. To most, this may just seem like an arbitrary date, but to others, it will be life changing. The anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, this day has since been dubbed National Coming Out Day. An annual holiday dedicated to pride and human love, it […]

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Tim Green Grants Half Hollow Hills a Visit

| 10/06/2015 | 0 Comments
Tim Green Grants Half Hollow Hills a Visit

On the corner bookshelf next to the teens section of the Half Hollow Hills Community Library stands the newly commissioned Tim Green Corner. The area is named after NFL football player, lawyer, and best-selling author, Tim Green, who now devotes his life to storytelling and encouraging young people to follow their dreams. Traveling to schools throughout the country, including Half […]

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The Gemini Effect: The Two Faces of Instagram

| 08/05/2015 | 0 Comments
The Gemini Effect: The Two Faces of Instagram

Although Facebook is the social network most commonly associated with teenagers, Instagram has given Mark Zuckerberg a long run for his money. Peaking at seventy-eight million users this year, the photography based network has superseded all others to become the most used form of social media today. With a following twice the size of Canada’s […]

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