Author Archive: Monica Chen

What's up, guys? My name is Monica Chen and I am the managing editor of the Hills West Roundup! I have been on the Newspaper since I was a freshman and have learned a lot by contributing to the newspaper. Apart from the Roundup (obviously nothing beats our publication), I enjoy finding inspiration for article ideas from current events or events directly affecting our community. According to Lea, I am nocturnal and a former Harry Potter addict.

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Boys’ Varsity Tennis’ Stellar Season

| 06/16/2014 | 0 Comments

The Boys’ Varsity Tennis Team had another great year, finishing with 15 wins and only 2 losses. Outside of their league, the Colts were perfect, ending with a 7-0 record. The 2 losses came from Hills East, who remained first place in the county. Hills West finished in second, dominating all other competition. In the […]

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A Dominant Year for Girls’ Varsity Softball

| 06/16/2014 | 0 Comments

The girls varsity softball team began the season with high hopes, and their results exceeded all expectation. This year, West’s softball team was led by new head varsity coach Bill Mitaritonna. The girls are a relatively young team, as they only had one senior and a majority of the team was made up of sophomores. […]

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Boys’ Lacrosse: A Roller Coaster of A Season

| 06/16/2014 | 0 Comments

The Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse team had a very up-and-down year, starting off their season on a low note. After a win against Baldwin, they lost to Smithtown West. Later, they would lose their fourth game after holding a significant lead for most of the game. These early losses were only growing pains, however, as the […]

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What We Will Remember

| 06/16/2014 | 0 Comments
What We Will Remember

The final weeks of high school are a prime time to look back, to remember, and to be appreciative of the journey we have traveled throughout these last four years. From our first day of high school to finishing our senior year finals, our journey has been long and arduous, yet filled with fond memories […]

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How To Succeed in High School

| 09/18/2013 | 0 Comments
How To Succeed in High School

I won’t lie; high school isn’t as glorious as it is in movies, but it certainly isn’t as brutal as it is usually portrayed either. For many of you, it will seem like a lifetime before you embark on your journey to college. However, everything you do from this point on is to prepare you […]

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Hills West Softball Finishes Season in Victory

| 06/10/2013 | 0 Comments
Hills West Softball Finishes Season in Victory

Hills West Girls Varsity Softball finished its 2013 season with a sense of victory as the team claimed the league title after a 3-0 win over Hauppauge this past Wednesday. The team has demonstrated success all throughout the season, as evident by its 15-4 record. A large proportion of the teams’ achievement is dependent upon […]

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Shark Tank Results

| 06/02/2013 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, May 30, High School West hosted its first Shark Tank Competition, modeled after ABC’s popular reality show. The competition focuses on providing students with an opportunity to introduce their own innovation to the school. 25 team projects were critiqued and ranked based on its novelty and the presentation of the product to a […]

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Rising Standards for National Honors Society

| 04/29/2013 | 0 Comments

National Honor Society has long been regarded as an academic honor for high school students. NHS acknowledges the academic integrity, potential, and diligence of high school students who have demonstrated involvement in not only academics, but extracurricular activities as well. Each chapter centralizes four major criteria: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. However, the standard to […]

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