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Half Hollow Hills PTSA Meet The Candidates Night

| 12/05/2017 | 1 Comment
Half Hollow Hills PTSA Meet The Candidates Night

  On October 24th, 2017, Half Hollow Hills PTSA Legislation Committee hosted its annual “Meet the Candidates Night” event. Our district hosts this event every year before election day and invites all the politicians that are up for election that season. This function builds a familiarity between the politicians and the constituents. Members of the public, […]

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Affirmative Action: What You Need to Know

| 11/05/2017 | 0 Comments
Affirmative Action: What You Need to Know

Recently, marginalized groups in the U.S. and the rights they should be able to obtain effortlessly has been the subject of recurring debate in the media. In particular, race and gender tend to be the two demographics heavily focused on in this debate. When examining racial inequality in America, African-Americans, Latinos, and mixed-race entities seem to be the […]

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Hope for Haiti: Translation of Awareness into Action

| 10/30/2017 | 0 Comments
Hope for Haiti: Translation of Awareness into Action

Last year, in hopes of increasing global awareness, a medical mission’s trip to Haiti was made. Many students and adults within the building became more cognizant of some of the real struggles in this beautiful but underdeveloped country.  Apart from being among the poorest country in the world, approximately 79% of Haitians live on less than two US […]

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Ainsley Earhardt: Insight for Future Political Journalists

| 10/19/2017 | 0 Comments
Ainsley Earhardt: Insight for Future Political Journalists

Following the 2016 election, America’s view on politics was changed forever. Presidential debates were treated as a national sport, and the highlights were on every media source available for weeks. This election also sparked an influx of public figures to state their opinions on any topic in our society. Musicians and actors comment on foreign […]

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Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort Fails

| 10/16/2017 | 0 Comments
Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort Fails

Ever since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, Republicans have made it a priority to repeal and replace the law. The GOP has tried to repeal or alter Obamacare over 70 times but they have found little success. Similarly, the latest attempts have initiated no change. Republicans only needed 50 votes from the Senate to pass a repeal […]

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UPROOTED: Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico in Disarray

| 10/05/2017 | 0 Comments
UPROOTED: Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico in Disarray

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. This hurricane was a cataclysmic Category 4 with wind speeds of 155 miles per hour. People’s homes, businesses, lands, communities, and families were left in complete devastation and disarray. Millions of Puerto Ricans are still in distress without power, fuel, food, or safe drinking water. The U.S territory is in […]

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Does the Supreme Court Rule West?

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
Does the Supreme Court Rule West?

After the Republicans went “nuclear” and avoided a filibuster from Senate Democrats, Judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn into the U.S Supreme Court as Justice Scalia’s successor. Judge Gorsuch was selected by the President as a result of his record within the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Although laws are created to protect all American citizens […]

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Why We Should Care About the French Election

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments

On May 7, 2017, France elected Emmanuel Macron, a centrist candidate, over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. This election, however, was a very different election than any other in recent memory. Since the 1950s France has been led either by the socialist party or the center-right party, but with the previous socialist president having an […]

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