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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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I Got 95 Problems and AP Euro is Now One

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
I Got 95 Problems and AP Euro is Now One

It’s a cutthroat society we exist in today. Compelled by the constant, ubiquitous presence of college, we push ourselves past our limits and keep on going. And it’s exhausting. We can complain about stress all we’d like, but that won’t get us into our dream school. Thus, we fill our schedule with every AP under […]

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DAMN. Kendrick Lamar Still Has it!

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
DAMN. Kendrick Lamar Still Has it!

Kendrick Lamar, a Compton rapper, recently released his third full length album,  DAMN. If you are a fan of Kendrick Lamar, like I am, you’d probably have high expectations for this album, especially after Kendrick’s release of his second album, To Pimp A Butterfly, which was a work of art, covering topics of racism, politics, […]

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Beyond the 13 Reasons: Why We All Need to Change

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
Beyond the 13 Reasons:  Why We All Need to Change

Since its Netflix release in March, 13 Reasons Why has taken the media by storm, teeming in both praise and criticism, compliment and controversy. This comes as a surprise to nobody, being that it tackles the hugely current yet incredibly difficult issues of bullying, teenage suicide, and the effects they have on an entire community. […]

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Hidden Juuls: E-Cigarette Use on the Rise Among Teens

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
Hidden Juuls: E-Cigarette Use on the Rise Among Teens

While their parents’ generation were sneaking cigarette breaks, post millennial teens have found a new and unexplored way of ingesting nicotine: electronic cigarettes. Known by many as “vaping,” the use of electronic cigarette products has skyrocketed among the high school demographic in the past few years as an estimated 20 percent of students nationwide have […]

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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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Sweet 16! Coach Christian Retires After 16th Undefeated Season

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
Sweet 16! Coach Christian Retires After 16th Undefeated Season

The 2015-2016 Half Hollow Hills West track team did not live up to their own standards, finishing with a mediocre 3-3 record. Coming into this season, the team saw an opportunity to build on the foundation they set from the previous year. That is exactly what happened as they went undefeated with a 6-0 record, […]

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Charly Bliss – Guppy (Album Review)

| 04/24/2017 | 0 Comments

Created out of childhood friendships that blossomed into bandhood, Charly Bliss brings something absolutely exhilarating and fun to the New York alternative scene with corrosive guitar licks, strange lyricism and tormented but downright charming vocals. The band absolutely radiates a vibrancy that is akin to 90’s goodies Superchunk and Veruca Salt, and brings underground rock […]

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