The Epitaph

Looking back: The absence of pressures, expectations and responsibilities I enjoyed during childhood are things I miss as a high schooler.

The High Flyer: Childhood is over

By Erin Loh April 14, 2021

A few weeks ago while I was cleaning the house with my family, my mom decided to play our old “Steve Songs” CD. “Steve Songs” is my family’s name for an album of children’s songs we used to...

Facebook is unhappy with Apple's new privacy update

Facebook is unhappy with Apple’s new privacy update

By Raymond Ranbhise April 1, 2021

In a new iOS update, Apple will now ask users if they want to be tracked by apps like Facebook with a pop-up asking for permission. As you might expect, Facebook isn't happy about this.   "Apple may...

Unlike public schools, private schools can discriminate against students preventing them from receiving the education they deserve.

The Court Decides: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue

By Ritaja Subrahmanya March 21, 2021

Private school programs and funding have long been debated in the United States. In June 2020, the Supreme Court’s decision on Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue changed the future for students...

After months of waiting, the COVID-19 vaccine has finally been authorized by the FDA and is being distributed across the country. 

71% of Americans say they will

COVID-19 vaccine won’t take us to the past

By Jack Xu March 19, 2021

After months of waiting, the COVID-19 vaccine has finally been authorized by the FDA and is being distributed across the country.  71% of Americans say they will "definitely or probably" get the vaccine...

Without immediate change such as reform to the federal gun laws, America’s legacy will continue to be filled with violence

Global Medium: Gun reform is essential to protecting students

By Saanvi Thakur March 17, 2021

Before the pandemic, going to school was a normal part of a student’s life. However, I was constantly consumed by fear every time I walked through the gates of HHS. This fear wasn’t because of a test...

Building for a better future

Building for a better future

By Saanvi Thakur March 16, 2021

Over the past year, numerous construction projects have started across campus and while they are needed, it is important to account for the environmental impact of these new buildings.  As the effects...

The Alphabet Workers Union allows Google employees to express their concerns about company policy without fearing repercussions from the tech giant.

Unions empower workers, advocate for change in the workplace

By Ritaja Subrahmanya February 12, 2021

In a historic event, employees at Google recently created the Alphabet Workers Union, the first union at a major tech company, according to ABC News. By the end of the day it was announced, the union had...

Birdwatcher Christian Cooper fell victim to Amy Cooper weaponizing her white female vulnerability against him.

Feminist’s Disclosure

By Leila Salam February 11, 2021

Most of the time, when I think of white supremacy, I picture the image of ignorant and overly masculine rage. Hoods, confederate flags — you know the deal. But often times, white supremacy is just as...

Fake news has become apart of our society, however, it is vital to differentiate the truth from fake news

Global Medium: the dangerous side of fake news

By Saanvi Thakur February 11, 2021

Since Donald Trump and his administration took office in 2016, the phrase “fake news” has been used to describe anything and everything the former president disagrees with, regardless of its accuracy.  According...

Trapped in schoolwork: Perfecting homework assignments is impossible, and refusing to accept this notion can lead to being trapped in a school life with no personal time.

The High Flyer: Less is more

By Erin Loh February 9, 2021

With a month of 2021 already gone, I’m proud to say I’ve maintained my new year’s resolution of putting less effort into my schoolwork.  Let me explain.   I’ve always been someone who...

Until the spread of COVID-19 decreases, houses of worship need to adapt their religious services to protect the people.

The Court Decides: Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo

By Ritaja Subrahmanya February 5, 2021

As COVID-19 cases rose across the country, states placed restrictions on various businesses and places of worship. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo limited the capacity of places of worship to 10 people...

The decision pro-Trump rioters made to breach the building was a horrifying attack on American democracy.

Political polarization deepens in wake of U.S. Capitol breach

By Macy Li January 21, 2021

Chaos erupted during the certification of the 2020 presidential election, as pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in protest, breaching the building. The political polarization in the country, largely...

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