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The Impatient Patient: Sleep deprivation should not be a high school rite of passage

The Impatient Patient: Sleep deprivation should not be a high school rite of passage

By Renee Wang

October 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Impatient Patient

According to a study done by the National Sleep Foundation, a mere 15 percent of high school students in the US are sleeping 8.5 hours per school night, the bare minimum of the recommended 8 to 10 hours. For the 85 percent of us, nights are spent fruitlessly trying to outrun deadlines. We are all...

The Ripple Effect: What’s in a vote?

The Ripple Effect: What’s in a vote?

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Ripple Effect, Uncategorized

Consider: a region has its own language, its own flag, its own parliament, its own police force and control over some matters of public life like its own healthcare and schools. Could it be a country? The potential nation-to-be at hand is Catalonia, a part of northeastern Spain that boasts Barcel...

(SATIRE) The Denome’s Advocate: Reality admits to having a liberal bias

By Thomas Denome

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate

Stephen Colbert’s 2006 claim has finally been validated, as Reality, the famous State of Things, officially confirmed last week that they has a liberal bias. Various factors pressured Reality into going public with the announcement, most notably President Trump and his allies claiming that Trump’s ...

Leone’s Chronicle: The extremism we don’t talk about

Leone’s Chronicle: The extremism we don’t talk about

By Tanner Leone

October 13, 2017


Filed under Antithetic Rhetoric, Leone's Chronicle, Opinion, Showcase

I remember hearing about the Charlottesville protests long before it happened. I made sure I remembered the dates so that I could watched a livestream of the protest from a local Charlottesville news organization, not because I agreed with the protesters at all, but to see what was going on there. I was, o...

The Garlick Press: Politics and Puerto Rico

By Kira Garlick

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Garlick Press

The biggest natural disaster is always around the corner, and now it has hit Puerto Rico. In shambles, the territory is scrambling to get back on its feet after the 4.4 magnitude earthquake. Where is our President in this time of need? Nowhere. Hurricane Maria’s category 4 storm was reporte...

No credits for outside athletics

By Eden Pollitt

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Many students on the HHS campus participate in school sports, as well as after-school competitive sports. For competitive soccer, I have three practices a week and one or two games on the weekend, not including tournaments, which can be three to four days with up to eight games total. Like many student athletes, I d...

The Hart of the Matter: Women being allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia is not enough

By Lily Hartenstein

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Hart of the matter

An official announcement was made on Sept. 26, by Saudi Arabia that women in the kingdom would be permitted to drive, prompting a wave of praise for the notoriously conservative country. The change will take effect in June 2018, granting women a tiny fraction of freedom in the face of a system of sexism...

The Denome’s Advocate: The media has a gender problem too

By Thomas Denome

October 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Denome's Advocate

Think of five or six famous journalists off the top of your head. You might come up with names like Jake Tapper, Robert Costa, Megyn Kelly, Walter Winchell or Maggie Haberman. Regardless of who you think of, your list will likely skew much more white and male. Then consider the Editorial Board of The E...

The Impatient Patient: Binging on unhealthy coping mechanisms

By Renee Wang

October 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Impatient Patient

According to the National Eating Disorder Association the most common eating disorder in the United States is not anorexia or bulimia nervosa, but a disorder most have never even heard of before —- binge eating disorder. The reason why it is not well known is because although introduced in 1959, it ...

The Denome’s Advocate: America needs to turn red – but not Republican

The Denome’s Advocate: America needs to turn red – but not Republican

By Thomas Denome

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Denome's Advocate

For the past few decades, America’s favorite punching bag has been socialism and its twisted younger brother, communism. The McCarthyist tide in the 1950s, during which fearful Americans reported their neighbors as communists, was only the start of a larger trend of bashing state-run economies and fi...

The Ripple Effect: Europe’s chain reaction

The Ripple Effect: Europe’s chain reaction

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Ripple Effect

If ever I could point at something and call it a political chain reaction, it would be the series of elections in Europe this past year. In France, way back in May, Marine Le Pen’s pro-France-and-only-France National Front (FN) party was absolutely trumped by Emmanuel Macron and his party, En Marche...

Leone’s Chronicle: The decay of the freedom of speech

By Tanner Leone

September 29, 2017


Filed under Antithetic Rhetoric, Leone's Chronicle, Opinion

What happened to the freedom to express ourselves? Freedom of expression is a natural right. Article 19 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights states “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.” We as humans are born with the ability to express ourselves. This ability is not gran...

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