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The Ripple Effect: You’re only elected twice (or thrice, or four times)

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

March 28, 2018


Filed under Aishwarya Jayadeep, Opinion, The Ripple Effect

"The shocking results of the Russian presidential election last week caught the world off-guard!” Or, at least, that would be the first sentence of an article written in an alternate universe. Rather, the least surprising outcome resulted from the election: Vladimir Putin is, for a fourth term, pr...

The Impatient Patient: The Paralympics’ dim spotlight

March 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Renee Wang, The Impatient Patient

The buzz from the 2018 Winter Olympics may be dying down, but the hype for the Paralympics is just igniting — but barely. Since 1976, the year of the first winter Paralympic games, winter Paralympians have won 278 medals, more than the 197 medals earned by Olympians. Despite this, there is a longstanding d...

(SATIRE) Students graffiti bathrooms in hopes of forcing repairs

March 15, 2018


Filed under Allison Moore, Opinion

T o motivate HHS administration to repaint the — notably faded — green of the restroom walls on campus, students have turned to the ageless protest-method of high schoolers: vandalism. Across campus, restroom patrons have dotted the walls of their stalls with everything from artwork to inspirati...

The Garlick Press: Greener student driving

March 13, 2018


Filed under Kira Garlick, Opinion, The Garlick Press

The student parking lot is always packed in the morning, with different types of vehicles: trucks, Mini Coopers and family SUVs. For families who are planning on getting a new car for their driving student, an electric car for simple commutes sounds ideal. One problem, however, is where to charge. T...

The Ripple Effect: The political facades of cuddling lambs and shaking hands

The Ripple Effect: The political facades of cuddling lambs and shaking hands

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

March 7, 2018


Filed under Aishwarya Jayadeep, Opinion, The Ripple Effect

So, here we go again. In the vein of Marine Le Pen in France, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands and Frauke Petry in Germany, the Italian general elections on Sunday skewed hard towards populists, the far-right and skepticism aimed at the European Union. Over half of the votes cast, according ...

The Denome’s Advocate: Show some solidarity to striking teachers

By Thomas Denome

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

Gun violence as a problem in schools has reached a new level In the news; it is overshadowing the fact that in West Virginia, school has not been happening for the past week. West Virginia educators have been on strike since Feb. 22, claiming they are underpaid. They have continued to negotiate, ...

The Impatient Patient: How Weight Watchers’ new teen program offers benefits to low-income families

By Renee Wang

March 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Renee Wang, The Impatient Patient

Weight Watchers’ recent decision to offer free memberships to teenagers has been met with much backlash across the internet — and this comes as no surprise, as we, as a society, have become increasingly focused on what it means to be healthy. However, the concern over  the effects of dieting on imp...

Hart of the Matter: The power of hair, or the lack thereof

By Lily Hartenstein

February 28, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

Recently, I shaved my head, and while I was met with overwhelming positivity, I witnessed a lot of shock as well. I was asked why I did it countless times, sometimes out of sheer curiosity, but sometimes tainted with a tone akin to accusation. “Why would you shave your beautiful hair?” I was asked. ...

The Hart of the Matter: Women in athletics deserve better representation

By Lily Hartenstein

February 14, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games recently began, and my eyes have been glued to the television ever since. I wanted to ignore the politics and just “ooh” and “aah” at every perfectly executed triple axel, but the reality of the way the international competition is run cannot be hidden. ...

The call for justice of youngest siblings everywhere

By Andrea Boyn

February 11, 2018


Filed under Andrea Boyn, Opinion

The youngest sibling has it the hardest. The truth of birth-order stereotypes can only be confirmed when the story is heard from all perspectives. Growing up as the youngest most definitely has its perks, yet, there are some major struggles the elder siblings will never understand. As the ...

The Impatient Patient: Video game addiction more than a virtual reality

By Renee Wang

February 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Renee Wang, The Impatient Patient

Part 1 of this series can be found here https://hhsepitaph.com/6416/opinion/the-impatient-patient-video-game-addiction-more-than-a-virtual-reality/ Gaming addiction now has a place into the World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Diseases. However, there has been debate over whether or not the decision to brand it as an actual disorder is a ...

The Ripple Effect: Where the triple Salchow meets foreign relations

The Ripple Effect: Where the triple Salchow meets foreign relations

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

February 7, 2018


Filed under Aishwarya Jayadeep, Opinion, The Ripple Effect

If you tune in at the right moment to the right channel this Friday, you’ll be just in time to watch athletes in matching outfits meander along a path. Crowds will roar. National pride will sizzle. International amity will simmer. Now, I’m talking about the opening ceremony of the 2018 PyeongCha...