In Defense of the Rom-Com

Andres Polanco

September 9, 2019

It is no secret that romantic comedies are not considered the manliest of all movie genres. These movies are largely considered feminine because of their focus on topics like love and other emotions that many members of society believe men should not show. However, everyone has emotions and men shouldn’...

Mayor Pete for President?

Mayor Pete for President?

Lucia Balestrieri

September 9, 2019

If Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana were to become president of the United States, he would be the youngest U.S. president in history at only 37 years old. He would also be the first gay president. Buttigieg, who is the son of a Maltese immigrant and grew up in the town he's now the mayor ...

Advocating Against Rape Culture on Denim Day

Advocating Against Rape Culture on Denim Day

Emma Basha

September 9, 2019

In Rome in 1992, a 45-year-old driving instructor was accused of rape. When he picked up an 18-year-old woman for her first driving lesson, he sexually assaulted her, then told her that if she was to tell anyone he would kill her. Later that night, she told her parents and they helped her press charges. Th...

Sustainable 5th Graders

Sustainable 5th Graders

Charis Polycarpou

September 9, 2019

Usually, elementary students look up to high school students as role models, but a group of fifth graders have taken some inspiring steps in support of the environment that students at Sleepy Hollow High could definitely learn from. Throughout the whole school district, students use plastic sporks pro...

Issue of the Issue: Veganism

Issue of the Issue: Veganism

Eva Kuhn and Dominic Polycarpou

September 9, 2019

Veganism--the popular diet choice that involves cutting out all animal products, from meat to eggs to leather--has divided the world for years. Is it a genuine way to improve one's health, help the environment, and limit animal cruelty? Or is it just the Urban Outfitters of food, a deceptive and eph...

Veganism and Food Allergies

Jack Weidner

September 9, 2019

As the vegan lifestyle has gained popularity in recent years, there have been arguments and debates from both sides, but a perspective that has not often been heard is that of people whose food allergies make them follow a similarly restricting diet without choosing to do so. As a student at Sleepy H...

“Asthma Alley:” The South Bronx’s Environmental Injustices / “Callejón del asma:” Las injusticias medioambientales del sur del Bronx

“Asthma Alley:” The South Bronx’s Environmental Injustices / “Callejón del asma:” Las injusticias medioambientales del sur del Bronx

Isabella Calix, Senior Editor and Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

Down the road from a community recreation center, a soccer field, and a public school frequented by children in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx lie several waste stations and dumpsters with dozens of trucks emitting fumes into the neighborhood daily. With a population containing 73% Hispanic residen...

Year in Review / El año en revisión

Year in Review / El año en revisión

Isabella Calix, Senior Editor and Staff Writer

June 26, 2019

Yet another school year has come to an end at Sleepy Hollow High School! After months of hard work (plus the requisite senioritis-induced periods of slacking off), it’s finally time for the Class of 2019 to enter life beyond Sleepy Hollow. The 2018-2019 school year, though not without some drama a...

Elizabeth Warren, Middle Class Crusader

Elizabeth Warren, Middle Class Crusader

Lucy Rogers

May 7, 2019

The opening line to Elizabeth Warren’s essay, “The Vanishing Middle Class,” is the following: “A strong middle class is the best ally of the poor.” This line encapsulates her passionate advocacy for increasing opportunities for members of the United States’s middle class to thrive. She has...

Portrait of Frida Kahlo: An Unlikely Latina Feminist / Retrato de Frida Kahlo: Una feminista Latina improbable

Portrait of Frida Kahlo: An Unlikely Latina Feminist / Retrato de Frida Kahlo: Una feminista Latina improbable

Isabella Calix, Senior Editor and Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Chances are, you have probably seen Frida Kahlo on a cover of a book, on socks, on a magnet, and even in the form of a Barbie doll as the token Latina for today’s feminist movement. The Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can be Deceiving exhibit is currently being displayed through March, Women’s History Month,...

Book Review: Michelle Obama’s Becoming

Dominic Polycarpou

April 29, 2019

—Dominic Polycarpou Michelle Obama’s new book, Becoming, is a masterpiece in its message, execution, and pur- pose. Over the course of the memoir, Obama demonstrates her skill as a writer and storytell- er while also providing catharsis and honesty when describing her life as a...

“The Vagina Monologues” Empowers the Hollow

“The Vagina Monologues” Empowers the Hollow

Lucy Rogers

April 29, 2019

—Lucy Rogers On Wednesday, February 13th, a bustling crowd filled the Tarrytown Music Hall and extend- ed onto the Main Street sidewalk. Made up of mostly women, the crowd was lining up to see a play called The Vagina Monologues. Produced by the all-female group V-Day Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow,...

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