New Attendance Policy Urges Students to Stay In School

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Charis Polycarpou

December 17, 2019

High school serves to prepare students for life after graduation, but attendance is necessary in order for students to benefit from it. Vital tools and information can’t be imparted to students if they miss school. While many can agree an overall problem across many schools is dwindling attendance...

The Accelerated Math Program: Boom or Bust?

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Jack Weidner

December 17, 2019

There has been some recent controversy surrounding Sleepy Hollow’s relatively new accelerated math program, specifically surrounding its option to "double accelerate" in high school. The double acceleration is called the “three-in-two” program because it requires students to learn three years o...

Family Science Night: Creating Scientists of the Future

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Tess Kaplan

December 17, 2019

On November 20th, Sleepy Hollow High School held yet another successful Family Science Night. The fun-filled evening was complete with a wide range of science lessons and activities, from experiments with fire and air to the making of liquid nitrogen ice cream. While parents and their children had plenty o...

How Affirmative Action Shapes the College Application Process

How Affirmative Action Shapes the College Application Process

Andrés Polanco

December 17, 2019

Race has been a divisive issue in this nation since its founding. From slavery to Jim Crow laws to quotas on immigration, minorities, especially Black Americans, have faced systematic oppression and serious obstacles to their economic success. How should this be remedied? One belief is that affirmative ...

The Mouse’s Media Monopoly

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Andres Polanco

December 17, 2019

Mickey Mouse is the ruler of our childhood. For almost a century, the Walt Disney Company has continually produced animated shorts and movies, expanding its media presence exponentially. This company was founded after Teddy “Trust Buster” Roosevelt fought to break up corrupt business monopolies ...

VAASA Encourages Students to Quit Vaping for One Day

VAASA Encourages Students to Quit Vaping for One Day

Sophie Sylves-Berry

December 17, 2019

After smoking only one cigarette or taking a few hits from a Juul, the human body can acquire a lifelong craving for nicotine. When the addictive drug is inhaled into the lungs, it quickly spreads into the bloodstream and reaches the brain within seconds, quenching the smoker's craving almost instant...

7 Questions with Mrs. Madani

7 Questions with Mrs. Madani

Ajsa Orban

December 17, 2019

Many of you know Mrs. Madani as Sleepy Hollow's adored physics teacher, but do you really know her? Here is a quick insight into some of her hobbies and favorite stories.  How did you become a physics teacher? The school decided to hire Mr. Franco for the position I applied for. When the principal...

The Real Problems Behind Nicotine

The Real Problems Behind Nicotine

Aiden Croft

December 17, 2019

Nicotine is a chemical compound placed in vaping cartridges, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and other mock-tobacco products. It is the leading cause of addiction in teens and adults, and can lead to severe physical and mental changes that can bring about many different kinds of death, ranging from heart...

The Vending Machine Crisis

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Amalia Wompa

December 17, 2019

The vending machines in the high school cafeteria are usually flooded with students at all lunch hours. However, when the usual flock appeared on September 12th this school year, they were met with a sign that read: “Vending machine is restricted by timer between the hours of 8:00 AM & 2:00 PM....

Senior Spotlight: December 2019

Devin Batheja

December 17, 2019

Andrés “Hector” Polanco Andrés participates in many different parts of the school community. From playing violin to writing for Hoofprints to being the Vice President of LASO, he truly does it all. When he’s at home, he enjoys napping and watching Netflix (specifically, romantic comedi...

Sleepy Hollow Students Attend Climate Strike

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Jack Weidner

November 29, 2019

On Friday, September 20, students across the world went on strike, demanding that world leaders take action to address climate change. The global strike was the biggest climate march in history, encompassing 150 countries in all seven continents and up to 7.6 million people. The event was part of 16-yea...

Nobel Prize Winner Reflects on Time At Sleepy (HOOFPRINTS EXCLUSIVE)

Nobel Prize Winner Reflects on Time At Sleepy (HOOFPRINTS EXCLUSIVE)

Sarah Clayton, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2019

In early October, science classrooms throughout the high school were abuzz with the news that Dr. Gregg Semenza, a graduate of Sleepy Hollow High School, was awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Semenza graduated from Sleepy in 1974, and went on to attend Harvard University,...

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