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...

Top Movies of 2018

Frankie Puleo

February 15, 2019

TOP 3 MOVIES OF 2018: 2018 has been an overwhelming and positive year for movies. Hit films such as A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Deadpool 2 all stunned audiences and made a tremendous impact. Unfortunately, these outstanding titles did not make the top three according to AMC. However, two out of the th...

Jumping Through Hoops: Latinas in Politics / Saltando a Pendientes de Aro: Latinas en la Política

Jumping Through Hoops: Latinas in Politics / Saltando a Pendientes de Aro: Latinas en la Política

Isabella Calix, Senior Editor and Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

Gold hoop earrings, bold red lipstick, and a reenactment of The Breakfast Club dance mash-up monopolized news coverage of Alexandria Ocasio-C0rtez's first week in Congress. Ocasio-Cortez, who was sworn in as the youngest woman to serve in Congress in January 2019, has recently been the focus of disproportionate media attention regarding her background, her appearance, ...

Should Sleepy Hollow Get Rid of Class Rank?

Should Sleepy Hollow Get Rid of Class Rank?

Sarah Clayton, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2019

Class rank is currently a prevalent part of life for many students near the top of their class at Sleepy. Students' weighted grade point averages--GPAs--automatically place them at a certain academic spot among their peers. Though awarding a valedictorian and salutatorian is a tradition at our school,...

Opinion: We Need Better Research on Mindfulness

Opinion: We Need Better Research on Mindfulness

Dominic Polycarpou

January 9, 2019

Mindfulness. While its definition is nebulous, it's generally accepted to be a meditation-adjacent practice of self-awareness, or paying attention to one's thoughts, or breathing and sitting very still, or something like that. Every person at Sleepy Hollow High School has heard about it, and most have...

“Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” Review

“Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” Review

Andres Polanco

January 9, 2019

Hasan Minhaj is shaking up the world of political talk shows with his new Netflix weekly series, Patriot Act. Minhaj, who is no newcomer to the land of late night and comedy (his stand-up special Homecoming King was widely successful, he was a popular correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and in 2...

Generation Z and the Holiday Season

Generation Z and the Holiday Season

Sophie Sylves-Berry

January 9, 2019

What does the holiday season mean for the Generation that is “taking Christ out of Christmas”? Most of Generation Z (which includes people who are currently between the ages of six and 24) has grown up with technology in our hands and tolerance in our hearts. This generation is more socially li...

Why Did She Wait?

Why Did She Wait?

Lucy Rogers

December 12, 2018

With the rise of the #MeToo movement, countless survivors of sexual abuse and assault have come forward with their stories. The movement was started in 2006 by Tarana Burke, and was originally a small movement focusing on young women of color, especially those from low wealth communities. Burke found...

What’s In a Name? / ¿Qué Significa en un Nombre?

What’s In a Name? / ¿Qué Significa en un Nombre?

Isabella Calix

November 7, 2018

The terms “Hispanic”, “Latino/a”, and “Latinx” are often used interchangeably in the U.S. September 15 to October 15 is devoted to celebrating Americans with heritage from Latin America and South America. Although “Hispanic” covers all Americans from predominantly Spanish and Portuguese-speaking...

Issue of the Issue #1: Technology in the Classroom

Issue of the Issue #1: Technology in the Classroom

Andres Polanco and Dominic Polycarpou

November 7, 2018

Chalkboards or SMARTBoards? iPhones in class? Google Classroom or actual classroom? Two juniors weigh in on this controversial issue.  Pros: Andres Polanco In this generation, it’s rare to go a day without technology. Of course modern technology is not technically necessary, but it does improve how stu...

Panic at Global Citizen Festival Shows Necessity of Gun Reform

Panic at Global Citizen Festival Shows Necessity of Gun Reform

Sarah Clayton, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2018

America is known for many of its odd cultural norms. Prescription drug advertisements. Treating pets like children. White bread. Black Friday. Obesity. And, apparently, a deeply ingrained fear of mass shootings that causes calm people at safe concerts to suddenly go berserk at a nonexistent threat. I was waitin...

“Freshmen Experience” Class Draws Strong Reactions

Charis Polycarpou

November 7, 2018

Freshmen Experience is a new class designed by a team of high school teachers to smooth the transition into high school for students. The architects of the class are Dr. Smith and Ms. Hunsburger. The goal of the class is to teach students good study skills and habits necessary for success that they might not...

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