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 ...

Opinion: Let’s Stop Using Celsius

Opinion: Let's Stop Using Celsius

Dominic Polycarpou

December 17, 2019

Americans stand apart from the rest of the world in many things, and it could be argued our practices are often wrong. From using yards to insisting on the Electoral College, we can comfortably be accused of blindly accepting some traditions that would be better off left in the annals of history. One...

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 ...

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....

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’...

Issue of the Issue: Veganism

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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...

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

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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,...

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