New Attendance Policy Urges Students to Stay In School

New Attendance Policy Urges Students to Stay In School

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?

The Accelerated Math Program: Boom or Bust?

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

Family Science Night: Creating Scientists of the Future

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 ...

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

The Mouse’s Media Monopoly

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...

Sleepy Hollow Students Attend Climate Strike

Sleepy Hollow Students Attend Climate Strike

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,...

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 ...

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