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 ...

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,...

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