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  • Standardized tests fail

    American students are well-acquainted with standardized testing. According to, students spend between 9 and 15 hours testing per year.

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  • Stu(dying) for finals

    With finals creeping around the corner, studying is a looming reality. As students, we are forced to remember every minute detail of extremely boring topics across the board, then take a test to show that we truly do understand the carbon cycle. Let’s be real—it’s hard to do. Here are some tips compiled from study sites to help you get through this strenuous process: Read more... Comments (0)  |  Hits: 213

  • Rutgers mascot raises controversy

    Rutgers University’s beloved Scarlet Knight mascot is subject to change due to a bill proposed this spring by Emmet Brennan, a student assembly parliamentarian. Clad in his notorious red attire and big letter “R,” the current mascot appears in costume, wearing an oversized mask with a white male’s features. The suggested bill urges the university to change its mascot to more accurately represent the diverse student population. While Brennan’s intentions are positive, this is not the best approach to tackling the problem.

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  • Letter to the Editor: Student Rights

    I regrettably inform you that your May 21 commentary stated a blatant falsehood. Student journalists Caroline Barry and Hailey Reilly wrote, “Students cannot be punished for their views and in fact, should be encouraged to share them.”

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  • WHS legend Thomas Hornish remembered

    Mr. Thom Hornish recently passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Not only was Mr. Hornish a beloved WHS teacher for 41 years, but he was also the girls cross country, winter and spring track coach; adviser to the Fed and Euro Challenge teams; guiding force behind the Friends of Westfield Track Organization and Westfield High Helping Hands Fund; former president as well as member of the Optimist Club of Westfield; and member of the Westfield Boosters organization. Within these two pages, the Hi’s Eye staff would like to recognize the impact Mr. Hornish had on people’s lives, both in and out of WHS. For more tributes, see

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  • Senior traditions continued

    After a long year of applications and decisions, the WHS Class of 2015 approaches graduation, with a couple of senior (non-school-sanctioned) traditions still to be fulfilled.

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  • Students join the workforce

    With June already upon us, high school students are often asked questions regarding their summer plans, and more specifically, if they have a summer job. Some students at WHS can easily answer these questions. Here is a look at where a few WHS students are working over summer break:

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  • Retirees Recognized

    WHS will say goodbye to three retiring staff members next school year. Mathematics Teacher Mr. George Kapner and School Nurse Ms. Margaret Teitelbaum are retiring after this school year, and English Teacher Ms. Rosemary DiBattista is retiring Oct. 1. They leave behind memories and influences on their students’ lives.

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  • A history of the hostility

    A sea of royal blue consumed the fan section of not only Westfield’s homefield, Kehler Stadium, but also the Scotch Plains-Fanwood bleachers on Sept. 19. Overflowing with WHS spirit, students were anything but quiet with constant cheering and chanting, as they took on their rivals for the first time this season during the school’s second annual SPF Rivalry Day, a series of varsity games against SPF. The rivalry continues tonight with the Pink Out volleyball games at WHS.

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  • 'Rich Out' raises questions

    That’s all right, that’s okay, you’re gonna work for me someday!” Phrases like this have been chanted at sports games for years, but while the chants are not new, the image for this concept has drastically changed into a growing social media phenomenon. Colleges and even high schools have taken social class differences to a new level by “dressing to impress” in name-brand clothing and in some cases, waving dollar bills in the air during sports competitions. This trend has stretched from schools in Kingston, MA, to Yorba Linda, CA. And, yes, even to our hometown of Westfield.

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  • Spring sports look back on their seasons

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  • Staffer comments on FIFA controversy: a call for fair play

    The FIFA World Cup, the biggest sporting spectacle in the world, turned into one of the biggest scandals as of last week, leading some to question if soccer is not only the world’s most popular sport, but also the most corrupt.

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