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BOE announces interim principal

Lauren Oligino and Colin Sumner | May 20, 2019

On April 30, the BOE named James DeSarno and Margaret McFadden as interim principal and acting assistant principal of WHS respectively, effective until June 30. “In selecting Mr. DeSarno and Ms. McFadden, we considered candidates who could step in during these incredibly busy months at the high school and provide a seamless transition,” said Superintendent Margaret Dolan. These appointments came...

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#Whatsmyname

Abby Jarecki | May 20, 2019

It’s one o’clock in the morning, and a WHS student waits for her Uber. Exhausted and wanting to go home, she is alone on the sidewalk. She assumes the first car to pull up is her Uber, so she enters without hesitation. While what happens next is open to interpretation, this scene sounds eerily similar to the circumstances surrounding the death of University of South Carolina senior Samantha Josephson,...

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I’m starting to dislike the ‘like’ button

Grace Friedberg | May 20, 2019

I have to admit it. I am guilty of worrying about the number of likes I receive on my posts. Every time I post a picture, I strive for a certain like count and tend to get disappointed if the post doesn’t hit my goal. Recently hearing that Instagram is considering taking away the like button, I have realized that this obsession with my likes needs to end. According to Forbes, at the recent Facebook...

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‘From Paris to Prospect’: Westfield’s trendy bistro

Kathryn Bartlett and Lauren Oligino | May 20, 2019

The room buzzes with energy. A band sets up speakers and tunes guitars, preparing for the evening’s performance. Chatter echoes across the bar as Westfield parents catch up with each other, taking the evening off from their busy lives to relax with friends. In the back room, servers dart between tables as they take orders. Cheers resonate throughout the dining hall as a family finishes singing “Happy...

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Dancing to make a difference

Grace Sacco | May 20, 2019

It takes nine months of planning each year and five hours of dancing, but raising almost $15,000 for the patients at Children’s Specialized Hospital makes it all worth it. WHS’ Community Service Club is hosting their third annual Dance Marathon on May 17 from 5-10 p.m. in the courtyard. The fundraiser consists of food, raffles, and, of course, dancing; however, it is more than just an experience...

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‘From Paris to Prospect’: Westfield’s trendy bistro

Kathryn Bartlett and Lauren Oligino | May 20, 2019

The room buzzes with energy. A band sets up speakers and tunes guitars, preparing for the evening’s performance. Chatter echoes across the bar as Westfield parents catch up with each other, taking the evening off from their busy lives to relax with friends. In the back room, servers dart between tables as they take orders. Cheers resonate throughout the dining hall as a family finishes singing “Happy...

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Expiration date looms for Major League Baseball

Zach Rever and Jake White | May 20, 2019

In 2016, Hi’s Eye wrote an article on the decline of Major League Baseball. It opened with the question: Is America’s pastime past its time? Three years later, it is safe to say that the answer is yes. Eight major league teams have reported that they were down more than 2,000 fans per game in the month of April. Also, according to fangraphs.com, the average number of viewers who watch baseball...

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Checking in before playoffs begin

May 17, 2019

Softball Record: 16-1 Michaela Hobson - Sophomore “We have a really good team this year, and I feel that a lot of the younger players are stepping up”, said Hobson. “Our lineup is on point, and we’re really working together as a team, which is why we’ve been able to play so well. I think we will be able to go very far this season.” By: Demi Tsavekou Track and Field Alex...

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Rock star dad finds home in Westfield

Julie Dannevig, Iris News Editor | May 13, 2019

As a four-time Grammy nominee, Billboard Music Award winner, 4x Platinum album artist and member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik has an arsenal of achievements to be proud of. Yet, as a humble family man now residing in Westfield, Rzeznik has his focus on the more genuine aspects of his rock star life. After graciously accepting my invitation to come to WHS to...

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Nicole Boutsikaris, R2 Op-Ed Editor | April 8, 2019

It’s almost that time of year again when you can jump into your car, roll down the windows and blast the latest hits on your ride home from school. But you don’t have to just sit in your car alone to listen to your favorite music; this spring, artists from Ariana Grande to the Zac Brown Band are touring around the country featuring the songs that you know and love. With Madison Square Garden and...

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I got into my top choice college, but I’m not going

Avery Conrad, R1 News Editor | May 13, 2019

In Westfield, there is an expectation that you will graduate from high school and go on to a traditional four-year college. Something that is talked about far less than your most recent college tours or your placement on Naviance’s scattergrams are the outrageous costs of many schools around the country. I only applied to four schools, which is quite a low number compared to the range of 10-20 I...

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‘Out with the old, in with the new’  Choosing a fabulous college for you

Brianna Hatch and Lauren Sullivan | May 13, 2019

In High School Musical 3, Troy Bolton chooses UC Berkeley because it was 32.7 miles away from Gabriella and had theater and basketball. In Hannah Montana, Miley and Lily magically wind up as roommates at Stanford University. But life (unfortunately) isn’t a Disney Channel production, and picking a college can’t be solved with an impromptu musical number. In reality, a lot more goes into choosing...

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Dumbo soars, but not as high as the original

Hanna Zakharenko, Web/Social Media Editor | April 8, 2019

Dumbo took to the big screen last weekend as Disney’s first live-action film of 2019, soon to be followed by Aladdin in May and The Lion King in July. Despite Disney’s push for live-action movies this year, Dumbo has brought in an all-time low at the box office for a live-action remake, with $46M projected after its first weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s no wonder numbers are...

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Welcome to  Billie Eilish’s mind

Fiona Gillen, R1 Editor-in-Chief | April 8, 2019

Billie Eilish doesn’t play by the rules. In fact, Eilish is the epitome of everything the typical teen pop star is not. She sports electric blue hair, heavy silver chains and colorful, baggy clothing that hangs off of her small frame like it’s meant for someone twice her size. At only 17 years old, Eilish has become the newest phenomenon in the music industry and on March 29, she released her debut...

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Looking for a way to celebrate the spooky season, but find carving a pumpkin a pain? It’s a mess to cut into the pumpkin, take out all of that ooey, gooe...

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What’s your opinion on Instagram deleting the like button? https://t.co/c6V75yDBiH
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Hi’s Eye writer, Fiona Gillen, published in TAPinto Westfield! https://t.co/DZ2GmM8YC3
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