Hi's Eye

One Book campaign kicks off

Chelsea Frisch and Lucy Gretsky

November 17, 2017

On Nov. 2, the WHS Diversity Committee hosted a discussion in the high school’s library to talk about Warren St. John’s book Outcasts United, which tells the story of a soccer team made up of young refugee boys in a small t...

Student interns dive in

Lindsay Freidenrich, Business Manager/R3 News Editor

November 3, 2017

​Underneath the surface of a political campaign lies a ton of hard work and countless moving pieces. With this year’s mayoral race, candidates Ms. Shelley Brindle and Mayor Andy Skibitsky have been working with many high school ...

WHS students vote

Chelsea Frisch and Madison Pena

November 3, 2017

Laura Meyer “My parents talk a lot about politics and civic engagement, so it’s really exciting to get to start sharing my opinions and make a difference with my vote. I’m one of the interns on Shelley Brindle’s camp...

From Egypt to WHS

Danny Bracco, R3 Sports Editor

October 20, 2017

For the past 14 years of his life, Mazen Abu-Alainin has lived in Cairo, surrounded by the rich history and culture that Egypt has to offer. Now he is walking the halls of WHS, observing American culture and making lots of ...

‘Mom… I mean Ms…’

Greta Frontero, R2 Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2017

Typically, students spend the first two months of school getting to know their teachers’ personalities and particular teaching styles. However, some WHS students have known one of their teachers for years. The reason is simple—...

Student band gets jazzy

Noelle Mesbah, Web Editor

October 13, 2017

From funky tunes at Rock ’n’ Joe to jazz standards at the Farmers Market, student-led band Dominant 7 took this past summer by storm. The band, made up of seniors Lucy Ritter, Josh Markowitz, Ben Mizrach, Catherine Moore, Ben K...

Spotlight On: Class of 2030

Chelsea Frisch and Anna Masciandaro

October 13, 2017

OCTOBER 13, 2017

Town Book Store is getting lit(erature)

Bridget Hyland, R1 Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017

In 1934, a small bookstore opened in downtown Westfield. Now, 83 years later, The Town Book Store is one of the last two independent bookstores in Union County. Ms. Anne Laird started working at the Town Book Store as a clerk wh...

My brother, whose story feels unfinished

Sam Tooley

September 29, 2017

During the early-morning hours of Aug. 28, WHS graduate Jake Tooley passed away in a fire at his home on Prospect Street in Westfield. Jake, a 2016 alum, was 19 years old.      Hi’s Eye would like to honor his life by allowing his o...

This is real, this is me, this is my Finsta… You just can’t see it

Kate Seaman

June 11, 2016

   Do you want your friends to see the real you? The “you” beyond the posed and filtered pictures posted on Instagram? There is a solution: Get a Finsta.    Nearly half of Instagram users ages 13–17 have a “Finstagram” (fake Instagram) in ...

New Jersey’s hidden gems

June 11, 2016

JUNE 10, 2016

Avocado aficionado

Hailey Reilly

May 13, 2016

Avocados: they’re mean, green, taste bud-pleasing machines. Avocados are the Superman of fruit—high in vitamins and potassium, and good for your cholesterol. And it doesn’t hurt that they taste amazing. Used in entrées, ...