Hi's Eye

Specialization in high school?

Jessica Shih, Iris Commentary Editor

October 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With the college admissions process for rising seniors in the United States well underway, many prospective students are conducting extensive research on deciding which major to pursue. While American students struggle to choose a m...

iPhone X-tra

Sara Isser, R2 Features Editor

October 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

How can a phone cost almost $1,000? Should people be saving their hard-earned money in order to buy a new smartphone? Does having the new iPhone make people stand out or does it just make them seem like irresponsible spenders...

Adopt, don’t shop

Nathalie Tucker, R3 Features Editor

October 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

You see a little puppy in the shelter. Its fur is matted, and it is trembling with fear. But when you walk up to it, its tail starts wagging uncontrollably. For a dog that was neglected for his whole life, he is very loving, and...

How to help disaster victims

Haley Tomasso, R1 News Editor

October 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

If you’re like me, you feel helpless during times of natural disasters. Between the storms that have hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, there is nothing more I want to do than help. But what is the best way to support those i...

Float on over to Club Day

Anna Masciandaro and Jessica Shih

October 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This year, the WHS Student Government Association (SGA) introduced a new policy: Clubs and sports teams that want a table during Club Day today must participate in the new and improved Homecoming parade that’s occurring bef...

Got talent, but got work?

Joe Lotano, R1 Sports Editor

September 29, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The world’s biggest talent show, America’s Got Talent (AGT), concluded its 12th season last week by crowning 12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer the winner. The world’s biggest talent show, America’s Got Talent (AGT), conclud...

To stand or kneel?

Stewie Pollock, Iris News/Features Editor

September 29, 2017

Filed under Opinion

If you were watching football on Sunday or you follow the president on Twitter, chances are you saw Donald Trump verbally attack NFL players who have been kneeling during the national  anthem at the beginning of games. ​ ...

Trumping the freedom of the press

Olivia Hamilton

June 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

​At a February rally in Fort Worth, TX, Donald Trump claimed that if he won the presidential election, he would work to alter libel laws to make it easier to sue newspapers like The New York Times and Washington Post. He ...

Disney reconsidered: A lack of integrity

Hannah Prieto

June 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

A decade ago, the Disney Channel was a huge influence on our upbringing. However, current Disney Channel programming lacks the positive role models and messages that the older shows included. Opinion When we were...

Gun violence in Chicago: A horrifying reality for high school students

Zoe Rader

June 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In the final month of school, WHS seniors rejoice in the fact that they’ve scored a “kill” while playing the water-gun game Assassin. However, this senior ritual is difficult to watch without thinking that some teens across...

Grilled cheese face-off: Grilled Cheese Shoppe

Olivia Loggia

May 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Located in the heart of downtown Westfield on Quimby Street, the newly opened Grilled Cheese Shoppe is the type of place you’d put on your Snapchat story because of its “aesthetic appeal.” With a modern-industrial atmosphere, ...

Grilled Cheese Face off: American Melts

Julia Ross

May 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The American Dream is here, and it’s delicious. American Melts capitalizes on what Americans love most—carbs, cheese and creative add-ons like jalapeños or even chips—to bring the classic grilled cheese to yummy new le...