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Social Distancing:  Should We Stay Six Feet Away From Standardized Testing?

Social Distancing: Should We Stay Six Feet Away From Standardized Testing?

Jake Delforte and Jesse Weinstein May 3, 2021

It was a brisk October morning, approximately 7:00 a.m., as I pulled into the East Brunswick High School parking lot. Going into the ACT, I really had the weight of the world on my shoulders.  I had...

WHS Principal Mary Asfendis

Behind the Screens

Tiles of faces stare back through the screen, their disinterest and boredom unapologetically on display. 70 minutes stretch into hours as the teacher’s jokes fall flat and smiles falter while attempting...

WHS Nurses Carole Stavitski and Robert Ripper

WHS Nurses: The Dynamic Duo

Sam Surks, R4 Editor-in-Chief, R1 Well Editor May 3, 2021

With the reopening of Westfield public schools in the fall came a new routine of filling out early morning surveys, signing into school with student IDs and getting daily temperature checks for those attending...

Facebook Parent Groups

Facebook Parent Groups

Lleyton Beinhaker and Amaya Wilkerson February 18, 2021

“Just call them out yourself. You're the parent.” “The fact that parents allow their child to be sitting out there with the word ‘deserve’ on a sign is appalling.” “You don’t know my situation,...

This is Your State on Marijuana

This is Your State on Marijuana

Mira Mehta and Kendall Williamson February 18, 2021

In a year full of dissatisfaction, tragedy and pain, calls for change had mixed results. One call for change in New Jersey was answered on Election Day when residents voted to legalize marijuana. It will...

WHS Student Handbook: What you need to know

WHS’ Student Handbook: What you need to know

Laura Channell and Mackenzie Aiello February 18, 2021

The WHS Handbook is promoted by the administration at the beginning of each school year. However, most students never hear about it again and struggle to recall a single policy from the 56-page document. The...

According to the Westfield Historical Society, slaves were openly traded on the streets of Westfield through the early 19th century. Allegedly, Lincoln Plaza was the site of Westfield’s slave auction

Yes, even here.

Mira Mehta and Amaya Wilkerson November 29, 2020

From the moment the first enslaved Africans reached American shores in 1619, systemic racism has been woven into American society and institutions, and while progress has been made in removing it, there...

Sophia Rossetti

Optic Q & A: Sophia Rossetti

Charlotte Dursee, R3 Sports Editor October 16, 2020

With the first-ever edition of Optic Magazine set to come out Oct. 30, Hi’s Eye sat down with senior Sophia Rossetti, editor-in-chief of Optic’s first edition. Rossetti covers her role on the staff...

Optic Magazine logo art

The new magazine coming to WHS is anything but an optical illusion

Laura Channell and Lleyton Beinhaker June 5, 2020

With all the uncertainty that the coronavirus has brought, the WHS journalism department has still been working hard on its most exciting new addition. Over many Google Meet calls and GroupMe conversations,...

Optic Magazine Logo

Optic Magazine: More than meets the eye

Mira Mehta, Anna Qiang, and Sophia Rossetti May 29, 2020

This fall, WHS will debut Optic, a new magazine designed to complement Hi’s Eye’s reporting with in-depth pieces and honest expression. Optic will be released quarterly and is an exciting opportunity...

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