HHS Today

We can’t forget our freshmen

August 22, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Freshies, fresh meat, babies, little people. Freshmen. No matter what we call them they are a part of our school. On the first day of school a teacher can spot the awkward sophomores searching for their friends, the bored juniors already counting down the days until summer and the tired seniors who...

Editorial: #BringBackOurGirls isn’t enough

Editorial: #BringBackOurGirls isn’t enough

May 28, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

They were sleeping. The next morning they should’ve been on their way to class, preparing for their finals. Instead, they were ripped from their beds at gunpoint, from a school they believed to be safe. Nigerian schoolgirls, an estimated 276 of them, were abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram...

SGA is underappreciated

SGA is underappreciated

May 2, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Few members of our school are as under appreciated as our Student Government Association. Every year, Hillsborough has a Homecoming. We have pep rallies, an open house, freshman orientation, a welcome back brunch for the teachers and school sponsored charity events — all because SGA plans them. After...

Cheaters do prosper

Cheaters do prosper

May 2, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

You know when it’s happening. You see the eyes flit, whether it’s across the chasm between your desk and theirs or to the phone hidden in an easily accessible location. You recognize it when someone returns from a bathroom trip and suddenly seems to know exactly how to solve the bonus equation....

Teacher evaluation criteria is unfair

Teacher evaluation criteria is unfair

April 2, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In our education system everything is based on grades. Whether we get into college, whether we pass a class, it all comes down to grades. What happens if the grading system is flawed? Well in the case of a student, they may fail or not get into the college they want. So, it is incredibly important that...

Hillsborough needs dual enrollment

Hillsborough needs dual enrollment

February 21, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A: The letter all of Hillsborough has been talking about. The tiny letter that makes everyone smile when it appears stamped on a report card. It’s even better when that exciting vowel shows up on our school’s report card.  Every student, parent, teacher, administrator, faculty member and board member...

Editorial: It’s not all about Miley

December 20, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A Syrian dictator, the founder of Amazon, and Miley Cyrus walk into a bar. No, this isn’t a joke — although if it were, it would probably have a killer punch line. These three people were among those on the shortlist for Time magazine’s Person of the Year Award. To many of us, seeing Cyrus on the ...

Editorial: Modern humans, bad survival skills

Editorial: Modern humans, bad survival skills

November 8, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A man standing in a crowded San Francisco train pulls out a .45-caliber pistol, to possibly the most unexpected reaction from passengers in history: Complete and utter indifference. Dozens of passengers sat and stood mere feet from Nikhom Thephakayson on a September afternoon as he waved a gun...

Editorial: #sorrynotsorry Racism is unacceptable

September 25, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

An inferno of turmoil ensued at Florida State University this month after a racist post was sent from a student’s Vine and Twitter accounts. A Vine (six-second video) was posted of black students on campus and included the hashtag “#monkeyseverywhere” in the post, causing social media wildfire. Naturally,...

Editorial: A letter to the new administration

August 23, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Dear Mr. von Ancken: This year we hope that together, as a student body and an administration, we can focus on what matters. You’ve made it clear that your goal is to make Hillsborough an A-rated school. While it is a noble aspiration, it’s important to focus on smaller scale improvements first...

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