by Caroline Weber
Since my last name is in that cursed spot at the end of the alphabet, another year means another guidance counselor. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, because I just can’t seem to hold on to one for more than a year. I’ve tried to be strong, but three guidance counselors in three years really did some emotional damage.
By Katie DeMasi
The WHS Blue Devils had a 17-0 victory over rivals SPF at their season home-opener Sept. 10. Despite the opposing team’s efforts to stop Westfield’s momentum, Westfield proved to be the more diligent team, capitalizing on every opportunity.
by Maeve Maloney
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. That applies really well here," said sophomore Mike Kirkland. The variety show May-Hem was presented by the Westfield Theatre Guild May 14 and showcased acts from ukuleles to a comedy quartet.
By Caroline O'Connor
The town of Westfield is planning a number of observances this weekend to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
by Julia Queller
The Hi’s Eye Staff offers condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks, and recognizes the importance of honoring the brave men and women who lost their lives 10 years ago.
Below is a compilation of local 9/11 memorial events.
by Liz Kuehn
The Community Service Club will be visiting Westfield Senior Citizens Housing on May 26 for their Students to Seniors trip. The club will bring the WHS jazz band to perform for the residents and will also feature student artwork and photography, according to junior Joy Binder.
by Dani Wirtshafter
Featured on one episode of TLC’s My Strange Addiction, 27 year- old Josh is always on the prowl for some glass to snack on; he is obsessed. Although not as extreme (or dangerous), WHS students showcase some bizarre quirks and rituals that others cannot seem to fathom.
By Becky Tunis
The Breast Cancer Awareness Club is hosting its fourth annual semiformal on March 18 from 7:30pm - 10:30pm at the Westwood. All proceeds from the dance will be contributed to the WHS Race for the Cure Team, which will participate in the run in New York City. According to www.komen.org, the race aims to raise funds for research and awareness about breast health.
By Ally Faktor
The Static Jacks, a band originally formed in Westfield in 2009, recently signed with Fearless Recods. The band, composed of Ian Devaney (Vocals), Henry Kaye (Guitar), Michael Sue-Pol (Guitar) and Nick Brennan (Drums), is releasing their debut album “If You’re Young” on 30. The Static Jacks are also going on tour with White Denim starting June 21. WHS graduates Devaney, Kaye and Brennan responded to their latest successes.
by Allie Rothenberg and Emily Miller
What if you could boost your SAT scores or ace tomorrow’s test with just one pill? Because of the pressures in competitive academic environments, teens aren’t just abusing prescription medication for a quick high-- they are using them to achieve higher grades and test scores.
by Malcolm Spurlock
After her World Cup anthem “Waka Waka” Shakira finally releases her newest album “Sale el Sol”, still demonstrating her bold and global mindset in the music industry. Like a breath of fresh air Shakira’s music feels real. Her new bright, upbeat album opens up a window allowing her culture and background to breeze softly into every track, separating her from other top chart artists. She is able to keep everything light, easy and consistent without ever making her songs feel misplaced or over worked
By Carolyn Maguire
Urban Outfitters is widely regarded for its original merchandise and unique styles. However, Stevie Koerner, an independent jeweler who sells her work on etsy.com, would probably beg to differ. Recently, the jeweler accused Urban of copying her “United States of Love” necklace designs, which feature charms shaped like states with cutout hearts.
By Katie DeMasi
Boy bands are back, alright! We all remember prancing around our bedrooms to “Pop” by N’Sync and talking to that poster of the Backstreet Boys on our walls, praying that some day we would marry our favorite group member.
By Caroline O'Connor
The concept is simple, to any male, brave enough to attempt to date country star Taylor Swift, and then hurt her, expect a bashing in her next chart topping single. Whether it is a song titled with the name of the male culprit or her lyrics that mimic the tabloids’ stories, Taylor tells her fans exactly how it all played out. With the release of her new album, Speak Now on Oct. 25, Swift took over iPods and iTunes charts with her diary like lyrics, proving that the typical “good girl” had done it again. Many may argue that her fairy tale lyrics are empty or filled with repetition but, the truth is that her down to earth honesty and powerful voice is what keeps loyal fans craving more.
by Abbie Goldring
The only appropriate time for Hi’s Eye to publish a fake photo would be in the April Fool’s issue. Otherwise, forget it; manipulating photographs is unethical and deceiving. But surprisingly, many newspapers are guilty of this journalistic crime and turn the advantages of Photoshop into disadvantages.
by Carley Davis
The WHS softball team fell 8-1 to the Governor Livingston Highlanders on May 21 at Kean University, taking second place in the Union County Tournament.
by Rebecca Daaleman & Krysta Huber
The fire that broke out on May 4 damaged Ferraro's and its neighboring businesses, but despite the destruction, Ferraro’s and Anthology are moving forward with support from customers, friends and the Westfield community.