The Hilltopper

Olivia Lin, Contributing Writer & Cartoonist | December 3, 2019

Ink. Jet black and permanent, the bold liquid can be daunting for artists no matter the skill level. There is no eraser that can dream of fully eradicating its presence once it bestows its immortal kiss upon the crisp white of a fresh sheet of paper. Not to mention mastery over the wily substance takes years of training and countless souls emerge with their spirits broken, dreams crushed. It smells...

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Karthik Kundurthy, Contributing Writer | December 3, 2019

The 2020 presidential election is approaching swiftly, and in little more than a year,  many Morris Hills seniors will have the opportunity to vote. It is crucial, therefore, to understand the positions of prominent candidates across the spectrum.  Throughout the school year, we will feature an overview of the candidates and their stances on prominent issues in the U.S today in particular, gun control,...

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Merwan Yeditha, Assistant Editor
November 19, 2019

Those new TREX recycling bins that you may have seen around the school are a part of a Morris Hills initiative to increase recycling across the school. TREX, a deck and outdoor furniture company, launched a plastic film recycling challenge for schools. This challenge, which begins on November 15th, pitts schools against each other in a competition to recycle plastic bags. TREX provides special recycling bins, and has schools weigh the contents of the recycling bins. The school with the most recycled...

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Kunal Kumar, Sports Editor
November 14, 2019

The Lady Knights field hockey team took a significant step forward in their success this past season. Last year’s team won their first game in three years and hoped to build on that success and earn more victories this season. Led by senior captains Hannah Miller, Samantha Rivera, Jessica Tang, and Stacey Tang, the team amassed a 4-15 record, its best season in years. Miller is a returning captain, and has witnessed firsthand the growth of the program. Each captain has experience under her belt,...

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Melinda Reed '21, Contributing Writer
November 1, 2019

On October 19th, while the Hills students of 2019 prepared for Homecoming, the Hills graduates of 1969 were celebrating their 50th high school reunion.  Saturday’s event was preceded by a more informal get together that Friday, where the Class of ‘69 met in Rockaway to chat and reminisce. The event had no official program; instead, people walked around the room, searching for familiar faces and saying hello to old friends. When two individuals did recognize each other, the response was...

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Adithya Vinod, Contributing Writer
October 23, 2019

With the new school year comes the arrival of several exciting additions to the Morris Hills community. Some of the most important of these additions are the new Morris Hills faculty members! These four new members of the Morris Hills community were interviewed so that we could all get to know them a little better.    Question 1: How long have you been teaching?  Ms. Nicole Occhipinti - This is now my 3rd year teaching.  Mrs. Stacey Feiss - I initially taught for 5 years, and...

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Tej Shah, Contributing Writer
October 15, 2019

Every year, the Morris Hills Regional District runs a district-wide summer read for all grade levels. This year’s selection was I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alfirenka and Martin Ganda. On Friday, October 4th, Morris Hills’ students were able to meet Caitlin and learn how their penpal correspondences have changed their lives. This book primarily shows the transformation of an innocent girl into an independent young woman who now realizes the harshness and cruelty present within the world....

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April 10, 2019

Check out old editions of the Hilltopper! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1srxBVgKutfrvyfc1dV7Bi8DEftrGmja2?usp=sharing  

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