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Sleep and Its Effect On Our Daily Lives

Kinjal Jasani, Contributing Writer

February 24, 2016

Picture a normal school day. Many teens are waiting for their bus in the early, dark morning. They rub sleep out of their eyes and yawn. They look tired, as if they could go back to sleep at any second. This is the case with many...

The Benefits of Learning Music

Shalin Mehta, Contributing Writer

February 24, 2016

Music has been around for a long, long time. In fact, songs have become an essential part of society and have greatly helped with unifying individuals and communities. However, it seems as if schools have started to place less emph...

Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Santana

Shreyas Agnihotri, Copy Editor

February 24, 2016

Every year, the Morris Hills administrators take time to honor some of the great teachers we have in our school. Though there are countless amazing and inspirational teachers to choose from, only one ultimately wins the title o...

Syrians: In Need of a Home

Lucille Tsao, Contributing Writer

February 24, 2016

The Syrian refugee crisis is considered the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. According to the European Commission, an estimated number of people in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria has reached 13.5 million,...

Super Bowl Surprise

Shalaka Madge, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2016

Many football fans were surprised at Denver’s win in the Super Bowl 50, played on February 7. Despite the predictions to the contrary, the Carolina Panthers’ offense could not overcome the spirited Denver Broncos’ defense. At Mo...

Dictator of Teens: Social Media

Kyle Varellie, Contributing Writer

February 24, 2016

It’s 7 a.m. You wake up, then you check your phone. It’s 10 a.m. You’re bored in class, then you check your phone. It’s 12 p.m. You finish lunch, ignore your friends sitting at your lunch table, then you check your phon...

The 2016 Presidential Race: Candidate Cheat Sheet

Shreyas Agnihotri, Copy Editor

February 24, 2016

  As the race for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations continues, the field remains very large, and keeping track of all of the candidates is harder than ever. But fear not: the Hilltopper has the can...

Morris Hills Memories Through the Generations

Michelle Mendez, Contributing Writer

February 24, 2016

About 1,326 Students attend Hills every day. That's 2,278 feet that roam the same hallways that you do five days a week, eight hours a day. Can you imagine the history and stories that could be told if the walls of Hills coul...

Hidden In Plain Sight!

Shalaka Madge and Alexa Wyszkowski

February 24, 2016

Don’t go through your four years at Morris Hills without knowing where these places are! Basement Stairs:  With access only from the staircase by room 106, the basement stairs are sure to frighten any light-hearted Scarle...

Can We Trust Our Eyes to Find Love?

Argie Dabrowski, Contributing Writer

February 24, 2016

Around this time of year, everyone is all about love. And who wouldn’t be? It’s a wonderful feeling to find the one who you can be happy with. Some people seem to find love more easily than others, but is it truly possibl...

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