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Election Results: DHS Perspective

Vikram Nithyanandam, Writer

November 14, 2016

Race to the White House: Donald Trump Victorious The race to the White House has now drawn to a close and the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are now over. Donald Trump has been named the president elect of the United States of America, creating one of the greatest upsets in our nation...

Creepy Clowns Across America?

Michelle Yun, Writer

October 9, 2016

In the past several weeks, clown sightings have been popping up across America. Starting with clowns luring children into the woods in South Carolina, frightening clown sightings have been reported in more than two dozen states. Although many sightings are hoaxes, some have resulted in arrests. With...

An Overlook on Snapchat Spectacles

Jennifer Liu, Writer

October 7, 2016

  Over the past few years, Snapchat has proved itself to be one of the most influential platforms of social media, amassing nearly 100 million daily users worldwide in 2015. A few days ago, the company made the decision to trade its name for a slightly more inclusive title--Snap Inc., arrivin...

DHS Anti-Bullying Blue Out

DHS Anti-Bullying Blue Out

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2016

On Monday, October 3, DHS seemed very blue. There were blue shirts, blue pants, blue shoes and even neon blue socks, as students from all the grades channeled their inner smurfs to support a safe, bully free campus for DHS’s “Anti-Bullying Blue Out”. During lunch, students--both those who dressed...

Road to the Oval Office: First Presidential Debate of the Trump-Clinton Smackdown

Vikram Nithyanandam, Writer

September 30, 2016

  On Monday, September 26th, 2016, the presidential race continued with both candidates participating in the first presidential debate of this year at Hofstra University in New York. Former Secretary of State and Senator Clinton and business tycoon Trump debated about their strongly contrasting...

DHS Reacts to Recent Terrorist Acts

Emily Ellis, Writer

September 25, 2016

  On September 17th, a bombing injured 29 people in New York.  That same day, an explosion went off in New Jersey near a Marine Corps Charity race, and 9 people were stabbed in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  All three of these instances are being investigated as terror acts, and people throughout America...

Student Spotlight: Leesa Ko

Student Spotlight: Leesa Ko

Lily Hu, Writer

September 18, 2016

When high school senior Leesa Ko applied for the NSLI-Y program, a State Department-sponsored scholarship to study critical languages abroad, she didn’t expect to be admitted. With a competitive applicant pool of people from all over the United States, there was no guarantee that she could actually get in....

Why the Kevin Durant Trade Could be Detrimental to the NBA

Sumedh Vaidyanathan, Sports Editor

August 31, 2016

  With the NBA (National Basketball Association) season quickly approaching, we can probably notice that most of the Warriors fans are excited to talk about their team’s newest addition. No, we are not talking about David West; we are talking about the one and only Kevin Durant.   ...

Devastating Earthquake in Italy: DHS Reacts

Christy Koh, National/World Editor

August 27, 2016

On  Wednesday, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked several towns in central Italy without warning. In the span of a mere twenty seconds, entire blocks of residences were leveled, leaving hundreds of people buried under the rubble. The death toll currently numbers a heartbreaking 250 people, with at least 368 m...

Nice Attack: DHS Reacts

Christy Koh, World Editor

July 17, 2016

On July 14 in Nice, France, a dense crowd of 30,000 tourists and citizens gathered at the Promenade des Anglais to celebrate the country’s national holiday and watch the vibrant fireworks display. Without warning, a large lorry bulldozed straight through the crowd, leaving 202 injured and 84 dead in its ...