Category: Opinion

Hale freshman Milla Miller struggles with the life of glasses.

My chronic disease called glasses

By Milla Miller I am a member of the freshman class at Nathan Hale High School. I am 5’3’’ with brown hair and green eyes. And I am a proud survivor of a terrible chronic disease called glasses. No worries. My illness proves to be neither fatal nor contagious, but it gives me large amounts of trouble and it doesn’t […]

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Should I Protest?

Should I Protest?

  by Stanley Rex Godfrey Should I protest? That is a question I have been asking myself ever since the beginning of the 2016 election. I think all parties of the U.S. political spectrum would agree this has been an ugly few months. With all the major issues at stake and such different opinions on all platforms, it has been […]

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Spoken word poem by Rosechelle Kawaka; MLK day assembly

by Rosechelle Kawaka I don’t care anymore. I’m tired of going out of my way to please other people Making sure that they’re happy so I can keep our relationship stable It’s like my hands are chained behind my back and mouth is duct taped The do and don’t of my generation is the constitution society made It’s like some […]

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NHHS sm[oak]s OHA

NHHS sm[oak]s OHA

*This past weekend the Hale Sentinel was fortunate enough to have Jeff Kramer, a humor columnist for the NY Times (Syracuse) and ex-Sentinel reporter, live blog the Hale basketball game versus Oak Hill Academy by Jeff Kramer 8:30 a.m. Hello,  Jeff Kramer here, Nathan Hale class of 1980, former Sentinel writer and present day humor columnist for the Syracuse (NY) New […]

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Mind Game

Mind Game

by Thea Derby I’ve always avoided school sports, ever since I was small. There were a few occasions where I joined a sport in middle school–I joined basketball and quit after two practices. And then in seventh grade, I played ultimate frisbee. The reason behind not playing wasn’t because I was bad at the sport or because I wasn’t able […]

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A little less [his]tory and a little more [her]story

A little less [his]tory and a little more [her]story

by Anna Schactler History is taught in nearly every high school, but how many actually focus on women’s history? The answer is not many. We learn about general historic events and how countries and their economies were affected by various events. But we rarely go into depth on how women were affected. History teacher Erin Lynch is the only woman […]

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What is Hate Speech?

What is Hate Speech?

**The views expressed in this article are not necessarily representative of those shared by the editorial board of the Sentinel.org** By Nicholas Gower Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen many signs in the hallway. They read many messages, including “You can’t unite with Hate!!”, “Black Lives Matter,” and “I want to see LGBT live free!” These […]

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Hundreds gather in the Westin Hotel watch election results

Five parties; zero smiles

by Stanley Godfrey The streets were anxious in Seattle on election day this year. Every bar, store, and house had the election on the TV as families and friends watched. I journeyed around the buzzing city with my friend, a political science major, as well as others in the local political scene. As we went ’round to different events that […]

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AMBUSH!: Fall Foods

AMBUSH!: Fall Foods

by Sam Clipper “Ambush!” is a new channel brought into the Sentinel. Hosted by senior Sam Clipper, every week we ask the students of Hale their opinions on certain topics. Whether they be political, common interest, favorite objects, or activities. Join us every week to catch up on the newest video!!! Title Photo by: Ms. Jones

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Freshie Anxietie

Freshie Anxietie

Fresh outta junior high, all the suggested school supplies in the new crisp Jansport backpack, full of energy and excitement: new freshman. Finding your “place” in the beginning of high school can be both physically and mentally difficult. With the classic Adolescent thoughts, and doubts “Who even am I?” “What am I doing?” “Did I say those words in that […]

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