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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Moana

Moana

by Thea Derby Disney’s new movie, “Moana” has been a massive hit since it was release in November, grossing $104 million and rivaling “Frozen” The movie features a girl named Moana Waialiki who has been raised within a village on an island. No one leaves the island because of the danger outside the reef. Moana’s father who is chief of […]

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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

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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Growing up doesn't only mean bigger feet, but also a change in our values and actions.

Growing Up Too Fast

Remember when your head only reached your parent’s and teacher’s middle and you could hardly see over the counter? Think back to when you ran in circles and wore shirts displaying characters from all your favorite cartoons. Maybe you even wore a ribbon to show off the pretty ponytail that you did all by yourself. Recall each sugar high you […]

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Students hiding their stress and tears under smiles

The Stress of Group Projects

by Elie Nowlis I have only cried at school a few times in my life. One of the most memorable times was when I was working on a map project in 7th grade. It was a big assignment and my group was doing nothing. Even though I had been doing almost all the work, the other group members wanted to […]

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