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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Opinion: American Nightmare

February 20, 2020 |

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author. They do not reflect the opinions of The Commentator staff nor those of Hudson Catholic Regional High School.

The American Dream.

There’s a saying I used to hear when my … Read More

One Hawk’s American Dream

February 19, 2020 |

The Commentator: Hey Julia! Thanks for coming. How are you today?

Julia Francesca Escarez: Hello! You’re welcome, and I’m doing pretty good. What about you?

TC: I’m doing fine, thank you.

JFE: No problem!

TC: Today I just have a … Read More

Opinion: The American Dream is a Lie

February 19, 2020 |

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author. They do not reflect the opinions of The Commentator staff nor those of Hudson Catholic Regional High School.

A full-time job after high school, marriage before a … Read More

“Real” Americans

February 12, 2020 |

It truly is a blessing to live in such an amazing nation, flourishing with technology, medicine, entertainment, and education. The United States often goes underappreciated. Especially during this time period, society is connected in a way unimaginable when compared to … Read More

Puerto Rico Waits

February 12, 2020 |

The colorful island of Purto Rico, home of the coqui, beautiful beaches and waterfalls, the palm trees that once stood tall over the sandy beaches and clear water–they now lean and cry out for help.

A slight tremor in … Read More

Lost

February 12, 2020 | 2

Growing up, I was always aware of who I was. Although I was just this little girl to the rest of my family, I knew I had the power and strength to be “the man of the house.” I was … Read More

Two Hawks, One Nest

February 11, 2020 |

Hudson Catholic Regional High School is full of one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. We have all sorts of students here, from kids who live down the block, to kids who travel from Pennsylvania, to international … Read More

Fiction: “Spontaneous Robbery”

February 11, 2020 |

I’m currently slumped on my carpetless, hardwood floor. I sold my couch to pay for last month’s rent. My back hurts from sleeping on this cold surface every night. Not to mention I’m sick from yet another common cold. 

With … Read More

Poetry: “The Bald Eagle: America’s Reality”

February 8, 2020 | 1

Have you heard the story about the bald eagle?

The bald eagle that flies ever so free?

Flying so close but barely touching the sea?

It wanted to be like a fish in the ocean,

But when it knew it … Read More

Poetry: “In Loving Memory of Kobe Bryant”

February 3, 2020 | 2

Ten seconds left on the clock and he needed to score

The crowd screamed and watched for more

His team hustled and passed him the ball

The crowd went silent and wondered if he could make it at all

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Fiction: “One More Night”

February 3, 2020 |

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following piece involves references to suicide that some may find upsetting or triggering. If you or anyone you know needs help, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255.

She hates her sister’s curtains, she … Read More