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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Marion Williams and the HC B-Ball Hawks

February 28, 2016 |

The Commentator: Describe yourself in one word.

Marion Williams: Capable.

Ball is life, right?

The Hudson Catholic Boys Varsity Basketball team has seen many great achievements and overcome many milestones.

Under head coach Nicholas Mariniello, who is going onto his … Read More

How to Survive 4 Years at Hudson Catholic

February 23, 2016 | 1

The first day: You’ll feel as though you’ll die of embarrassment.

You won’t.

All those school supplies you stuffed in your bag…you won’t use half of them. Halfway through the year, you’ll resort to using one binder or a couple … Read More

The Witch: A Genuinely Horrifying Experience

February 23, 2016 |

The Witch, set in the early 1600’s, follows an exiled Puritan family as they set up their new home on the outskirts of the vast, forbidding woods. William (Ralph Ineson), along with his wife Katherine (Katie Dickie), their daughter Thomasin … Read More

Winter Pep Rally Booms and Busts

February 12, 2016 |

The Hudson Catholic Winter Pep Rally took place on Friday, February 5th. Let’s go over the best and worst moments of this season’s rally, the BOOMs and BUSTs.

The Team Chants

As a bowler, I must say that standing with … Read More

Senior Hawk Spotlight: Antonio Cruz

February 12, 2016 |

Q: Where were you born?

A: Brooklyn, New York

 Q: Where do you live now?

A: Bayonne, New Jersey

 Q: I heard you were a transfer student, what school did you previously attend?

A: I went to Marist High School … Read More

Shooting Hoops with St. Nick’s

February 11, 2016 |


On Thursday, February 4, 2016, a few of the other basketball players and I took a trip to host a basketball clinic at St. Nicholas School, a local Catholic elementary school, as a way of celebrating Catholic Schools Week … Read More

Hola, NFL!

February 10, 2016 |

As the NFL expands, it racks up more profits and fans across the world. While 64% of Americans (roughly 204 million people) watch the NFL regularly, with 73% of viewers being male and 55% being female, an additional 202 million … Read More

‘Knockout’ Returns

February 10, 2016 |

A knockout isn’t always a good thing.

After a recent recurrence in Patterson, NJ, it seems that the gruesome knockout game may unfortunately be back. The “game” is played by kids betting each other to assault innocent citizens on the … Read More

1-800-HAWKLINEBLING: Hawk Advice Column

February 9, 2016 |

Great strides have been made to advance The Commentator’s readership. On December 14, 2015, Mr. Bongiorno and the newspaper’s staff created an online advice column: 1-800-HAWKLINEBLING. 

Readers can visit and ask the staff any questions they have, whether it be … Read More

Ed Agresta Makes the Days Count

February 8, 2016 |

On Thursday, February 4, Hudson Catholic brought in guest speaker Ed Agresta to “get the dragon off the student body’s back.”

Ed Agresta works as a mental skills coach and motivational speaker educating young minds around the country. It was … Read More

Early Spring for Hudson!

February 4, 2016 |

Groundhog Antonio predicts an EARLY SPRING for Hudson Catholic! Let’s hope this famous rodent’s forecast is spot on!Read More

If You Can Pay, You Can Play: The Problem with Travel Baseball

February 4, 2016 |

During the summer of 2013, while playing for the Ramapo Rangers, I was introduced to the world of travel baseball. Our team was comprised of 12-15 players, each of whom had tried out and made the team. We were expected … Read More