This month’s issue of The Hyphen is packed full of news and perspectives, including:
- Details on the newly announced Ivy Tech scholarship program
- A profile of Jeff High’s exchange students
- Student and staff viewpoints on two hot topics: dress code and class size
- Winter sports previews
- A tribute to Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee
- And more …
This issue also includes an update on Jeff High’s transition to Academies. We invite readers to share their thoughts on the Academy system at bit.ly/hyphenpoll. Survey data and quotes may be published on our website.
The Hyphen is back with our first issue of the 2018-2019 school year, featuring:
- “This is America,” an opinion piece about how the debate over kneeling for the national anthem reflects divisions in our nation
- Profiles of the 9th district congressional election candidates and Greater Clark County School Board candidates
- Behind-the-scenes photos of the JHS Theatre tech crew building sets for OLIVER! The Musical
- A recipe featured on the recent Jeff’s Chefs cooking demo
- And more…
With special thanks to the Class of 2018, we present you with our final issue of the 2017-18 school year:
“Democrat Club, for me, has given me a place where I feel as if I have made a difference in local politics, even though I can’t vote.”
As a member of the Young Democrat Club, junior Hazel Dickey explains what the club has to offer, and what they wish to do within the walls of Jeff High and in our city.
Run by Mr. Mark Felix, the Young Democrat Club is a place for students who are interested in learning more about Democratic politics to get involved, and have political experience in the community.
“Last year, the first year of the club, we basically all got together and were able to discuss our opinions and beliefs with people who also felt the same way,” Dickey said. “This year we want to make more of a difference. We do phone banking every Thursday and we also try to do what we can do get more Democrats into office.”
Treasurer Abby Hornback thinks that the Young Democrat Club is a great opportunity for students to learn more about politics, as well as to go out into the community and educate themselves on the issues today’s politicians are fighting for.
“It seems like kids today are becoming more aware of politics and social issues,” Hornback said. “Having this club at school gives them a chance to get a head start in making a difference, rather than waiting until they’re an adult.”
Hornback encourages anyone who is interested at all in politics to join. They meet every Tuesday in Mrs. Jenna Felix’s room, C103.