This year, everyone at Jeff High had plans for how the rest of the year would go. Freshmen looked forward to raising baby chicks in Mr. Reilly’s class and playing on a high school sports team for the first time. Sophomores looked forward to seeing their friends and performing in the spring musical. Juniors looked forward to their ring ceremony and prom. Of course, seniors had the most to look forward to, with all of the rituals involved in saying goodbye to high school and starting the next phase of their lives. We all had plans for the days, weeks and months ahead – and suddenly, those plans all went away.
From the beginning, we planned to end the year with our annual Senior Issue, featuring columns by current and former staff members of The Hyphen. Yes, the cover is inspired by the video chats we’re all part of lately. Yes, there is some coronavirus news, as well as an in-depth report on the science of conspiracy theories. However, from start to finish, it is what we planned all along: a tribute to the Jeff High Class of 2020. Enjoy.
Change is hard, but sometimes it is a necessity. In recent months, we’ve seen a lot of change at Jeff High. In this issue of The Hyphen, we talk about some of the changes that have happened in our school. However, we couldn’t ignore other important news stories, like the death of Kobe Bryant and Black History Month. We also cover some of the big changes our school’s basketball teams have faced this year, from player injuries to coaching modifications.
This issue of The Hyphen follows the theme “We Are Jeff High.” In this issue there are features on students and teachers who represent all aspects of the school, as well as quotes and pictures from randomly surveyed students about what they’re passionate about. Our goal in this issue is to capture the true spirit of Jeff High.
Every student, teacher and staff member makes our school community unique. All of us have an impact, no matter how small. Once a Red Devil, always a Red Devil!
With the “real world” just around the corner, that first move in The Game of Life seems a lot more relevant (and scary) than it used to be. Is college really the foundation for success? And if it is, how can a typical student afford it without taking on a lot of debt? Check out our cover story as we explore the trade-offs today’s high school graduates face.
This issue also contains:
- An opinion column about the “fatal flaw” in FAFSA
- Reader voices on school start time and whether money or happiness is more important
- A preview of the new Disney streaming service
- And more …
The Hyphen is back with a new staff and fresh views. Download the September issue to read:
- An in-depth report on how the American immigration system works, featuring real-life stories of people who are caught in it
- A profile of this year’s student council co-presidents, Bethia Busingye and Amelia Epperson
- Opinion columns about pronouns and terminology in the LGBTQ+ community
- Student views on dress code changes and E-learning days
- And more …
With special thanks to the Class of 2019, we present you with our final issue of the 2018-19 school year, which features photos and columns by The Hyphen‘s graduating seniors:
- Chloe Treat
- Caleb Sorrells
- Jack Ellis
- Antonio Thompson
- Tyler Hughes
- Emma Ellis
- Haylee Hedrick
In addition to a cover story about e-cigarettes, this month’s issue of The Hyphen explores the psychology of addiction. Download now to view:
- The powerful pull of video games
- Might as well face it: you’re (possibly) addicted to love
- The addictive nature of drama and gossip
- Sports previews for softball, baseball and girls tennis
- Basketball and bowling sectional championship photos
- And more …
This month’s issue of The Hyphen includes news and opinion on issues including:
- Efforts to suspend or change the Jeffersonville’s Promise scholarship program
- Selection of a new superintendent for Greater Clark County Schools
- Opposing views on the border wall
- Clubs that promote diversity at Jeff High
- And more …
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: