It isn’t uncommon to hear the saying, “Money can’t buy you happiness.” Is this really true? We decided to ask readers of The Hyphen what they think. On an Instagram poll with 32 respondents, 25 said they would choose happiness over money, while the other seven chose money. Some people say for a successful life … Continue reading What Do You Want More: Money or Happiness?
The student aid application process has a fatal flaw: it presumes if parents CAN help with college costs that they WILL help with college costs. Thinking about college can be extremely stressful. Not just the anxiety that comes with an unknown future, but something even more nerve wracking… money. As we all know, seniors or … Continue reading Opinion: The Flaw in FAFSA
It was July 11, 2018, when John Schnatter (Papa John) resigned as Board Chairman of Papa John’s Pizza. His resignation came after he used the N-word on a public relations conference call, but his fall from power began earlier. Schnatter is most known for his work as Papa John and his fall from power. However, … Continue reading Opinion: Schnatter’s Donation to Jeffersonville Baseball Puts Him on the Right Path
For many years, people used the term “LGBT” to describe the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. In recent years, you might have noticed a new addition at the end: “Q+”. The Q+ is meant to be more inclusive of people who identify with something that’s not in the traditional LGBT framework (such as Asexual … Continue reading Speaking of Labels…What’s the Q+ About?
When you hear “them” what do you think? Most will think that use of “they” means multiple people. There are occasions where this is no longer the case. They is a pronoun used for someone of unspecified gender, or in some cases, someone who doesn’t identify with a gender at all. They/them pronouns are often … Continue reading Me Oh My! Xe, Xir, Zye!
Diversity has become an important thing around the Jeffersonville community. The amount of diversity in our student leaders has been growing in our community and across America. As individuals, we might not always think about the diversity in our community — but across America, it is becoming more important to people’s everyday lives. Jeffersonville High … Continue reading Diversity Among Student Leaders
By Emma Ellis High school has flown by and after three-and-a-half years of saying I’m so ready to get out of here, now that I’m finally here with the last day of my high school career just days away, I can’t seem to put the brakes on. I keep trying to put off things that … Continue reading An open letter, to whoever wants to read the probably not so wise wisdom of an 18 year old
By Haylee Hedrick High school has taught me how one can be a part of almost every social circle and yet not a part of one at all. When I walk through JHS, it feels like home away from home. I walk through the halls every day and get to see so many people that … Continue reading The Perks of Being a “Joiner”
By Tyler Hughes Reach the Unreached, Touch the Untouched At Jeffersonville High School, a lot of people make assumptions about one another and really just look at their peers and basically judge a book by its cover. Some, maybe most, kids at Jeff look at me as the “Jock of the School.” They see me … Continue reading Before You Judge, Take Time to Get to Really Know Someone
By Antonio Thompson First I’d like to thank all my friends and teachers for the amazing years I had at Jeff High. My senior year was filled with love and lots of memories, good and bad. The good is that I got to see my friends everyday. The bad is that I didn’t finish my … Continue reading Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
By Jack Ellis High school, essentially the greatest years of our young lives. A time that we will never ever get back. Whether or not right now you are having troubles in high school or even having the time of your life, cherish it. Cherish the good, cherish the bad, just take everything in. Before … Continue reading Be Where Your Feet Are
By Chloe Treat I’ll start by saying congratulations. Congrats for making it through what could have quite possibly been the lowest 4 years of your life. Not the worst, but the lowest. You had highs, plenty of them, but when those lows hit, they hit hard. I’m not exactly writing this to fill you in … Continue reading An Open Letter To My Freshman Year Self