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.
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 …
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 …