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Welcome to the HSE award-winning Thunderbird Newspaper page! On this page, you can find recent updates about what is going on in and around HSE. Administrators: Alyssa Schmidt, Bradley Shanker & Emily Disman

“I have always been an artist. I went to school for fine arts, and I wound up staying an extra year to double major in a...
12/11/2018

“I have always been an artist. I went to school for fine arts, and I wound up staying an extra year to double major in art history. My senior thesis was actually in painting and ceramics. Nobody really realizes that I am actually experienced in all areas of fine arts because I teach photography at High School East. When I finished college, I wanted to work in the art field. One of my professors led me to the Heckscher Museum of Art, a small museum in Huntington. They happened to be looking for an administrative assistant, which is basically a glorified secretary. I really wanted to work at a museum, so I took that job. After working there for five years, my last position was the director of education. As director of education, I was able to create public programs and teach elementary students. I actually met several of the teachers at High School East when I was working at the Heckscher Museum. I met my husband when I was working there as well! I met Ms. Norris, and I had a nice relationship with her. She mentioned that the district was hiring and that I should meet with the director. That’s basically what brought me to HSE!” #HumansofHillsEast

“I have been riding horses since I was about five years old. I am currently 16, so it’s been a while. I have been compet...
11/19/2018

“I have been riding horses since I was about five years old. I am currently 16, so it’s been a while. I have been competing since I was in seventh grade. I used to think that I wasn’t good because I never really got first or second place; I was always fifth or sixth. But one day I went to a show and I got a horse that I never rode before. I thought I wasn’t going to place, or I was going to be really bad. That day, I rode my best (which is what I always do). When they were announcing the places, I heard ‘first place to Alexandra Perticone.’ I freaked out, and I ran to my mom to hug her. I was crying because I had never gotten first place before. That happened when I was thirteen years old, and I have been competing ever since.” #HumansofHillsEast

“I came from a private school in a different district, so I am still getting accustomed to the policies and people of pu...
11/03/2018

“I came from a private school in a different district, so I am still getting accustomed to the policies and people of public school. Right now, my main five classes are AP Calc BC, AP Chem, AP World, English 11H, and Spanish 3H. I am also in research, band, and intro to statistics - my only ninth grade classes. My last school was advanced in most, if not all, subjects. I have also studied other programs of math and science (specifically physics and chem) outside of school, but these are in addition to the school curriculum. I also speak Russian and English fluently and can hold up a fair conversation in Spanish or French when necessary. I play the saxophone and the piano. I love puzzles, especially solving crosswords and Rubik’s cubes. I am also competitive academically and have scored fairly well in math, physics, and linguistics competitions.” #HumansofHillsEast

“I was born in China, and my parents left me there when I was about eight months old. They came to the United States to ...
10/27/2018

“I was born in China, and my parents left me there when I was about eight months old. They came to the United States to open up a restaurant, so I lived with my grandparents in China. I vaguely remember that my parents came back to visit once, but it was like meeting a stranger. I didn’t really know them that well, so it was a little bit awkward. When I was eight, I got on a plane to Arkansas by myself. It was scary but the flight attendants helped me. Meeting my parents and brother was really awkward at first because I had lived all of my life without them, and now I had to get to know them while adjusting to life in a foreign country, not knowing a word of English. Luckily, It was pretty easy to learn, so I caught on quickly. People in Arkansas were really nice, so I was devastated when I found out that I had to move again to New York right before ninth grade. I feel like, in the end, it was the best decision because the opportunities here are endless. I’m glad I moved. It took a lot of getting used to, but I am so lucky to have met all of my friends here. A lot of it is due to Doctor McRoy. Music has been the only constant in my life because I was in chorus in China, in Arkansas, and now here. Music has kept me sane.” #HumansofHillsEast

“I’ve never wanted to be anything other than a teacher since I was in kindergarten. For some reason, I liked paper. I’m ...
10/21/2018

“I’ve never wanted to be anything other than a teacher since I was in kindergarten. For some reason, I liked paper. I’m not kidding. I asked my kindergarten teacher for extra dittos to take home and then I tortured my family and friends by having a made-up classroom in my basement. There was a chalkboard and everything, and I’d play school. I’ve been playing school since, well, since I’ve been in school. I like transmitting information to other people, and I like to find fun ways to do it. And for some reason I just like paper and books and markers and colored pens and- I don’t know...that’s just what I like to do.” #HumansofHillsEast

“I started singing in preschool because the cantor at my temple would ask people to sing for him. So, I said “sure, I’ll...
10/13/2018

“I started singing in preschool because the cantor at my temple would ask people to sing for him. So, I said “sure, I’ll do it!” Then he recorded me singing songs to my temple, and that’s what sparked my passion for singing. I joined a chorus in fifth grade, and I have been doing it ever since. I am a junior now, and I’m not good at math, but that’s a lot of years to perform in a chorus. Dr. McRoy is one of my favorite people in the whole world, and she made me want to study music education in college. I take vocal lessons, piano lessons, and guitar lessons outside of school. Music has been a big part of my life, and I want to pursue music education because of Dr. McRoy. I just want to teach people that music doesn’t have to be just a hobby, that it can be a way to make a living, like she taught me.” #HumansofHillsEast

“I went to school for business and broadcasting. I wanted to work in the entertainment industry, so I wound up working f...
10/06/2018

“I went to school for business and broadcasting. I wanted to work in the entertainment industry, so I wound up working for Viacom, MTV, VH1, and NBC. I was basically in charge of payroll and of hiring camera crews, lighting crews, talent. It was cool. Then I wanted to go for my masters, so I went back to school. When I went back to school, I managed a family Italian restaurant. I did that while still looking for television work. Then 9/11 happened. One of my friends was a fireman; I lost him that day. The night before 9/11, I fed him his favorite meal. He told me it was silly to go back to school for television, and since I love kids, I should be a teacher. Sure enough, he passed away on 9/11. That winter I wound up not doing my masters in television; instead, I went back to school to be a teacher. And here I am. I owe my career to him.” #HumansofHillsEast

This year, the Thunderbird Editorial Staff is starting a new series called “Humans of Hills East.” Once a week, we will ...
10/06/2018

This year, the Thunderbird Editorial Staff is starting a new series called “Humans of Hills East.” Once a week, we will pick a student or a teacher to share their story. Their stories will be posted on our Instagram, our Facebook, and our website. Our hope is that students and teachers will really get to know the familiar faces they pass in the hallways each day. Everyone has a story; we’re here to share it.

If you are a member of the HSE Newspaper The Thunderbird please join this Facebook group for announcements, club meeting...
09/20/2018

If you are a member of the HSE Newspaper The Thunderbird please join this Facebook group for announcements, club meeting reminders and other important info!

09/20/2018

First meeting tomorrow at 2:00 in the Mac Lab!! Can’t wait to see everyone there!

Meet your 2018-19 HSE Thunderbird Editorial Staff!! #thunderbirdbse
09/14/2018

Meet your 2018-19 HSE Thunderbird Editorial Staff!! #thunderbirdbse

10/05/2017

We're back! Check out our first and newest edition online at thunderbirdhse.com!

That's a wrap. The final print issue is here. Check out our editor-in-chief, Lauren Peller, on the front cover. Click th...
06/01/2017

That's a wrap. The final print issue is here. Check out our editor-in-chief, Lauren Peller, on the front cover. Click this link to view it online:

https://issuu.com/thunderbirdhse/docs/june_2017_final_final

Congrats to all the senior editors and to the class of 2017! We wish you all the best of luck in the future!

A huge congratulations to the Thunderbird Newspaper staff and editors on winning 36 awards at the Long Island Press Awar...
05/30/2017

A huge congratulations to the Thunderbird Newspaper staff and editors on winning 36 awards at the Long Island Press Awards tonight. We would like to announce that our paper received 2nd place for overall best newspaper of the year on Long Island, 1st place for overall best online news site on Long Island, and editor-in-chief, Lauren Peller received honorable mention for student journalist of the year. To see all of the 36 awards, check out our website www.thunderbirdhse.com tomorrow morning. CONGRATS! GO T-BIRDS!

If you haven't already checked out the Spring issue, check it out now! Stay tuned for our June issue that will be publis...
05/21/2017
Thunderbird Spring 2017

If you haven't already checked out the Spring issue, check it out now! Stay tuned for our June issue that will be published soon!

The Spring 2017 issue of the award-winning student run newspaper publication, "The Thunderbird", features an inside look at the Varsity Boys Basketball team's historic run through the playoffs.

Spring just started in the Northern Hemisphere, but here in New York, the weather isn't showing it. We asked Spanish tea...
03/26/2017

Spring just started in the Northern Hemisphere, but here in New York, the weather isn't showing it. We asked Spanish teacher, Mr. Gonzalez, better known as "Gonz, his opinion on global warming and how he thinks it will affect this spring.

"All I can think of is Donald Trump is saying global warming is not real when there's so much scientific evidence that it is real. I mean, just look at our ice caps.. they're melting. I think that in Trump's world if he said it's real, it's real. Global warming will affect this spring depending on how Trump's presidency goes. We're going to have a spring. Hopefully. Because a couple of years ago, we didn't have a spring. We had cool cool weather and then all of a sudden... BANG! Summer! That's how it was. It's crazy. But I think this question is better served if you ask Donald Trump."

If you haven't seen the newest Disney movie, Moana, check it out! Here's the Thunderbird's opinion on this Disney hit!
03/15/2017
Experience Hawaii Disney Style: “Moana” - The Thunderbird

If you haven't seen the newest Disney movie, Moana, check it out! Here's the Thunderbird's opinion on this Disney hit!

By Alexa Jones Walt Disney productions introduced the story of Moana on November 3, 2016. Moana is the tale of a girl who sets off on an adventure to save her people. This movie is different than the average Disney movie in that it takes place on the islands of Polynesia. But, like all the...

Eating pancakes for breakfast is a great start to any day... especially if the recipe is easy! Read about this awesome r...
02/28/2017
Karlie Kloss’s 3-Ingredient Pancakes - The Thunderbird

Eating pancakes for breakfast is a great start to any day... especially if the recipe is easy! Read about this awesome recipe for pancakes!

By Hallie Schuster The always-gorgeous Karlie Kloss is known for her cool style, her cool-er friends, and the cool-est job. She has been a model for Victoria’s Secret and Vogue and always takes over New York Fashion Week. What you may not know about her is that she has a YouTube channel, Klossy, whe...

02/19/2017

Have a great February break, T-Birds!!!

What's going on in the NBA this season?! Read the midseason review and find out what Thunderbird writers are predicting ...
02/07/2017
NBA Midseason Review and MVP Prediction - The Thunderbird

What's going on in the NBA this season?! Read the midseason review and find out what Thunderbird writers are predicting for the NBA MVP!

By Kevin Rouse and Jeremy Schier It is halfway through the NBA season, and there is plenty to talk about so far. The biggest question is who will be the MVP. The top four contenders for the coveted title of MVP are LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Steph Curry, and James Harden. LeBron James and the…

Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away! Mr. DiPalmo enlightened us with his opinion on this nationally celebrated h...
02/05/2017

Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away! Mr. DiPalmo enlightened us with his opinion on this nationally celebrated holiday.

"Valentine's Day is that special day where you get to celebrate not having to be romantic the other 364 days out of the year. Plus, what's the deal with Cupid? When I think of romantic, the last thing I think of is a short, plump, little toddler chasing me around with a weapon."

Check out this awesome restaurant!! Read the article to find out more!
02/05/2017
Revolutionary Farm to Table Restaurant: Rustic Root - The Thunderbird

Check out this awesome restaurant!! Read the article to find out more!

By Rachel Rosenstein A new Farm to table restaurant from Chef Tom Closter has hit the Long Island food scene, and it is phenomenal! I can confidently say that this restaurant is revolutionary in the best of ways. I loved the mission of this restaurant as soon as I heard it: a small menu restaurant.....

"Stay connected" and read this article about an awesome project completed by the AP Art History students!
02/02/2017
Staying Connected with String: AP Art History Installation - The Thunderbird

"Stay connected" and read this article about an awesome project completed by the AP Art History students!

By Emily Disman For the past eleven years, the AP Art History students at High School East have been creating art installations to communicate a message throughout the school community. The Art History students think of works of art that they have learned about in class and use them as an inspiratio...

The newest update to our online newspaper is now up! Happy reading :)
01/31/2017
The Trump Inauguration - The Thunderbird

The newest update to our online newspaper is now up! Happy reading :)

By Andrew Yanover Don’t let lies over crowd size or TV viewership of Donald Trump’s Inauguration distract you from what really took place on January 20th. The peaceful transition of power, the defining hallmark of American democracy, was on full display; even if not a single person showed up to cele...

Happy Holidays T-Birds! Many families have Christmas or holiday traditions such as the "Elf on the Shelf". Each morning,...
12/25/2016

Happy Holidays T-Birds! Many families have Christmas or holiday traditions such as the "Elf on the Shelf". Each morning, shortly before Christmas, kids search for the elf that hides in a different place every night. We asked Mr. Nolan if he has an "Elf on the Shelf" and his opinion on it.

"I do. His name is Felix, and he is the spawn of Satan. Just when you think you're done with everything for the night, my alarm goes off at 10:15 and I have to get myself back up out of bed, onto a cold wood floor, find Felix the Elf because I forgot where I left him the day before, and come up with some stupid creative thing to do for the next day. So yes... I have an elf on the shelf."

With the plethora of food on the Thanksgiving table, everyone has a favorite. We asked Mrs. Brown if she could eat one T...
12/04/2016

With the plethora of food on the Thanksgiving table, everyone has a favorite. We asked Mrs. Brown if she could eat one Thanksgiving food for the rest of her life, what would it be?

"When you asked me this question, you know I had a really hard time trying to figure it out because there's so many things that I like but then I was thinking, what I really wanted all the time. I'm not really sure about that. Then, I thought my macaroni and cheese, but I make it, so I don't know. But then, I really like corn pudding, but it's really fattening so I think if I did eat that all the time... no. I don't want to be 'rolly pollying' down the hallway. So I'm trying to figure out what I would like and I'm just not sure. There's just so many things to pick, to choose from. You know? So I don't know what my answer is and I know I'm not answering the question, but I don't know what my answer would be."

11/24/2016

Happy Thanksgiving T-Birds!!!

Want some inside info on something new to HSE? Read about HSE TV!
11/17/2016
This Just In: Welcome to HSE T-Bird TV - The Thunderbird

Want some inside info on something new to HSE? Read about HSE TV!

By Jolie Freedman At High School East you can always count on the school board, the creative students, and the intellectual teachers to aim to improve our school in exciting and innovative ways. This year, various changes were made to our school library in order revamp the school’s atmosphere. What…

Read about a potential cure for HIV!
11/14/2016
A Cure for HIV On the Horizon - The Thunderbird

Read about a potential cure for HIV!

By Kasim Waqar Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a serious pathogen that can be spread through blood or as an STD and has no known cure… for now. HIV causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by targeting CD4+ Cells (T-Cells) that normally direct the immune system. Without these leaders i...

Want to distract yourself from the election? Take a trip to Organic Krush in Syosset for some amazing yet healthy food. ...
11/10/2016
Eat Better, Feel Better: Organic Krush - The Thunderbird

Want to distract yourself from the election? Take a trip to Organic Krush in Syosset for some amazing yet healthy food. Bring your HSE Student ID and get 10% off your next order, now until the end of November!

By Hallie Schuster Organic Krush is your go-to, after-yoga lunch stop with an amazing atmosphere. Located in Woodbury, Long Island, this restaurant was created to satisfy your craving of delicious food without the guilt. You can order almost any food under the sun, but the catch is: it’s all organic...

11/08/2016

It's Election Day!!!! News about the election coming your way soon!

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