Category Archive: Commentary

HB in Retrospect vs Buzzfeed

By: Crystal Zhao HB in Retrospect is our school’s beloved equivalent to a newspaper, filled with entertaining tidbits that never fail to delight. We post everything from news commentary to guides for fruit… Continue reading

Should there be Grades in Art Classes? NO

By: Isha Lele When I was in primary school, art class was my favorite part of the day. I was never very creative, or even had that big of a passion for painting,… Continue reading

Should there be Grades in Art Classes? YES

By: Gigi Protasiewicz In many conversations, I have experienced people complaining about having to receive a letter grade in art class. Their main argument tends to be that art is subjective. They say… Continue reading

Check Your Privilege: The Truth Behind the Posters

By: Kacey Gill Looking around the hallways a few Wednesdays ago, signs reading “CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE” plastered the walls. Check. Your. Privilege. These red and black signs hung on every door and every… Continue reading

Staying Positive During the Fall and Winter

By Haley Yahraus With the bitter and brisk cold, the shorter days, the lack of sun, and the dread of midterm exams looming over us, it’s nearly impossible to stay positive during the… Continue reading

An Appeal to Change the Cleveland Baseball Team Name and Mascot

By: Lizzie Poulos (Reminder: this article is a representation of my individual opinion on this subject, and the reader has every right to question and/or disagree with what I say. I ask only… Continue reading

Dear America, Thank You for Not Throwing Acid on Me” – American Women : A Commentary on Twitter and Feminism

By: Jordan Doak You might’ve seen this tweet before:   … And at this point, as I was, you were probably thinking about how horrible her situation was. … And then you saw… Continue reading

Fashion at HB: A Commentary on Yoga Pants and More

By Anonymous Fashion at HB is pretty simple – same old same old clothes; Vineyard Vines sweatshirts, J Crew pixie pants, Free People sweaters, and some Doc Martens. There are few exceptions to… Continue reading

Mental Health in America

By: Isabella Nilsson   There is a problem in America. It’s not poverty and it’s not racism and it’s not bureaucracy and it’s not the stagnant economy and it’s not the lack of… Continue reading

iDon’t Speak to My Friends

By: Kavya Ravichandran   This is 2014, and smartphones are all the rage. If you’re not constantly Snapchatting from your iPhone or tweeting from your Android–let’s face it–you’re archaic. I mean, who doesn’t… Continue reading