Hi's Eye

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Hi's Eye is the student-run weekly newspaper at Westfield High School located in Westfield in Union County, New Jersey. Hi's Eye is New Jersey's only weekly uncensored student newspaper, and one of the few uncensored school publications in the entire country.[1]

Hi's Eye has an editorial staff of Print Journalism seniors and is free from administrative prior review. The paper was established in 1935. It publishes 30 issues per year with a monthly Arts and Entertainment edition called Iris and Limited Edition. Hi's Eye is unique among many student run newspapers in that it is weekly, and that it is completely self-funded.

In September 2011, Hi's Eye unveiled a new online version. Hi's Eye aims to use the website to reach readers more often, and with more news that perhaps cannot always fit in the print version. The blog, which consists of weekly opinion articles, was created in May 2014. In September 2014, Hi's Eye created a Facebook Page, Twitter account, and Instagram account in hopes to reach a broader audience.


Hi's Eye has won numerous national awards and recognitions from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, American Scholastic Press Association, National Scholastic Press Association, and the New Jersey American Civil Liberties Union.

Most recently, Hi's Eye received First Place with Special Merit from the ASPA for the 2011-2012 school year.

The "Hi's Eye" won a Pacemaker Award from NSPA for 2013.

The Gold Medal by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for 2013-2014.

An All-American honor rating by the National Scholastic Press Association.

Editors and staff[edit]

The newspaper's adviser is Mr. Warren Hynes

Hi’s Eye 2016-2017 Staff

Business Department
Business Managers: Hailey Nettler and Kyle Shirk

Print Rotation One
Editor-in-Chief: Samantha Della Ferra
News: Sarah Slavin
Op-ed: Nikki Eisenberg
Features: Morgan Sturdevant
Sports: Eric Storms

Print Rotation Two
Editor-in-Chief: Emmy Liederman
News: Ben Halevy
Op-ed: Olivia Hamilton
Features: Kate Seaman
Sports: Stella Billek

Web Rotation
Web Editors: Rebecca Smoot and Julia Mazzucco

Iris Arts Rotation
Editor-in-Chief: Zoe Rader
Iris Page Editor: Claire Brennan


  1. ^ News 12 crew puts focus on the Hi's Eye, Record-Press, March 8, 2007. "Hi's Eye is one of the few high school newspapers in the country and the only one in New Jersey that produces a weekly uncensored issue"
  2. ^ http://www.hiseye.org/about-us.html
  • Hi's Eye Vol. 76 No. 1

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