Taking a Chance on New Tastes Can Expand Your World

By `Shianda Palmer

Have you ever found yourself sitting in class and thinking about was food? Or your next lunch period? Or how about how much guacamole you’re gonna get on that burrito from Chipotle?

Food is not only vital to the human survival because of the nutrients that it brings to the body, it also gives people the chance to get together and experience diversity.

No matter the race, gender, or cultural background, people have the ability to taste history and experience life through their taste buds.

You don’t have to travel the world to taste the world (and, being an average high school student, there is a 90 percent chance that you do not have the money to do that), you can simply join a friend at dinner at their own home or stroll on down with a group of friends to a restaurant that you have never been to before and order an unfamiliar dish that you have never experienced.

This will give you the opportunity to encounter fresh tastes, encouraging you to feel a part of the world around you and become happy for allowing yourself to try something new and different.

A delicious meal does not just fill up on someone’s stomach, it also inspires families and friends to come together no matter the occasion. Ever wonder why so many people show up to your uncle’s BBQ or why there are so many people in your house when your mom makes her famous chicken alfredo? ITS BECAUSE …FOOD! Everyone loves to eat regardless of what it is.

So next time you sit at a table in a restaurant be sure to order something that is unfamiliar to you and I can guarantee you’ll be in for a world-expanding treat.

People Are Talking for March 21

Dr. Galiana said, “Briana Palmore is one of my favorites students in HHS!! She is always smiling and she is the definition of a student athlete. Great grades and a superb team mate!! Way to go Briana!!  =)”

-Ashley Sloan

“One of my favorite classes to visit is Mrs. Platte‘s classes. Mrs. Platte is an awesome teacher and she works hard to help the students hone their talents in vocal music!! Kudos!!  =)” said Dr. Galiana.

-Ashley Sloan

Emilee Tsiskakis, sophomore, said Mrs. Papamichael, English teacher, “always seems to care about her students.”

-Madison Rahn

Roxy Wooley, freshman, said Mr. Houser, gym teacher, “is a great gym teacher and is very motivational and encouraging to his students.”

-Madison Rahn

Christina Feinroth, sophomore, said “The Health office is very welcoming to sick students and are very comforting”

-Carol Cobos

Daniel Chi, sophomore, said “Drop In was such a good place for the school”

-Carol Cobos

Rafeeat Bishi, sophomore, said Mrs. Harrington, US History teacher is “genuine about her work and very engaging during class time.”

-Samiha Miah

Ms. Durso, AP World History teacher, said, “Kaylee Landrigan, senior,is a great organizer and very dedicated to the Hackensack Model UN club.”

-Angelina Rosado

Mrs. Curreri, CP World History teacher, said, “Angelina Rosado, senior, does a good job at maintaining the round tables every month.”

-Angelina Rosado

Mr. Terzano, English teacher, said Luna Almshref and Nalya Hodge, sophomores, are both “genuine in their approach to their work, humorous, and insightful on commentary about Julius Caesar.”

-Samiha Miah

Anthony Urgulies, sophomore, said “My spanish teacher, Mrs. Grullon, is very nice, chill person in class, and is fun when she teaches new lessons.”  

-Wendy Guaman

 

Mr. Hodge said “Gena Kaminsky,senior, is a Phenomenal student athlete and is rated second for the class of 2018.”

-Eleni Tsirikos

Storm Giles, sophomore said, “Mr. Hodge always seems to care about the students and he would help you if you need help.”

-Eleni Tsirikos

Junior Camrein Williams said, “The Hackensack Coaches are the best coaches in the county.”

-Xavier Cherry

Sophomore Aveon Oliver stated, “Mr. Hooper, history teacher, teaches the best history class I have ever learned.”

-Xavier Cherry

Leslie Gomez, sophomore, said “Ms. Lozano is always willing to help students.”

-Kimberly Meneses

Tyler Wild, sophomore, said “Mr. Hooper teaches in such a way that makes it easy for students to understand what is going on”

-Kimberly Meneses

 

Gabriel Matamoros, sophomore, said, “She’s very helpful and excelled my learning experience on the trombone,” about band teacher Ms. MacVicar.

-Briana Williams

Jennifer Terrero, sophomore, said, “she is very generous and takes interest in all her students,” about band teacher Ms.MacVicar.

-Briana Williams

Nathaly Peralta, sophomore, said “Ms. Shaw, chemistry teacher,is chill and gives a decent amount of work.”

-Angelica Contreras

Leearria Spears, sophomore, said “Ms. DosAnjos, Geometry teacher,is a great teacher and now I understand geometry and i love it!”

-Angelica Contreras

Tiarra Tobias, sophomore, said, gym teacher, “Mr. Walker is a cool guy, he’s pretty intimidating, but he’s still cool.”

-Amaya Tiozon

Paige Neal, sophomore, said, gym teacher, “Ms. Handy has a great way of getting things done and manages to still let us have fun”

-Amaya Tiozon

Jade Lockwood, junior in the school play Cabaret, said that Mr. Gaines is, “very creative and has very good ideas. Works very well with the kids in the play.”

-Dylan Nicholson

Mr. Gaines, English teacher and director of the school play Cabaret, said “It is often difficult taking students that don’t have a dance background and making them dance well. But Ms Michelle Stein makes the students dance well and I think both her and the students are doing a great job.”                                                  

-Dylan Nicholson

Ms. Jakubik, English teacher, said of her student Christian Avila, senior, that “he always uses his creative mind and will always tries his best.”

-Josue Cortorreal

Alberto Alvarez, freshman, said “Assistant Principal Adams is very helpful and kind-hearted.”

-Sekhena Sembenu

Samuel Morales, senior, said, marketing teacher,“Mr. Davis is a laid-back teacher who is extremely nice.”

-Loren Friedman

Nadia Zabady, senior, said, web design teacher, “Mrs. Tatgenhorst is my favorite teacher, and she is the sweetest.”

-Loren Friedman

Angela Munoz, sophomore, said, health teacher, “Mrs. Alvarez is a really fun teacher and always makes gym fun.”

-Kelly Toalongo

La’mya Winns, senior, said english teacher, Mr. Ryan is a cool homeroom teacher and very funny.”                                                                     

-Kamani Dupree

Mr. Montesano is a great leader. He and the rest of the administration make Hackensack feel like home.” said senior Carly Demarco.

-Alanis Martinez

Senior Keven Huntley, said of Principal Montesano, “He keeps the school well organized. I really love it here.”

                                                                                                                     -Alanis Martinez