JJ Hoffman

JJ Hoffman

JJ Hoffman is a 2022 graduate of Campbell Hall. He served as Staff Writer, Junior Editor, and Copy Editor over three years on his school newspaper. He will be attending Pomona College in the fall of 2022 as part of the class of 2026.
Column: The importance of a financial literacy class

Column: The importance of a financial literacy class

In my sophomore year of high school, I wrote an article for the school newspaper about the importance of taking classes that can be applied to our real life after graduating. I wanted to learn about the stock market and how to build credit, and be able to apply my...

Column: Bidding the Disneyland of my childhood farewell

Column: Bidding the Disneyland of my childhood farewell

September 9, 2016: Disney announces that another classic ride, "Twilight Zone Tower of Terror" will be closing down. The sorrow I felt at hearing those words felt like a piece of my childhood being taken away from me. And, in a way, it was. The closure of rides at...

Column: Goodbye, Kimba — Remembering a lost pet

Column: Goodbye, Kimba — Remembering a lost pet

It’s not easy losing a pet. Our almost 15-year-old golden retriever passed away about a month ago. We mourned her by looking at old photos from when she was just a puppy all the way to her 13th birthday, spent in the hospital. We planned a memorial ceremony for her...

Opinion: TV Commercials make you happier than you think

Opinion: TV Commercials make you happier than you think

“And now, time for a commercial break.” Groaning at hearing those dreaded words while watching A&E’s “Live Rescue,” I pull out my phone and play Geometry Dash to pass the time. The worst part about watching TV is the commercial breaks. They interrupt the show,...

Eternal vows — The 21-year false incarceration

Eternal vows — The 21-year false incarceration

Standing on the same street where his friend Colin Warner was arrested at the 67th Police Precinct in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, 40 years ago, Carl King remembers telling him: “We are not going to give up.” For King, this required proving Warner’s innocence by...