JJ Hoffman

JJ Hoffman

JJ Hoffman is a senior at Campbell Hall and is on his school newspaper, the Piper, and will be serving as Copy Editor for the 2021-22 school year.
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...

COVID-19 and California’s prisons

COVID-19 and California’s prisons

According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, 2,585 jails and prisoners are tested positive for COVID-19 across the state as of June. Prisons are not closed environments, which is a common misconception, reports the American Civil Liberties...