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Senior Riley Coburn helps her student learn how to play Happy Birthday.

Band directors Leeper, Upton strives for diversity, equity, inclusion in music

Jiayi Li, Page Editor March 20, 2023

  Since 2015, band directors Daniel Upton and Claire Leeper pushed for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in music and sought to create a music library that complemented Harrisonburg High School’s...

In this special feature package, students, staff and allies of the Black Student Union (BSU) reflected on Black History Month, their black experiences in the community and representation in the school system.

Black student, staff voices at HHS: Reflection of Black History Month, Black Student Union

Clare Kirwan, Yearbook Managing Editor March 19, 2023

The students and staff of the Black Student Union (BSU) were asked “What does the celebration of Black History Month mean to you?”, these were their responses. BY CLARE KIRWAN “I think it's...

The students of the first semester Nurse Aide program smile for a BeReal with teacher Tricia Cummings.

Nurse Aide program provides 10 students with different learning opportunity every semester

Clare Kirwan, Yearbook Managing Editor March 19, 2023

10 students each semester are selected for the Nurse Aide program. The program is particularly unique as it is one of the only programs available at the high school level where the entire course takes...

alondra & olga

JROTC program provides family dynamic for Reyez, Guifarro

Kasey Thompson, Yearbook Editor in Chief February 20, 2023

Junior Olga Reyez and senior Alondra Guifarro have been in the JROTC program since they were freshmen. Reyez is the Battalion Commander which requires her to oversee the way the program runs. Guifarro...

Sophomores Clare Kirwan, Soraya Kaussler, Lucy Ludwig, freshman Shirin Kaussler and senior Emma Swartz work the lunch table to inform students of the events happening in Iran.

WiSTEM leaders Kaussler, Kirwan, Ludwig organize week of Women, Life, Freedom

Clare Kirwan and Riley Thompson January 12, 2023

“Because this is a women's rights movement, it only feels fitting for women to stand up and support each other.” The WiSTEM chapter held a week of ‘Women. Life. Freedom.’ Dec. 5-9 to spread...

In Quinceañeras a father or a close relative changes the girls flat shoe to heel. This signals the girl turning into a young woman.

Alvarado recalls special moments in her Quinceañera

Jumana Alsaadoon, Page Editor January 3, 2023

Sophmore Kayli Alvarado dances with a large picture of her grandfather. (Photo curtsey of Kayli Alvarado )In Spanish, quinceañera means 15 years old. Like the name insinuates, quinceaneras are the...

Seniors Shyanna Davis, Wren Amaya, Anish Aradhey, Erin Newman, Samantha Syharath and Belicia Castro were the six seniors on the color guard team. “Color guard is definitely more than just a team. It’s more of a family and something that makes it so special is the simple fact that you are able to bond with everyone, first years or seniors,” Davis said.

Seniors on color guard reminisce on last season performing together

Kasey Thompson, Yearbook Editor in Chief December 7, 2022

Seniors Shyanna Davis, Anish Aradhey, Erin Newman and Samantha Syharath have been a part of color guard together since their freshman year. Seniors Belicia Castro and Wren Amaya joined later, but quickly...

Wickline sells a Mens Nike SB Dunk High Hawaii. “One of my youth leaders got me into selling shoes. He would come to my youth group every week, with really nice shoes, so we would talk about shoes all the time. And then I just got into it,” Wickline said. 

Wickline pursues selling shoes

Silas Spears, Online Editor in Chief December 1, 2022

Wickline sells a Men's Nike SB Dunk High Hawaii.Sophomore Josiah Wickline first got into selling shoes when he met his youth leader his freshman year of high school.  “One of my youth leaders...

Parentheses Books kickstarter is open until Wednesday, Nov. 23. I started considering the idea during the pandemic and just kept taking steps forward to make it happen,” Friss said.

Local Friss works to create independent indie bookstore in heart of downtown Harrisonburg

Clare Kirwan, Yearbook Managing Editor November 21, 2022

“Often it's the best stuff that's in parentheses. The honest stuff, the funny stuff. The little bits that make the text more interesting and engaging. Parentheses are the literary equivalent of a hug....

Sophomore Isabella Baker runs down the tunnel of football players and cheerleaders to play in the tournament. Unified basketball played against Turner Ashby, Spotswood and East Rockingham high schools Oct. 20.

Unified basketball closes divide between special education program, basketball team

Riley Thompson , Print Editor in Chief November 11, 2022

It's that time of year again when the basketball court represents unity. HHS has had a unified basketball team for about five years now. Special education teachers Allie Wells and Haylee Watson are the...

Women have been at the forefront of the biggest womens rights movement Iran has ever seen. After the death of Masha Amini, who is said to be killed by mortality police for the incorrect wearing of her hijab, Iranians have taken to the streets. Women have cut their hair and removed hijabs in solidarity with Amini, violent protests continue in the Iranian fight to end the regime.

Protests rage on in Iran, Kaussler sisters experience emotional turmoil

Clare Kirwan, Yearbook Managing Editor November 8, 2022

‘Women. Life. Freedom.’ This chant is heard from corner to corner of the Islamic Republic of Iran after 22 year-old Masha Amini was beaten to death for not wearing her hijab correctly. Iranian officials...

Teacher assistant Evelyn Cruz (top left), her brother Ricardo Cruz (top right), her father Angel Cruz (bottom left) and her mom Millie Cruz (bottom right) take a picture together while in Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico hard, impacts felt in Harrisonburg

Clare Kirwan, Yearbook Managing Editor November 8, 2022

A hard worker who never gives up. Someone who loves to smile, party and help people. A rich culture filled with African, Indian and Spanish ancestors. Stunning beaches, mountains and a national rainforest....

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