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White likes to show different culture through her art. She researches different countries and the standards they uphold.

Coping with art turned to a passion for White

Silas Spears, Page Editor April 17, 2021

What started as a coping mechanism to grab a sense of reality and control has now turned itself into a passion. Senior Julia White’s been doing different arts since around the age of six, when her...

Freshman Aspen Long poses with her brothers who she will be traveling with over Spring Break.

Long plans to visit family during her Spring Break

Emanuel Flores-Lobo, Staff Reporter April 16, 2021

With Spring Break starting, some students are staying at home and sleeping in while others plan on traveling and get to enjoy the warm weather. Freshman Aspen Long plans on traveling to Pennsylvania during...

Junior Javante Chacon runs the ball down the field.

Chacon transfers to continue football career

Rachel Phengsitthy, Social Media Managing Editor April 15, 2021

After moving from Jacksonville, North Carolina to Harrisonburg, Virginia, junior Javante Chacon had high hopes of playing for the HHS varsity football team. Chacon played football in Jacksonville all of...

Freshman Clare Kirwan started making cards as a hobby, but after seeing another HHS student use their hobby as a business, Kirwan decided to do the same.

Kirwan’s passion for card-making grows into charity business

Adrian Kavazovic, Staff Reporter April 13, 2021

In the summer of 2020, freshman Clare Kirwan started a card business. Her main inspiration for creating this business was junior Sophia Yoder’s baking business. Seeing Yoder donate her baking proceeds...

Cain first received an offer from Radford University in September of 2020. After consulting with her family and coaches, Cain felt the time was right to commit to Radford.

Cain commits to play at Radford University 

Maya Waid, Sports Editor in Chief April 12, 2021

Seven months after receiving a division one offer to continue her career at Radford University, Harrisonburg High School junior Mariah Cain verbally committed to play basketball at the university, beginning...

Current senior Maddie McCay finishes her butterfly race in the 2019 swim season.

McCay plans to graduate a year early, attend college in fall

Maya Waid, Sports Editor in Chief April 9, 2021

After Harrisonburg High School announced in August that they would be continuing education online for at least the first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year, junior Maddie McCay made the decision to...

Sophomore Liam Wightman runs during a cross country meet at Thomas Harrison Middle School on March 17, 2021.

Sophomore Liam Wightman joins cross country team, wins first meet

Kasey Thompson, Page Editor April 5, 2021

Sophomore Liam Wightman ran cross country and track in middle school and joined the high school team this year due to having free time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “I joined the team because I...

Owen Stewart participates in an interview with local ESPN radio during his senior year at Harrisonburg High School. (This photo was taken before the pandemic set in).

Stewart pursues sports writing career

Sid Tandel, Photography Editor in Chief April 4, 2021

Being a Starbucks Barista may occupy HHS alumni Owen Stewart’s time during the day, but after work Stewart writes for a blog page called “Fan4Racing.com” writing articles covering NASCAR drivers...

HHS Band Director Daniel Upton after recieving his first COVID vaccine shot. Upton was exposed to COVID halfway through the school year and still feels its impacts to this day.

Upton works through COVID exposure, maintains his duty as band director

Alice Wightman, Staff Reporter April 2, 2021

Back in Jan. of 2020, the first COVID-19 case was reported in North America. The number of cases started to grow in the US during the months of February and March Mr. Upton has been teaching as a band...

HHS Chemistry teacher Erich Sneller standing with the plaque he received from the Virginia Association of Science Teachers for the Recognition in Science Education Award. This is the first year Sneller won the award.

Sneller receives the Recognition in Science Award

Kasey Thompson, Page Editor April 2, 2021

Chemistry and Earth Science teacher Erich Sneller was awarded with the Recognition in Science Education (RISE) Award by the Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST). Sneller was nominated by his...

HHS English and AVID teacher Hannah Bowman Hrasky with her son while she does school work.

Bowman Hrasky reflects on teaching career, teaching virtually

Farah Mohammed, Staff Reporter March 31, 2021

Originally from a small town, AVID teacher Hannah Bowman Hrasky had her mind made up on college and what every student’s goal would be. However, after she moved to Harrisonburg, she was quick to realize...

Senior Brianna Knupp attends the culinary arts kitchen at Massanutten Technical Center. Knupp has had a passion for cooking throughout the years and has attended culinary arts class to expand her knowledge about cooking. “I wanted to learn more in-depth about baking and pastry arts, waiting [and] different flavors,” Knupp said.

Massanutten Technical Center students reflect on their in-person learning experience

Yaseen Mousa , Staff Reporter March 31, 2021

Massanutten Technical Center (MTC) is a place for students to explore new jobs before entering the workforce. MTC offers several different classes, ranging from cybersecurity to welding to culinary arts...

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