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The (Song) Writer

Ayala-Gallo enjoys listening as well as writing about music in his Wikipedia articles.
Lucia Gabel, Print Managing Editor January 21, 2021

Editing and writing Wikipedia pages is the unconventional hobby which allowed senior Noel Ayala-Gallo to appreciate music in a way that was far beyond the average music lover. “I've been asked the question...

The Friend

Betsy Quimby has not always found making friends easy. Through her  teachers, family, and church community, Quimby has learned she can be a friend to others, and to herself.
Caleb Goss, Visual Content Editor in Chief January 13, 2021

“I'm okay. I feel like a lot of stuff is just not going the way I wanted to play out,” Senior Betsy Quimby said.  Much like the rest of the world, Quimby’s everyday routine was flipped on its...

The Sunflower

Caleb Goss, Visual Content Editor in Chief January 12, 2021

She had never heard of a toothbrush. She had never seen snow or knew white people existed. What Dani T-Medhin did know was within Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. She knew the trees in the forest...

The Performer

Green dances outside of James Madison University where he hopes to attend after high school.
Lucia Gabel, Print Managing Editor January 11, 2021

The bright lights of a stage are a safe and comforting space for many during their high school career. For others, this setting can create less comfort and more concern. Prior to his freshman year, current...

Rooker purchases, begins restoring antique phonograph

This is a drawing of Thomas Edison's first phonograph. The design of the phonograph has since changed.
Sophie Sallah, Copy Editor in Chief January 5, 2021

Junior Sam Rooker has a variety of scholastic interests outside of his normal schedule, one of which is history. Combining his love of history with science and technology, Rooker became interested in the...

The Advisor

Brown tees off at a golf tournaments during last year's high school golf tournament. Brown decided to pursue golf because it proved little to no risk for another concussion.
Jonah Lee, Staff Reporter December 18, 2020

Senior Nathan Brown seeks to become a financial advisor in his future. Brown's father has inspired him to pursue a career in this field in order to help people reach their financial goals.  “I want...

The All Around Champion

Senior Dorothy Yates after a successful competition cheer routine last year, embracing her mother and late grandmother.
Liana Gorobchuk, Staff Reporter December 17, 2020

Starting in third grade, senior Dorothy Yates, has identified herself as a student athlete. Yates has also been on the varsity competition cheer team since her freshman year.  “I like [acrobotic]...

The Juggler

Healy Poses in her cheerleading uniform on the steps of her childhood home.
Clare Kirwan, Staff Reporter December 16, 2020

Bike to school, attend school, participate in a club meeting or play practice, go to sports practice, make dinner, attend dance practice, do homework, eat, sleep, repeat. During a normal year, this would...

The Storyteller

Senior Oziel Valdez found himself through the struggles of high school and looks towards his future and what it holds.
Lucia Gabel, Print Managing Editor December 14, 2020

"Imagine the hundreds of stories we’ll create,” Valdez said. “I took that upon myself to create hundreds of stories and [to be the reason for] why I do all that I do.” A quote taken from the...

Students keeping up with homework during virtual learning

Freshman Cindy Liu working on her homework from her virtual classes.
Jonah Lee, Staff Reporter December 13, 2020

One of the main differences between online school and regular school is the amount of homework given and the way students finish it. Freshman Cindy Liu accomplishes her homework in a unique way. “I...

Reed wins reelection, plans to continue fulfilling campaign promises

Mayor Deanna Reed poses for a picture inside City Hall.
Mia Constantin, Print Editor in Chief December 10, 2020

Harrisonburg native and Harrisonburg High School alumna, Mayor Deanna Reed, didn’t take a traditional path into becoming an elected official. She never expected herself to run for political office, much...

Etchebarne appreciates different aspects of skateboarding

Junior Adrian Etchebarne skateboards and learns tricks in his free time.
Liana Gorobchuk, Staff Reporter December 9, 2020

Junior Adrian Etchebarne has been skateboarding from a young age. Etchebarne first learned to skate when he was around three or four but just about two years ago he started to take it more seriously.  “Skateboarding...

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