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Sweet Joys Cakes and Desserts owner Naomi Joy Brazeil stands in front of her display of artificial flowers that she uses for cake decorations. I like having them up here, so we can see what we need. My aunt just came up here and helped me get something organized, Naomi Joy Brazeil said.

Sweet Joy’s Cakes and Desserts family bakery grows from foundations built throughout years

Jiayi Li, Yearbook Managing Editor March 15, 2024

Sweet Joy's sweet history Sweet Joy’s Cakes and Desserts’ owner Naomi Joy Brazeil begins each week with 20 cake orders with each call, each online order, each in-person visit adding to that list....

The cover of the book SOLD written by Patricia McCormick

Author of ‘SOLD’, McCormick, shares journey, writing book about trafficking

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor March 7, 2024

The tune of Backstreet Boys floated around the women's shelter as American journalist Patricia McCormick danced with the rescued girls.  In 2004, McCormick got a tip-off about child trafficking,...

Graphic by Jumana Alsaadoon.

Indigenous Virginians spread awareness ‘We’re still here’, fight for Federal recognition after ‘paper genocide’

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor February 13, 2024

“A lot of people don't even know we exist, have existed as tribes for this long. I think part of that is a failing of the educational system, in Commonwealth, Virginia. It's something that until fairly...

Tamara Mines was hired over the summer of 2023 as the new principal of Rocktown High School.

MEET MINES: New principal brings vision to Rocktown as construction continues

Clare Kirwan, Head Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2024

The creation of ‘HHS2’ has been a major talking point for the Harrisonburg community over the past five plus years. Now, in just under a month the keys will be turned over to HHS2, Rocktown High School...

Junior Theo Thompson and senior Kristi Duong created the Asian Student Association this fall. The club has already had a number of meetings and has an upcoming potluck for all HHS students.

Duong, Thompson bring Asian Student Association vision to life

Clare Kirwan, Head Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2024

According to the Virginia Department of Education, only 2.6% of the student population of Harrisonburg High School identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander. Out of the just over 2000 students at...

Biology teacher Gehrie Bair teaches his AP Biology class.

Biology teacher, Bair earns Virginia science teacher award

Nolan Beach, Staff Reporter December 5, 2023

Every year an award is given out to one of the best science teachers in Virginia from the Virginia Association of Science teachers. Several teachers are nominated and then the process of choosing a winner...

Vasiliauskas, new English teacher shares teaching path

Vasiliauskas, new English teacher shares teaching path

Multezem Siraj, Staff Reporter September 19, 2023

Audra Vasiliauskas is a new teacher at HHS. She is teaching ninth grade and debate class. She has a dog who is an 11 years old Standard Poodle and his name is Jagger.  “He is my whole life. I am...


Jones copes with stress through crafts

Jiayi Li, Yearbook Managing Editor September 12, 2023

When junior Elaina Jones learned how to make friendship bracelets, they never expected to have made 100 to 200 bracelets. Near the start of their sophomore year, Jones also began to crochet and knit. Doing...

Freshman Katie Grace Schwartz plays soccer for Thomas Harrison Middle School.

Schwartz prepares for the upcoming swim, soccer seasons

Shea Gibson, Staff Reporter September 11, 2023

Freshman Katie Grace Schwartz is looking forward to being a student-athlete this year because sports help her feel more connected to the school. Schwartz is involved in soccer and swimming.  “I swam...

Senior Kasey Thompson won the VA Journalist of the Year competition and placed in the top five Journalists of the Year at the JEA spring convention in San Francisco.

Newsstreak senior, Thompson, places in national journalism competition

Clare Kirwan, Head Editor-in-Chief July 18, 2023

“And the winner for the Virginia Journalist of the Year is one Miss Kasey Thompson,” said VAJTA representative Erinn Harris through smiles.  Room 444 erupted in cheers as senior Kasey Thompson...

Memorial near the football field for 17-year-old Calour Fields, who died because of gun violence.

Community deals with aftermath of gun violence

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor June 9, 2023

  Seniors and siblings, Jayla Walker and Jayden Walker helped set up a march along with other BSU students. Senior Jayla Walker spoke on the effect of gun violence on her, and her community. ...

Seniors Riley Thompson, Kasey Thompson, Jolie Sallah and Silas Spears pose for a picture on a trip to San Francisco for a journalism convention.

Newsstreak Senior Farewells

I joined Newsstreak my freshman year after attending JCamp the summer before ninth grade. JCamp sparked an interest in me for photojournalism and story writing. I thought I loved photography and imagined...

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