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Junior Juju Butler poses outside the school for a HOSA food bank event.

Butler participates in HOSA food bank

Riley Thompson, Page Editor June 7, 2021

From March 29 to April 2, HHS Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) held a COVID-19 safe food drive in honor of Hunger Awareness in partnership with Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. HOSA secretary junior...

Sophomore Toby Corriston golfs at the state competition.

Corriston advances to states for golfing

Riley Thompson, Page Editor June 7, 2021

Sophomore Toby Corriston had the opportunity to advance to states for golfing this year. This was a big deal for Corriston, as he is still a sophomore and this is his first year playing golf for the school.  “It...

Before entering their first year of high school in  a virtual setting, many freshmen had fears of the new experiences to come.

Freshmen reflect on unusual start to high school

Emanuel Flores-Lobo, Staff Reporter June 1, 2021

Ever since the pandemic began, many students have been learning virtually. Learning online has had its benefits and downsides throughout this school year, but many students feel like the downsides outweigh...

Class of 2020 and 2021 Senior Wills

May 30, 2021

Senior wills is an annual tradition for each graduating class. Seniors can write wills dedicating memories and objects to their classmates, teachers and others. Read below the senior wills of some seniors,...

Forgetting one's passwords is a universal experience, and freshman Ana Perez-Bonilla recommends keeping passwords in the Notes app in order to keep track of them.

Perez-Bonilla shares method for keeping passwords on track

Emanuel Flores-Lobo, Staff Reporter May 28, 2021

We all have forgotten one of our passwords before. Whether it’s a password for our social media, our card PIN, or even our school ID number, we’ve all lost track of a password once. Freshman Ana Perez-Bonilla...

Students who have gone back to an in-person schedule find their classes.

Freshmen and sophomores predict impacts of virtual learning on in-person schooling next year

Kasey Thompson, Page Editor May 28, 2021

Most freshmen and some sophomores are going into their next year of high school with little time in the building to experience its activities. This may have a large effect on the school environment next...

Seniors Cecelia Thomas and Lizzy Healy work on building the table part of the project.

Fine Arts Academy seniors focus on isolation for capstone project

Kasey Thompson, Page Editor May 28, 2021

Eleven seniors in the Fine Arts Academy have been working on their capstone project for the year. Their focus is on the student body’s mental health and how isolation due to COVID-19 restrictions has...

Sophomore Azalea Twining shares her composition virtually for Luna Composition Lab.

Twining accepted into Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Luna Composition Lab

Kasey Thompson, Page Editor May 28, 2021

Sophomore Azalea Twining was recently accepted into the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Luna Composition Lab. She was selected as a nationwide fellow in music composition and is currently working...

Junior Alex Versen is now fully vaccinated after receiving his shots the the JMU Convocation Center.

Versen receives COVID vaccine at age 17

Emanuel Flores-Lobo, Staff Reporter May 26, 2021

With the COVID-19 vaccine available to people over 12 years old, many students at HHS have had the chance to get vaccinated. Junior Alex Versen is one student who is now fully vaccinated. He began his...

Freshman Lizbet Escalante-Lopez has traveled to Virginia Beach. This summer, she plans to travel to Hawaii with her sister.

Escalante-Lopez plans Hawaii trip for the summer

Emanuel Flores-Lobo, Staff Reporter May 25, 2021

Hawaii, the tenth most visited state by tourists in the United States. Known for its beautiful beaches and its invention of surfing, Hawaii’s tourist attraction rate has grown over the past couple of...

After graduating from HHS in 2018, King has now also graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) after three years of college.

Alum accepts fellowship at National Institute of Health

Maya Waid, Sports Editor in Chief May 21, 2021

After graduating from Harrisonburg High School in 2018, alum Isaiah King is now closing yet another chapter of his life following his graduation from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond,...

Student and staff experiences with seasonal depression

Student and staff experiences with seasonal depression

Kasey Thompson, Page Editor May 19, 2021

When the season changes, certain people’s mindsets and motivations change as well. Seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a less commonly talked about form of depression. It is...

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