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HHS Media

(Left to right) Seniors Jory James, Haile Madden, Jafar Mansoor, Adam Osinkosky and Aroob Ahmed hold up their envelopes prior to finding out their admissions decision after the conclusion of fall visitation weekend at Virginia Tech.

Students accepted to Virginia Tech after attending fall visitation 

Maya Waid, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2021

The weekend of Oct. 2-3, five HHS students attended fall visitation at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, VA. The program allowed students to stay on campus, learn about the...

50.2% of students at Harrisonburg High School are of Hispanic Background.

Students, teachers share pride during Hispanic Heritage Month

Lucia Gabel, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2021

“My roots are very important to me. I am Latina and Spanish and I love speaking Spanish. [Hispanic Heritage Month] is just one month in the whole year when we need to show everybody in the whole...

Senior Emmanuel Eletere recently completed behind the wheel with Butlers Driving School. Now that he has his license, Eletere plans to rely less on his electrical unicycle.

Eletere utilizes different form of transportation

Macy Waid, Staff Reporter October 15, 2021

Unlike most other students, senior Emmanuel Eletere arrives at school each morning via his electric unicycle. Eletere first discovered this form of transportation after being introduced to it by his friend...

Sophomore Cindy Liu plays the oboe in the Fall Band Concert held on September 30.

Liu’s passion for performing leads to ideas for future

Adrian Kavazovic, Photo Editor October 13, 2021

From the violin to the oboe, sophomore Cindy Liu plays it all. Liu started playing the violin as her first instrument at the age of five. “I started playing the violin when I was five, but I switched...

Over the course of the last few months, Chacon has been focusing on rehabbing his knee after his surgery in July.

Chacon rehabs from MCL tear, works towards participating in senior season

Maya Waid, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

Since sixth grade, senior Javante (Tay) Chacon has pursued his love for sports by playing football. Throughout his various teams, Chacon battled adversity on and off the field due to various injuries....

Junior Lydia Brown has always had an interest in politics. My parents started me in politics and international relations. We talk about it a lot. It is just something that has always been really present in my life since I was really little, Brown said.

Brown holds leadership positions in band, Model United Nations

Silas Spears, Page Editor October 6, 2021

Junior Lydia Brown is a third year member of the marching band as well as the symphonic band. Brown plays the french horn and the mellophone while marching. With extracurriculars on the side, Brown is...

Varsity competition cheerleading team poses after first competition, where they won first place.

Varsity and JV competition cheerleading teams place first

Riley Thompson, Managing Editor October 1, 2021

The varsity and JV cheerleading teams competed at Fluvanna, Sept. 25. Members of the varsity team, juniors Maya Sarco, Mary Hermes and freshman Star Lecue were excited to be back on the mat competing....

Seniors and assistant drum majors Mikey Paniagua, Jeslyn Liu and AJ Moats hold their trophies from the Star City Classic competition.

Marching band, color guard win grand champion title

Kasey Thompson, Managing Editor October 1, 2021

Marching band and color guard traveled to Star City Classic in Roanoke, Virginia for a competition hosted by William Fleming and Patrick Henry Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. It was their first chance of the...

Junior Abby Kauffman runs in the girls cross country home meet at Thomas Harrison Middle School.

Kauffman reflects on running and the current cross country season

Clare Kirwan, Page Editor September 29, 2021

Running, commonly defined as the action of moving fast on foot, can take a severe mental and physical toll on athletes. For junior Abby Kauffman, the sport is a source of exercise and social interaction. Kauffman...

HOSA members volunteered after school to help display the white flag created by students in honor of 9/11.

HOSA organizes 9/11 remembrance project

Shea Spears, Staff Reporter September 27, 2021

HOSA held its monthly meeting Sept. 13. They went over the activities for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month which lasts all through September and the color that represents it is gold. Senior HOSA president...

Du is currently working on a four year college planning checklist for seniors.

Stum works through college applications, takes advice from college advisors

Kasey Thompson, Managing Editor September 27, 2021

Senior Morgan Stum is applying to several colleges early action. She started working on applications late this summer.  “I am applying to about four schools early action. [They are] University...

Senior Kim Portillo (right) wins senior homecoming royalty.

Homecoming court adopts gender neutral titles

Rachel Phengsitthy, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2021

This year's homecoming is the crowning of HHS’ first gender-neutral homecoming royalty. Instead of kings, queens, princes and princesses, this year winners are identified as royals. According to student...

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