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Freshmen create new fitness routines in response to gyms and school closing

Freshman Aidan Saunders rests between plays.

Braeden McGrath and Nico Samatar

April 7, 2020

Freshman Aidan Saunders looked forward to this spring soccer season on the JV team all year. Now, he’s found himself deprived of that opportunity by COVID-19. Saunders has played soccer since middle school and has always enjoyed and looked forward to playing it every year. “I was looking f...

HHS stays in shape at home, athletes reflect on seasons

Due to all HCPS schools being closed for the rest of the year due to COVID-19, many HHS community members have found new ways to stay in shape.

Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief

April 7, 2020

With gyms and other fitness centers being closed due to COVID-19, students and staff have found ways to keep themselves in shape during these times. Read about how the HHS community is getting the work done and how Spring sports athletes feel about their season being cut short and how they are making...

Brino-Dean adjusts workout schedule for quarantine

Ariyan Koyee, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

Due to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declaring all K-12 schools to be closed for the remainder of the school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people around the globe are practicing social distancing. Social distancing prevents human interaction, slowing down the spread of the virus. Wit...

Samatar enjoys cooking in spare time

One of junior Isabel Samatar's creations from the kitchen,

Kolbie Czajkowski, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

Junior Isabel Samatar has taken up a new hobby of cooking and baking in the past few years. Samatar grew up helping her dad in the kitchen, which sparked her love for it.  “I’ve only been cooking by myself for like a year or two, but I used to cook with my dad all the time so I’m not a com...

COVID-19 limits work hours at OUAC for Grogg

In addition to working at Once Upon a Child, senior Lydia Grogg spends most of her time after school in the spring playing softball.

Karleigh Gentry, Page Editor

April 6, 2020

Amid the international Coronavirus pandemic, students have been sent home in order to maintain the health of HHS students, staff and families; however, because students will not be attending school, spring sports have also been put on hold during this time.  Senior Lydia Grogg, one of the studen...

Purnhagen finds organization amidst chaos

Many students and teachers are using online communication platforms, like google classroom, to reach out to students in their classes and be able to assign work. It is also a way for students to contact their teachers if they need to.

Wyatt Tinkham, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2020

Due to the closing of schools in Virginia, students across the state have been left at home. Teachers are leaving online content in hopes that students will be able to continue their education at home. While this is one way to help, students like Cole Purnhagen and his family, are taking matters into...

Fulton-Wright uses school closing as time to redecorate room

Fulton-Wright's new room has paintings and printed pictures throughout.

Riley Thompson, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2020

For freshman Lena Fulton-Wright, school being cancelled has given her time to completely redecorate and rearrange her room. “[I was inspired to change my room around because] I was bored and I thought it would give me something to do while school was shut down,” Fulton-Wright said.  Not ...

Alexiou disappointed with BTS concert cancelation

The Korean pop group BTS preforms at Wembley Stadium, June 2, 2019.

Maddie Yoder, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2020

This Q&A was done with sophomore Sophia Alexiou regarding the cancellation of the BTS concert which was canceled. Whos concert were you planning on going to?  “It was for BTS.” When and where was the concert? “The concert was in New Jersey right outside of New York, it was May 23rd and there was another concert...

Pope finds routine in absence of school

Pope continues her dancing education while sequestered at home with dance classes led by professional dancers.

Grace Miller, Page Editor

April 3, 2020

During a time of adjustment to the lack of a school, sophomore Maya Pope has developed a new rhythm. Though she was already a naturally organized person, she saw this time away from school as an opportunity to get even more organized and in a routine.  “I’ve always enjoyed sticking to a sched...

Seniors reflect on their senior year being cut short

Seniors reflect on their senior year being cut short

Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief

April 2, 2020

With the announcement by Ralph Northam that all schools in Virginia being closed, this has meant that the seniors at HHS have had their senior year already end. Events like graduation and prom are still being decided on how they will work. Read some seniors' reflections on their senior year ending and...

Coronavirus causes Kharel to lose senior tennis season

The HHS boys tennis team huddle together before their tennis matches.

Keenan Glago, Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

With the closing of HCPS due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, all spring sports practices are cancelled until further notice. With that, it is likely the seasons are ending altogether. When senior Raghab Kharel heard of the news, he was devastated.  “I was super bummed because I didn’t pla...

Beshoar reflects on tennis season cut short

Freshman Corey Beshoar competes in a tennis scrimmage prior to the season being cancelled.

Amelia Gorby, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

With Ralph Northam's announcement of having all public schools closed, it has caused for the spring sports at HHS to end at well. Despite this, freshman Corey Beshoar still tries to keep his tennis skills up to par for next year. “We are unable to hold official practice due to the cancellation of school...

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