HHS Media

Local businesses feel impact of global pandemic

Chick-fil-A owner, Ashley Bellamy, has encouraged her employees to begin writing encouraging notes on all bags given to customers through the drive-thru window.

Maya Waid, Sports Editor in Chief

March 30, 2020

As COVID-19  takes its toll on the globe, one of the most heavily impacted industries is the restaurant industry. As a result of people being advised to stay home and social distance, local businesses are experiencing a decrease in customer turnout. Beyond’s owner of 10 years, Praserth Seasow...

Martinez devastated by the Cadet Ball cancellation

Kaley Bond, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2020

The Cadet Ball, a yearly dance held by the JROTC program was canceled this year due to Covid-19, several JROTC students were devastated by the news. One of those students was junior Jessica Martinez.  ““I was extremely involved in planning the ball this year. It was stressful but I really...

Underclassmen disappointed over the annual ball being cancelled

Kasey Thompson, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2020

JROTC holds a Cadet Ball every year in March. However, this year because of the Coronavirus, it was cancelled. This decision was met with some relief, but more so devastation from students.  Not only do the members of JROTC put a lot of effort into planning for the ball, but they also did a lo...

Lawton reflects on high school experience after school cancellation

Senior Julia Lawton is heartbroken her senior year won't end as planned, but she is grateful for all of her experiences in high school.

Assma Ali

March 29, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that all Virginia schools ...

JROTC students react to Cadet Ball’s cancellation

Sergeant Major Russell Wilder (second to right) and Colonel Roy McCutcheon (right) lead the front table at the annual JROTC cadet ball at the Spotswood Country Club in 2019.

Lucia Gabel, Print Managing Editor

March 29, 2020

The current pandemic, known as the Coronavirus, has shut down major companies, cancelled annual tournaments and interrupted professional sports seasons. Not only has it affected our world globally, it has also altered many local and high school events that were planned. One of these events was the ann...

Swim practice and meet cancellations disappoint Arndt

Arndt does a practice dive at one of her training pools, now closed due to COVID-19.

Mia Constantin, Print Editor in Chief

March 26, 2020

Imagine spending six days a week, 11 months a year practicing a sport, only to have to stop abruptly because of a reason out of your control. That’s exactly what happened to Virginia Gators club swimmer and senior Olivia Arndt.  She was gearing up for a swim meet where she could have qualified...

McCay remakes room with oceanic theme during COVID-19

These are some main features of McCay's ocean themed room. One of her most impressive decorations is her lantern jellyfish. She also has coral and bubble decals on her walls.

Mia Constantin, Print Editor in Chief

March 26, 2020

Although some kids might obsess over games or movies, star swimmer, sophomore Maddie McCay, obsessed over water, more specifically the ocean. Before her room became ocean themed, she had previously painted her room lavender at age five when she first moved into her current house. “When I first moved...

Hulleman adjusts to hiatus in outdoor track season

The 4x800 boys indoor track team celebrates after breaking a school record Jan. 4 at the Bulldog Invitational at Liberty University with a time of 8:12.25

Maya Waid, Sports Editor in Chief

March 25, 2020

Similar to the rest of the school population, sophomore Calvin Hulleman has encountered new experiences during his time staying at home due to the school closing for coronavirus. Hulleman, a three sport athlete, knows how important working out is. Although he is not allowed out of the house as much as nor...

Strickler awarded HHS Teacher of the Year

Harrisonburg High School's Teacher of the Year, Mary Strickler, stands alongside Virginia senator Tim Kaine.

Karleigh Gentry, Page Editor

March 24, 2020

After teaching for 38 years, 36 of which were spent at HHS, English teacher Mary Strickler was named the school's 2020 Teacher of the Year. For this award specifically, teachers nominate other teachers who they believe deserve to win each year. The teachers who are nominated multiple times are put on a fin...

Sheets, Tirado prepare for second season of high school softball

Head coach Scott Sheets stands on the fence and looks out as his team prior to the start of practice.

Maya Waid, Sports Editor in Chief

March 21, 2020

Not many players transition between the JV and varsity level during the season; however, for sophomore Maribel Tirado, she did just that after being convinced to play softball.  “My uncle convinced me to play [softball]. He always wanted to play baseball and I would always be scared because...

Walton adapts to at-home learning

Junior Hayleigh Walton works on flashcards for her AP US History class during the mandatory closure of schools due to the  coronavirus. Walton has maintained a similar schedule to her school days over the break.

Caleb Goss, Visual Content Editor in Chief

March 19, 2020

In a statement issued March 13, Governor Ralph Northam announced that all schools in Virginia will be closed for the next two weeks. Moving to online, teachers now have to curate lessons for students, whether that be video group chats or communication through Google Classroom. For students, this mean...

COVID-19 offers Osinkosky room for improvement

Sophomore Adam Osinkosky serves the ball in his match as the three seed against Fort Defiance. The end score for this match was 10-4 Harrisonburg.

Sid Tandel, Photography Editor in Chief

March 17, 2020

With the continued spread of COVID-19, the state of Virginia declared this a state of emergency and mandated that all high school sports cease practices and games for two weeks. This mandatory closure allowed sophomore Adam Osinkosky to reflect on his past tennis scrimmage, as well as discover improve...

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