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Underclassmen picture make-up day to take place in February

Flier with directions on how to purchase your pictures. (English Version)
Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief January 24, 2021

Underclassmen yearbook photos will be taken again on Feb. 10, 2021. These photos are for students who were not able to get their photo taken on the previous dates. Time slots for the make-up day are available...

Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game “League of Legends,” quickly rises in popularity

A photo of the league of legends World Championships in 2017.
Ulysses Campise, Staff Reporter January 22, 2021

The year was 2003, and a popular video game at the time called, “Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos,” was being heavily modified. One of these modifications, “Defense of the Ancients,” (DotA), became so...

Construction of HHS2 Set to Resume in June

The building site for HHS2 is located between South Main Street and Interstate 81.
Maya Waid, Sports Editor in Chief January 14, 2021

After the Harrisonburg City School Board voted to suspend the construction of the second high school eight months ago, HCPS superintendent Dr. Michael Richards, Executive Director of Operations and...

VMEA Honors Choir results released, honors two HHS choir students

Choir teacher Bethany Houff conducts her students during a concert. This photo was taken pre-pandemic.
Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief January 7, 2021

Every year, the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) holds a state-wide Senior Honors Choir. To participate, 12th grade choir students audition for a panel of judges. The audition includes a prepared...

Fused Cafe offers socially-distant learning

Junior Alexis Moats and Kacie Boone sit at the Fused Cafe.
Mia Constantin, Print Editor in Chief December 28, 2020

Spending every day at home and barely getting out of the house because of the amount of homework is the reality for many students in the area. That helped create the idea of a socially distanced cafe,...

HHS Band presents ‘Holiday Songs of Fun’

Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief December 26, 2020

Every year, the HHS Band participates in the holiday parade held in downtown Harrisonburg. The parade features beloved holiday characters, such as Santa Claus, which the HHS Band introduces every year...

HHS Choir teams up with middle school choirs for musical performance

A screenshot of the edited video of all the choir students singing together.
Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief December 23, 2020

The choral departments of HHS, SKMS and THMS joined together to prepare a song to be done virtually.  The song, "Give us Hope," was learned in all three choral programs virtually. Students then recorded...

Tickets for ‘Elf: The Musical’ go on sale

The poster for
Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief December 21, 2020

Opening night for the musical is coming up and tickets have gone on sale. "Elf: The Musical," a holiday-themed musical, is premiering via livestream on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. It is being livestreamed...

HOSA attends virtual state conference

From the 2019-2020 staff, junior Helen Rivera Rivas, sophomore Marelyn Rivera Rivas and seniors Nayelis Pluma-Ferrer and Estefani Rivas-Sierra unpack food items to put in care packages for area first responders. This project was HOSA’s first of the year in honor of 9/11.
Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief December 12, 2020

On Dec. 9, 2020, 20 HOSA members attended the virtual fall leadership conference. The students engaged with speakers and other members from across the state. This included two keynote speakers and participating...

Freshmen develop ideas for future SCA events

Students get in a line to get their s'mores made by SCA advisor Danae Delozier during a basketball game last year.
Caryanne Shaw, Staff Reporter December 11, 2020

From online art shows to coding programs, freshmen have thought of many ideas for events the SCA could take on this year despite COVID-19 restrictions. Freshmen Lucy Ludwig and Addison Fornadel both believe...

Freshmen record leaf color changes as school project at home

Freshman William Deloney taking a picture of his tree.
Caryanne Shaw, Staff Reporter November 29, 2020

School projects were common back when school was in person. This year, teachers have to come up with different ways to include these projects with virtual learning taking place. Freshmen Ashley Huang...

HHS Band gives thanks

Flier made by the Blue Streak Band in celebration of Thanksgiving.
Oziel Valdez, Online Editor in Chief November 26, 2020

On  Thanksgiving Day, the HHS Blue Streak Band released the following: "In honor of Thanksgiving, the Harrisonburg High School Blue Streak Band members give thanks for their band program in a video. Our...

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