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74% of US teens in the 15-17 age group use Snapchat.

Snapchat has become mentally draining rather than useful

Kasey Thompson, Managing Editor September 21, 2021

The social media platform Snapchat, has been the primary means of communication and news source with my friends and classmates since middle school. However, as I’ve gotten older, the app has become draining...

Due to the early start times of school, 73% in approximately 30 states suffer from lack of sleep and the consequences of it.

Sleep is important for academic success

Macy Waid, Staff Reporter September 12, 2021

As a student, sleep isn't my biggest concern. Between classes, sports and extracurricular activities, sleep falls into the back of my mind. The average high school student is functioning off seven hours...

To prepare for their standarized tests, most students utilize resources such as study book, practice tests and online materials.

Colleges should move away from standardized testing altogether 

Maya Waid, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

After the wave of COVID-19 the last year, it is becoming more common to see colleges and universities moving away from requiring standardized test scores. In the past, schools have required applicants...

A Letter to the Editors

A Letter to the Editors

Sam Rooker, Staff Reporter June 7, 2021

5/23/2021 To The Editors and Staff of HHS Media        Dear Editors and Staff of HHS Media,  My name is Sam Rooker and I am a student at Harrisonburg High School,   It...

An example journal that senior Betsy Quimby made. Quimby journals daily and has found it to help with her mental health during the pandemic.

Journaling is a great, artistic escape for the brain

Betsy Quimby, Social Media Editor in Chief April 5, 2021

English classes have ruined writing. The hammering into our minds of five paragraph essays and timed AP prep papers have taken away the fun and creativity of crafting works and putting them to paper. I...

What is the most efficient, most productive, cheapest and environmentally friendly energy source? The answer is solar, wind and geothermal energy sources.

What is the best energy source for the present and the future?

Yaseen Mousa , Staff Reporter March 24, 2021

Energy has always played a major role in the development of superpowers and influential powers in the19th, 20th and 21st centuries. This is due to the fact that energy is crucial for industrial machinery,...

Launched in the U.S. in 2017, TikTok is a video-based social media platform.

Is TikTok the best social media app?

Adrian Kavazovic, Photo Editor March 8, 2021

Today, many teens are glued to their phones scrolling through social media. One social media platform that many of us are obsessed with is TikTok. I personally spend countless hours on TikTok without even...

Telling the truth in life situations is more beneficial than lying your way out of them.

Honesty in life situations proves most beneficial in long term

Emanuel Flores-Lobo, Staff Reporter March 5, 2021

Let’s admit it, we’ve all lied once in our lifetime. We could have lied to our parents, friends, strangers or even teachers, but we all have been guilty of this action.  People tend to lie for...

Taylor Swift released her first re-recorded song, Love Story (Taylors Version), Feb. 12. The rest of the album (Fearless (Taylors Version)) will be available April 9.

“Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” highlights nostalgia of Swift’s older music, showcases her maturity

Holly Bill, Head Editor in Chief March 4, 2021

All of the sudden, the lights go dark. Everyone in the audience screams in response, knowing who’s about to arrive. Neon glow sticks illuminate the arena, and everyone’s hearts beat in sync.  Just...

After two years of anticipation, Playboi Carti released Whole Lotta Red in Dec. 2020.

“Whole Lotta Red” demonstrates Carti’s artistic evolution despite poor public perception

Toluwani Ola, Page Editor March 4, 2021

Playboi Carti’s “Whole Lotta Red,” his sixth album and arguably his most hyped one, has been one of the big talking points in the hip hop community for the past few years. When he first announced...

While students navigate online learning, many students are having to explore mitigation strategies to manage their stress.

Stress: We all experience it

Maya Waid, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2021

Everyone is aware of the ongoing pandemic. For almost a year, we have felt trapped in our homes with the safety of our loved ones in the back of our mind. But how many of our activities have stopped? Yes,...

A view of Constantins work area for school. She has had technological issues with her computers, so she uses two for the job of one.

Is online harder than in-person school?

Mia Constantin, Print Editor in Chief February 10, 2021

Throughout this historical time of complete digital learning, one question has plagued my thoughts; Is school easier now than when I was actually in a school building?  Extracurriculars pushed aside,...

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