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Choir teacher Bethany Houff conducts her students during a concert. This photo was taken pre-pandemic.

[Photo] VMEA Honors Choir results released, honors two HHS choir students

January 7, 2021

Choir teacher Bethany Houff conducts her students during a concert. This photo was taken pre-pandemic.

Choir teacher Bethany Houff conducts her students during a concert.

[Photo] Houff finds creative teaching opportunities through choir classes

September 30, 2020

Choir teacher Bethany Houff conducts her students during a concert.

Final band concert

Final band concert

June 3, 2016

The concert and symphonic band held their final concert of the year on Thursday, June 2nd. This was the 6th concert of the year for symphonic band. The concert band started the concert off with three...

The choirs join together to rehearse before the concert.

Gallery: End of year choir concert held

June 2, 2016

On Wednesday, June 1, the choirs performed their final concert of the year. All four choirs performed. The concert ended with "You Must Be Faithful", a song that all choirs and alumni sing together every...

Senior Hollyn Slykhuis delivering the club's speech.

Young Activists Club helps implement city environmental policy

January 14, 2016

Despite the cold temperatures, high winds and falling snow on Tuesday evening, the Young Activists of Harrisonburg High School (YAHHS) were not discouraged from attending the first City Council meeting...

The debate class works on their speeches.

Wilson, Jeffries, Plass achieve success at JMU debate tournament

December 9, 2015

Only in debate are there points awarded for speaking, and this weekend, sophomore Winston Jeffries and junior Harmony Wilson took second and third respectively for speaker awards at the JMU Debate Tournament....

A snapshot of the after-prom Instagram page.

HHS after-prom aims to be bigger, better

April 27, 2015

Prom is a night that is looked forward to all year, and the weeks leading up to it are filled with hours of planning, dress shopping, tux renting and appointment making. However, for juniors and seniors...

Behind the scenes: Spring Play

Behind the scenes: Spring Play

April 7, 2015

Themed around the conventionally beautiful and the wildly outlandish, the inspiration for The Coloring Book Play literally originated from a coloring contest that took place last year to promote the 2014...

The chicken dish that was the special for Taste of Downtown.

Taste of Downtown: Food.Bar.Food Gallery

March 16, 2015

Food.Bar.Food was one of the many restaurants that participated in Taste of Downtown.

Reynolds betrayed by Nutella

Reynolds betrayed by Nutella

March 11, 2015

Nutella. The “hazelnut” spread made with cocoa. More like the cocoa spread made with a touch hazelnut. I have always enjoyed my sporadic run-ins with Nutella spread, however until recently when...

Students enjoy the Career Experience Program.

Career Experience Program engages teachers and students

December 10, 2014

Many teachers fall into a habitual lull after their first few years of teaching. However, for Bethany Everidge, a personal finance and economics teacher from the Career and Technical Education Department,...

Heie initiates compost program

Heie initiates compost program

November 6, 2014

The fourth period bell rings and the previously barren hallways instantly become a mass of teenagers rushing to their buses, their after school sports, their cars, their friends, but only one student is...

School is a big source of stress for students.

School is stressful, but you can handle it

October 22, 2014

There is no doubt that schools are piling the on the workload, and not only is there the expectation of schoolwork, but students often feel an increase of pressure to do several activities and succeed...

Band students prepare for All-State auditions

Band students prepare for All-State auditions

February 17, 2014

February is a month of celebrating love, black history and yearning for Spring. However for the 12 member group of all-state eligible band students, February is a month that contains a solid three weeks...

Reynolds notices an interesting correlation between shake quality and price.

Review: Holiday shakes go head to head

January 7, 2014

For every holiday season, chain fast food restaurants around the country sell festive shakes to go with the season. Some are great, but others not so much. Despite not being much of a fast food eater,...

'The Walls of Teal' had a jazz-influenced set. Photo courtesy of Bob Adamek

Help Wanted shares tips on starting a band

October 25, 2013

High school students tend to have big ideas that are never pursued, for example, starting a successful band. However for seniors Abe Nouri and Jack Adamek, this idea has actually been met with success....

Movie Review: Captain Phillips enthralls viewers with true story factor

Movie Review: Captain Phillips enthralls viewers with true story factor

October 25, 2013

Captain Phillips was a thrilling Hollywood interpretation of the capture of Captain Richard Phillips by Somalian pirates in April 2009. The movie opens up with Phillips (played by actor Tom Hanks) going...

Opinion: Packing your own lunch is a world of freedom

Opinion: Packing your own lunch is a world of freedom

October 21, 2013

People wait in starving agony all through third period for the bell to ring that sends them to lunch. The bell shrills, and the cafeteria suddenly becomes full of throngs of people eagerly awaiting their...

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