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Betsy Quimby

Betsy Quimby, Social Media Editor in Chief

Betsy Quimby is a senior and the Social Media Editor-in-Chief for the Newsstreak. This is their fourth year on the Newsstreak staff. Betsy is involved with the French Club, the STEM Academy and is the Vice President of the Computer Science Honor Society. Next year, Betsy hopes to attend college to either study engineering or become an English teacher. Outside of school, Betsy loves to play with their dogs, Jake and Zoey, and play video games like Minecraft and MarioKart (and is very very good at them). They also love to bake for their family and friends and Betsy dreams of one day opening their own bakery.

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Senior Calayiah Stuart preparing to shoot during one of her basketball practices during junior year.

Calayiah Stuart

January 19, 2021

Q: How long have you been playing basketball? What prompted you to start playing? Have you played any other sports in high school?  A: I’ve been playing basketball since I was like seven years old....

Traditional chocolate croissants have lots of distinct layers and chocolate running through the middle.

Chocolate croissants: the perfect recipe for a bored home baker

June 5, 2020

Disclaimer: I am by no means a professional baker. If you want to try out this recipe for yourself, I would recommend checking out Chef John’s video on making croissants as he explains the process a...

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June 5, 2020

While making chocolate croissants (also known as "pain au chocolat") may seem like a complicated and daunting task, the recipe only requires eight ingredients: water, yeast, flour, butter, sugar, an egg,...

Proof your yeast in the warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer. The recipe calls for active dry yeast, but instant yeast also works well.

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June 5, 2020

Proof your yeast in the warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer. The recipe calls for active dry yeast, but instant yeast also works well.

After proofing the yeast, mix the rest of the ingredients in the mixer using the dough hook until combined.

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After proofing the yeast, mix the rest of the ingredients in the mixer using the dough hook until combined.

Using clean hands, roll the dough into a smooth ball. Then return the dough to the bowl and let it rise in a warm spot for two hours, or until doubled in size.

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June 5, 2020

Using clean hands, roll the dough into a smooth ball. Then return the dough to the bowl and let it rise in a warm spot for two hours, or until doubled in size.

After rising, roll the dough into a large rectangle and fold into thirds. Then wrap in plastic wrap and chill; to achieve the iconic layers of a classic croissant, the dough must be kept cold at all times.

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June 5, 2020

After rising, roll the dough into a large rectangle and fold into thirds. Then wrap in plastic wrap and chill; to achieve the iconic layers of a classic croissant, the dough must be kept cold at all times.

Roll out two sticks of butter and fold into the dough. This is what makes this a laminated dough- the many layers of dough and butter will create a light and flaky pastry.

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June 5, 2020

Roll out two sticks of butter and fold into the dough. This is what makes this a laminated dough- the many layers of dough and butter will create a light and flaky pastry.

Fold the square of dough into thirds and wrap with the plastic wrap, then chill the dough- this will prevent the butter from melting during the next steps. You can also choose to freeze your dough at this point for it to be used at a later date.

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June 5, 2020

Fold the square of dough into thirds and wrap with the plastic wrap, then chill the dough- this will prevent the butter from melting during the next steps. You can also choose to freeze your dough at this...

Roll out the dough and cut into 12 pieces. Place two rows of chocolate on the dough and tightly roll up the dough, being careful not to squish the layers.

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June 5, 2020

Roll out the dough and cut into 12 pieces. Place two rows of chocolate on the dough and tightly roll up the dough, being careful not to squish the layers.

Place the rolls on silicone mats or parchment paper lined baking sheets and brush the tops with egg wash; this will give the croissants a golden brown crust and shine once they've been baked. Sprinkle the tops with sea salt if desired and then let rise for an hour.

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June 5, 2020

Place the rolls on silicone mats or parchment paper lined baking sheets and brush the tops with egg wash; this will give the croissants a golden brown crust and shine once they've been baked. Sprinkle...

Bake for about 25 minutes at 400° until the tops are golden brown, and cool for an hour. The recipe for chocolate croissants calls for a half batch of regular croissant dough, but making a whole batch of the dough requires much easier measurements and leaves enough croissants to save in the freezer or gift to friends and family.

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June 5, 2020

Bake for about 25 minutes at 400° until the tops are golden brown, and cool for an hour. The recipe for chocolate croissants calls for a half batch of regular croissant dough, but making a whole batch...

Engineering students prepare for a field trip to Green Bank, West Virginia in 2018. While some classes have ample opportunities for field trips, others never give students the chance.

High schoolers deserve more field trips

April 14, 2020

One of the things I’ve noticed since the switch from middle school to high school is the lack of field trips. In middle school, I can remember going on two or three field trips every year. Only in special...

Junior Betsy Quimby holds her dog Jake. Dogs are known to be much friendlier than cats, as well as being useful and teaching responsibility.

[Photo] Dogs are better than cats

February 1, 2020

Junior Betsy Quimby holds her dog Jake. Dogs are known to be much friendlier than cats, as well as being useful and teaching responsibility.

Kwame Alexander reads passages from his book

Alexander kicks off “The World is my Classroom” initiative

October 13, 2019

“Books can open up a world of possible for us. They can show us worlds we’ve never been to, they can allow us to travel to places that we’ve never gone to. Through the pages of a book we can...

Maire Kondo speaks at a conference. Kondo is a tidying consultant and creator of the Konmari method, a cleaning process and philosophy.

Konmari method inspires tidying up through joy

April 16, 2019

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, a recently added Netflix show, follows Marie Kondo, a tidying consultant and creator of the KonMari Method. The KonMari Method is a way of organizing your belongings in a way...

 Zimmerman explains FCCLA to Sophomore Jalyn Sneary.

Annual electives fair draws crowd

February 1, 2019

The Electives Fair is an opportunity for HHS and middle school students to learn more about classes and clubs offered at the high school. The fair featured booths run by both students and teachers. Junior...

Sophomores Hayden Kirwan and Thomas Shulgan prepare their rockets before launching for the first time at practice.

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February 1, 2019

Sophomores Hayden Kirwan and Thomas Shulgan prepare their rockets before launching for the first time at practice.

Sophomore Hayden Kirwan and his team work on their rocket.

Engineering students learn from first TARC practice launch

December 20, 2018

Engineering II and DE Engineering classes both focus on one main project for the majority of the course: the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). TARC is a national competition centered around the building...

Sophomore Carlo Mehegan views gold particles through an electron microscope.

Sophomore STEM students travel to Blacksburg to study nanotechnology, chemistry

December 11, 2018

On Monday, Nov. 26, sophomores from the STEM Academy travelled to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. The group, accompanied by chemistry teacher Erich Sneller, engineering teacher Andy Jackson and calculus...

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Dancers perform a piece during the concert.

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Dancers perform a piece during the concert.

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The Green Bank Exhibit Hall features an infrared camera, where different objects can be used to observe how infrared waves move through different materials.

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October 25, 2018

The Green Bank Exhibit Hall features an infrared camera, where different objects can be used to observe how infrared waves move through different materials.

The Green Bank Observatory is home to over 9 working radio telescopes.

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October 25, 2018

The Green Bank Observatory is home to over 9 working radio telescopes.

Sophomores Arianna Casterline and Mia Constantin solve a puzzle showing the difference between an optical and infrared view of the sun.

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October 25, 2018

Sophomores Arianna Casterline and Mia Constantin solve a puzzle showing the difference between an optical and infrared view of the sun.

Engineering students explore the Green Bank Observatory gift shop before taking a tour of the facility.

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October 25, 2018

Engineering students explore the Green Bank Observatory gift shop before taking a tour of the facility.

While cell phones and digital cameras were not allowed near the radio telescopes, tour members could take pictures from an observation deck.

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October 25, 2018

While cell phones and digital cameras were not allowed near the radio telescopes, tour members could take pictures from an observation deck.

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope has a diameter of 100 meters, making it the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.

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October 25, 2018

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope has a diameter of 100 meters, making it the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.

Sophomore Evangelina Velker demonstrates the movement of radio waves through the air. This knowledge was used to better understand how radio telescopes function.

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October 25, 2018

Sophomore Evangelina Velker demonstrates the movement of radio waves through the air. This knowledge was used to better understand how radio telescopes function.

Sophomores Evangelina Velker and Leslie Bueno-Aguilar compare and contrast different gases.

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October 25, 2018

Sophomores Evangelina Velker and Leslie Bueno-Aguilar compare and contrast different gases.

Sophomores Evangelina Velker and Alexander Macauley takes notes and compare their information observed through the radio telescopes with other groups.

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October 25, 2018

Sophomores Evangelina Velker and Alexander Macauley takes notes and compare their information observed through the radio telescopes with other groups.

Sophomore Omid Akbari analyzes his data collected from the 40-foot radio telescope.

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October 25, 2018

Sophomore Omid Akbari analyzes his data collected from the 40-foot radio telescope.

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