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Clare Kirwan

Clare Kirwan, Page Editor

Clare Kirwan is a sophomore this year. This is her second year on staff. Clare is a member of the track, cross country, and tennis teams at HHS, but also enjoys swimming. She is a member of the Model United Nations, and Interact Clubs. In addition, she hopes to join the Debate team and WiSTEM this year. Outside of school, Clare loves all things outdoors, specifically hiking and rock climbing. She loves calligraphy, hand lettering, reading, writing, hanging out with family and friends, and playing with her dog, Tucker. In the future, Clare hopes to study disparities in healthcare based on differences in ethnicity and cultures.

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A green version of the frosted sugar cookie mentioned in the story.

Frosted sugar cookies are the best American cookie

January 21, 2021

As Americans, it almost feels like a new cookie is developed every day. There are sugar, oatmeal, chocolate chip, macadamia, pumpkin, snickerdoodle, peanut butter and so many more cookie options to choose...

Senior Korry Sochacki left) standing with her track friends.

Korry Sochacki

January 19, 2021

Senior Korry Sochacki has done indoor track for the past one and a half years. Unfortunately, the pandemic has canceled all winter sports, but that hasn’t stopped Sochacki from reflecting on her experience...

Healy Poses in her cheerleading uniform on the steps of her childhood home.

The Juggler

December 16, 2020

Bike to school, attend school, participate in a club meeting or play practice, go to sports practice, make dinner, attend dance practice, do homework, eat, sleep, repeat. During a normal year, this would...

Brino-Dean poses with her sister, sophomore Tylor Brino-Dean, in front of one of the six colleges she toured.

Brino-Dean finds ways to visit colleges despite the global pandemic

December 7, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic looming and school completely online, it is hard for seniors to finish out their high school experience like they expected to. Senior Michaela Brino-Dean has found it disappointing...

King paints dinosaurs outside socially distanced with a friend.

King finds unique ways to stay connected to friends during pandemic

November 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has stopped families and friends from getting together, but junior Olivia King has found creative ways to stay connected to her friends. Through goodies, letters and participating...

Junior Kate Kirwan works on an environmental map for an AP environmental science class assignment.

Massanutten Regional Governor’s School students reflect on the different learning style provided

November 9, 2020

The Massanutten Regional Governor’s School for Integrated Environmental Science and Technology (MRGS) is a seperate school that some students at Harrisonburg High School attend. In order to attend, students...

The office is the most popular show on Netflix despite the fact that it has nine seasons and 201 episodes.

“The Office” is America’s most lovable sitcom

October 23, 2020

“The Office” is the most lovable sitcom in America. The show first aired in 2005 and ended in 2013, lasting for nine seasons. “The Office” provides the perfect escape from everyday life with it’s...

Assistant principal Jennifer Burner sits in her office during the school day.

Assistant principal Burner switches from Central High School

September 29, 2020

Years ago, a parade of tractors drove down the main street of Woodstock on their way to prom. Though uncommon in Harrisonburg, for new assistant principal Jennifer Burner, this was nothing out of the ordinary. Burner...

Dance & Company is a local dance studio for dancers of all ages. Though the coronavirus pandemic is still present, Dance & Company is still taking safety precautions and inviting their dancers back. Dance & Company during the corona is different in the sense that we have to wear masks when not in our squares, have a health check every time and have to follow specific regulations in the building to keep everyone safe, freshman Camryn Johnson said.

Dancers in a pandemic

September 26, 2020

Freshman Sophia Pimentel has participated in multiple plays starting in middle school.

Pimentel gains experience from summer acting program

September 23, 2020

Freshman Sophia Pimentel has been on the big stage many times in her life. However, there was something different about being accepted into an acting program and having the ability to learn from talent...

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