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Dany T Medhin

Dany T Medhin, Editor

Dany T Medhin is a junior at Harrisonburg High School and is a Newsstreak editor. This is her third year on staff. Dany does volleyball in the fall and musical in the winter. In her free time Dany enjoys listening to viby bops, watching old movies, and trying to cook new dishes in the kitchen without burning down the house. She loves intellectually stimulating conversations about anything, spending time with her eleven-year-old and four-year-old nephews (who drive her nuts) and losing herself in a good book. Dany loves the airport and the idea of how you can be somewhere one day and the next be in another place. Traveling is one of her passions and goals in life. She has traveled to England, Italy, Ethiopia and the states. She plans on having a career that will allow her to travel without draining her pockets. Dany is a night owl, eats just about anything and loves being active. One of her greatest accomplishments is that she watched all five seasons of The Wire in two days and 12 hours. Straight.

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Junior Samuel Rooker works on music for his original musical Let there Be Light! The Life and Times of Thomas Edison.

Rooker writes original musical about Thomas Edison

March 31, 2021

After watching Gilbert and Sulivan's “The Pirates of Penzance” at the Forbes center in Harrisonburg, junior Samuel Rooker became a fan of musicals. This led him to participate in productions throughout...

Freshman Lucy Ludwig and eighth grader Veronica Gutierrez stand in ready positions as a teammate serves.

JV volleyball loses at home to East Rock

March 24, 2021

The JV girls volleyball team faced the Eagles of East Rockingham High School on Tuesday, Mar. 23. This was the second time the Streaks have faced the Eagles this season. After a hard fought two set match,...

Eighth grader Autumn Sinnett and freshman Lucy Ludwig wait for a serve from Culpeper in the second set.

JV volleyball wins at home to Culpeper

March 22, 2021

The JV girls volleyball team faced the Blue Devils of Culpeper County High School on Monday, Mar. 22.  This was the second time the Streaks have faced the Blue Devils this season. After a three set match,...

Junior Xander Collazo does a take down during his match against a Spotswood wrestler.

Xander Collazo

January 19, 2021

Q: What sport do you play and why? A: I did wrestling all four years of high school mainly because I didn’t make [the] JV basketball [team] my freshman year and I had… wrestling [experience] before. Q:...

Chicken and Little Episode 2 - Holly Bill

“Chicken and Little” Episode 2 – Holly Bill

December 6, 2020

In this episode, we interview senior Holly Bill about her weeks at school, how she's managing time, and what it's like being a student during a pandemic.

Chicken and Little Episode 1 - Macy Swift

“Chicken and Little” Episode 1 – Macy Swift

October 5, 2020

In this episode, we interview senior Macy Swift about her love for BTS and her thoughts on being an army. This episode was filmed prior to shutdowns caused by COVID-19.   

Chicken and Little

Chicken and Little

October 5, 2020

"Chicken and Little" is a podcast run by seniors Caleb Goss and Dani T Medhin. They both talk and tell stories about anything and everything regarding pop culture, politics and interviews with special...

Sophomore Dominic Feilds spends his time playing the piano. I enjoy the escape and I appreciate being able to express myself in a creative way, Fields said.

Fields uses quarantine to practice piano

May 30, 2020

After a class at school peaked his interest, sophomore Dominic Fields has been playing piano.  “I started playing piano about six months ago. I took a class and then started practicing on my...

7:30 For dinner, Medhin has spicy pasta.

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May 25, 2020

7:30 For dinner, Medhin has spicy pasta.

9:30 To start off her day, Medhin has Honey Nut Cheerios with blueberries for breakfast.

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May 25, 2020

9:30 To start off her day, Medhin has Honey Nut Cheerios with blueberries for breakfast.

10:30 After breakfast, Medhin goes outside and sunbathes on her patio to make sure to get her vitamin D.

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May 25, 2020

10:30 After breakfast, Medhin goes outside and sunbathes on her patio to make sure to get her vitamin D.

12:30 After completing schoolwork, Medhin makes sure to play with her cat, Snow.

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May 25, 2020

12:30 After completing schoolwork, Medhin makes sure to play with her cat, Snow.

5:30 Medhin has recently been enjoying reading The New Yorker while listening to music to help relax.

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May 25, 2020

5:30 Medhin has recently been enjoying reading The New Yorker while listening to music to help relax.

11:30 Medhin then starts her online schoolwork, first finishing up a physics assignment.

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May 25, 2020

11:30 Medhin then starts her online schoolwork, first finishing up a physics assignment.

1:30 For lunch, Medhin has an avocado salad with tomatoes.

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May 25, 2020

1:30 For lunch, Medhin has an avocado salad with tomatoes.

2:30 After lunch, Medhin goes back to doing schoolwork, now with a quiz for spanish.

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May 25, 2020

2:30 After lunch, Medhin goes back to doing schoolwork, now with a quiz for spanish.

8:30 Medhin has recently been reading to relax and keep herself entertained.

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May 25, 2020

8:30 Medhin has recently been reading to relax and keep herself entertained.

9:30 At the end of her day, Medhin catches up on episodes she has missed from one of her favorite shows, Criminal Minds.

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May 25, 2020

9:30 At the end of her day, Medhin catches up on episodes she has missed from one of her favorite shows, Criminal Minds.

6:30 Medhin recently started playing piano as a new hobby.

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May 25, 2020

6:30 Medhin recently started playing piano as a new hobby.

Newsstreak editor Dany T-Medhin says goodbye to her vlog after videoing a day in the life of being quarantined.

[Photo] A day in the life: Quarantine edition

March 25, 2020

Newsstreak editor Dany T-Medhin says goodbye to her vlog after videoing a day in the life of being quarantined.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

(UPDATED 3/24/2020 4:40 p.m.) HCPS releases information regarding school closings

March 13, 2020

UPDATED AS OF MARCH 24, 2020, AT 4:40 P.M. As of March 13, Governor Ralph Northam has issued a closing of on site schooling for all K-12 schools in Virginia. School will not be accessible starting...

The HHS debate team stands holding their medals alongside coach Aaron Cosner after their regionals competition. The competition was held at Turner Ashby High School.

Debate wins regionals, prepares for states

March 9, 2020

The HHS Debate team traveled to the Region 5D tournament, which was held at Turner Ashby High School on Saturday, March 7. Members competed in both the Lincoln-Douglas Division and the Public Forum Division....

Junior Anttwone Washington fights for wrist control during his match against a Spotswood wrestler. The wrestling team had a match Jan. 15, 2020. The schools that participated were Spotswood, Broadway, Turner Ashby, East Rock and Harrisonburg high schools.

[Video] Underclassman standout in Wednesday’s varsity wrestling triple header

January 17, 2020

Headed into Wednesday's matches, varsity wrestling had one goal: improve. Because they are a young team, this has been the goal all year as head coach William Bower has set their focus on building for...

Junior Oddys Lockhart, freshman Nathan White and Roman  Chornablavskyi watch on as a match is taking place on the mat.

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January 17, 2020

Junior Oddys Lockhart, freshman Nathan White and Roman Chornablavskyi watch on as a match is taking place on the mat.

Freshman Scott Lambert stretches before a wrestling match. Wrestling involves a lot of physical strain for Lambert. “My favorite part is that even though you are competing individually, the team is one family,” Lambert said. “[The hardest part is] how much physical training it takes to wrestle.”

[Photo] Lambert transitions to high school wrestling

February 9, 2020

Freshman Scott Lambert stretches before a wrestling match. Wrestling involves a lot of physical strain for Lambert. “My favorite part is that even though you are competing individually, the team is one...

Freshman Nathan White  stretches in between matches.

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February 9, 2020

Freshman Nathan White stretches in between matches.

Coaches Billy Bower and Josh Smoot direct Anttwone Washington during his match.

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February 9, 2020

Coaches Billy Bower and Josh Smoot direct Anttwone Washington during his match.

Junior Xander Collazo takes a knee as he gets checked up on by trainer Siaura Saville.

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February 9, 2020

Junior Xander Collazo takes a knee as he gets checked up on by trainer Siaura Saville.

Senior Paloma Rodriguez was in second grade when her mother was detained and deported by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“At first we didn’t really know what happened. My dad wasn’t telling us anything and I don’t think he knew that much either, but my mom just wasn’t there. As a kid, your mom is such an important [figure]. It’s hard waking up and her not being there,” Rodriquez said.

Rodriguez overcomes traumatic experience

November 21, 2019

“The last thing I remember was that my mom wasn’t there.” Senior Paloma Rodriguez was in second grade when her mother was detained and deported by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “At...

Junior Sydney Shaver (left) asks her boyfriend Casey  Blankenship at the home football game. Junior Carlo Mehegan asks junior Betsy Quimby (top right) and junior Edwin Rios asks freshman Quetzalli Arteaga (bottom right).

Five ways to ask a date to homecoming

October 11, 2019

Homecoming is just around the corner and if you’re like me, you don’t have a date and are in desperate need of one. I find it quite difficult to find, ask and hopefully not be rejected by that special...

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[Video] Rain is underrated

June 9, 2019

When many people look out the window and see that it’s raining, they tend to be displeased. Rainy weather can spoil outdoor plans, making it not a very popular type of weather. However, I love rain....

All photos are in chronological order and were taken by Simon Beach and Holly Bill.

[Video] Class of 2019 Graduation

June 9, 2019

Before Graduation, the road leading up to the Convocation Center at James Madison University (JMU) was backed up with traffic made by the people who wanted to watch their children graduate. Once inside...

Seniors Glorious Njoroge, Ivanna Mensah-Agyekum, Angel Hendrix, Pierre Mbala and Salem Addisu face the banquet crowd with their certificates and stoles.

BSU hosts annual banquet to finish off the year

June 4, 2019

The Black Student Union (BSU) wrapped up the year by hosting their annual banquet to which a lot of planning and teamwork goes into. With planning starting a couple months back, the underclassmen in...

Check. Check. Checking off high school by the years.

Shanholtz reflects on sophomore year

June 4, 2019

For Maddie Shanholtz, sophmore year was a busy year. Besides being apart of other school clubs, Shanholtz had to handle volleyball in the fall along with two Advanced Placement [AP] classes throughout...

Akbari expresses himself through piano

April 9, 2019

The pianoforte,most commonly known as the piano, is an acoustic, stringed instrument that was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the 1700’s in Italy. A piano is made up of strings and hammers and...

APPLES! APPLES! APPLES!

Why apples are amazing

April 3, 2019

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Most of us know this old Welsh proverb, but it could actually be true. Apples come in many forms, colors and sizes. Red, yellow and green. Small, big and everything...

Sergeant Major Russell Wilder (second to right) and Colonel Roy McCutcheon (right) lead the front table at the annual JROTC cadet ball at the Spotswood Country Club in 2019.

JROTC holds annual cadet ball

March 16, 2019

The JROTC cadet ball is an annual event held at the Spotswood Country Club in Harrisonburg. The head of committee, lieutenant colonel junior Amy Acosta Cruz, has been planning this along with her committee...

Sergeant Major Russell Wilder (second to right) and Colonel Roy McCutcheon (right) lead the front table at the annual JROTC cadet ball at the Spotswood Country Club in 2019.

[Photo] Forensics team hopes for expansion in upcoming years

March 17, 2019

Sergeant Major Russell Wilder (second to right) and Colonel Roy McCutcheon (right) lead the front table at the annual JROTC cadet ball at the Spotswood Country Club in 2019.

Executive artistic director David Riddick and dancers Chad Henries, Wanda Christian and William Walker bow after performing Limerick of Our Souls.

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March 17, 2019

Executive artistic director David Riddick and dancers Chad Henries, Wanda Christian and William Walker bow after performing "Limerick of Our Souls. "

Henries and Walker lift up Riddick in the second segment of the performance.

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March 17, 2019

Henries and Walker lift up Riddick in the second segment of the performance.

The dancers appear solemn during the show.

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March 17, 2019

The dancers appear solemn during the show.

Two dancers sit on a bench while Christian walks forward.

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March 17, 2019

Two dancers sit on a bench while Christian walks forward.

The dancers form one shape as they perform a piece about a love triangle.

[Photo] Riddick Dance brings 'Limericks of Our Souls' to HHS from Hampton

February 5, 2019

The dancers form one shape as they perform a piece about a love triangle.

Christian is lifted into the air.

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February 5, 2019

Christian is lifted into the air.

The dancers reach for the sky.

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February 5, 2019

The dancers reach for the sky.

Two of the dancers move in unison.

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February 5, 2019

Two of the dancers move in unison.

Two dancers embrace.

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February 5, 2019

Two dancers embrace.

Two dancers move intertwined.

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February 5, 2019

Two dancers move intertwined.

Christian kicks into the air.

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February 5, 2019

Christian kicks into the air.

Bananas, bananas and more bananas!!!

Five reasons why bananas are a-peeling

January 20, 2019

Bananas are not just for monkeys. We don’t just eat bananas because we share 60% of our DNA with monkeys, though. According to Medical News Today, bananas are rich in potassium, which helps maintain...

Colonel and Battalion Commander Cecilia Diego-Munoz presents the personal appearance award to Artem Artemenko, Olga Gamboa, Joshua Denar and Francheska Fontenez. The personal appearance award is for getting a 97% or higher on uniform grade.

JROTC awards ceremony holds special place for Grodon, Gamboa

January 18, 2019

The annual JROTC awards ceremony took place last Friday, Jan. 11. The JROTC awards ceremony takes place to represent the hard work the cadets put into their past semesters. Senior Nicholas Delves-Grodon,...

Sophomore Caleb Goss talks to Adrian Kavazovic about writing a bio.

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January 16, 2019

Sophomore Caleb Goss talks to Adrian Kavazovic about writing a bio.

Imaan Shakoor searches through HHS Media looking for examples on how to write her bio.

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January 16, 2019

Imaan Shakoor searches through HHS Media looking for examples on how to write her bio.

Sophomore Simon Beach helps Ulysses Campise navigate HHS Media.

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January 16, 2019

Sophomore Simon Beach helps Ulysses Campise navigate HHS Media.

Ulysses Campise and Sarah Hussein write down their thoughts on pizza option three.

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January 16, 2019

Ulysses Campise and Sarah Hussein write down their thoughts on pizza option three.

Middle schoolers taste and rate different types of pizzas on the most recent workshop on Jan.8

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January 16, 2019

Middle schoolers taste and rate different types of pizzas on the most recent workshop on Jan.8

Soraya Kaussler, Anne Poirot and Clare Kirwan contemplate and write down the flavors they taste from pizza option one.

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January 16, 2019

Soraya Kaussler, Anne Poirot and Clare Kirwan contemplate and write down the flavors they taste from pizza option one.

Soraya Kaussler writes down the flavors she tastes and rates pizza number 2.

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January 16, 2019

Soraya Kaussler writes down the flavors she tastes and rates pizza number 2.

Kamari Robinson hides under her hoodie as she stresses about wrting her bio.

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January 16, 2019

Kamari Robinson hides under her hoodie as she stresses about wrting her bio.

Senior Pierre Mbala sits in his mothers lap as a child. Mbala moved to the US in 2004. America is great and no one can deny that, but all these third world countries can be equally as great, Mbala said.

Mbala starts Business Built on Love to help DRC

November 13, 2018

The Democratic Republic of the Congo [DRC] is located in central Africa. Senior Pierre Mbala and his family immigrated to the U.S. with asylum in 2004. The DRC faces a lot of challenges, including poverty,...

Freshman Maya Waid and sophomore Amelia Mitchell block an oncoming hit from the Spotswood Blazers in the third set.

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November 13, 2018

Freshman Maya Waid and sophomore Amelia Mitchell block an oncoming hit from the Spotswood Blazers in the third set.

Coach Hannah Bowman talks tactics with the varsity volleyball team at the end of the first set.

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November 13, 2018

Coach Hannah Bowman talks tactics with the varsity volleyball team at the end of the first set.

Senior Melany Nazario subs out with senior Juliana lee  in the second set.

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November 13, 2018

Senior Melany Nazario subs out with senior Juliana lee in the second set.

Junior Paula Moreira cheers on teammates during the second set against the Blazers.

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November 13, 2018

Junior Paula Moreira cheers on teammates during the second set against the Blazers.

The varsity volleyball team links arms for the national anthem before their match against Spotswood High school on the 18th of October.

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November 13, 2018

The varsity volleyball team links arms for the national anthem before their match against Spotswood High school on the 18th of October.

Junior Jakaya Brandon a outside hitter, warms up her arm before the game.

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November 13, 2018

Junior Jakaya Brandon a outside hitter, warms up her arm before the game.

Junior Abby McCollum  tips the ball during warmups.

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November 13, 2018

Junior Abby McCollum tips the ball during warmups.

The Streaks cheer as they get ready to face the Blazers of Spotswood high school.

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November 13, 2018

The Streaks cheer as they get ready to face the Blazers of Spotswood high school.

The varsity volleyball team has a game plan discussion while the Spotswood blazers are warming up.

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November 13, 2018

The varsity volleyball team has a game plan discussion while the Spotswood blazers are warming up.

Junior Jakaya Brandon passes the ball during warmups.

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November 13, 2018

Junior Jakaya Brandon passes the ball during warmups.

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