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Ethan Swift

Ethan Swift, Photography Editor

Ethan Swift is a senior and the TAJ Photography Editor. He has an older brother and younger sister. He has three dogs, a cat and six fish. In his free time, he likes to watch Youtube and play video games and is very interested in photography. His favorite color is blue and his favorite food is cheese. After high school, Ethan plans to go to college to study computer science and hopefully get a job at a tech company in the future.

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Senior Jenny Arteaga graduates in the modified graduation last June.

[Photo] Committed senior survey

March 29, 2021

Senior Jenny Arteaga graduates in the modified graduation last June.

During a practice before the cancellation of their season last spring, current senior Amelia Mitchell scoops up a ball while playing goalkeeper in a scrimmage.

[Photo] Watson steps into new role as head varsity girls soccer coach 

March 30, 2021

During a practice before the cancellation of their season last spring, current senior Amelia Mitchell scoops up a ball while playing goalkeeper in a scrimmage.

Senior Jazen Walker blows past his defender to go up for a layup during the a home game in the 2019-2020 season.

[Photo] Jazen Walker

January 19, 2021

Senior Jazen Walker blows past his defender to go up for a layup during the a home game in the 2019-2020 season.

Senior Esther Manson taking a mugshot during her junior year.

[Photo] Esther Manson

January 19, 2021

Senior Esther Manson taking a mugshot during her junior year.

Healy competes in a home meet during her 202 season.

[Photo] Elizabeth Healy

January 19, 2021

Healy competes in a home meet during her 202 season.

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[Photo] The All Around Champion

December 18, 2020

Yates competes on the bars during a gymnastics meet last year.

Beck runs to the finish line during one of his first races of his 2019-2020 season.

[Photo] Distance runners anxious about possibility of upcoming seasons

December 1, 2020

Beck runs to the finish line during one of his first races of his 2019-2020 season.

(Photo taken March 17, 2020) Principal Melissa Hensley assists with meal distribution to families. Since lockdown began, bagged meals have been provided for Harrisonburg City Public Schools students.

[Photo] Hensley addresses difficulties, successes following Quarter 1, looks to future possibilities

November 23, 2020

(Photo taken March 17, 2020) Principal Melissa Hensley assists with meal distribution to families. Since lockdown began, bagged meals have been provided for Harrisonburg City Public Schools students. "Meal...

A volunteer assembles a meal bag. Assembly of bags took place in the HHS cafeteria and included snacks like raisins.

(UPDATED 3/30/20 10:02 p.m.) Meals and homework given to HCPS students at HHS

March 30, 2020

UPDATED AS OF MARCH 30, 2020, AT 10:02 P.M. “When our cafeteria staff are working in the kitchen, their workstations are more than six feet apart,” said HCPS cafeteria supervisor Andrea Early.  For...

Freshman Corey Beshoar competes in a tennis scrimmage prior to the season being cancelled.

[Photo] Beshoar reflects on tennis season cut short

April 1, 2020

Freshman Corey Beshoar competes in a tennis scrimmage prior to the season being cancelled.

Sophomore Olivia King kicks a ball during a drill at the girls practice.

[Photo] Girls soccer introduces all male coaching staff

March 22, 2020

Sophomore Olivia King kicks a ball during a drill at the girls practice.

Sophomore Adam Osinkosky serves the ball in his match as the three seed against Fort Defiance. The end score for this match was 10-4 Harrisonburg.

[Photo] COVID-19 offers Osinkosky room for improvement

March 17, 2020

Sophomore Adam Osinkosky serves the ball in his match as the three seed against Fort Defiance. The end score for this match was 10-4 Harrisonburg.

Spectators watch as junior David Beck strides to the finish line at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Out of 15 teams, Harrisonburg placed second behind Spotswood Sept. 11.

[Photo] Beck wins states, prepares for nationals

March 8, 2020

Spectators watch as junior David Beck strides to the finish line at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Out of 15 teams, Harrisonburg placed second behind Spotswood Sept. 11.

Freshman Ella Young poses with junior Javion Green during a dance performance at HHS.

[Photo] Young maintains busy dance schedule both in and out of school

March 1, 2020

Freshman Ella Young poses with junior Javion Green during a dance performance at HHS.

Basketball coach Don Burgess gives his players a pep talk during the Jan. 9 game against Rockbridge.

[Photo] Burgess brings basketball experience to coaching philosophy

January 26, 2020

Basketball coach Don Burgess gives his players a pep talk during the Jan. 9 game against Rockbridge.

Representatives of the For HHS2 group dig into the ground at the new site. Members of the community and city council attended the event to celebrate the start of the construction of the new high school.

[Photo] Ground-breaking ceremony marks milestone in new high school build

January 23, 2020

Representatives of the For HHS2 group dig into the ground at the new site. Members of the community and city council attended the event to celebrate the start of the construction of the new high school....

Sophomore Ellie Muncy shoots a free throw.

[Photo] Varsity girls improve to 4-5 with win against Rockbridge

January 14, 2020

Sophomore Ellie Muncy shoots a free throw.

Sophomore Jeslyn Liu plays the Marimba during a percussion band concert.

[Photo] Liu becomes involved in HHS with band, tennis

January 13, 2020

Sophomore Jeslyn Liu plays the Marimba during a percussion band concert.

Senior Tatiana Machuca and junior Brandon Tamayo hug after being announced the winners of the talent show. They performed a mashup of hip-hop, pop, and other genres. Machuca and Tamayo were the BSU Talent Show winners last year as well.

[Photo] New talents emerge at BSU talent show

December 23, 2019

Senior Tatiana Machuca and junior Brandon Tamayo hug after being announced the winners of the talent show. They performed a mashup of hip-hop, pop, and other genres. Machuca and Tamayo were the BSU Talent...

Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” and on-air political analyst for both TODAY and Nightly News with Lester Holt, speaks during the keynote address at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention.

[Photo] HHS Media staff attends JEA/NSPA journalism convention

December 6, 2019

Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” and on-air political analyst for both TODAY and Nightly News with Lester Holt, speaks during the keynote address at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High...

Senior Katie Ramsey volunteers at last year's STEM Day at the mall.

[Photo] Ramsey’s passion for children fuels mentorship

November 18, 2019

Senior Katie Ramsey volunteers at last year's STEM Day at the mall.

Juniors Ryan Secrist (left) and Ethan Malcolm play percussion in the band's performance of

[Photo] Secrist, 18 other band students make it to All-City Honor Band

November 14, 2019

Juniors Ryan Secrist (left) and Ethan Malcolm play percussion in the band's performance of "Pale Blue Dot" at the Shenandoah Valley Marching Invitational.

Junior Marquez Sly jumps through the smoke prior to the Streaks' home game versus Broadway.

[Photo] Harrisonburg-Spotswood game preview

November 8, 2019

Junior Marquez Sly jumps through the smoke prior to the Streaks' home game versus Broadway.

Seniors and band leaders Alice McNett and Claudia Obenschain lead the marching band to the football field during a home football game.

[Photo] Marching Blue Streak Band finishes assessment strongly

November 7, 2019

Seniors and band leaders Alice McNett and Claudia Obenschain lead the marching band to the football field during a home football game.

Sophomore Madison Koontz and her mother walk out together.

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November 7, 2019

Sophomore Madison Koontz and her mother walk out together.

Seniors Atilia Thomas and Frederick Reed walk out together at halftime.

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November 7, 2019

Seniors Atilia Thomas and Frederick Reed walk out together at halftime.

Sophomore Andy Clark and his dad walk out.

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November 7, 2019

Sophomore Andy Clark and his dad walk out.

Seniors Cam'Ron Stuart and Abbey Fisher walk out together.

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November 7, 2019

Seniors Cam'Ron Stuart and Abbey Fisher walk out together.

Senior Citlalli Arteaga walks out with senior Jackson Weakley at halftime.

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November 7, 2019

Senior Citlalli Arteaga walks out with senior Jackson Weakley at halftime.

Junior Maria Jurado walks out with Melissa Thurman, her cheer coach, at halftime.

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November 7, 2019

Junior Maria Jurado walks out with Melissa Thurman, her cheer coach, at halftime.

Junior Sophie Sallah and her parents walk out at halftime.

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November 7, 2019

Junior Sophie Sallah and her parents walk out at halftime.

Freshman Quetzalli Arteaga and her mom walk out at halftime.

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November 7, 2019

Freshman Quetzalli Arteaga and her mom walk out at halftime.

Junior Cesar Diaz is  escorted by co-worker Christian Willingham.

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November 7, 2019

Junior Cesar Diaz is escorted by co-worker Christian Willingham.

Sophomore Xavier Cain and his dad walk out at halftime.

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November 7, 2019

Sophomore Xavier Cain and his dad walk out at halftime.

Sarah Nichols, journalism adviser for Whitney High School in Northern California, delivers the keynote address Oct. 19 at the VHSL Media Championships. She encouraged students to be open to new ideas and collaborate with others during their classes throughout the day.

[Photo] VHSL Media Championships offers opportunity for journalism staff growth

October 26, 2019

Sarah Nichols, journalism adviser for Whitney High School in Northern California, delivers the keynote address Oct. 19 at the VHSL Media Championships. She encouraged students to be open to new ideas and...

The juniors celebrate their win following the game, this is one of the first times in our school history that the juniors have beaten the seniors in powderpuff.

[Photo] Juniors overtake seniors 24-8 in annual powderpuff game

October 25, 2019

The juniors celebrate their win following the game, this is one of the first times in our school history that the juniors have beaten the seniors in powderpuff.

Junior Emma Veerman and senior Miriam Velker cheer on the Streaks at the homecoming football game.

[Photo] Students wear pink for game against Broadway

October 23, 2019

Junior Emma Veerman and senior Miriam Velker cheer on the Streaks at the homecoming football game.

The HHS marching band marches towards the football field after the tailgate at the home football game Sept. 20, 2019.

[Photo] Marching Blue Streak Band dominates at back to back competitions

October 3, 2019

The HHS marching band marches towards the football field after the tailgate at the home football game Sept. 20, 2019.

Senior colorguard member Alexa Coburn shows off her new outfit and galaxy flag in the theme of

[Photo] Marching band debuts new show, fresh look

September 23, 2019

Senior colorguard member Alexa Coburn shows off her new outfit and galaxy flag in the theme of "The Pale Blue Dot."

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