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Spring sports tryouts, Feb.20 

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor February 20, 2024

The 2024 Spring Sports tryout season began Feb.20. Baseball, softball, boys soccer, girls soccer, boys tennis and girls tennis all had their tryouts on the same day, Feb.20 ranging from 3 p.m. to 4. p.m....

BSU upcoming talent show, March 1.

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor February 20, 2024

The Black Student Union (BSU)  is holding their annual talent show March 1.  Auditions were held throughout February and the deadline for auditions was Feb.16. Auditions were accepted through email...

BREAKING NEWS: HHS under evacuation, alleged bomb threat

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor February 15, 2024

Students were told to evacuate the school at 10:20, Thursday, Feb.15. Garbers Church Road is closed. Story developing, come back for more updates.    

Graphic by Jumana Alsaadoon.

Indigenous Virginians spread awareness ‘We’re still here’, fight for Federal recognition after ‘paper genocide’

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor February 13, 2024

“A lot of people don't even know we exist, have existed as tribes for this long. I think part of that is a failing of the educational system, in Commonwealth, Virginia. It's something that until fairly...

Elkin Hernandez and Isai Rodriguez from the Merengues team push each other to get to the ball first.

Spanish club indoor soccer, final Futsal

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor February 9, 2024

HHS stage streaks presents Andrew Lloyd musicial, CATS Feb.7-11

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor February 7, 2024

The Stage Streaks had their first showing of the musical CATS, Tuesday to the middle schoolers. Through Feb.7-11 the musical will be performed in the auditorium. Tickets can be purchased through hhsmusicial.com....

SCA hosts Valentines Candy Grams Feb.7-9 during all lunches

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor February 7, 2024

The Student Council Association (SCA) has announced its Valentine Candy Gram. During all lunches students and a teacher will be available at the table near the library, selling Candy Grams. The price range...

Jan.8 the first Rockingham County School (RCPS) board meeting of the year was held at Rockingham County Administration Center. In the meeting the board announced the banning of 57 books which one of the board members, Hollie Cave had created. GRAPHIC BY JIAYI LI

Authors, community rally against school board banning 57 books

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor February 5, 2024

‘Shocked’, was the word Spotswood High School senior Chloe Leach used to describe when she learned that 57 books have been banned in her school district, the Rockingham County Public Schools (RCPS)....

ACP night scheduled, Jan 24

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor January 22, 2024

The Academic and Career Planning Fair & Information (ACP) will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the HHS auditorium commons. This event is for grades 8-11 to see a showcase of programs and clubs at...

Presidential primary voting beings tomorrow

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor January 18, 2024

Early voting for the March primary begins, Jan.19. Primaries are when voters choose their preferred party's candidate to move on to the general elections. The polls will be open for voting from 6 a.m....

School delay two-hours due to weather

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor January 17, 2024

Harrisonburg City Public Schools (HCPS) will have a two-hour delay, Jan.17 due to inclement weather. The highest temperature today will be 27 degrees Fahrenheit estimated to be around 2 p.m. The lowest...

Student in the HHS dance program performs a dance to Christmas carol named Carol of the Bells.

Winter assembly held before break

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor January 4, 2024

Air quality in Harrisonburg reached ‘unhealthy’, 1 p.m.

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor November 17, 2023

The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Harrisonburg and other nearby locations reaches 168 at 1 p.m. The index goes on a scale from 50 to 300, 50 being healthy and 300 being very hazardous. This was caused by...

A protestor holds a cut out of a mother and a daughter urging for a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian war.

Israeli-Hamas war continues for more than a month, communities, students speak up

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor November 15, 2023

Israel-- The pilot announced to the passengers that the plane would continue their flight to Israel despite the conflict unfolding on land. Sophomore Shirin Kaussler and her family were stunned .  “On...

Four students accepted into South Central Senior Regional Orchestra

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor November 13, 2023

Students auditioned in September for the South Central Senior Regional Orchestra (SCSRO). They were judged by a panel filled with music educators.  The four students are sophomore Claudia Allemeier...

Youth Coalition upcoming first meeting, Nov.26

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor November 13, 2023

The youth coalition is a program dedicated to promoting a substance-free lifestyle along with building leadership skills. The program works on advocating, building community, and participating in an annual...

The semicolon is used as a symbol for individuals who have gone through depression or other mental health issues.  It represents that despite hardships, instead of ending their story with a period they use a semicolon and continue.

Community members share experience with suicide prevention, awareness

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor November 6, 2023

Kevin Long and his daughter Molly walked together. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) holds walks citywide, where individuals can go to support and raise awareness for suicide prevention....

HHsmedia SmugMug folders available for purchase.

SmugMug pictures available for purchase

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor October 13, 2023

The HHS media staff has taken pictures of many different events including football games, cheerleading and cross country. The pictures can be purchased online through a website named “SmugMug”. Team...

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Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor October 12, 2023

Nobel peace prize awarded to activist, Narges Mohammadi

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor October 10, 2023

In 1896 chemist and engineer, Alfred Nobel left 31,5 million Swedish crowns to be invested in awards for people who have “the greatest benefit on mankind.” The award is in six fields: physics, chemistry,...

WGA strike ends Sunday after negotiations

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor September 25, 2023

Writers Guild of America (WGA) represented more than 11,000 screenwriters from May 2. To Sept.24. The strikes started in Los Angeles, CA, and spread across the nation to NYC. At the center of the strikes...

Sophomore Danna Munguia wearing her quinceanera dress during school spirit day.

Clemente, Hernandez and Munguia dress up for spirit day

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor September 21, 2023

There have been two spirit days. The first was a gear-up day where students were encouraged to wear something from a college that they were going to go to or dress up for their future careers. The second...

2024 Musical announced, award winning ‘Cats’

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor September 20, 2023

The 2024 musical was announced to be the award-winning Cats musical. The music is by Andrew Lloyd. The storyline is inspired by the 1938, poetry collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S....

Spirit days kick off with ‘gear up’ day

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor September 19, 2023

Spirit days will kick off with a day dedicated to college or future career apparel, Sept.20. The next spirit day, which will be the following day, is a quinceanera or cultural celebration. Students are...

JV football game against Orange County, Sept.13

JV football game against Orange County, Sept.13

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor September 14, 2023

The Blue Streak junior varsity (JV) football team played against Orange County’s team Sept.13 at 6 p.m. The Blue streaks lost 18-0. Sophomore cheerleader, Jenifer Taylor was optimistic through out...

Homecoming theme  announced through SCA social media

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor September 14, 2023

HHS will have one last homecoming before the new school is opened. The last homecoming theme for HHS as one school was announced through the Student Council Association (SCA’s) social media account....

Debate, forensics team first meeting, Sept.13

Debate, forensics team first meeting, Sept.13

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor September 13, 2023

The debate and forensics team had their first meeting today after school from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. The meeting was an introduction to the competition season, which is called The Shenandoah Valley Forensics...

Coco Gauff wins Grand Slam title at the U.S open, Saturday

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor September 12, 2023

Screams erupted from the bleachers, where 19 year old Coco Gauff’s mother was sitting.  Gauff just earned three million dollars after winning the 2023 U.S open. Gauff is the youngest American to...

Sophomores share opinions on picture day 

Sophomores share opinions on picture day 

Jireh Perez and Jumana Alsaadoon September 8, 2023

Picture day is being done a little differently this year, instead of all of the grades taking their school picture on one day, each grade has a date.  Freshman took their pictures Tuesday of this week,...

Musical countdown reveal begins today

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor September 7, 2023

Countdown to musical reveal begins today. The HHS stage streaks account posted their first video leading to the reveal of the musical this year. The account announced the first clue which would be given...

September marks national suicide prevention and awareness month

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor September 6, 2023

Across the U.S., survivors, organizations, and mental health advocates are promoting suicide prevention and awareness month. National suicide prevention week is next Monday through Sunday.  29.0% of...

Drought warning stage issued by Harrisonburg

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor August 31, 2023

Harrisonburg city is currently in a drought warning stage. The city is asking for community members to take voluntary steps to conserve water. 100% of Harrisonburg is categorized under the D1 category...

27th African-American festival coming to Ralph Sampson Park

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor August 30, 2023

The African-American festival is being held in Harrisonburg this year. The festival will be held Sep.9 from 12-6 p.m at Ralph Sampson Park. The festival will have entertainment, activities and food. Activities...

Funding for mental health care awarded to Virginia

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor August 28, 2023

 “Every Virginian deserves access to high-quality, affordable mental health care,” wrote senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine in a press release.  “The last few years have underscored the importance...

Graphic designer and co-founder of Earth Surprise Murals, Matt Leech paints a mural on the side of the Explore More Discovery Museum. Photo courtesy of Matt Leech

The Man: Leech creates mural, graphics for downtown Harrisonburg

Jumana Alsaadoon and Clare Kirwan August 21, 2023

The art scene has taken Harrisonburg by storm in the past 15 years, according to Jenny Burden, the director of the Arts Council of the Valley. As part of its 2040 strategic plan, they asked Harrisonburg...

Purchase a yearbook at its lowest price

Purchase a yearbook at it’s lowest price

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor August 21, 2023

The HHS 2024 yearbook is currently at it's lowest price. This yearbook is the last yearbook before the splitting of the schools. For a lot of students this could mean splitting from your friends, classmates...

School picture information

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor August 21, 2023

This year school photos will be done by grade. Each grade has a scheduled day to come and take pictures. Students will need to make sure that they are present in school the day their grade is scheduled...

PLACE HOLDER LIVE

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor August 12, 2023

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Graphic design congratulating the graduating seniors.

Class of 2023 senior wills

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor June 11, 2023

Senior wills for the 2022-2023 year, in alphabetical order by last name. A I, Julieanne Alvarado being of calm mind and strong body, do hereby bequeath the following items: To the French 3 class I...

Memorial near the football field for 17-year-old Calour Fields, who died because of gun violence.

Community deals with aftermath of gun violence

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor June 9, 2023

  Seniors and siblings, Jayla Walker and Jayden Walker helped set up a march along with other BSU students. Senior Jayla Walker spoke on the effect of gun violence on her, and her community. ...

Students created an anti gun violence poster that hangs in the cafeteria.

[Photo] Staff Editorial: We want change

May 26, 2023

Students created an anti gun violence poster that hangs in the cafeteria.

All the students who got certificates stood on the podium while parents and teachers took pictures of them.

Celebration held for HHS English Learners, May 25

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor May 26, 2023

Thursday May 25, 2023 at 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. the HHS English Learners (EL) were recognized for their hard work throughout the year. English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers recognized students in...

AP Princeton review books students used to prepare for the AP testing in May.

AP students share their experience of handling college-level courses

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor May 24, 2023

The Advanced Placement (AP) program was launched in 1952 for high school students. The goal was to give students an accelerated level of learning and a grade point average (GPA) boost. With that accelerated...

A digital design of a family breaking their fast with many traditional food, one of them being dates.

Ramadan comes to end, observers reflect on fasting this year

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor April 19, 2023

One month out of every year, practicing Muslims fast from food and water, dawn to dusk. This normally lasts 12 to 18 hours, depending where they are located. Twice a day, before dawn and after sunset,...

Junior Cindy Liu practices in the obeo section while Northwestern University Director of Bands, Dr. Mallory Thompson led the practice.

Liu represents Virginia and HHS at National Honor Band of America

Jumana Alsaadoon, Online Managing Editor April 3, 2023

  Last Sunday junior Cindy Liu performed for the Music for All National Festival at Butler University alongside representatives from different states. Liu represented HHS and Virginia in the...

Seniors Grace Toto, Kai Blosser, sophomore Acelya Madden and freshman Husna Sharhabeel dance hip hop and afro styled dance for the Black Student Union talent show, March 3.

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Seniors Grace Toto, Kai Blosser, sophomore Acelya Madden and freshman Husna Sharhabeel dance hip hop and afro styled dance for the Black Student Union talent show, March 3.

The Skyline step team holding their phones with flash while Nina Alabanza sings killing you softly by Fugees.

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The Skyline step team holding their phones with flash while Nina Alabanza sings "killing you softly" by Fugees.

Senior Nina Alabanza sings Killing Me Softly With His Song, by Fugees. This was Alabanzas last time on stage performing at HHS.

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Senior Nina Alabanza sings "Killing Me Softly With His Song," by Fugees. This was Alabanza's last time on stage performing at HHS.

BSU alumni, Esther sings Diamonds by Rihanna.

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BSU alumni, Esther sings "Diamonds" by Rihanna.

Black Student Union (BSU) members walk on stage to receive recognition for their work in organizing and performing at the BSU talent show, March 3.

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Black Student Union (BSU) members walk on stage to receive recognition for their work in organizing and performing at the BSU talent show, March 3.

BSU alumni, Esther, sings Diamonds by Rihanna for the Black Student Union talent show, March 3.

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BSU alumni, Esther, sings "Diamonds" by Rihanna for the Black Student Union talent show, March 3.

Freshman Leyara Hall, freshman Linda Hamilton Valdez perform their dance for the talent show.

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Freshman Leyara Hall, freshman Linda Hamilton Valdez perform their dance for the talent show.

Freshmen Leyara Hall and Linda Hamilton Valdez perform their dance for the Black Student Union Talent Show, March 3.

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Freshmen Leyara Hall and Linda Hamilton Valdez perform their dance for the Black Student Union Talent Show, March 3.

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