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Kevin Pizano

Kevin Pizano, Staff Reporter

Kevin Pizano is a senior at Harrisonburg High School and is a staff reporter. This is his first year on the Newsstreak staff. Whenever he’s not occupied with schoolwork, he enjoys playing the keyboard, watching films, and taking photos. Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, but most importantly loves to be with his dogs Lola, Pablo, and Pepa. In the near future, he plans to direct films which hopefully aren’t the ones that put you to sleep.

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Q & A with First-Generation Students

Q & A with First-Generation Students

June 7, 2019

A collection of Q & A's of first-generation students who are graduating in the class of 2019. These are their stories of how they have managed to get a high GPA and be the first one in their families...

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June 7, 2019

Sophomore Ashley Iscoa

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June 7, 2019

Sophomore Ashley Iscoa

Freshman Gabriel Romero

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June 7, 2019

Freshman Gabriel Romero

Sophomore Oziel Valdez and senior Christa Cole

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June 7, 2019

Sophomore Oziel Valdez and senior Christa Cole

Sophomore Stella Alexiou

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June 7, 2019

Sophomore Stella Alexiou

Freshman Micah Bjorkgren, Calvin Riley and

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June 7, 2019

Freshman Micah Bjorkgren, Calvin Riley and

Sophomore Maddie Shanholtz

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June 7, 2019

Sophomore Maddie Shanholtz

Sophomore Dany Medhin

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June 7, 2019

Sophomore Dany Medhin

Junior Katelyn Ramsey

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June 7, 2019

Junior Katelyn Ramsey

Freshman Grisell Plata Gayosso

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June 7, 2019

Freshman Grisell Plata Gayosso

Freshman Sam Rooker

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June 7, 2019

Freshman Sam Rooker

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June 7, 2019

Junior Fernando Escobar-Medina answers trivia questions about HHS.

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May 10, 2019

Junior Fernando Escobar-Medina answers trivia questions about HHS.

CTE teacher Nicholas Zimmerman poses in his casual outfit.

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May 10, 2019

CTE teacher Nicholas Zimmerman poses in his casual outfit.

Senior PIerre Mbala looks in the audience to find someone to use a pick-up line on.

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May 10, 2019

Senior PIerre Mbala looks in the audience to find someone to use a pick-up line on.

Junior Kevin Arostegui congratulates Fernando Escobar-Medina after he wins the title

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May 10, 2019

Junior Kevin Arostegui congratulates Fernando Escobar-Medina after he wins the title "Mr. Blue Streak."

Senior Tre Fernandez attempts to answer a trivia question about when HHS was built.

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May 10, 2019

Senior Tre Fernandez attempts to answer a trivia question about when HHS was built.

STEM teacher Seth Shantz plays his mandolin for his talent showcase.

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May 10, 2019

STEM teacher Seth Shantz plays his mandolin for his talent showcase.

Junior Kevin Arostegui busts a move before the winners are announced.

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May 10, 2019

Junior Kevin Arostegui busts a move before the winners are announced.

As apart of his talent, CTE teacher Nicholas Zimmerman cooks a soup for the judges.

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May 10, 2019

As apart of his talent, CTE teacher Nicholas Zimmerman cooks a soup for the judges.

Home-school liaison David Shenk sings the closing note of his rendition of

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May 10, 2019

Home-school liaison David Shenk sings the closing note of his rendition of "Un Poco Loco".

Vice principal Eric Miller wears a wrestling outfit while saying a pick-up line.

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May 10, 2019

Vice principal Eric Miller wears a wrestling outfit while saying a pick-up line.

Junior Fernando Escobar-Medina smiles as he wins the

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May 10, 2019

Junior Fernando Escobar-Medina smiles as he wins the "Mr. Blue Streak" title.

[Video] Shazam!

April 27, 2019

Members of the On the Road apprenticeship program pose for a photo, while standing near the concessions that they brought in for the movie night.

On the Road Collaborative hosts movie night, raises funds for homeless

April 17, 2019

Lights were dimmed to create a theater-like environment. Homemade goodies laid across tables for onlooking eyes to gaze at and guests to buy from. An African king walks around with his preeminent presence...

Krispy Kreme is known for its wide variety of donuts, but Perez appreciates its flexibility as an employer.

Krispy Kreme provides flexible job for Perez

April 11, 2019

An iconic ring-shaped type of bread covered with glaze is an immediate thought after hearing the words Krispy Kreme. For generations, the popular donut store has served delicious donuts and a variety of...

Senior Jose Rocha reacts after a pitch in the first inning.

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April 9, 2019

Senior Jose Rocha reacts after a pitch in the first inning.

Freshman Dylan Burnette takes a pitch low.

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April 9, 2019

Freshman Dylan Burnette takes a pitch low.

Junior Tristan Fink prepares for a backpick at first base.

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April 9, 2019

Junior Tristan Fink prepares for a backpick at first base.

Freshman Josh Engle throws a ball back to the pitcher after a strike.

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April 9, 2019

Freshman Josh Engle throws a ball back to the pitcher after a strike.

Freshman Dylan Burnette delivers a pitch in the fourth inning.

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April 9, 2019

Freshman Dylan Burnette delivers a pitch in the fourth inning.

Freshman Zach Cooper prepares to take a swing during his first at bat.

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April 9, 2019

Freshman Zach Cooper prepares to take a swing during his first at bat.

Freshman Zach Cooper fouls off a pitch.

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April 9, 2019

Freshman Zach Cooper fouls off a pitch.

Sophomore Aidan Perkins fouls off a pitch behind the plate.

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April 9, 2019

Sophomore Aidan Perkins fouls off a pitch behind the plate.

Sophomore Diego Gallegos delivers a pitch during the early stages of the game.

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April 9, 2019

Sophomore Diego Gallegos delivers a pitch during the early stages of the game.

Lupita Nyong'o, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex as Adelaide, Zora and Jason Wilson in the film Us.

Jordan Peele’s Us is a funhouse of thrills and horrors

April 1, 2019

America was not prepared for the frighteningly relevant film Get Out. Writer-director Jordan Peele’s Get Out was a horror satire that sharply explored racial relations in America. The film garnered Peele...

Senior Stefan Aguirre as a power ranger welcomes the elementary students with a low-five.

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March 20, 2019

Senior Stefan Aguirre as a power ranger welcomes the elementary students with a low-five.

Juniors Carly Corso, Rachel Everard and Spencer Spears as Cinderella, Snow White, Belle say hello to an arriving elementary student.

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March 20, 2019

Juniors Carly Corso, Rachel Everard and Spencer Spears as Cinderella, Snow White, Belle say hello to an arriving elementary student.

Junior Claudia Obenschain as Tinker Bell happily waves to the elementary students as they arrive.

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March 20, 2019

Junior Claudia Obenschain as Tinker Bell happily waves to the elementary students as they arrive.

Juniors Leif McCoy and Declan Leach as Han Solo and Spiderman, senior Kaeden Click as Marshmallow Man greet the elementary students as they arrive for the Tiny Tots concert.

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March 20, 2019

Juniors Leif McCoy and Declan Leach as Han Solo and Spiderman, senior Kaeden Click as Marshmallow Man greet the elementary students as they arrive for the Tiny Tots concert.

Junior Spencer Spears as Belle prepares to give a high-five.

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March 20, 2019

Junior Spencer Spears as Belle prepares to give a high-five.

Junior Spencer Spears as Belle discusses her gloves to a kid.

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March 20, 2019

Junior Spencer Spears as Belle discusses her gloves to a kid.

Junior Alice McNett as Elsa talks to a kid as she arrives for the Tiny Tots concert.

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March 20, 2019

Junior Alice McNett as Elsa talks to a kid as she arrives for the Tiny Tots concert.

Senior Kaeden Click and Irene Liu dressed as Marshmallow Man and Mulan for the Tiny Tots concert.

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March 20, 2019

Senior Kaeden Click and Irene Liu dressed as Marshmallow Man and Mulan for the Tiny Tots concert.

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‘Captain Marvel’ soars female empowerment to new heights

March 16, 2019

Male superheroes have seemingly appeared everywhere in the golden age of comic-book films. “Captain Marvel” is the latest entry from Marvel studios that aspires to break traditional gender barriers...

Junior Fernando Escobar-Medina believes as a gay Latino that society should open their minds to new ideas and embrace acceptance towards others.

Escobar-Medina describes coming out as a gay Latino

February 26, 2019

“I was about six years old when I first knew. I didn’t know there was a word for it, I just kind of knew I liked guys.” At the young age of six, junior Fernando Escobar-Medina found himself questioning...

Amber Corriston directs ensemble members during a rehearsal of the school's musical 'Legally Blonde'.

Corriston choreographs ‘Legally Blonde’

February 25, 2019

Behind the midst of glamourous sets and the forty-something students moving their bodies on stage, dance teacher Amber Corriston guides the musical cast through the sensational movements involved with...

“BlacKkKlansman” delivers a fierce punch to racist American ideals

February 16, 2019

Intro Director Spike Lee returns to form with “BlacKkKlansman”, a true yet bizarre story of a black man infiltrating the KKK. Lee takes no time to plunge into his personal beliefs on racism through...

“Green Book” is a crowd-pleasing road trip of a film

February 8, 2019

Intro Many films come along the way that are worthy of Best Picture: films that deserve to nominated and Oscar bait films.“Green Book,” is a rare film that draws a line in between both of those...

Sophomore Tessa Lohnes works in the online grocery pickup department at Walmart.

Lohnes recalls bizarre experiences working at Walmart

January 29, 2019

Notorious for being an unpredictable environment, Walmart has offered sophomore Tessa Lohnes a closer look of working in a real-life workplace. The idea of working at Walmart grabbed her attention by its...

Seniors Samantha Little, Jan Marie Joven and Kyle Brown pose for a picture after being recognized as seniors.

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January 29, 2019

Seniors Samantha Little, Jan Marie Joven and Kyle Brown pose for a picture after being recognized as seniors.

Swim coach Richard Morrell huddles up with the senior swimmers after recognizing them during the meet.

[Photo] Valley District Duals meet recognizes senior swimmers

January 21, 2019

Swim coach Richard Morrell huddles up with the senior swimmers after recognizing them during the meet.

Junior Ritt Culbreth swims the 100 yard backstroke.

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January 21, 2019

Junior Ritt Culbreth swims the 100 yard backstroke.

Juniors Jacob Seefried and Ritt Culbreth (middle, right) join senior Ali Shama for a picture during the senior recognition.

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January 21, 2019

Juniors Jacob Seefried and Ritt Culbreth (middle, right) join senior Ali Shama for a picture during the senior recognition.

Freshman Luz Fulgueiro-Fuchs and seniors Anna Rath and Christa Cole cheer on the teammates during the meet.

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January 21, 2019

Freshman Luz Fulgueiro-Fuchs and seniors Anna Rath and Christa Cole cheer on the teammates during the meet.

Senior Christa cole prepares to dive in after her team mates touches the wall during a relay event.

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January 21, 2019

Senior Christa cole prepares to dive in after her team mates touches the wall during a relay event.

Junior Grace Gabriele participates in the 100 yard breaststroke event.

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January 21, 2019

Junior Grace Gabriele participates in the 100 yard breaststroke event.

Junior Ritt Culbreth (right) presents senior William Daniel with a gift during the senior recognition.

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January 21, 2019

Junior Ritt Culbreth (right) presents senior William Daniel with a gift during the senior recognition.

Senior William Daniel swims in the 100 yard butterfly race.

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January 21, 2019

Senior William Daniel swims in the 100 yard butterfly race.

Sophomore Stanley Inouye swims in the 100 yard backstroke event.

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January 21, 2019

Sophomore Stanley Inouye swims in the 100 yard backstroke event.

Sophomore Stella Alexiou takes a breath during her 100 butterfly swim.

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January 21, 2019

Sophomore Stella Alexiou takes a breath during her 100 butterfly swim.

Senior James Henderson (center) leads the seniors in a cheer after their recognition at senior night.

[Photo] Henderson reflects after final year in the pool

February 28, 2019

Senior James Henderson (center) leads the seniors in a cheer after their recognition at senior night.

Junior Lily Gusler swims the breakstroke portion of the 200 Individual Medley event. It consists of a 50 of butterfly, backstroke, breakstroke and freestyle.

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February 28, 2019

Junior Lily Gusler swims the breakstroke portion of the 200 Individual Medley event. It consists of a 50 of butterfly, backstroke, breakstroke and freestyle.

Freshman Owen Johnston swims in the 100 yard breaststroke.

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February 28, 2019

Freshman Owen Johnston swims in the 100 yard breaststroke.

Sophomore Mia Constantin participates in the 200 freestyle.

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February 28, 2019

Sophomore Mia Constantin participates in the 200 freestyle.

Junior Olivia Arndt swims the final length of her 100 backstroke race.

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February 28, 2019

Junior Olivia Arndt swims the final length of her 100 backstroke race.

Junior Grace Gabriele (right) recognizes senior Andi Fox with a gift.

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February 28, 2019

Junior Grace Gabriele (right) recognizes senior Andi Fox with a gift.

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‘The Favourite’ provides wonderfully wicked period drama

January 16, 2019

Synopsis “The Favourite” is a twisted tale of lust, manipulation and ambition between 18th century lovers. Director Yorgos Lanthimos creates an extravagant period piece filled with dark humor and...

For Pizano, the refreshing romance , incredible supporting cast, memorable soundtrack and meaningful cinematography all contribute to the movie's potential to win Best Picture.

‘A Star is Born’ reincarnates beautiful, emotional romance

December 25, 2018

Intro The fourth time's the charm with another remake of the classic Hollywood story “A Star is Born”. The film serves as the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper, but it also shines a spotlight...

Junior Grace Miller celebrates Jewish traditions during the holiday season.

Miller reflects on Jewish traditions, lifestyle

December 23, 2018

Skimming page by page of the Torah, she absorbed the native language of a dying culture. In her spare time, junior Grace Miller can be found teaching herself the basic principles of the Hebrew language....

The Best Picture nominations for the 91st Academy Awards.

Popular Predictions: A Series

December 20, 2018

Popular Predictions is a series by senior Kevin Pizano and freshman Sam Rooker where the two review films that they believe are worthy of the 2019 award season. Every week, the two will post a review until...

Senior Domonique Rudd works on a computer program on Scratch.

Beuno-Aguilar, Rudd follow passion in male-dominated computer programming field

December 7, 2018

When we think of what a computer programmer is, many words come to mind. “Woman” is not usually one. Sophomore Emily Bueno-Aguilar is an exception. She received her first look into the world of...

Sophomore Dunstan Williams is dragged down by a Turner Ashby defender on a run play.

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December 7, 2018

Sophomore Dunstan Williams is dragged down by a Turner Ashby defender on a run play.

Junior Austin White bashes a TA player to the ground at midfield.

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December 7, 2018

Junior Austin White bashes a TA player to the ground at midfield.

Senior Marcus Robinson-Jenkins falls forward to pick up extra yardage as he is tackled from behind.

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December 7, 2018

Senior Marcus Robinson-Jenkins falls forward to pick up extra yardage as he is tackled from behind.

Junior Kwentin Smiley rolls out of the pocket to throw a pass.

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December 7, 2018

Junior Kwentin Smiley rolls out of the pocket to throw a pass.

Senior Gabe Poirot sprints down the field to defend a punt.

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December 7, 2018

Senior Gabe Poirot sprints down the field to defend a punt.

Senior Tank Anderson forces a Turner Ashby fumble on a tackle.

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December 7, 2018

Senior Tank Anderson forces a Turner Ashby fumble on a tackle.

Senior Tommy Karageorge blocks a TA defender as he drives him downfield.

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December 7, 2018

Senior Tommy Karageorge blocks a TA defender as he drives him downfield.

Senior Marcus Robinson-Jenkins makes a cut and gets upfield.

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December 7, 2018

Senior Marcus Robinson-Jenkins makes a cut and gets upfield.

The Streaks take the field prior to their game against Turner Ashby. Harrisonburg won the contest 37-0.

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December 7, 2018

The Streaks take the field prior to their game against Turner Ashby. Harrisonburg won the contest 37-0.

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