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Lucia Gabel

Lucia Gabel, Print Managing Editor

Lucia Gabel is a junior at Harrisonburg High School and the print managing editor for the Newsstreak staff. This is Lucia's third year on staff as a page designer and her first as an editor. During the fall, Lucia spends most of her afternoons playing varsity volleyball for HHS. She also plays varsity tennis in the spring. In her free time, Lucia enjoys laughing and making fun of her sister, Nina, and playing around with her two dogs, Louie and Yogi. Some of her passions include dance parties and movie nights. Lucia loves to take trips around the world with her family and be exposed to new cultures and people. Although she can't wait to leave, Lucia enjoys the beauty and easygoing feeling of Harrisonburg by taking long drives with her friends and going on walks around town. In the future Lucia hopes to study psychology and help make a difference in other people's lives.

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Hand sanitizing stations are set up throughout schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

HCPS administrators implement changes moving into second semester

January 29, 2021

As the first semester comes to an end, the Harrisonburg City Public School School Board and staff are revisiting and revising the plan for certain students to return to in person schooling.  “The...

Ayala-Gallo enjoys listening as well as writing about music in his Wikipedia articles.

The (Song) Writer

January 21, 2021

Editing and writing Wikipedia pages is the unconventional hobby which allowed senior Noel Ayala-Gallo to appreciate music in a way that was far beyond the average music lover. “I've been asked the question...

Senior Nisha Farmer prepares to shoot a free throw.

Nisha Farmer

January 19, 2021

Q: Who or what inspires you to work hard as a basketball player? A: Coach [Durmount Perry] and my dad.  Q: Why did you decide to play?  A: I decided to play because I love the competition of...

Senior Blake Metcalf stands atop the podium after winning the Mountain View tournament.

Blake Metcalf

January 19, 2021

Q: Who or what inspires you to work hard as a wrestler? A: My mom inspired me because it kept me out of trouble and kept me working in school. Q: Why did you decide to play? A: My brother was...

Green dances outside of James Madison University where he hopes to attend after high school.

The Performer

January 11, 2021

The bright lights of a stage are a safe and comforting space for many during their high school career. For others, this setting can create less comfort and more concern. Prior to his freshman year, current...

Senior Oziel Valdez found himself through the struggles of high school and looks towards his future and what it holds.

The Storyteller

December 14, 2020

"Imagine the hundreds of stories we’ll create,” Valdez said. “I took that upon myself to create hundreds of stories and [to be the reason for] why I do all that I do.” A quote taken from the...

Sophomore Ella Young dances.

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November 21, 2020

Sophomore Ella Young dances.

Freshman Natalie Corso kicks while dancing during rehearsal.

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November 21, 2020

Freshman Natalie Corso kicks while dancing during rehearsal.

Junior Laura González Dutor jumps during a dance move.

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November 21, 2020

Junior Laura González Dutor jumps during a dance move.

Sophomore Ellie Peaks looks forward while dancing during practice.

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November 21, 2020

Sophomore Ellie Peaks looks forward while dancing during practice.

Senior Michaela Brino-Dean reaches out while practicing.

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November 21, 2020

Senior Michaela Brino-Dean reaches out while practicing.

Junior Olivia King and sophomore Ella Young dance during rehearsal.

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November 21, 2020

Junior Olivia King and sophomore Ella Young dance during rehearsal.

Sophomore Azalea Twining holds up her script as a prop while dancing.

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November 21, 2020

Sophomore Azalea Twining holds up her script as a prop while dancing.

Sophomore Kate Nichols holds a prop while she dances.

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November 21, 2020

Sophomore Kate Nichols holds a prop while she dances.

Junior Noel Parakuo focuses on a dance move.

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November 21, 2020

Junior Noel Parakuo focuses on a dance move.

Students learn a dance by using props from home and social distancing.

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November 21, 2020

Students learn a dance by using props from home and social distancing.

Sophomore Kate Nichols jumps during a dance.

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November 21, 2020

Sophomore Kate Nichols jumps during a dance.

Freshman Natalie Corso kicks during a dance.

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November 21, 2020

Freshman Natalie Corso kicks during a dance.

Dancers dance on a structure that was built for the filming of the musical.

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November 21, 2020

Dancers dance on a structure that was built for the filming of the musical.

Sophomore Ella Young puts up her hands as a part of the musical choreography.

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November 21, 2020

Sophomore Ella Young puts up her hands as a part of the musical choreography.

Choreographer Amber Corriston has worked with students virtually to teach dances to those participating in this years musical. (Photo taken prior to closure of schools and COVID-19 restrictions)

Corriston adapts to new changes for upcoming musical

November 4, 2020

The energy created by a packed auditorium of friends, teachers and families on opening night is an experience that, this year, will be felt through a screen. As restrictions are put in place and gatherings...

Onward Blue Streak Band

October 22, 2020

A message from the Blue Streak Band: The Harrisonburg High School Blue Streak Band has been hard at work during these unusual times working to maintain their standard of excellence, build their community...

Hand sanitizing stations are set up throughout schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Mackail oversees COVID-19 regulations in city schools

October 8, 2020

As the 2020 school year came to an end, Chief Operating Officer of Harrisonburg City Public Schools Craig Mackail was, as usual, focused on keeping students safe, from their bus rides in the morning to...

Choir teacher Bethany Houff conducts her students during a concert.

Houff finds creative teaching opportunities through choir classes

September 30, 2020

As teachers across the country navigate their way through online learning, a specific group of teachers has had to take a more creative path in their instruction. Arts classes like drama, choir and visual...

Cover of the 'Teenager Therapy podcast'. You can listen to the 'Teenager Therapy podcast' on apple podcast, Spotify and other streaming services.

‘Teenager Therapy’ podcast relates to high schoolers

September 28, 2020

Being at home all day in quarantine took its toll on everyone in a different way. I don’t know about everyone else, but sitting at home made me overcomplicate things that were really quite simple. I...

New head girls basketball coach, Tracy Harding, will begin leading the program for the 2020-21 season.

Harding joins as new head girls basketball coach

September 24, 2020

After the loss of head girls basketball coach Durmount Perry, Harding will take the lead over the girls basketball program. See press release above for more information. 

Banks began doing photoshoots towards the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine and has now been able to further develop her social media platform as well as online portfolio.

Banks explores love of photography through local photoshoots

September 11, 2020

At the age of seven, junior Brigid Banks could be found outside in her backyard with her iPod taking pictures of leaves in her garden. Although over the years, Banks has improved her style and camera...

Horneber's siblings do daily school work assigned by their teachers with the help and guidance of Horneber.

Horneber spends quality time with siblings through at home teaching

April 29, 2020

Being trapped in a house 24 hours a day, seven days a week has led families across the world to find new ways to bond together and new activities to keep themselves busy during quarantine. From learning...

Nguyen finds new hobby with acrylics after parents open nail salon

April 20, 2020

Some find that a new set of nails makes them feel confident and bold. Others hope that it shows a little extra spark of personality, but for most it can just make you feel a little bit fancier. For junior...

Junior Emily Nguyen enjoys different colored nails like this set. She likes to be creative and enjoys the way acrylics make her feel more confident about herself.

[Photo] Students at HHS and their nails

April 20, 2020

Junior Emily Nguyen enjoys different colored nails like this set. She likes to be creative and enjoys the way acrylics make her feel more confident about herself.

Many students and teachers are using online communication platforms, like google classroom, to reach out to students in their classes and be able to assign work. It is also a way for students to contact their teachers if they need to.

[Photo] Purnhagen finds organization amidst chaos

April 6, 2020

Many students and teachers are using online communication platforms, like google classroom, to reach out to students in their classes and be able to assign work. It is also a way for students to contact...

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 students react to Cadet Ball’s cancellation

March 29, 2020

The current pandemic, known as the Coronavirus, has shut down major companies, cancelled annual tournaments and interrupted professional sports seasons. Not only has it affected our world globally, it...

Academic team practices with their buzzers during a practice.

Academic team competes in scholastic bowl, expands knowledge and connections throughout team

February 2, 2020

From studying Vincent van Gogh’s Post-Impressionism art to knowing the name of the basketball player who won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls, the academic team practices throughout the school...

Sophomore Ellie Muncy shoots the ball towards the hoop.

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January 27, 2020

Sophomore Ellie Muncy shoots the ball towards the hoop.

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