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Mia Constantin

Mia Constantin, Print Editor in Chief

Mia Constantin is a senior, and this is her fourth year on the Newsstreak staff. She is the Print Editor In Chief this year. She swims year round on a club swim team and the school team in the winter. She is also part of the Governor's STEM academy, National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta at HHS. Outside of school, she enjoys travelling, surfing, hiking, thrifting, photography, hanging out with her dog, baking, cooking and trying new doughnut flavors. Mia also enjoys learning new languages. She is bilingual in English and Romanian. In the future, Mia plans to swim in college, study engineering and go abroad to Italy.

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A view of Constantin's work area for school. She has had technological issues with her computers, so she uses two for the job of one.

Is online harder than in-person school?

February 10, 2021

Throughout this historical time of complete digital learning, one question has plagued my thoughts; Is school easier now than when I was actually in a school building?  Extracurriculars pushed aside,...

Alexis stands in a field of flowers. She is passionate about the environment and wants to become and environmental sustainability law.

The Humanitarian

February 8, 2021

Like many children in the area, senior Stella Alexiou was born in Harrisonburg. Although she has lived in one place her entire life, it has been anything but stagnant.  Alexiou has travelled inside...

Nichols, Butler first high school students to get COVID-19 vaccination in Harrisonburg

February 3, 2021

According to “Our World in Data,” 32.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given out. Four of those 32.8 million doses were given to senior Chloe Nichols and junior Juju Butler. They...

Velker in front of the plane she regularly flies. Her lessons are based out of the Weyers Cave airport.

The Pilot

January 25, 2021

In order to become an astronaut, one has to know how to fly a plane. After dreaming of becoming an astronaut her entire life, senior Eva Velker decided to take private airplane flying lessons. Falling...

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[Photo] Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game “League of Legends,” quickly rises in popularity

January 22, 2021

Campise plays League of Legends with juniors Joshua Sun, Luke Tao and Arjun Kunver and freshmen Aiden Ringwald and Alejandro Berrios. Players normally get together in a video or phone call to communicate...

Healy competes in a home meet during her 202 season.

Elizabeth Healy

January 19, 2021

Friday afternoon and the only sounds you can hear coming from the gymnasium are thud, creek, and the scraping of velcro. Peeking your head in, you see gymnasts from across the county and athletes of all...

Isabel Campillo swims breaststroke during warm up.

Isabel Campillo

January 19, 2021

As both of her sisters went through their high school careers running year round, senior Isabel Campillo decided she wanted to pursue swimming during the winter instead. Although Campillo ended up running...

Senior Silas Benevento-Zahner in his junior mugshot.

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January 19, 2021

Senior Silas Benevento-Zahner in his junior mugshot.

Junior Alexis Moats and Kacie Boone sit at the Fused Cafe.

Fused Cafe offers socially-distant learning

December 28, 2020

Spending every day at home and barely getting out of the house because of the amount of homework is the reality for many students in the area. That helped create the idea of a socially distanced cafe,...

Mayor Deanna Reed poses for a picture inside City Hall.

Reed wins reelection, plans to continue fulfilling campaign promises

December 10, 2020

Harrisonburg native and Harrisonburg High School alumna, Mayor Deanna Reed, didn’t take a traditional path into becoming an elected official. She never expected herself to run for political office, much...

Students get in a line to get their s'mores made by SCA advisor Danae Delozier during a basketball game last year.

[Photo] Freshmen develop ideas for future SCA events

December 11, 2020

Students get in a line to get their s'mores made by SCA advisor Danae Delozier during a basketball game last year.

Gabriele wears his mask while waiting outside of Westover pool where he practices in the mornings.

Virginia Gators continue practice, despite cancellation of high school season

November 30, 2020

Despite there being no school sanctioned winter sports this year, the Virginia Gators of Harrisonburg are still swimming with COVID-19 guidelines in place. Practices for the Virginia Gators started...

The movie poster for

“Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” blows away expectations

November 24, 2020

Released June 26, 2020 on Netflix in the midst of the pandemic, “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” became a viral sensation. From the catchy music, nostalgic beats and star studded cast,...

This is the sticker voters get after voting in person.

First time voters excited to fulfill civic responsibility

November 3, 2020

First time voters in Virginia are experiencing a pandemic and a highly contested Presidential election. These two experiences combined make for a unique voting experience. Masks must be worn at all...

Fitzgerald poses for a head shot.

Debra Stevens Fitzgerald

November 1, 2020

Q: Why are you running for the school board? A: There are a lot of things that I wanted to do when I ran the first time four years ago, and some of them I thought we were a lot closer to in January...

Swayne stands in front of the land where HHS 2 will be built.

[Photo] Dominic “Nick” Swayne

November 1, 2020

Swayne stands in front of the land where HHS 2 will be built.

Du right before a celebratory feast during her cultural training. She did not eat like this every day.

New college adviser Du, offers life experience, knowledge to seniors

October 9, 2020

Imagine applying to college with little guidance from your parents, who didn't go to college themselves. That is the reality for many students in our area. Virginia College Advising Corps College adviser...

The library last year before the pandemic, this may not be what the library looks like now.

[Photo] Librarians make ways to check out books during pandemic

October 1, 2020

The library last year before the pandemic, this may not be what the library looks like now.

Senior Aiden Dupuis swims

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September 25, 2020

Senior Aiden Dupuis swims

Senior Nathan Brown gets ready to hit the ball into the middle net.

Brown, Wells create Spikeball club amidst pandemic

September 20, 2020

The ball bounces off of the net as another player slaps it back, only for the ball to bounce off of the net, prompting a dive for the ball to save the game. This continues until a groan of anger is heard...

Fox (second from right) with her teammates during a swim meet.

Fox finds first year difficult yet enjoyable

September 9, 2020

March came with COVID-19, and college students heading back to their hometowns in an attempt to contain the spread. Alumni Andrea Fox was one of the many freshmen sent back home after only spending a semester...

Buses pull up to the school for early morning drop off.

[Photo] Counseling Department announces instructions regarding first day of school

August 27, 2020

Buses pull up to the school for early morning drop off.

This is the second overlook from the same hike I mentioned in the last picture. At the end of this hike there is a nice level camping site, if wanted.

[Photo] Hiking spots around Harrisonburg

May 22, 2020

This is the second overlook from the same hike I mentioned in the last picture. At the end of this hike there is a nice level camping site, if wanted.

This is an example of the average teen's screen time throughout the week.

Teen phone addiction becomes problematic in schools

May 8, 2020

A recent study by the Pew institute found that around 50% of all teens are addicted to their electronic devices, more specifically their smartphones. This percentage also comes from teens admitting that...

Arndt does a practice dive at one of her training pools, now closed due to COVID-19.

Swim practice and meet cancellations disappoint Arndt

March 26, 2020

Imagine spending six days a week, 11 months a year practicing a sport, only to have to stop abruptly because of a reason out of your control. That’s exactly what happened to Virginia Gators club swimmer...

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