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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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During a practice, sophomore Corey Beshoar gets ready to serve.

[Photo] Boys tennis finishes regular season undefeated

May 26, 2021

During a practice, sophomore Corey Beshoar gets ready to serve.

Current senior Maddie McCay finishes her butterfly race in the 2019 swim season.

[Photo] McCay plans to graduate a year early, attend college in fall

April 9, 2021

Current senior Maddie McCay finishes her butterfly race in the 2019 swim season.

Senior Jenny Arteaga graduates in the modified graduation last June.

Committed senior survey

March 29, 2021

Fill out this google form to be included in a map showcasing all of our senior's accomplishments. https://forms.gle/y3peuNeGVA8V7w4k9

A desk set up for a student in school while learning virtually.

[Photo] Teachers reflect on first full virtual semester

March 2, 2021

A desk set up for a student in school while learning virtually.

A view of Constantins 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 smores 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.

“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 10, 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 teens 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...

These are some main features of McCays ocean themed room. One of her most impressive decorations is her lantern jellyfish. She also has coral and bubble decals on her walls.

McCay remakes room with oceanic theme during COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Although some kids might obsess over games or movies, star swimmer, sophomore Maddie McCay, obsessed over water, more specifically the ocean. Before her room became ocean themed, she had previously painted...

Tracy Turnblad dances for her talent in the Ms.Teen-Hairspray at the end of the musical.

“Hairspray” cast creates 10/10 experience

March 19, 2020

In the weeks leading up to show week, the school was abuzz with talk of this year’s school musical: “Hairspray”. As many know, this year’s musical was special because of it’s immensely diverse...

Assistant principal Joe Glick (left) talks to science teacher Gehrie Blair. I know I’m going to miss working with incredible teachers, Glick said.

Glick announces retirement after 31 years at HCPS

March 17, 2020

After 31 years in the Harrisonburg City School system, with 13 of those spent being a biology and chemistry teacher at HHS and 18 of those spent as an administrator, assistant principal Joe Glick has made...

Library secretary Bradley Walton cleans up the tape on the door to the library.

Walton finds fulfillment in library job

February 29, 2020

Library secretary Bradley Walton had an interesting start to his career. Majoring in  English and Philosophy and Religion, with a minor in Theatre and Speech, he wanted to be a comic book writer out...

Librarian Karen Kaznosky works at her desk in the library. This is her normal spot when she isn’t helping students throughout the library.

[Photo] Love of books inspires job for Kaznosky

February 28, 2020

Librarian Karen Kaznosky works at her desk in the library. This is her normal spot when she isn’t helping students throughout the library.

Ogundipe participates in a activity at her health sciences summer residential Governors School.

Ogundipe gets accepted into MIT, waits for other decisions

February 14, 2020

On average, a senior applies somewhere between seven and ten colleges, according to College Vine. Senior Safiyyah Ogundipe applied to 20 colleges, with some of the most prestigious universities in America...

Freshman Maddie McCay finished a lap during a school swim practice. Outside of swimming for the Streaks, McCay also participates in Westover Waves and the Virginia Gators.

[Photo] McCay finds success in freshman swim season, breaks school records

February 25, 2019

Freshman Maddie McCay finished a lap during a school swim practice. Outside of swimming for the Streaks, McCay also participates in Westover Waves and the Virginia Gators.

The Disney Plus app opens to show the welcoming screen.

[Photo] Disney Plus is the future of entertainment

January 24, 2020

The Disney Plus app opens to show the welcoming screen.

Mr.Martin reads a book at the end of a bookshelf in the library.

[Photo] Martin gets different degree, becomes librarian

January 24, 2020

Mr.Martin reads a book at the end of a bookshelf in the library.

This shows Annies Mac and cheese after it was prepared. The Mac and cheese is their most famous type, shells and white cheddar.

Mac and cheese is the best meal invented by Americans

November 22, 2019

Mac and cheese is an American staple, there is no doubt about that. It is one of the few American foods that taste good and can be healthy if you wanted. It’s quite a marvel that someone is able to take...

Jimmy Barnes works with his nurse, Karen Zirk throughout the day. Shifflett stays with Barnes from 7 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon. “I started working with Jimmy six years ago [and] not much has changed other than him losing a little more body function,” Shifflett said. “He used to be able to do his right elbow and move it back, [but] he slowly lost that function.”

[Photo] Barnes lives with disorder, uses computer to communicate

November 19, 2019

Jimmy Barnes works with his nurse, Karen Zirk throughout the day. Shifflett stays with Barnes from 7 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon. “I started working with Jimmy six years ago [and] not much has...

Junior Dorothy Yates competes in one of her many cheer competitions of this season. This year the cheer team placed second at districts.

Yates struggles with asthma, finds sports that fit her capacity

November 15, 2019

Asthma affects 6.1 million children under 18 years of age and 3.5 million of these children have suffered from an asthma attack. Junior Dorothy Yates suffers from severe asthma symptoms, where her asthma...

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Kid’s Castle upcoming demolition sparks community emotion

November 15, 2019

The sound of children screaming with laughter grew louder as I neared Kid’s Castle. The late afternoon sun cast a golden sheet of light on the wooden turrets as the playground neared its busiest hour...

Wendy, a customer at the Hot Doggeria, celebrates a successful hot dog. Characters rate each dog based on sections of the game.

[Photo] Papa Louie’s Hotdoggeria is a virtual masterpiece

November 13, 2019

Wendy, a customer at the Hot Doggeria, celebrates a successful hot dog. Characters rate each dog based on sections of the game.

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