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Sam Rooker

Sam Rooker, Staff Reporter

Sam Rooker is a Freshman at Harrisonburg High school. He’s an easy going guy with a lot of creativity. He finds himself curious about almost everything. Tsa, Playing Bass Clarinet, Performing onstage, and Salvaging parts to build Pc’s are just a few of the things he’s invested his time into. He also enjoys Cooking, Bicycling, and photography. A Harrisonburg native, he has a brother at THMS, and he looks forward to expanding his horizons at HHS.

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A Letter to the Editors

A Letter to the Editors

June 7, 2021

5/23/2021 To The Editors and Staff of HHS Media        Dear Editors and Staff of HHS Media,  My name is Sam Rooker and I am a student at Harrisonburg High School,   It...

[Video] Shazam!

April 27, 2019

Grant measures an animatronic bird.

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April 27, 2019

Grant measures an animatronic bird.

Freshman Riley Collins and Calvin Riley work on music design.

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April 27, 2019

Freshman Riley Collins and Calvin Riley work on music design.

Freshman Micah Cessna builds an Arduino animatronic bird.

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April 27, 2019

Freshman Micah Cessna builds an Arduino animatronic bird.

Hermes works on a TSA competition dragster for states.

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April 27, 2019

Hermes works on a TSA competition dragster for states.

The animatronic team builds a circuit board for an animatronic bird.

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April 27, 2019

The animatronic team builds a circuit board for an animatronic bird.

Battle of the Biopics

Battle of the Biopics

February 22, 2019

Intro The role of a biopic is to tell a living person's story, whether it be a specific moment in time of a life or the entire arc of a life. Biopics risk the ability to be elevated to truly great films...

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an original take on a classic genre

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is an original take on a classic genre

January 25, 2019

Intro Netflix has had a rocky track record with the success of its original films with works like “Bird Box” and “Bright” falling short of expectations. This in addition to the intense doubt...

Referee looks on as players warm up for their match.

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January 25, 2019

Referee looks on as players warm up for their match.

Freshman Dylan Burnette looks on as  eighth grader Joel Alvarado gets ready to shoot a free throw.

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January 25, 2019

Freshman Dylan Burnette looks on as eighth grader Joel Alvarado gets ready to shoot a free throw.

Sophomore Brayden Hinkle races for the ball.

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January 25, 2019

Sophomore Brayden Hinkle races for the ball.

Freshman Dylan Burnette prepares to defend against an opposing player.

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January 25, 2019

Freshman Dylan Burnette prepares to defend against an opposing player.

Coach Burgess speaks with a HHS supporter as the teams warm up.

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January 25, 2019

Coach Burgess speaks with a HHS supporter as the teams warm up.

Broadway player carries the ball down court.

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January 25, 2019

Broadway player carries the ball down court.

Rooker is confident that with excellent writing and visuals, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse has the potential to be recognized with some of the best films of the year as an animated feature.

‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ is best animated film in long time

January 12, 2019

Intro 2018 was a great year for films. However, there was one film that pushed the boundaries of what film is capable of: “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”. Most of you are probably thinking to...

Rooker believes Black Panther has the potential to win Best Picture , drawing attention to the lack of diversity that had previously been associated with the awards.

Black Panther stands out as well-crafted, creatively designed film

December 21, 2018

Intro The first film that we believe is in the running for best picture: Black Panther. The film stands out in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as one of the most well-crafted and creatively...

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...

The blue police box, iconic to the show, is a time machine.

‘Doctor Who, Season 11’ proves utter disappointment.

December 10, 2018

I question what convoluted board meeting birthed the hodgepodge of hot garbage that is season 11 of “Doctor Who”. I’ve been a fan of Doctor Who ever since the revival of the show in 2001. I could...

Band Director Daniel Upton gives an inspirational talk to the band after their performance.

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December 10, 2018

Band Director Daniel Upton gives an inspirational talk to the band after their performance.

The Band lines up for the finale of their show.

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December 10, 2018

The Band lines up for the finale of their show.

The Saxophone section plays during movement two of their show.

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December 10, 2018

The Saxophone section plays during movement two of their show.

Members of the Clarinet section practice the second movement of their show.

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December 10, 2018

Members of the Clarinet section practice the second movement of their show.

Sophomore Ethan Malcolm warms up for practice before the POC competition on October 20th.

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December 10, 2018

Sophomore Ethan Malcolm warms up for practice before the POC competition on October 20th.

Freshman Gino Rodriguez, Seniors Alison Munoz and Jaden Graham, and Junior Forrest Matter; practice their runs for the third movement of their show.

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December 10, 2018

Freshman Gino Rodriguez, Seniors Alison Munoz and Jaden Graham, and Junior Forrest Matter; practice their runs for the third movement of their show.

Junior Forest Matter, Seniors Jaden Graham and Alexia Munoz, begin their much anticipated show.

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December 10, 2018

Junior Forest Matter, Seniors Jaden Graham and Alexia Munoz, begin their much anticipated show.

The low brass section practices their forward marching.

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December 10, 2018

The low brass section practices their forward marching.

Junior Lizzy Burzumato practices a set as the band does a run through of their show.

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December 10, 2018

Junior Lizzy Burzumato practices a set as the band does a run through of their show.

Sophomore Kirk McClay looks to the drum majors as the band readies for a full run of their show.

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December 10, 2018

Sophomore Kirk McClay looks to the drum majors as the band readies for a full run of their show.

Freshman Josh Sun practices minutes before the band presents their show at bridgeforth stadium.

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December 10, 2018

Freshman Josh Sun practices minutes before the band presents their show at bridgeforth stadium.

Senior Irene Liu prepares to salute the judges as the band enters the field.

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December 10, 2018

Senior Irene Liu prepares to salute the judges as the band enters the field.

“Empire of the Sun“ proves Spielberg’s greatest work

“Empire of the Sun“ proves Spielberg’s greatest work

October 2, 2018

“Schindler's List” is widely considered Steven Spielberg's best historical drama, but I believe one of his lesser known projects deserves the title place. I strongly believe “Empire of the Sun”...

Daredevil season 3 is set to release in 2018, ahead of schedule.

Hype builds for season three of Marvel’s “Daredevil”

September 27, 2018

It was announced in July at San Diego Comic-Con this past year that Marvel’s “Daredevil” would be renewed for a third season. This confirmed fans’ suspicions that Matt Murdock would return to defend...

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