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Tandel holds his skis. COVID-19 did not stop him from skiing at Massanutten.

Sid Tandel, Photography Editor in Chief

Sid Tandel is a senior at HHS and will be working as the Photography Editor in Chief this year. This is his fourth year on staff. Sid plays tennis in the spring and enjoys running indoor track and skiing with friends in the winter. During the winter, Sid also works at Massanutten Ski Resort as a ski instructor.  His favorite things to do in his free time is watching numerous reruns of Friends or hanging out with friends.

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Junior Javante Chacon runs the ball down the field.

[Photo] Chacon transfers to continue football career

April 15, 2021

Junior Javante Chacon runs the ball down the field.

Owen Stewart participates in an interview with local ESPN radio during his senior year at Harrisonburg High School. (This photo was taken before the pandemic set in).

Stewart pursues sports writing career

April 4, 2021

Being a Starbucks Barista may occupy HHS alumni Owen Stewart’s time during the day, but after work Stewart writes for a blog page called “Fan4Racing.com” writing articles covering NASCAR drivers...

Senior Nathan Henderson poses for a picture after a swim meet with the Spotswood Dolphins in 2012.

Nathan Henderson

January 19, 2021

Q: “What was your favorite moment from the swim team?” A: “I think my favorite moment from the swim team was all the quality time I spent with my teammates and the bonds that were created by the...

Brown goes into the last 50 meters of his race.

Nathan Brown

January 19, 2021

Q: What was your favorite memory from the swim team? A: My favorite memory from the swim team would have to be regionals last year because I swam pretty well for my event and we just had a lot of fun...

Tandel holds his skis. COVID-19 did not stop him from skiing at Massanutten.

[Photo] Sid Tandel

August 25, 2020

Tandel holds his skis. COVID-19 did not stop him from skiing at Massanutten.

Brown leans in to hit the ball.

[Photo] Brown, Wells create Spikeball club amidst pandemic

September 20, 2020

Brown leans in to hit the ball.

Junior Alex Macalueys father previously worked in seperate countries assisting refugees. This picture was taken while he was in Angola, Africa.

Macauley worries for healthcare working parent

May 29, 2020

With the current pandemic COVID-19, junior Alex Macauley’s father has had to put in overtime hours. Macauley’s father works at RMH hospital assisting patients with psychiatric concerns.  “I’m...

Senior Jacob Seefried streams League of Legends duo queue ranked with junior Alex Macauley.

Seefried starts Twitch streaming during quarantine

May 21, 2020

To account for lost time spent with friends during the absence of school, senior Jacob Seefried has started streaming on Twitch with other students at HHS. Through streaming, Seefried has continued his...

Screenshot of Lonely Eyes, the third song off Lauvs album ~how im feeling~. You can stream his album on all music platforms.

Lauv illustrates modern expression through second album

March 22, 2020

After teasing the album for over 13 months with the initial release of “i’m so tired,” American pop-artist Ari Leff, or Lauv, finally released “~how i’m feeling~” on March 6, 2020. While most...

Sophomore Adam Osinkosky serves the ball in his match as the three seed against Fort Defiance. The end score for this match was 10-4 Harrisonburg.

COVID-19 offers Osinkosky room for improvement

March 17, 2020

With the continued spread of COVID-19, the state of Virginia declared this a state of emergency and mandated that all high school sports cease practices and games for two weeks. This mandatory closure...

Counselor Norment schedules junior Nathan Henderson his courses for next years.

[Photo] HHS offers new variety of classes for next year

April 17, 2020

Counselor Norment schedules junior Nathan Henderson his courses for next years.

Junior Sid Tandel holds his cat, Squeaky. I like Squeaky because hes really nice sometimes but he also leaves me alone when I dont want to deal with him. Hes also a Hemingway cat so he has cute little thumbs, Tandel said. Tandel prefers cats since they are less messy and needy overall.

[Photo] Cats are more useful than dogs

February 1, 2020

Junior Sid Tandel holds his cat, Squeaky. "I like Squeaky because he's really nice sometimes but he also leaves me alone when I don't want to deal with him. He's also a Hemingway cat so he has cute little...

Senior Julia Rudd designed 10 Ducks and a girl in a computer graphics class for her VCU portfolio. The focus in the picture is the bright yellow contrasting with the dull background, Rudd said.

Rudd reflects on high school art career

January 31, 2020

While most artists have a specific niche that they pertain to, one just wasn't enough for senior Jay Rudd. Rudd paints, illustrates and graphic designs. Rudd has taken art 1 and 2 and has also taken graphic...

Junior Thomas Shulgan hits a jump on Diamond Jim at Massanutten Ski Resort. I really prefer Paradice but Diamond Jim is the only black diamond open right now so it has to do, Shulgan said.

Shulgan drops track to further snowboarding skills

January 30, 2020

“The best feeling in the world is the adrenaline rush you get from speeding down a hill on a snowboard. It’s like no other.” After running indoor track during the winter last school year, junior...

Math is not needed in high school curriculum

Math is not needed in high school curriculum

December 17, 2019

You get home from a long day of practice, ready to end the day off with a good meal and a long, enjoyable rest, but then you realize you have math homework. You open your textbook to the assigned page,...

According to thelinguist.com, it takes 480-720 hours to fully gain fluency in a language, which is far more than what is taught in a high school class.

Foreign language classes are unnecessary to graduate

October 23, 2019

Mandatory foreign language classes should not be a requirement for an advanced diploma in Virginia. High school is looked at as a time to diversify your knowledge in many different subjects and to pick...

Senior Kate Cummings competes with other students for a free t-shirt. The competition was to finish the sentence of lines from Alexanders books.

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October 23, 2019

Senior Kate Cummings competes with other students for a free t-shirt. The competition was to finish the sentence of lines from Alexander's books.

Kwame Alexander reads passages from his book Swing and asks the audience to finish the last word of each sentence.

[Photo] Alexander kicks off "The World is my Classroom" initiative

October 13, 2019

Kwame Alexander reads passages from his book "Swing" and asks the audience to finish the last word of each sentence.

Randy Preston plays the guitar as Alexander tells a story from his childhood. The story was about his senior prom and how he serenaded a girl with his poems.

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October 13, 2019

Randy Preston plays the guitar as Alexander tells a story from his childhood. The story was about his senior prom and how he serenaded a girl with his poems.

Alexander called up four teachers from the audience for an activity where he would read lines from his books and ask the teachers to finish the last word.

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October 13, 2019

Alexander called up four teachers from the audience for an activity where he would read lines from his books and ask the teachers to finish the last word.

Alexander stays after the show to autograph books hes written and meet fans.

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October 13, 2019

Alexander stays after the show to autograph books he's written and meet fans.

Preston stays after the show to give autographs and meet fans.

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October 13, 2019

Preston stays after the show to give autographs and meet fans.

Senior Spencer Spears reads aloud her speech into a megaphone.

Spears, Benevento-Zahner hold strikes for climate change recognition

October 2, 2019

The week of Sept. 20 marked the record for over 7.6 million people marching the streets to take action for climate change. Junior Silas Benevento-Zahner and senior Spencer Spears, along with the help...

Thomas mixes and edits his song Time-Out in the JMU recording studio.

Thomas pursues music career, obtains inspiration through life

September 21, 2019

“When I was five, my dad was shot by a police officer and from then on I always felt I owed it to him to succeed.” 18 years later, part-time substitute teacher Raiquan Thomas is currently pursuing...

Sophomore Thomas Shulgan designed his puzzle box to only open after panels on either side are pulled out to a certain length.

[Photo] Shulgan uses engineering exploration to further career

June 4, 2019

Sophomore Thomas Shulgan designed his puzzle box to only open after panels on either side are pulled out to a certain length.

Sophomore Thomas Shulgan designed his puzzle box to only open after panels on either side are pulled out to a certain length.

Shulgan uses engineering exploration to further career

June 4, 2019

For most students, they had their introduction to STEM at a younger age. Whether that was through the STEM academies in HCPS' middle schools or through activities in elementary school, students were...

Sophomore Aidan Perkins prepares to hit the ball when hes up to bat  against the Knights of Turner Ashby.

Perkins continues baseball season with travel

June 3, 2019

For most students, the baseball season ended last week, but for sophomore Aidan Perkins, Mount Crawford Summer League prolongs his baseball season. Perkins is in the 16-18U league and competes with other...

Sid starts his Friends re-run for the seventh time.

8 reasons why Friends is a must watch comedy

June 2, 2019

I personally have watched Friends at least six times, so at the risk of sounding too bias, Friends is one of the best comedies and is a must watch TV show and here are eight reasons why. Disclaimer: Spoilers...

[Video] Akbari expresses himself through piano

April 9, 2019

The pianoforte,most commonly known as the piano, is an acoustic, stringed instrument that was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the 1700’s in Italy. A piano is made up of strings and hammers and...

Sophomore Thomas Shulgan and Daniel Shulgan pose for a picture after a hike along the pacific ocean in California.

Shulgan brothers connect through sports

April 3, 2019

The phrase “siblings share genes but not lifestyle traits” doesn’t apply to the Shulgan brothers. Sophomore Thomas Shulgan and freshman Daniel Shulgan have held a close sibling connection and furthered...

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