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Toluwani Ola

Toluwani Ola, Page Editor

Toluwani Ola, a member of the Newstreak staff, is currently a senior at Harrisonburg High School and has evolved with HHS Media for the past two years as a writer. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, volunteering at his local hospital and food bank, developing his skills in video editing and production and making money. At HHS, he is active in the STEM Academy and several other extracurriculars such as On the Road Collaborative and the NHS. After high school, he plans to attend a four year university and study biology. Toluwani is excited for this semester of Newstreak as well as the opportunities to contribute to the program.

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Senior Noel Ayala-Gallo poses with his acceptance packet from Eastern Mennonite University.

Ayala-Gallo receives college acceptances, evaluates financial and study options

March 26, 2021

Senior Noel Ayala-Gallo, a Harrisonburg-born Cuban, has begun to plot out the next steps of career. Over the last few months, Ayala has applied to various colleges around the country such as Harvard University,...

Junior Alexis Moats puts groceries into the trunk of a family receiving food.

Students, community members volunteer at Hope Distributed food pantry

March 12, 2021

Hope Distributed Food Bank located behind the First Church of Nazarene in Harrisonburg is a food pantry that has been in operation for almost two decades. Jeff Wilhelm is the executive director of...

After two years of anticipation, Playboi Carti released Whole Lotta Red in Dec. 2020.

“Whole Lotta Red” demonstrates Carti’s artistic evolution despite poor public perception

March 4, 2021

Playboi Carti’s “Whole Lotta Red,” his sixth album and arguably his most hyped one, has been one of the big talking points in the hip hop community for the past few years. When he first announced...

This is IceJJFishs most popular songs music video On The Floor.

Ice JJ Fish is criminally underrated

April 9, 2020

25 year old Chicago-born rapper Daniel McLoyd, better known as “Ice JJ Fish," has been a rising topic in the hip hop community since his initial break in the early 2010s. Best known for his 2013 hit...

The sign for Walmart on 171 Burgess Road in Harrisonburg, Va.

Ayalla-Gallo protects himself while working at Walmart

April 8, 2020

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, Walmart has been a spot for consumers to get the necessities they need during quarantine. Shelves of toilet paper, cleaning supplies and other non-perishable...

Freshmen Ellie Velker and Ellie Peaks pose for a picture together as best friends

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April 8, 2020

Freshmen Ellie Velker and Ellie Peaks pose for a picture together as best friends

Freshmen Aurora Lindstrom and Bailey Pyles pose for a picture as best friends.

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April 8, 2020

Freshmen Aurora Lindstrom and Bailey Pyles pose for a picture as best friends.

Seniors Dlovan Hassan, Whitney Purcell, Sarah Hartman, and Alice Kirby-Woodward pose for picture as best friends.

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April 8, 2020

Seniors Dlovan Hassan, Whitney Purcell, Sarah Hartman, and Alice Kirby-Woodward pose for picture as best friends.

Freshmen Toby Corriston, Emiliano Muniz, and Zeb Miller pose for a picture as best friends

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April 8, 2020

Freshmen Toby Corriston, Emiliano Muniz, and Zeb Miller pose for a picture as best friends

Juniors Amira Lucas and Korry Sochacki for a picture as best friends.

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April 8, 2020

Juniors Amira Lucas and Korry Sochacki for a picture as best friends.

The 3 Amigos

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April 8, 2020

Juniors Dorothy Yates, Makai Organ, and Karleigh Gentry pose for a best friend picture

A drawing of Uma Thurman from the movie Pulp Fiction by junior Kieran Tang.  Uma Thurman is the best actress in the history of the world, Tang said.

Tang follows passion for art

March 9, 2020

Since he was young, junior Kieran Tang has had a passion for art.  “I have been drawing for a very long time, probably since I was five or six years old," Tang said. “Creating art is kind of...

The Decorations around the restaurant add to the overall atmosphere

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March 9, 2020

The Decorations around the restaurant add to the overall atmosphere

Juniors Omid Akbari and Noel Ayala-Gallo Enjoy their meal

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March 9, 2020

Juniors Omid Akbari and Noel Ayala-Gallo Enjoy their meal

Arbys medium roast beef sandwich with curly fries is one of Arbys iconic meals. Arbys sandwiches appear to be 80% meat and 20% bread.

Who eats at Arby’s?

January 9, 2020

With 10 Arby’s in Harrisonburg, I have never seen a single person walk in or out of an Arby’s. I’ve never heard anyone talk about the food at Arby’s or even mention anything about it in general....

Junior Esther Manson sings V.S.O.P. by K. Mitchelle at the annual BSU Talent Show. The talent show also included dance and spoken word performances.

New talents emerge at BSU talent show

December 23, 2019

For the past four years, the Black Student Union (BSU) has hosted and sponsored their annual talent show as a way to fundraise and give participants an outlet to show their fellow classmates and other...

This photo of the Earth is from NASAs Terra Satellite. The Earth has many phenomena that many might not know about.

Interesting facts about the Earth

November 15, 2019

Here on Earth, there are many phenomenons that occur and special attributes that the common person may not know about. The ocean and the sky is blue, but do you know why? In this article, I scrounge together...

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

Papa Louie’s Hotdoggeria is a virtual masterpiece

November 13, 2019

You’re at the front counter once again, ready for another day of work. They’re not here yet, but you know they’re going to come and when they do, they won’t stop until closing time. You always...

Zoelle Bleazard receives comments from her peers and teacher about her performance.

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October 31, 2019

Zoelle Bleazard receives comments from her peers and teacher about her performance.

Zoelle Bleazard begins her solo.

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October 31, 2019

Zoelle Bleazard begins her solo.

Zoelle Bleazard performs her solo for the class to received insightful suggestions.

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October 31, 2019

Zoelle Bleazard performs her solo for the class to received insightful suggestions.

Sydney Shaver dances with classmates during a rehearsal for an upcoming Fine Arts showcase.

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October 31, 2019

Sydney Shaver dances with classmates during a rehearsal for an upcoming Fine Arts showcase.

Sydney Shaver performs her solo to be watched and commented on by her peers.

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October 31, 2019

Sydney Shaver performs her solo to be watched and commented on by her peers.

Maia Wagler performs her routine made entirely by herself.

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October 31, 2019

Maia Wagler performs her routine made entirely by herself.

Sydney Shaver performs the routine created by herself for an upcoming showcase.

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October 31, 2019

Sydney Shaver performs the routine created by herself for an upcoming showcase.

Sophomore Maia Wagler receives input after performing her routine.

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October 31, 2019

Sophomore Maia Wagler receives input after performing her routine.

Dance Teacher Amber Corriston gives one of her students a suggestions and ideas for how they could improve their performance.

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October 31, 2019

Dance Teacher Amber Corriston gives one of her students a suggestions and ideas for how they could improve their performance.

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