Poetry Power to empower Hawks to share, appreciate original poetry

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under News, People of HEHS, Student Life

Poetry Power is an open mic event that allows both students and staff to share their personal poetic writing. “We (staff) inspire the students, and the students inspire us as well,” said Therese Loncaric, special education department, who created the event last year along with Terri Berkowitz...

Fall play Radium Girls premieres this week

Fall play Radium Girls premieres this week

Sarah Hazenfield, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


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It’s that time of the year again. This year the drama department brings you a play with a little​ ​history​ ​involved.​ ​It’s​ ​called​ ​Radium​ ​Girls. The story takes place between 1918-1928 in New Jersey, when the element radium was very popular, hence the name. People w...

HEHS students score front row seats at Hamilton

HEHS students score front row seats at Hamilton

Rabiya Salman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2017


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Thanks​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Gilder​ ​Lehrman​ ​foundation,​ ​Hoffman Estates High School ​U.S.​ ​History​ ​students​ ​had​ ​the opportunity​ ​to​ ​see​ ​the​ ​Broadway​ ​musical,​ ​​Hamilton,​ ​​​on​ ​October​ ​19th.​ ​Gilder...

iBoss changes how students use iPads

Mihir Patel, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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The intentions of the cyber-security system called iBoss were good, but the initial roll out caused some frustration for students and staff.  “Their servers just did not have the capacity to handle a district as big as ours,” said Assistant Principal Brian Harlan when describing why iBoss was no...

HEHS students, staff make Halloween special for the community

HEHS students, staff make Halloween special for the community

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


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I think it’s fun to be decorating with friends and make new friends along the way, and it’s very fun to see the kids come in to just receive candy and see their adorable costumes. - Mallika Patil, Senior I think this is a nice experience for the kids. They have a nice community to ...

To wear or not to wear

Steven Hereth, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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We’ve all been through this: you’re rushing to get everything ready for school and shoot out the door just barely getting to the bus, only to realize that you’ve forgotten your ID; you think, “They won’t catch me; wearing IDs isn’t that well enforced anyway.” The policy on school IDs...

Open Mic offers students creative outlet

Tina Muhamedagic, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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  All young talents need an outlet, a place where they can express themselves. This is Hoffman’s very own, Open Mic. “Open Mic was one of those things that didn’t have answers, it was an outlet for them, and people supported you without judgment,” said Yodael Girmay, senior. It...

Social media can be used for positive, negative

Jade Ogunmodede, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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Bullying is an issue that mostly occurs in the lives of high schoolers online and on social media. “Bullying happens mostly on social media,” said Amanda Woszczak, science department. Teachers like Woszczak do notice some type of teasing and bullying going on, but sometimes it really isn’t bullying. “It...

The effectiveness of multitasking

Wiktoria Blacha, Staff Writer

October 7, 2017


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Multitasking has been a debatable topic. Whether students are effectively doing their homework and contributing to the quality work, distractions may take full effect when working on multiple tasks at a time. In Hoffman Estates High School, multitasking occurs to everyone, everywhere. Many people...

Interact Club promotes interaction, volunteerism

Interact Club promotes interaction, volunteerism

Rabiya Salman, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Clubs, News, Showcase

​​Students​ ​at​ ​HEHS​ ​are​ ​making​ ​a​ ​tremendous​ ​difference​ ​to​ ​their​ ​community​ ​while​ ​they have​ ​fun​ ​and​ ​learn​ ​as​ ​while​ ​volunteering​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Interact​ ​Club.​ ​The​...

HEHS​ ​Homecoming​ ​to celebrate ​​past, present via ​theme​ ​“Retro​ ​Rewind”

HEHS​ ​Homecoming​ ​to celebrate ​​past, present via ​theme​ ​“Retro​ ​Rewind”

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Get ready​ ​to​ ​groove​ ​to​ ​the​ ​beat​ ​of​ ​the​ ​greatest​ ​event​ ​of​ ​the​ ​school​ ​year:​ ​Homecoming​ ​2017. The theme​ this year makes this year's Homecoming event more unique and special. “Retro​ ​Rewind”​ ​is​...

National Honor Society seeks scholars, community-minded students

Cody Mui, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Clubs, News, Student Life

It has already been a month since school started, and that means that clubs and activities are also ready to get rolling. The Hoffman Estates Chapter of the National Honor Society is no exception. First and foremost, NHS is looking forward to welcoming all new prospective members. Applications have...

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