HEHS students offer thanks to frontline workers

Paige Schneider, Staff Writer

June 12, 2020

While people were stuck at home under Coronavirus restrictions, many Hoffman Estates High School students have been wondering how to help out the community and support healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “People at home can help out by wearing masks, distancing themselves fro...

HEHS student inspired to give back

Abby Frank, Staff Writer

May 24, 2020

While coronavirus definitely took many high school students off guard, it has also created many opportunities in ways no one could have expected. Many of our own Hoffman Hawks have taken this time to embrace new hobbies, learn new skills, and commit themselves to exciting learning experiences. One jun...

HEHS Class of 2020 graduates virtually, celebrates at home

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

May 19, 2020

The HEHS Class of 2020 will go down in history as the first and (hopefully) last graduating batch to celebrate a graduation ceremony online and at home. Even though most students hoped for an actual in-person graduation ceremony, it still holds a special meaning towards us. Whether it may be celebrate...

Senior parade celebrates students, offers opportunity for farewells

Science Teacher Barry Jeong shares an important reminder with HEHS seniors.

Graciela Ruiz, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Hoffman Estates High School held its first ever Senior Parade on May 13. For two hours, teachers lined up around the school, waving, smiling, and cheering with signs in their hands and balloons on their tables. “I thought it was nice of the teachers to do something like that for the seniors, and...

Pamela Ivanova: the girl behind the camera and the senior year video

Pamela Ivanova: the girl behind the camera and the senior year video

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

May 14, 2020

We’ve heard rumors of a “senior year video” ever since the beginning of our senior year.  Let’s meet the girl behind the camera, the brain behind the idea: Pamela Ivanova. Pamela Ivanova is a HEHS senior who is involved in many activities such as Film Club and Operation Snowball. She also plays Lacrosse ...

TikTok battle becomes way to pass time, make memories

Kyung-Ae Prevost, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

In the midst of quarantine and this global pandemic, people have found it increasingly challenging to stay occupied yet safe. However, some HEHS students have taken advantage of their newfound free time and challenged each other to a “TikTok battle”. “It really just started off as a [response...

Class of 2020 video offers hope, unity

Jodee Capati, Lead Writer

April 16, 2020

It all starts with one idea and, in this case, one video highlighting many voices, all in this together. This is the Class of 2020, a class act. During these times of isolation and hardships, all individuals are being prevented from seeing friends, mentors, and loved ones. During these times of iso...

Hawks find ways to stay connected even while socially distancing


Jodee Capati, Lead Writer

April 15, 2020

It’s been more than a month since one announcement shook the HEHS community with an official school closure that was supposed to last for two weeks… or so we thought.  COVID-19, the culprit behind the lives and time lost, remains the reason for the transition from traditional to online learnin...

For the love of engineering

Kyung-Ae Prevost and Nayelli Toro

March 13, 2020

Hoffman Estates High School hosted its annual Rube Goldberg event in order to get elementary school kids excited about engineering. This event involved schools from all around the community solving a simple task in a really complicated way. Wayne Oras, a PLTW teacher at HEHS, mentions that the...

The musical, Chicago, takes center stage

Graciela Ruiz, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

This year's musical, Chicago, will entertain and inform. The musical begins this Wednesday and is not one to miss. “This show is something that no school in D211 has done before," said Andrew Luswick, a senior and a lead actor. "With mature themes like murder and adultery and the power to explo...

The HEHS Dance Show brought the variety, diversity, and passion

The HEHS Dance Show brought the variety, diversity, and passion

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

January 28, 2020

Ever get that sudden feeling to get up and vibe with the music you listen to? Whatever song it is, it causes you to let your body free and experience the beat and tempo.  Well, some HEHS students experienced that feeling on January 24th and 25th as they performed in our very own dance show, revealing a wide ...

Poms squad works hard, supports each other like family

Rylee Johnson, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Hoffman Estates High School's Poms squad has worked hard this year and it shows. The team is a family, which has helped it to be successful this year. “The coaches are great and I made so many friends," said Annel Wipachit, sophomore. "It feels like a family.” The team performed a coordinated...