The effectiveness of multitasking

Wiktoria Blacha, Staff Writer

October 7, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

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


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

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...

2017 Variety Show Preview

2017 Variety Show Preview

Kaylee Pryble, Staff Writer

September 6, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Q:​ ​What​ ​is​ ​your​ ​act​ ​in​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​V-Show? A:​ ​I​ ​am​ ​singing​ ​and​ ​playing​ ​ukulele. Q:​ ​What​ ​piece​ ​will​ ​you​ ​be​ ​performing​ ​and​ ​how​ ​did​ ​you​ ​choose​ ​it? A:​...

Injuries can sideline athletes

Wiktoria Blacha, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Athletes have all been in this situation. They either have a large foot cast or have injured themselves pretty badly, which then interferes with a sport. Oftentimes, athletes know that something like this would have happened, but they are frustrated and angry with themselves for getting it this bad. They are...

The Animation King

Eric Zurick, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under News, People of HEHS

Going up on stage, seeing all of the people who support you, despise you, and seeing the reward you rightfully deserve. Shane Cloherty, a sophomore in Hoffman Estates High School, won first prize at Sight & Sound Film Festival sponsored by Tribeca Art College and won first prize in animation. He...

Teacher’s impact on HEHS to last beyond retirement

Teacher’s impact on HEHS to last beyond retirement

Bella Alansari, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Keith Peak, better known as Mr. Peak, has been a math teacher and Girls’ Track and Field throwing coach at Hoffman Estates High School since 1988 and is planning to retire after this year. In his time here, he has positively influenced many people, made unforgettable relationships, and has earned respect...

Staying determined is key to success in sports

Emily Fenn, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

The softball looked at her with evil eyes. It was controlling her and stopping her from doing what she loves. The pitcher grabbed the ball, but the softball wouldn’t stop staring at the girl on the mound. The ball flew towards her and shouted threats. But before the ball caused any harm, the girl ran...

Boys track and field investment in the process pays off

Natalie Pethes, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

The gun goes off. The crowd screams. The Hoffman Estates boys track and field team burns up the meet. Declan Rustay dashes across the finish line while Daniel Banahan waits to hurdle down the track. Later in the meet Jack Worman and Alex Makrounis take first and second in the long and painful distance...

Respecting each other beyond Respect Day

Krinal Thakkar, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under News

During Hoffman Estates High School’s Respect Day, students had the opportunity to sign an oath, promising to respect peers with special needs. There was even a piece of candy to encourage students to do the right thing: treat others with respect. Candy is a wonderful incentive, but it should not be...

The spring play, Peter Pan, to take audiences on a trip to childhood memories

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Hoffman Estates High School’s spring play, Peter Pan, might be a familiar story; however, this original approach will bring the story alive and take audiences back to the time when they didn't want to grow up. English Teacher Denise Gilbert, the spring play’s director, believes a children’s...

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