Reflections of a successful season

Sarah Hazenfield, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under News, People of HEHS, Sports

The freshman boys volleyball team had a very successful season. Their record was 4 wins, 6 losses for conference, and they scored third place in two of their tournaments. The boys had a lot of positive energy and a hard-working attitude.  Q: Why did you choose to join volleyball? Vasquez: It seemed...

Students’ guide to D211’s Career Expo

Students’ guide to D211’s Career Expo

Emily Hunt, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Are you thinking about applying to college or for a job one day? Do you have some free time on your hands now, or will have some this summer? Are you looking to gain some experience in a specific career area? If any of these questions apply to you, then the D211 Career Expo is for you. “It's a great...

Photo story: the music that brings the musical to life

Photo story: the music that brings the musical to life

Fiona Holloman, Staff photographer

March 1, 2018


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The pit orchestra musicians practice with a wide variety of percussion instruments used in the musical, Once On This Island. The instruments that are shown include the congas, bongos, cabasa, cymbals, woodblock, and maracas. (Left-right) John Emiliano, Christina Wood, Brendan Gates, Haley Dellac...

This year’s musical, Once on this Island, will engage and entertain

This year’s musical, Once on this Island, will engage and entertain

Vanessa Garcia, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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This year’s musical is one not to be missed. It will capture audiences with its score, characters and universal story line Once On This Island is a special story centered around how “love is more powerful than any obstacle,” said Zoe Elerby, a cast member. “It brings the audience back to ...

What is the secret to success? HEHS cheerleaders might have figured it out

Sarah Hazenfield, Staff Writer

February 24, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Hard-work, extensive training, and traditions all made this competition season very successful for the Hoffman Estates High School cheerleading team. “The team was more like a family and had such a close bond," said Angela Kleich, freshman. "We had great accomplishments even after switching to an...

Hoffman’s BPA sets sights on advancing in competition

Hoffman’s BPA sets sights on advancing in competition

Emily Hunt, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

For every year since Business Professionals of America has been a club at Hoffman Estates High School, individuals have placed at State competitions and have earned their chance to compete at the National level. The team's continued success has been the result of focus and hard work. “I wanted to...

Early start time: real life preparation or harmful to student health?

Early start time: real life preparation or harmful to student health?

Erik Searle, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


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Sunny Park wakes up at 6:15, and gets ready for the day. She leaves the house at 7:00, having barely eaten breakfast and sustaining herself entirely on coffee before getting in her car and driving off. This sounds like a standard day for a career motivated person in the working world right? Except...

Practicing towards perfection

Practicing towards perfection

Kaylee Pryble, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, People of HEHS, Showcase, Student Life

They say practice makes perfect, and the Hoffman Estates High School music students are definitely practicing towards perfection. “I originally started on the piano and took classical lessons, but it personally wasn’t my thing,” said senior Grant Le. “What really got me interested in music...

Got stress?

Got stress?

Jade Ogunmodede, Staff Writer

December 22, 2017


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Maddie​ ​Johnson,​ ​a​ ​senior​ ​in​ ​high​ ​school,​ ​has​ ​a​ ​job and​ ​has​ ​to​ ​work​ ​a​ ​double​ ​shift.​ ​She​ ​also​ ​has​ ​school​ ​tomorrow.​ ​She​ ​has​ ​three​ ​finals​ ​to study​ ​for​...

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


Filed under News, Student Life

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


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

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...

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