Commentary: HEHS Homecoming Court 2017

Commentary: HEHS Homecoming Court 2017

Alyvia Moore, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under People of HEHS, Showcase, Student Life

Homecoming week is an excitement-packed couple of days that students look forward to from the first day of school. Each day is accompanied with a sporting event, hallway decorating, and spirit theme dress-up days for students. With this year's theme, "Decades," our school was transformed into a beautiful...

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...

The plight of women in Pakistan

Shivani Vyas, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under People of HEHS, Student Life, Uncategorized

Domestic violence, lack of education and childhood marriage: these scenarios seem extreme to American women but represent a way of life for those in Pakistan. As early as 10, women are pressured to think about their future: marriage. Since in Pakistan fairness is considered beautiful, parents force...

Actor profile: Peter Pan prepares to propel audiences to Neverland

Actor profile: Peter Pan prepares to propel audiences to Neverland

Kaylee Pryble, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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A. Gierczak will be playing Peter Pan, the lead character, in the upcoming HEHS production of Peter Pan. This acting role “...is fun and not serious. [It is] very lighthearted, something both the cast and audience would really enjoy.” Gierczak, who gained stage experience in the productions...

Living up to society’s ideal

Shivani Vyas, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


Filed under People of HEHS, Student Life

In society little girls often are told early on to look pretty or to behave a certain way to fit the society’s ideal of what it means to be female; this can only become more of an issue once those little girls become high school students. In high school girls learn to realize their potential and...

Elective classes offer students choice, potential focus for future

Shykera Lampley, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017


Filed under People of HEHS, Student Life

High school electives have been a student favorite since they were created. High school electives not only give students a choice on the classes they may want to take, but high school electives also give students a broader view of the different careers they can get into. “I think high school electives...

Dress up or not to dress up

Natalie Pethes, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017


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The idea of Formal Tuesdays, which was recently introduced through a SOAR lesson, has both students and teachers considering how the initiative might impact HEHS. “My coach says that dressing formally uplifts our moods throughout the day,” said Jessica Hagen, a current senior cross-country and...

Pursuit of kindness

Jacob White, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


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Junior Alison Naranjo is a living breathing example of an ideal friend. An independent introvert, Naranjo is passionate, caring, reliable, and a strong person. She is always available to help someone out of a dilemma and offer open-minded feedback. “I like to help people and I would like to become...

Tennis coach brings sunshine to the court

Tennis coach brings sunshine to the court

Emily Fenn, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under People of HEHS, Showcase, Sports

Greg Rouse, the boys and girls varsity tennis coach as well as special education teacher, is undeniably a funny, kind, and sympathetic person. He has taught his fellow coaches and players valuable lessons. What the tennis players will probably remember most about him is how he calls everyone ‘sunsh...

A balancing act

Jacquelyn Folmar, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under News, People of HEHS

Colin Maher, senior, earned the Scholar Award for his outstanding GPA throughout his years of high school, balancing learning with a love for sports. Since his youth, Maher has always aspired to be the best he can be. From the pitch to the classroom, he has given it his all in everything he does....

Senior achieves a prestigious award due to her hard work, dedication

Senior achieves a prestigious award due to her hard work, dedication

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

November 23, 2016


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Determination is what usually leads people to succeed in life, no matter how challenging the obstacle. Jalaj Haryani, senior, gave her best to earn the Tennis Award with a GPA of 4.0 during the fall season. Saying that she was happy is an understatement since it was a mixture of being excited an...

A musical talent in our midst

A musical talent in our midst

Cody Mui, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016


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

There is a new musician in town and he’s reaching out farther than ever. Grant Le is a musician who’s climbed up further and further to share his talent and musical expression with audiences. “I started playing music when I was about 6, with piano being my first instrument. I didn't start viewing...

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