Poetry Power empowers individuality

Poetry Power empowers individuality

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, People of HEHS, Showcase

Poetry Power has been created in honor of National Poetry Month, yet a few are aware of it. It is an event meant for both students and staff to gather and celebrate their love for poetry. Karissa Kalnas, last year’s winner, joined Poetry Power last year as a sophomore and was surprised and proud...

iCompete Mentors: changing the future hawks for the better

iCompete Mentors: changing the future hawks for the better

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

November 4, 2018


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iCompete was established in 2012 and originated from the Palatine Park District/High School. John Ulrich and Barbara Nocula, both Hoffman teachers, were asked to create a similar program by former principal, Jim Britton. The program is focused on helping elementary students from John Muir through conn...

HEHS Band’s “Sounds of the Stadium” Concert: from bleachers to center stage

HEHS Band’s “Sounds of the Stadium” Concert: from bleachers to center stage

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

November 4, 2018


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Our very own HEHS Band is known for performing at bleachers, both in the gym and at Garber Stadium, and I got to witness their performance up close during their concert. 138 HEHS Band members, along with 28 color guard members, performed on October 17, 2018 in the main gymnasium of HEHS. Drum M...

HEHS German students go on summertime exchange to Germany

HEHS German students go on summertime exchange to Germany

Jarrett Kolodij, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018


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“It’s something that no one regrets.” These are words from the German Teacher at Hoffman Estates High School, Frau Brew, when asked about the German Exchange program offered at the school. Every other summer, students enrolled in German at HEHS have the opportunity to go to Germany and Austria fo...

The challenge of not being from here or from there

Cindi Perez, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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Even though HEHS is one of the most diverse high schools in Illinois, those who make it diverse often cannot even speak English. “I think I have learned to respect immigrants especially teenagers because they come here not knowing the language and they have to learn the language in four years and tak...

What keeps HEHS running from day to day?

What keeps HEHS running from day to day?

Kyung Ae Prevost, Adele Shirkey, and Farzana Dawood

October 5, 2018


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Students may come to Hoffman Estates High School everyday and not realize just who keeps this school running. Adults who work as janitors, student supervisors, and bus drivers do a lot of work that goes unnoticed in a student’s day to day schedule. “I get all of the buses ready every morning for all of the dri...

Reflections of a successful season

Sarah Hazenfield, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


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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...

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...

Practicing towards perfection

Practicing towards perfection

Kaylee Pryble, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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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...

Seniors prepare for life beyond HEHS

Seniors prepare for life beyond HEHS

Steven Hereth, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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The most important time for high school seniors is approaching quickly. This is the time at which many students are applying to colleges. Students all over the school talk of scholarships, recommendation letters, and getting into the school of their dreams, while many other students still do not know...

Poetry Power to empower Hawks to share, appreciate original poetry

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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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...

Unified Soccer: connections leads to success

Emily Hunt, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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At Hoffman Estates High School, Unified Soccer has provided students with the opportunity to unite and overcome differences, forge new friendships, and experience great success. Head Unified Soccer Coach Julie Phelan has been working with Special Olympics at Hoffman for six years. She says one t...

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