Get in the Ring

Jayley Fairgrieves, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

It is four o’clock in the morning on a weekday. While everyone else in the house is sound asleep, you have already begun to make your oatmeal, which you are heavily sick of but it was either that or a half dozen raw eggs...yuck... It is now time for your morning exercise routine, which is rather...

Students belt out their feelings, opinions

Nayelli Toro, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

A young girl sits in the back of the room with a disinterested look planted on her face. Teenagers roam the room, dancing, singing, and just having the time of their lives. Songs she isn’t familiar with are blasting through the black speakers across the room. I don’t fit in, she thinks to herself,...

NHS’ first-ever “Pies 4 Smiles” is a huge success

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

April 25, 2019

For the past few years, National Honor Society chooses to host its “Dunk Tank” fundraiser for a specific purpose. This year, NHS chose to create a “Pies 4 Smiles” fundraiser, where four teachers were nominated to get “pied” in their faces by selected students. “We kind of collaborated...

Annual HEHS activity continues to connect school, community

Annual HEHS activity continues to connect school, community

Kathryn Sklena, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

The Amy Rudolph tournament has been an annual activity every February for the last 38 years at Hoffman Estates High School. The tournament brings together the school community, as well as the outside community and those who live in the area. The event is “a fundraiser basketball tournament for high...

Hoffman Hawks show off at Fine Arts Assembly

Graciela Ruiz, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

The Fine Arts Assembly is just one of the many assemblies that Hoffman Estates High School holds throughout the year, but it holds a particularly special role; the assembly allows students to see all the talent their school has to offer and allows them to see the results of the hard work of their peers. “I...

Poetry Power empowers individuality

Poetry Power empowers individuality

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

December 4, 2018

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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...

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