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...

Social media can be used for positive, negative

Social media can be used for positive, negative

Jade Ogunmodede, Staff Writer

November 25, 2017


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Bullying is an issue that mostly occurs in the lives of high schoolers online and on social media. “Bullying happens mostly on social media,” said Amanda Woszczak, science department. Teachers like Woszczak do notice some type of teasing and bullying going on, but sometimes it really isn’t bullying. “It...

The best game of the year

Aman Malik, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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Hoffman Estates High School makes the first football game feel like the last, especially when the students are involved in making this a huge event and building up the excitement. When students are preparing for the first football game, they are seen in a different state. They are a lot more energized...

Open Mic offers students creative outlet

Tina Muhamedagic, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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  All young talents need an outlet, a place where they can express themselves. This is Hoffman’s very own, Open Mic. “Open Mic was one of those things that didn’t have answers, it was an outlet for them, and people supported you without judgment,” said Yodael Girmay, senior. It...

Commentary: HEHS Homecoming Court 2017

Commentary: HEHS Homecoming Court 2017

Alyvia Moore, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


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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


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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


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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...

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