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...

Unified Soccer: connections leads to success

Emily Hunt, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under People of HEHS, Sports

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...

The best game of the year

Aman Malik, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under People of HEHS, Sports

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...

To wear or not to wear

Steven Hereth, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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We’ve all been through this: you’re rushing to get everything ready for school and shoot out the door just barely getting to the bus, only to realize that you’ve forgotten your ID; you think, “They won’t catch me; wearing IDs isn’t that well enforced anyway.” The policy on school IDs...

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...

Social media can be used for positive, negative

Jade Ogunmodede, Staff Writer

October 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...

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


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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


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


Filed under People of HEHS, Showcase, Student Life

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


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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...

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