Improvement, perseverance: Girls’ volleyball achieves both of these goals this season

Improvement, perseverance: Girls’ volleyball achieves both of these goals this season

Graciela Ruiz, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Girl’s volleyball this season was a season devoted to improvement and perseverance. While a change in coaching can be tough, the team held up under the pressure. Coach Patrick Moran has expressed his pride in the hard work of the varsity team. “I am very proud of the girls with all that we...

Girls’ emerging golfers improve skills, achieve goals

Girls’ emerging golfers improve skills, achieve goals

Kyung Ae Prevost, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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When Head Coach Daniel Canace was asked to sum up the season in one or two words, he replied with “growing up”. The team consisted mostly of underclassmen, so the newbies had to learn the ropes quickly. Despite all odds, they were very successful. Two freshman golfers made it to the girls...

Varsity football’s season soars

Varsity football’s season soars

Adele Shirkey, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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The season started with a bang for the HEHS football team and certainly ended with one too. The team, unbelievably, made it all the way to the playoffs for the third year in a row. The team's success, however, can be contributed to the team's determination and support of the community. “Being...

Running straight towards success

Farzana Dawood, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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Boys’ golf season a skill-building experience

Boys’ golf season a skill-building experience

Hinal Patel, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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Boys' golf was a season of improvement and success for most players. Throughout the course of the season, the golfers were practicing very hard and they found success during their meets. During the meets, the players showed grit and were courageous while trying to keep their scores low. The season...

Cross Country: Running circles around the competition

Bu-Turab Ahmed, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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Synergy. That was the theme carrying the HEHS cross country team through its season. “When one of us made a new personal record, we were all bound to have that same success and that happened every single day,” said Alan Wagner, who finished up his senior year by competing in the final conference...

Girls’ tennis team collaborates to build confidence

Shanthini Satheesh Kumar, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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The tennis team showed great improvement throughout the season. As they honed in on their skills, they became more confident players. They not only challenged their opponents, but challenged their teammates during practice. "It was a memorable season, and I will never forget it,"  said Jinal Chaudhari. The...

Cultivating a Soccer “Culture”

Cultivating a Soccer “Culture”

Shyne Alvaro, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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Cleats digging into the turf. Warm up laps. Cool down stretches. The cheers when the ball is kicked into the goal. That's what soccer is. This year, the boys' varsity soccer team had a competitive season, finishing 6th in the Mid-Suburban League. "The players were incredible and worked really hard...

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...

The amusing, unforgettable fall play

The amusing, unforgettable fall play

Katelynn Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Audiences who see this year’s fall play “Mimes and Zombies and Kittens - Oh My!” will walk away with an unforgettable experience filled with laughter and amusement. The play opened November 8 and runs through November 10. The Hoffman Estates High School Theatre is presenting a unique play that...

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


Filed under Clubs, News, People of HEHS, Showcase

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...

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