Staying motivated during remote learning is a work in progress

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Fenella Cassandra Ibias, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

Remote learning has become the first resort for many schools to continue teaching over the past few months due to COVID-19, and the struggles have just started to become real. Hawks are scrambling to find the motivation to sit in front of a screen for hours a day, maintain good grades, and deal with...

Once Upon a Pandemic

Once Upon a Pandemic

Nayelli Toro, Kyung-Ae Prevost, and Abby Frank

October 13, 2020

Although remote learning has brought great difficulty this year, Hoffman Estates High School found a way to celebrate homecoming despite unusual circumstances. This year, HEHS worked alongside Schaumburg and Conant High School to introduce the “Homecoming Crosstown Showdown,” while also allowing...

Applying to college in the midst of a pandemic

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Abby Frank, Lead Writer

September 24, 2020

When it comes to applying to college, the process is stressful no matter what’s going on in the world, but during a global pandemic, it makes sense that students are concerned about what their next steps should be. The difficulties of this particular situation are especially noticeable with the...

Brooklyn Fuscone breaks personal record, pool record

Fuscone demonstrates perfect form in a competition last year.

Abby Frank, Lead Writer

September 22, 2020

Brooklyn Fuscone, senior on the HEHS Girls’ Varsity Swimming and Diving team, proved to everyone this past Wednesday that the pandemic is not slowing down her season as she broke not only her personal record but Schaumburg’s 6 dive pool record as well. She set a score of 250.25, with Schaumburg’s...

HEHS students offer thanks to frontline workers

Paige Schneider, Staff Writer

June 12, 2020

While people were stuck at home under Coronavirus restrictions, many Hoffman Estates High School students have been wondering how to help out the community and support healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “People at home can help out by wearing masks, distancing themselves fro...

Senior parade celebrates students, offers opportunity for farewells

Science Teacher Barry Jeong shares an important reminder with HEHS seniors.

Graciela Ruiz, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Hoffman Estates High School held its first ever Senior Parade on May 13. For two hours, teachers lined up around the school, waving, smiling, and cheering with signs in their hands and balloons on their tables. “I thought it was nice of the teachers to do something like that for the seniors, and...

Pamela Ivanova: the girl behind the camera and the senior year video

Pamela Ivanova: the girl behind the camera and the senior year video

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

May 14, 2020

We’ve heard rumors of a “senior year video” ever since the beginning of our senior year.  Let’s meet the girl behind the camera, the brain behind the idea: Pamela Ivanova. Pamela Ivanova is a HEHS senior who is involved in many activities such as Film Club and Operation Snowball. She also plays Lacrosse ...

TikTok battle becomes way to pass time, make memories

Kyung-Ae Prevost, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

In the midst of quarantine and this global pandemic, people have found it increasingly challenging to stay occupied yet safe. However, some HEHS students have taken advantage of their newfound free time and challenged each other to a “TikTok battle”. “It really just started off as a [response...

Commentary: An open letter to all Hawks


April 16, 2020

Freshmen,     You entered high school thinking you were going to experience all of your firsts. From the first day of your high school career, your eyes glimmered with innocence as you planned on embarking on your first year as a Hawk. Yet, the simple joy of experiencing your first spring assembly ...

Class of 2020 video offers hope, unity

Jodee Capati, Lead Writer

April 16, 2020

It all starts with one idea and, in this case, one video highlighting many voices, all in this together. This is the Class of 2020, a class act. During these times of isolation and hardships, all individuals are being prevented from seeing friends, mentors, and loved ones. During these times of iso...

Hawks find ways to stay connected even while socially distancing


Jodee Capati, Lead Writer

April 15, 2020

It’s been more than a month since one announcement shook the HEHS community with an official school closure that was supposed to last for two weeks… or so we thought.  COVID-19, the culprit behind the lives and time lost, remains the reason for the transition from traditional to online learnin...

Dinosaur Themed Dance Survives Technical Difficulties With A Roaring Night

Nayelli Toro and Kyung-Ae Prevost

March 5, 2020

The students of Hoffman Estates High School had a wild night at this year's Winter Formal. How ironic that the theme for this dance was Jurassic World right after Valentines Day. Oddly, this theme fit the night perfectly. “They played 2000’s throwback music most of the night,” said Kaylee Tuchmann,...