Marching Band season filled with positive notes

Marching Band season filled with positive notes

Kyung-Ae Prevost, Reporter

December 5, 2019

After weeks of preparation in the sweltering summer heat, the marching band put on great shows all throughout the fall season. Director Hannah Drake said that it was this year where the students felt the most positive and encouraged to do better. When asked to point out a specific memory from this...

HEHS Math Team shows grit in first home meet, wins competition

HEHS Math Team shows grit in first home meet, wins competition

Jodee Capati, Lead Writer

October 2, 2019

Hoffman Estates High School’s Math Team started its competitive season with a “positive slope” as they garnered an overall 1st place in their first math meet. On September 27, the team held its first competition at HEHS. Students readily prepared for their meet with practice hours after school,...

TikTok entertains but also offers creative expression

Rylee Johnson, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

TikTok is taking over. But is it here to stay? Fans of social media who spend more than 60 minutes on their phone every day have no doubt heard of TikTok, formerly known as Musical.ly, which was launched in 2017. The update not only gained new followers fast due to a completely new layout, but...

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,...

HEHS’ 4 for 4: Four reasons the Dance Show is a must see

HEHS’ 4 for 4: Four reasons the Dance Show is a must see

Jodee Capati, Lead Reporter

January 25, 2019

Will the $4 be worth it? Read the article and find out! I’m not a dancer, and I’m sure that not everyone in the audience will be; I didn’t even watch the full rehearsal. Why would I? I didn’t want to spoil it for myself myself. I did see, however, how much talent and effort the dancers hav...

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...

Marching Band, a community of musicians focused on progress

Alexis De Ocampo, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Being a part of the Marching Band community isn’t just about working and marching together; it is about each individual’s responsibility to make the community thrive. Brendon Gates, junior trombonist and sectional leader, knows that after hard work improvement follows. “Marching Band makes ev...

Variety, talent SOAR at this year’s Variety Show

Variety, talent SOAR at this year’s Variety Show

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

I had the opportunity to see Hoffman Estates High School SOAR at this year's Variety Show. Producing this show takes an effort on the part of students and staff. From September 20-22, Directors Jason Stevens, English, Erika Bromley, English, Juan Medina, art, and Christina Ordonez, technology office, wor...

HEHS HoCo: the inspiration, the theme, and the events

HEHS HoCo: the inspiration, the theme, and the events

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

Hoffman Estates High School’s Homecoming theme is all about superheroes & villians, with or without the capes. Last year, Student Council wanted to have the advantage of planning ahead for this year’s homecoming. Through the help of the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are in Student C...

Hoffman Drumline set to bring talent from field to stage

Hoffman Drumline set to bring talent from field to stage

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

Eleven HEHS students are ready to do more than just beat drums and crash cymbals as they “march” their way onto center stage at this year's Variety Show. Starting tomorrow, Hoffman Estates High School is once again holding a Variety Show to let the students share their unique and interesting talents to the ...

Students’ guide to D211’s Career Expo

Students’ guide to D211’s Career Expo

Emily Hunt, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018

Are you thinking about applying to college or for a job one day? Do you have some free time on your hands now, or will have some this summer? Are you looking to gain some experience in a specific career area? If any of these questions apply to you, then the D211 Career Expo is for you. “It's a great...

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