The effectiveness of multitasking

Wiktoria Blacha, Staff Writer

October 7, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Multitasking has been a debatable topic. Whether students are effectively doing their homework and contributing to the quality work, distractions may take full effect when working on multiple tasks at a time. In Hoffman Estates High School, multitasking occurs to everyone, everywhere. Many people...

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...

HEHS​ ​Homecoming​ ​to celebrate ​​past, present via ​theme​ ​“Retro​ ​Rewind”

HEHS​ ​Homecoming​ ​to celebrate ​​past, present via ​theme​ ​“Retro​ ​Rewind”

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Get ready​ ​to​ ​groove​ ​to​ ​the​ ​beat​ ​of​ ​the​ ​greatest​ ​event​ ​of​ ​the​ ​school​ ​year:​ ​Homecoming​ ​2017. The theme​ this year makes this year's Homecoming event more unique and special. “Retro​ ​Rewind”​ ​is​...

National Honor Society seeks scholars, community-minded students

Cody Mui, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Clubs, News, Student Life

It has already been a month since school started, and that means that clubs and activities are also ready to get rolling. The Hoffman Estates Chapter of the National Honor Society is no exception. First and foremost, NHS is looking forward to welcoming all new prospective members. Applications have...

2017 Variety Show Preview

2017 Variety Show Preview

Kaylee Pryble, Staff Writer

September 6, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Q:​ ​What​ ​is​ ​your​ ​act​ ​in​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​V-Show? A:​ ​I​ ​am​ ​singing​ ​and​ ​playing​ ​ukulele. Q:​ ​What​ ​piece​ ​will​ ​you​ ​be​ ​performing​ ​and​ ​how​ ​did​ ​you​ ​choose​ ​it? A:​...

It doesn’t pay to cheat

Santina Herrera, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Halfway throughout the test, you look around and you see a student looking at another students test copying their answers. You keep taking the test so you can finish and not worry about the student cheating because the teacher might walk around and notice that a student is copying their answers on the...

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


Filed under People of HEHS, Student Life

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...

Pursuit of kindness

Jacob White, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under People of HEHS, Student Life

Junior Alison Naranjo is a living breathing example of an ideal friend. An independent introvert, Naranjo is passionate, caring, reliable, and a strong person. She is always available to help someone out of a dilemma and offer open-minded feedback. “I like to help people and I would like to become...

International Women’s Day inspires reflection

International Women’s Day inspires reflection

Bella Alansari, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

International Women’s Day, which was on March 8th, not only was a day to inspire women, but was also a day for women to reflect on women in history that have helped change the views of women and women’s rights. Kirsten Coakley, an English teacher at Hoffman Estates High School, said, women have...

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