A Look Back: HEHS students find summer fun in the midst of a pandemic

Nayelli Toro, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

After a prolonged period of quarantine, Hoffman Estates High School students found a way to embrace their summer fun while also staying safe during a difficult time. This year, HEHS students explored the...

Music can be a positive outlet during a challenging time

Nivedhaa Naresh Kumar, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Over the past couple of months, quarantine has taken a toll on many individuals. The drastic circumstances of e-learning and isolation can be challenging and, quite frankly, exhausting. Consequently, many...

Geraldyne Guzman has found art to be a helpful outlet for her this year, spending her extra time at home creating this collage on her bedroom wall.

Class of 2021 keeps sights set on finishing year strong

Abby Frank, Lead Reporter January 14, 2021

Watching the seniors graduate and finish off their final semester virtually last year, I think we all sympathized with their situation. Now, as a senior myself, I'm realizing even more just how hard...

Feature Focus: When good relationships go bad

Feature Focus: When good relationships go bad

Toxic relationships can be painful; trusted friends, family members can be key to finding peace in a damaging situation.
Trinity Burgess, Staff Writer December 22, 2020

He got into the car and left and didn’t come back until the next day. He said that because he was working on his recording gig, she should support him and let him use her car whenever he needed it. She...

Boulder Canyon, Colorado Springs is Abby Frank’s favorite rock climbing destination.

Fearless Abby Frank is a role model for her peers

Frank tackles rock climbing like she tackles all aspects of her life, with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
Anand Krishnan, Staff Writer December 22, 2020

Senior Abby Frank has a number of talents, but it is her competitive rock climbing passion that truly sets her apart. Frank competes at the Vertical Endeavors Gym in Glendale Heights and is the captain...

Napping is an artform

Fenella Cassandra Ibias, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

In the year of a pandemic and constant isolation, everyone has found themselves with a little too much time on their hands at one point or another. Some people are lucky enough to have creative talents...

Fashion still matters for some even when learning at home

Isabella Ocampo, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

When in the midst of a pandemic and most of the population at home, students don’t always dress up often; however, there are students who make fashion a priority regardless of being at home when learning.  “I...

Feature Focus: The Influence of Personal Aesthetics

Charlotte Castelan, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

You might have heard the word “aesthetic” being used often on social media to describe a trendy outfit, a visually appealing TikTok of someone’s daily routine, or even just someone's appearance....

Afternoon tutoring sessions offer students additional academic support

Abby Frank, Lead Writer November 3, 2020

With the countless changes in students' school schedules this year, a sense of normalcy can be a big help, which is exactly what the HEHS afternoon support sessions provide. Students can come either...

A positive mindset helps make remote learning manageable

Leidy Bonilla, Staff Writer October 18, 2020

Remote learning has become the norm for schools during the pandemic. While there are drawbacks, there also are some benefits that can help contribute to a positive mindset.   “An advantage to online...

Quarantine through a screen: The quickly growing gaming trends

Charlotte Castelan, Staff Writer October 1, 2020

As the coronavirus keeps our high school community stuck inside, students have become quick to adapt to circumstances during this confusing time. Hawks are finding the best ways to study, spending time...

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Applying to college in the midst of a pandemic

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...

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