Class of 2021 keeps sights set on finishing year strong

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.
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...

Fearless Abby Frank is a role model for her peers

Boulder Canyon, Colorado Springs is Abby Frank’s favorite rock climbing destination.
Frank tackles rock climbing like she tackles all aspects of her life, with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Applying to college in the midst of a pandemic

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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...

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...

For the love of engineering

Rube Goldberg brings elementary school students, teenagers together to collaborate and create.
March 13, 2020

Hoffman Estates High School hosted its annual Rube Goldberg event in order to get elementary school kids excited about engineering. This event involved schools from all around the community solving...

Dinosaur Themed Dance Survives Technical Difficulties With A Roaring Night

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...

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