The amusing, unforgettable fall play

The amusing, unforgettable fall play

Katelynn Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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Audiences who see this year’s fall play “Mimes and Zombies and Kittens - Oh My!” will walk away with an unforgettable experience filled with laughter and amusement. The play opened November 8 and runs through November 10. The Hoffman Estates High School Theatre is presenting a unique play that...

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


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“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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Practicing towards perfection

Practicing towards perfection

Kaylee Pryble, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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They say practice makes perfect, and the Hoffman Estates High School music students are definitely practicing towards perfection. “I originally started on the piano and took classical lessons, but it personally wasn’t my thing,” said senior Grant Le. “What really got me interested in music...

Seniors prepare for life beyond HEHS

Seniors prepare for life beyond HEHS

Steven Hereth, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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The most important time for high school seniors is approaching quickly. This is the time at which many students are applying to colleges. Students all over the school talk of scholarships, recommendation letters, and getting into the school of their dreams, while many other students still do not know...

Poetry Power to empower Hawks to share, appreciate original poetry

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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Poetry Power is an open mic event that allows both students and staff to share their personal poetic writing. “We (staff) inspire the students, and the students inspire us as well,” said Therese Loncaric, special education department, who created the event last year along with Terri Berkowitz...

Social media can be used for positive, negative

Social media can be used for positive, negative

Jade Ogunmodede, Staff Writer

November 25, 2017


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Bullying is an issue that mostly occurs in the lives of high schoolers online and on social media. “Bullying happens mostly on social media,” said Amanda Woszczak, science department. Teachers like Woszczak do notice some type of teasing and bullying going on, but sometimes it really isn’t bullying. “It...

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