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 school is not having to wake up that early and get ready for school," said Sarai Cano, freshma...

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 with family, and taking advantage of free moments to practice hobbies; specifically gaming. Video...

Applying to college in the midst of a pandemic

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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 should be. The difficulties of this particular situation are especially noticeable with the...

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 embarking on your first year as a Hawk. Yet, the simple joy of experiencing your first spring assembly ...

For the love of engineering

Kyung-Ae Prevost and Nayelli Toro

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 a simple task in a really complicated way. Wayne Oras, a PLTW teacher at HEHS, mentions that the...

Dinosaur Themed Dance Survives Technical Difficulties With A Roaring Night

Nayelli Toro and Kyung-Ae Prevost

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 the night perfectly. “They played 2000’s throwback music most of the night,” said Kaylee Tuchmann,...

Commentary: The Multicultural Show offers a 30-minute trip around the world

Jodee Capati, Lead Writer

March 5, 2020

Now that senior year is here, I often find myself reflecting. I reflect on the values HEHS instills in its students. I think about how much S.O.A.R. has taught me. A prime demonstration of what we have learned via S.O.A.R. took place recently during the Multicultural Show on February 28. The A in...

HEHS demonstrates diversity through the arts

Daniela Martinez, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Hoffman Estates High School ended the first semester with a showcase of student talents and a celebration diversity.  The Fine Arts Assembly featured performances from the Symphonic Winds, Jazz band, Orchestra, Madrigals, the Shades of Blue as well as Varsity Hip-Hop. The Varsity Speech and Acting...

Vox is a club for both the trained and the novice singer

Vibha Ranganathan, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Vox is a contemporary a cappella group for the non-singer. It encourages people to step out of their comfort zone and experiment with their voices. “[We work on] A capella pop music. We imitate instruments and sing like soloists. And don’t forget the beatboxing. Anybody can do it and it’s a...

The Madrigals are dedicated to the art of practice and performance

Graciela Ruiz, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

While the Madrigal Dinner is the most visible part of being in Madrigals, the first chance for the group to showcase their talents comes in October. A renaissance faire called Stronghold occurs from October 4th to October 6th, and gives the madrigals troupe the opportunity to perform for other faire-goers. For...

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,...

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