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


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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


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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...

Students, teachers collaborate on the reading process

Rabiya Salman, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


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Hoffman Estates High School students and teachers have the opportunity to be a part of the Reading Exchange. Once the teachers and students read a common book, they will come together for discussion and pizza. “The Reading Exchange is similar to the reading programs of the past; this one is just...

Volunteering For a Better Cause, a group working to pay it forward

Volunteering For a Better Cause, a group working to pay it forward

Sana Zafer, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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Volunteering For a Better Cause is Hoffman's newest student organization and the Art Department's Juan Medina is at the helm. "I agreed to [help] Volunteering For a Better Cause because of the [students'] enthusiasm," said Medina. "As a teacher of many and parent to three, I aim to guide all who are w...

Senior achieves a prestigious award due to her hard work, dedication

Senior achieves a prestigious award due to her hard work, dedication

Jodee Capati, Staff Writer

November 23, 2016


Filed under People of HEHS, Showcase, Student Life

Determination is what usually leads people to succeed in life, no matter how challenging the obstacle. Jalaj Haryani, senior, gave her best to earn the Tennis Award with a GPA of 4.0 during the fall season. Saying that she was happy is an understatement since it was a mixture of being excited an...

A musical talent in our midst

A musical talent in our midst

Cody Mui, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016


Filed under News, People of HEHS, Showcase, Student Life

There is a new musician in town and he’s reaching out farther than ever. Grant Le is a musician who’s climbed up further and further to share his talent and musical expression with audiences. “I started playing music when I was about 6, with piano being my first instrument. I didn't start viewing...

Homecoming Queen Candidate: Natalie Nagrant

Homecoming Queen Candidate: Natalie Nagrant

Jacquelyn Folmar, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

What qualities do you have that would make you a great homecoming queen? I believe I'm very social. I get along with a lot of people, and I love forging great relationships with people. I just love Hoffman and I feel like this school is my biggest priority. What has been your biggest accomplishm...

Homecoming King Candidate: Ryan Greenwalt

Homecoming King Candidate: Ryan Greenwalt

Cody Mui, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


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Q: What qualities do you have that would make you a great homecoming king? A: I think that I'm a person that others can look up to. I'm in sports and a few clubs and I work hard. I don't drink or smoke either which is a good quality for anyone. Q: What has been your biggest accomplishment during hi...

Homecoming King Candidate: Jorge Morales

Homecoming King Candidate: Jorge Morales

Cody Mui, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


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Q: What qualities do you have that would make you a great homecoming king? A: I just love Hoffman Estates. The four years that I’ve been here, I’ve tried to be positive, I’ve tried to connect with everyone around here, and it has just been a great time. Q: What has been your biggest accomp...

Homecoming Queen Candidate: Amanda Batista

Homecoming Queen Candidate: Amanda Batista

Vanessa Garcia, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

What qualities do you have that would make you a great homecoming queen? I say leadership, organization and honestly. I think humor is also a good quality to have. I think I have that. What has been your biggest accomplishment during high school? I think being able to be a part of band and fla...

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