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3 Dead due to Virus Spread by Mosquitoes

3 Dead due to Virus Spread by Mosquitoes

Jordan Reader

October 31, 2019

It's a cool autumn night in October, but game fields across the state remain empty. The risk of a life-threatening virus is foremost in parents' and students’ minds alike. Eastern equine encephalitis, known to many as EEE, is a mosquito-borne infection that causes the brain to swell. According to the...

Where Have All the Freshmen Gone?

Where Have All the Freshmen Gone?

Kate Riccio and Jordan Reader

September 26, 2019

As of Thursday, September 5th, there were only two freshmen signed up to run for office. But by the time elections rolled around on Wednesday, September 11th, all 8 positions had been filled. 75% of the applications were passed in on the day they were due Friday, September 6th. Though ninth-graders...

Competing to help the Community: The Acord Food Drive

Competing to help the Community: The Acord Food Drive

Matt Dearborn, Maggie Kelley, and Mark Rowe

September 24, 2019

On Friday, September 13th, students and some faculty at Hamilton-Wenham Regional Highschool came together to help load donated food into cars to be brought to the Acord Food Pantry. During the first two weeks of school, the four grade levels and the faculty were competing to see who could donate t...

Time to get your head in a book this summer

Time to get your head in a book this summer

Lisette Leonard, Staff Writer

May 31, 2019

  Summer reading list is out! This year's summer list contains many varieties and a diverse collection of books to cater to all different types of readers. It contains classics by authors like Ernest Hemingway, but also writing about more current issues like climate change. Even if you don’t lik...

Saying Goodbye to Our Class of 2019!

Saying Goodbye to Our Class of 2019!

May 31, 2019

Although the seniors have finished up with classes, finals, prom, Seniors Helping Seniors, and their class dinner, their experience at HWRHS is not quite over. There are two upcoming events, both open to the public. The Candlelight Ceremony is today, May 30th, at 8:00 p.m. It will take place in the ...

Student Elections

Student Elections

Vivienne Willett, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

On Wednesday May 29, all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, voted for student officers to lead their class. The freshmen met in the auditorium, the sophomores in the cafeteria, and the juniors in the middle school multi-purpose room. Candidates prepared speeches and students listened closely. After much...

Food (drive) for thought: an update on Max and Timothy’s food drive

Food (drive) for thought: an update on Max and Timothy’s food drive

April 26, 2019

All HWRHS students attending school between April 1st and April 12th heard Max Vanderwilden and Timothy LaBudde promoting their food drive during morning or afternoon announcements and saw their decorated collection boxes in the lobby. With these announcements and the following school involvement, what...

The General Consensus’ evolution: a note from the editor

The General Consensus’ evolution: a note from the editor

Brendan Callahan, Editor-In-Chief/Graphic Designer

April 12, 2019

Dear Reader, Welcome to The General Consensus, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School’s student news source. Our staff includes students in Journalism class, outside writers and photographers, and teacher advisor Mr. Hickey. This year, along with creating content and building a team, the newspaper ...

Annual Poetry Day – This Friday, April 12th

Annual Poetry Day – This Friday, April 12th

Adam Blanchard, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Do you have any poetry you are proud of? How about a poem from one of your favorite authors? It doesn’t matter whether it's an original poem or not, you are welcome to read some poetry during the HWRHS annual Poetry Day. It will be happening on Friday, April 12th and is open to all students, wh...

An adventure in Peru

An adventure in Peru

Molly Doane

April 11, 2019

Have you ever dreamed of seeing new places, learning about and experiencing different cultures, meeting new people and helping different communities? Our school provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the diversity of Peru and experience the lessons from Spanish classes firsthand. You can ex...

Hamilton-Wenham kicks off Red Sox opening day

Hamilton-Wenham kicks off Red Sox opening day

Alison Campbell and Audrey Wang

April 9, 2019

The Red Sox opening day is today, April 9th. The Red Sox will host the Toronto Blue Jays for their first home game of the season. It will kick of their 119th home season and their 108th at Fenway with the game starting at 2:05 pm. The ceremonies will start at 1 pm today with the unveiling of ...

Max and Timothy organize event for a good cause: food drive accepting donations until April 12th

Max and Timothy organize event for a good cause: food drive accepting donations until April 12th

Niall Merrett and Brendan Callahan

April 2, 2019

Over the next two weeks HWRHS students and faculty are encouraged to donate nonperishable food to support the Acord Food Pantry. All donations are being accepted in the high school lobby. These donation will support families who are in need of nutritional meals. Heading this food drive are Max Vanderwilden...

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