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ELECTION SEASON 2020

ELECTION SEASON 2020

Emilio Ponce

January 27, 2020

It is election season and the date for the 2020 election is November 3rd. The political climate in the United States is already a hectic one. While it’s clear that President Trump is the Republican candidate, the top four Democratic candidates running for the presidential nomination according to polls a...

How to avoid getting sick this season

Shira Zimmerman

January 16, 2020

As students return from vacation, bad colds and flu-like symptoms begin to appear. Everywhere students are seen coughing on desks or wiping their noses on their sleeves. Germs are spreading all around the school, but there are ways people can help prevent getting sick themselves.  Lea Tabanke...

Could There Be a Draft?

Could There Be a Draft?

Kate Riccio and Jordan Reader

January 15, 2020

As reported by the University of Michigan, between the years of 1964 and 1973, the U.S military drafted 2.2 million Americans,  ages 18 to 25, to fight in the Vietnam War. To some draftees, the war was justified, and they were honored to serve their country. However, to many others, the draft seemed lik...

Teachers Reveal Midterm Study Strategies

Teachers Reveal Midterm Study Strategies

Simon Norris and Emilio Ponce

January 6, 2020

As midterms rapidly approach (click here for schedule), students often cram in study sessions and stay up late attempting to relearn a semester’s worth of material as fast as possible. Although some students procrastinate, other students simply want to know the best study strategy in order to succeed i...

Vaping, Tardies and Community Service: What you should know.

Vaping, Tardies and Community Service: What you should know.

Audrey Wang, Grace Holladay, and Luke Twomey

December 13, 2019

This year, there were three significant changes made to the High School handbook.  The changes revolved around tardiness, community service, and vaping.  At the beginning of 2019, an email regarding the student handbook was sent to all the students attending school within the district. However, a p...

Dress up and Dress Down Days of Spirit Week

Dress up and Dress Down Days of Spirit Week

Audrey Fusco

November 18, 2019

As Thanksgiving approaches, so does Spirit Week and this year the school couldn’t be more excited. If you are curious about the schedule and want to know what you should get to have the most school spirit, this article is here to help you. Thursday, November 21, 2019: America Day America Day is the perfect day t...

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 ...

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