The General Consensus

Is the Learning this Fall Actually Effective?

November 13, 2020

Fall of 2020 has been a questioning time. The Hamilton Wenham School District is doing a hybrid schedule, which is three days on an at-home plan and two days in person. It is nearing the beginning of winter,...

COVID-19 Effects On Students

classes outside during the corona virus
November 5, 2020

HWRHS students, as well as adolescents around the world, have been feeling isolated and alone during the COVID quarantine, which may have lasting consequences.   Throughout quarantine, students have...

Collateral Damage of School Closures

An empty elementary classroom in Alaska.
May 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused school closures both nationwide, and subsequently requires students to transition to online learning. Missing real-time interaction with teachers in school may be a rather...

HW Health Office Updates

HW Health Office Updates
May 22, 2020

NEW GUIDELINES Governor Baker announced on Monday what we can expect in phase one of the Reopening plan. Houses of worship are allowed to have 40% occupancy and outdoor services are encouraged. Check...

Social Distancing: How to Stay Safe During Quarantine

Citizens safely stay six feet apart from each other on a sidewalk
May 14, 2020

Roughly two months ago the U.S. found itself thrust into a new way of life that involved "Social distancing." This new term is a preventative method meant to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus cases...

Online Resources To Keep Busy During The Coronavirus

May 11, 2020

As many adjust more to social distancing guidelines after school closed on March 13th. It has been a long few weeks and there is still another month or more ahead of social distancing and quarantine. The...

Activities to Keep One Busy During Isolation

Photo of the popular board game Trivial Pursuit
May 11, 2020

During the past few weeks, it has been extremely difficult for the majority of Americans to keep themselves busy. With nonessential businesses shutting down, schools adjusting to virtual learning, and...

Was Spirit Week Rigged

Seniors cheer passionately for their dodgeball team
Seniors Walkout Over Loss
January 16, 2020

Perhaps the most memorable ending of spirit week was lead by none other than the beloved senior class, who capped off the eventful week by walking out of the gym. Every class is remembered for something;...

North Shore Young Writers Conference

North Shore Young Writers Conference
January 9, 2020

If you love to write creatively, then you may be interested in an upcoming workshop. This an opportunity to become a stronger writer of stories, poems, etc. The North Shore Young Writers Conference...

Enthusiasm or Extremism: Has Spirit Week Gone Too Far?

Senior line the court during a tense dodgeball game against the Juniors.
December 20, 2019

When asking what part of the school year is your favorite, most students would quickly answer spirit week. The five days kick off the holiday season with friendly competitions, fun dress days, and popular...

Do Early Action and Early Decision Truly Matter?

Junior Elisa Voss logging into Naviance
December 13, 2019

The early part of the school year can certainly be a stressful and hectic one, especially for upperclassmen who wish to go to college. Many seniors across the country are working on their application and...

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

Confiscated Juuls
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...

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