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Collateral Damage of School Closures

An empty elementary classroom in Alaska.

Neve Sheckells

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 insignificant change in the education of high school students, particularly because much of the...

HW Health Office Updates

HW Health Office Updates

Lea Tabenkin, HWRHS Nurse

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 in with your place of worship to determine what this may mean for you. On May 25th, we can look for...

Social Distancing: How to Stay Safe During Quarantine

Citizens safely stay six feet apart from each other on a sidewalk

Will Gern and Kaitlyn Menegoni

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 intended to relieve pressures on the medical system, currently overburdened with the amount of criti...

Online Resources To Keep Busy During The Coronavirus

Mia Stebenne

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 boredom has set in and it can be extremely difficult to be productive in times like these. It is difficu...

Activities to Keep One Busy During Isolation

Photo of the popular board game Trivial Pursuit

Kate Riccio, Caleb Schmidt, and Sophie Wilbur

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 six feet “social distancing” guidelines being put into place, it seems there is not much one can...

Was Spirit Week Rigged

Seniors cheer passionately for their dodgeball team

Luke Twomey

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; for some, it's raising a lot of money, and for others, it's having a funny senior prank. This senio...

North Shore Young Writers Conference

North Shore Young Writers Conference

Cooper Blatz

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 is holding a workshop for intensive writing and sharing inspirational readings. Three local award-winning write...

Enthusiasm or Extremism: Has Spirit Week Gone Too Far?

Senior line the court during a tense dodgeball game against the Juniors.

Kate Riccio and Jordan Reader

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 after-school activities. When walking through the hallways during spirit week, one sees the explosive...

Do Early Action and Early Decision Truly Matter?

Junior Elisa Voss logging into Naviance

Emilio Ponce

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 trying to determine whether early decision, early action, or regular decision if right for them.  Howev...

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

Confiscated Juuls

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...

Where Does One Learn About Childhood Development or Cooking Nowadays?

Junior Emily Rooney and Maddy Rostad cooking in the teachers' lounge

Audrey Wang, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Many students today might have once faced a dilemma like this: Their parents are out for dinner but forgot to leave money for pizza. Teens find themselves asking the question: What do I do? In the 1970s, this was not a question; students felt confident in their cooking abilities because of a class ...

Are Robots Taking Over the World?

Are Robots Taking Over the World?

Cooper Blatz

November 21, 2019

Are robots taking over the world? Robotics Club advisor Mr. Shippen, says, “Yes, given enough time robots will replace almost every job. Maybe not in the immediate future, but eventually.” This club meets after school every Tuesday in room 202, and everyday during build season (January 4th to ...

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