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State Wrestling Champion and Herald Staff Writer Ishani Morales Nominated for Athlete of the Week

State Wrestling Champion and Herald Staff Writer Ishani Morales Nominated for Athlete of the Week

Zachary Baru, Faculty Advisor

March 13, 2020

The Herald's own Staff Writer, and State Wresting Champion, Ishani Morales, has been nominated for Masslive's Athlete of the Week. Morales, a junior at Holyoke High School, is going up against athletes all over Western Mass., and voting closes Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8 p.m.  Please click on th...

Gabriel Fernandez Murder Case

Gabriel Fernandez Murder Case

Noeliz Torres, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

*Warning, the following article contains graphic material. Please do not read if sensitive to cases along the lines of abuse*   Gabriel Fernandez, an 8 year old boy who was abused to death for eight months. On May 22, 2013, Pearl Fernandez (mother) called 9-1-1 to report that Gabriel had hit h...

What Lies Beneath My Being

What Lies Beneath My Being

Nyari Garrett, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

The entity of pain has broken me down many times but it has made me who I am today. I could talk about my moments of despair for a lifetime, but one in particular plays a large part in my journey to fight for and understand my identity. One day I was in the living room with my mom and we were watchin...

“Love myself, Love yourself”: How BTS’ message is shifting the western music market, one song at a time

“Love myself, Love yourself”: How BTS’ message is shifting the western music market, one song at a time

Siannah Santos, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

BTS. I’m sure you’ve heard of them. Whether they’re trending on twitter, topping the Billboard charts, or selling out stadium shows, they are always the talk of the town. Recently, the western world has seen K-Pop slowly take over, and have grown a more accepting and positive perspective toward...

My High School Experience

My High School Experience

Ili Alvarez, Digital Editor

January 22, 2020

My senior year is going very well. I’m doing good physically, mentally and emotionally, I have good grades and good people by my side. I got into my top choice schools and even some scholarships. So overall, I'm doing well in school. Many say that you’ll lose friends when you hit your senior year, ...

The balancing act: the struggle of a student balancing school and personal life

The balancing act: the struggle of a student balancing school and personal life

Ili Alvarez, Digital Editor

January 22, 2020

Students have many responsibilities throughout the school year. They must balance their school work, work at their employer and their social lives and even their own social lives. These days it’s hard for young teens to balance work and school work sometimes since most of them barely have time for th...

Dual Enrollment: Doing More Harm Than Good?

Dual Enrollment: Doing More Harm Than Good?

Siannah Santos, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

In 2017, Holyoke High School brought Dual Enrollment to our school, and it hoped to be extremely beneficial to our students. At first glance, the idea sounds amazing and it possesses great benefits. Being a high school student that takes college classes, while obtaining the credits it has to offer is ...

Christmas Around the Globe

Christmas Around the Globe

Alexis Valle & Noeliz Torres, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the holiday season has begun. With families spending time with each other at big dinners or on vacation to somewhere nicer. We all have that special tradition we do with our families that make this time of year all that more special. And the traditions are different...

Luigi’s Mansion 3: Inside Look

Luigi’s Mansion 3: Inside Look

Isaac Aponte, Podcast Editor

December 5, 2019

So now that Spook-Month (AKA October) is over, a ton of brand new games and ports came to the Nintendo Switch. But to me, I was most excited for the game that actually came out on Halloween day, that game being Luigi’s Mansion 3. If you’ve never heard of the Luigi’s Mansion series, it’s a series...

Rolling Through Holyoke: Residents Asked to be Cautious With Increased Amtrak Service

Rolling Through Holyoke: Residents Asked to be Cautious With Increased Amtrak Service

Zachary Baru, Faculty Advisor

October 29, 2019

For the first time in nearly half a century, Holyoke once again is connected to a busy passenger rail corridor linking to New York and Washington, D.C.  But with this increased access to transportation comes a major safety concern: ensuring that everyone knows six passenger trains a day are now rolling th...

Spotlight On: Girls Who Code

Spotlight On: Girls Who Code

Charlie Brunette, Staff Reporter

June 10, 2019

Girls Who Code promises to become a mover and shaker within Holyoke High next year. Watch out for their work within our community and stop by after school when they’re in session.

Class of 2019: First Class to Graduate Students with Seal of Biliteracy

Class of 2019: First Class to Graduate Students with Seal of Biliteracy

Chamile Cruz, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2019

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school district or state that recognizes students with the ability to speak, write, listen, and read another language other than English fluently.

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