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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, ...

Australian Wildfires

Australian Wildfires

Andy Valle, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

  There is currently a very serious issue going on in the opposite side of the world. There is an extremely large wildfire that’s not just burning down houses, but is burning down  an entire continent. Australia has been in a very harsh drought as early as November of 2019 and is curre...

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.

College Athletes of the Class of 2019

College Athletes of the Class of 2019

May 30, 2019

The class of 2019 has accomplished many things this year, especially in athletics. Some 45 percent of Holyoke High senior athletes have been recruited to play their sport at the college level in the fall - a big number considering the NCAA says only 7 percent of all high school athletes go on to play t...

Breakfast in the Classroom: Is It a Good Idea?

Breakfast in the Classroom: Is It a Good Idea?

Raymond Lora Pena, Staff Reporter

May 24, 2019

"The cafeteria is no longer serving breakfast from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Instead, breakfast is being delivered into the homerooms.

Holyoke High at Western Mass 2019

Holyoke High at Western Mass 2019

Jack Shea, Staff Reporter

May 21, 2019

This year Holyoke High yet again hosted the Western Massachusetts track meet, also commonly referred to as the PVIAC meet. Although Holyoke High did not win the overall track meet, it still had many participating athletes that performed well for their school.

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