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  • Student vs.teacher basketball game will take place Friday, March 16, at 2 pm!

  • Congrats to the Herald's very own Kassidy Lawrence for making the 2018 Colleen court!

  • The Green Team Environmental Club is seeking new members! Meetings Thursdays after school in Rm. 302!

  • The chess club is seeking new members! Meetings Mondays after school in Rm. 318!

Top Five Christmas Songs: Summer vs. Matt

Top Five Christmas Songs: Summer vs. Matt

Matthew Antil and Summer Kaeppel

December 22, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

It's Summer vs. Mantil in a "who likes the best Christmas music?" showdown for the ages.

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Made in the AM review

Made in the AM review

Yarijel Melendez, Staff Reporter '17

December 3, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars With outstandingly catchy choruses and soothing melodies, One Direction's fifth album "Made in the AM" surely is not to be missed. Including the hit singles "Drag Me Down," "Perfect," and "Infinity," the album overall is best described as a bright jolt of energy that gets...

Op/Ed: Can Trump Trump Others For Presidency?

Op/Ed: Can Trump Trump Others For Presidency?

Dominique Evans, Staff Reporter '16

November 17, 2015


Filed under Features, Op/Ed

On June 16th, 2015 Donald Trump announced his running for candidacy for the 2016 Presidential election. Many were surprised by Trump’s decision to run for president mostly because Trump was never a “government man.” “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” he claimed....

Old School Holyoke High

Old School Holyoke High

Emily McGuinness, Staff Reporter '18

November 13, 2015


Filed under Features

Hundreds of students attend Holyoke High School every year. Over the years, Holyoke High has drastically changed. Harold Brunault, Holyoke High school class of 1952, takes The Herald back to what the life of a knight was like when he attended Holyoke High from 1949 to 1952. In the 1950s, Holyoke High school was located on the corner of Beech Street and Hampshire St...

Ode to Fall

Ode to Fall

Sara Morin and Evan Sullivan

November 5, 2015


Filed under Features

It's the beginning of fall; Through the leaves I crawl,   Anxiously anticipating the spooky Halloween; Leaves changing from red and yellow to green,   Varsity football on Friday nights, Watching with friends under the lights,   Driving to the orchards for apple picking; Choosing a costume for "treat...

Top 10 Halloween Movies

Top 10 Halloween Movies

Siobhan Brennan, Staff Reporter '18

October 31, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Features

The Blair Witch Project Based on a true story, three journalism majors (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, and Michael Williams, as themselves), go into the woods just outside of Blair, Maryland to determine if the Blair Witch legend is true. The legend states that Elly Kedward was banished to thes...

Halloween Fun in Western Mass

Halloween Fun in Western Mass

Catherine Pater, Staff Reporter '17

October 27, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Halloween is fast approaching and fall is most definitely here. The Herald has taken the time to compile this list of chilling ways to spend your weekend. McCray’s Farm- South Hadley: This year is the 25th anniversary of McCray’s terrifying Monster Mash Scream Park. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sun...

The Death of American Patriotism

The Death of American Patriotism

Jack Courchesne, Staff Reporter '17

October 19, 2015


Filed under Features, Op/Ed

The United States has changed much from her humble beginnings as thirteen colonies ruled by a British king. America is now the most powerful nation on the planet. We fought for and secured our freedom in two bloody wars: The Revolutionary War and The War of 1812; which took strength, determination,...

El mes de la herencia Hispana

El mes de la herencia Hispana

Bryan Travera, Freelance Reporter

October 19, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

El Mes de la Herencia Hispana se celebra cada año entre el 15 de septiembre y el 15 de octubre con el propósito de rendir tributo y reconocer las contribuciones de los hispanos a la cultura de los Estados Unidos. Y así empezó nuestro mes NUESTRO GRAN TRIBUTO:  En 1968, el Congreso auto...

The End of an Era?

The End of an Era?

Alexander Glanville, Humble Staff Reporter '16

September 28, 2015


Filed under Features, Op/Ed

Beginning way back in 1997, there has been one man who has stood out over everyone in the game of golf. That man is none other than Tiger Woods. From the late 90’s to the late 2000’s Tiger had been nothing less than dominant. Winning over 70 PGA Tour events including 14 majors Woods’ resume was...

Fantasy Sports Produce Unreal Numbers

Fantasy Sports Produce Unreal Numbers

Matthew Antil, Features Editor

September 28, 2015


Filed under Features, Op/Ed

It's fall and that means Fantasy Sports are all the rage nowadays and that means fantasy. Fantasy sports now encompass nearly every sport from football, baseball, hockey, basketball, and even golf and beyond. Fantasy sports have become such a big time event for your average fan watching from their house...

Field Hockey Haunts Holyoke

Field Hockey Haunts Holyoke

Siobhan Brennan, Staff Reporter '18

September 24, 2015


Filed under Features, Holyoke High Sports, Showcase

Holyoke High School’s field hockey team is having spook-tacular fundraiser. For $25, you can get four friendly ghosts to come "haunt" your house for the day. This fundraiser is a different take on the Purple Flamingos (or “flocking”) the team had last year and the ghosts are already a hit. The ...

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