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Virtual Reality vs. Actual Reality

Virtual Reality vs. Actual Reality

Hanna Smith, Sports Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Features, Op/Ed, Showcase

Is our connectivity to social media and the internet harming us as a species and society?

To Protect and Serve

To Protect and Serve

Raegan Loughrey, Staff Reporter '16

February 23, 2016


Filed under Features, Op/Ed, Showcase

Amid controversy, Raegan Loughrey examines the issue of a police presence in school.

Growing Up On The Wrong Side Of The Tofu Curtain

Growing Up On The Wrong Side Of The Tofu Curtain

Maeghan Desmarais, Staff Reporter '17

February 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Op/Ed, Showcase

Maeghan Desmarais holds nothing back in this opinion piece chronicling her experiences growing up on the wrong side of "Tofu Curtain" and tries to dispel some myths.

Top 10 Odd Tribute Days

Top 10 Odd Tribute Days

Emily McGuinness, Staff Reporter '18

February 1, 2016


Filed under Features

Did you know that May 6 is National "No Homework" Day? Read all about it and nine other strange National Tribute Days.

Dear Donald Trump

Dear Donald Trump

Sarah Cavanaugh, Guest Writer

January 15, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The following is a letter written by Holyoke High student Sarah Cavanaugh. Sarah was the subject of a Spotlight article last year for The Herald. In the letter, she addresses Republican candidate Donald Trump and his recent comments about the disabled community.

Photo Gallery: Ugly Sweater Day

Photo Gallery: Ugly Sweater Day

Nick Elkins, Head Photographer

December 26, 2015


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Who will win "best ugly sweater?" You decide!

Josie’s Top 10 Christmas Movies

Josie’s Top 10 Christmas Movies

Josie Moriarty, Staff Reporter '17

December 24, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Josie Moriarty counts down her top ten Christmas classics. Who made number 1?

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.

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...

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