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Taylor Swift gives NYU Commencement Address

Taylor Swift gives NYU Commencement Address

Samantha Brennan, Digital Editor May 26, 2022

Larger than life, multi-talented singer-songwriter Taylor Swift was honored at Yankee Stadium on May 18th, 2022 and delivered the commencement address to New York University’s Class of 2022. Swift was...

Justification

Justification

Sage Sherburne, Herald Writer May 13, 2022

On December 5th, a black Oklahoma musician and father of eight was fatally shot by police. He will be badly missed by his community, who lost him due to his race. He made people laugh, cheered them up...

Ethnic Studies Block Party

Ethnic Studies Block Party

Samantha Ramirez, Herald Writer May 9, 2022

On Friday May 20, 2022, the Ethnic Studies Leadership and Action Class are planning an event. The celebration is going to be held from 5pm to 8pm at Holyoke High School North Campus. It is completely free...

The Locavore Movement - Op/Ed

The Locavore Movement – Op/Ed

Nevaeh Lopez, Social Media Manager/Podcast Editor May 5, 2022

The locavore movement encourages the consumption of local products in communities instead of buying and shipping foods from miles away. One of the movement’s main goals is to increase the quality of...

The beauty within

The beauty within

Sage Sherburne, Herald Writer May 2, 2022

It is no secret that the fashion industry and acting industry gives young girls of color and non-color alike a confusing mindset. Most girls who are overweight see girls on TV, online and in real life...

Derek Chauvin Retrial - Op/Ed

Derek Chauvin Retrial – Op/Ed

Sage Sherburne, Herald Writer May 2, 2022

Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 270 months in prison. On April 23rd, he went before the court to get a retrial because his defense team felt that because of his sentence and the safety of the jurors, he...

The true purpose of education - Op/Ed

The true purpose of education – Op/Ed

Nevaeh Lopez, Social Media Manager/Podcast Editor April 28, 2022

The true purpose of education should be what it was intended to be: preparing students and youth for their futures and the real world. This should be self-explanatory, but looking at how education has...

Olivia Rodrigo Embarks On Her First Tour: Sour!

Olivia Rodrigo Embarks On Her First Tour: Sour!

Luis Melendez, Herald Writer April 26, 2022

Olivia Rodrigo began her tour for her "Sour" album on Tuesday, April 5th. Based on all of the media articles, Tiktok videos, and social media posts, it appears that it was a huge success. Her concert drew...

Why Community College Might Be More Beneficial

Why Community College Might Be More Beneficial

Nevaeh Lopez, Herald Staff April 13, 2022

If you’ve gone through American high school, you must be familiar with seeing Community colleges being frowned upon. Most graduating high school students aim for attending universities all over the country....

Pa’lante Recruitment

Pa’lante Recruitment

Alina Fairlie, News Editor April 8, 2022

Pa’lante is looking for new members ages 14-19 who are passionate about changing our school and community. Students from all backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to join. They are accepting of students...

A look Inside the Production of Grease!

A look Inside the Production of Grease!

Samantha Brennan, Digital Editor April 5, 2022

For the past 22 years, Mark Todd has put on annual large-scale musical productions at Holyoke High School. The first musical was “Oklahoma” in 2000. Since then, the musical has gathered immense support...

8th Graders Visit Holyoke High School

8th Graders Visit Holyoke High School

Taleishka Morales Babilonia, Photo Editor March 25, 2022

     Just recently on February 7th and 8th of 2022, 8th graders came to visit Holyoke High North campus. A few students from Holyoke High, including myself, went to the middle schools and talked to...

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