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Sophomores prepare to abolish MCAS

Sophomores prepare to abolish MCAS

Nevaeh Lopez, Social Media Editor June 22, 2021

A little over three weeks ahead of the first MCAS testing date, parents were notified that MCAS in fact wouldn't be canceled or postponed this year, despite what everyone expected. The class of 2023 completed...

Many Animal Shelters Still Struggling Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Many Animal Shelters Still Struggling Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Annalyse McBride, Sports Editor June 22, 2021

Many animal shelters rely on volunteers and donations to keep them afloat but amid a global pandemic much of that has been forced to change. Most shelters have had to cut down the number of volunteers...

The Impact Of COVID-19 On The Performing Arts Community

The Impact Of COVID-19 On The Performing Arts Community

Nevaeh Lopez, Social Media Editor June 22, 2021

The Coronavirus has impacted so many people since the outbreak in early 2020. The media mainly covered the rapidly rising cases and deaths, and followed the virus all the way from China, to the U.S. ...

A School/Well-Being Guide

A School/Well-Being Guide

Alexa Moran, Social Media Editor June 22, 2021

This past year has felt like an endless nightmare with changes happening left and right. It has taken everyone with no warning. This has opened a door for stress,anxiety, to feel stuck and begin bad habits....

What Students are Saying About In-Person Learning vs. Remote Learning

What Students are Saying About In-Person Learning vs. Remote Learning

Nevaeh Lopez, Social Media Editor June 22, 2021

The 2020-21 school year has been rough for everyone. Our school system abruptly closed down in march for a two week break, before closing down all together. Computers were to be collected at schools, to...

Thieves Continue to Jack Cars, Stealing Catalytic Converters

Thieves Continue to Jack Cars, Stealing Catalytic Converters

Samantha Antil, Digital Editor June 22, 2021

Catalytic converters have been the goal of multiple car robberies, stolen with the intent to be sold to scrap yards at a hefty price. These devices help to control exhaust emissions and can contain various...

Oprah’s Interview With Megan Markle and Harry “Raises Awareness Within The Royal Family”

Oprah’s Interview With Megan Markle and Harry “Raises Awareness Within The Royal Family”

Alysha Izquierdo, Head Photographer June 22, 2021

Megan Markel and Prince Harry have been warned they will not benefit from pouring about their private lives to Oprah Winfrey in their spoken out interview and will "almost certainly regret" airing their...

Kamala Harris, the First Woman Vice President

Kamala Harris, the First Woman Vice President

Jay Whitlock, Herald Staff June 22, 2021

Kamala Harris is making history by being the first African American woman as our vice president. She was previously running for president in the 2020 campaign, but she had to suspend her course of action...

Construction Material Prices Skyrocketing

Construction Material Prices Skyrocketing

Samantha Antil, Digital Editor June 22, 2021

In recent months, lumber prices have seen a steep climb - that is, when the products are available at all. COVID-19 has left many stores backlogged and struggling to keep up with orders. In response to...

Springfield College Welcomes Their Newest Women’s Soccer Commit: Taryn Ryan

Springfield College Welcomes Their Newest Women’s Soccer Commit: Taryn Ryan

Annalyse McBride, Sports Editor June 22, 2021

On Thursday, April 29th, 2021 Taryn Ryan signed her letter of intent to play Division ||| Women’s Soccer at Springfield College. Soccer has been a huge part of her life since she was four years old....

What Students Are Saying About Three Day Weekends

What Students Are Saying About Three Day Weekends

Nevaeh Lopez, Social Media Editor June 22, 2021

Recently, we had a three day weekend. I've always loved three day weekends (Like most people), but I didn't realize just how much I enjoy them, until recently. It was kind of nice to not have feel like...

Women’s Wrestling Opportunities In College

Women’s Wrestling Opportunities In College

Ishani Morales, Herald Staff June 22, 2021

Editor's Note: Ishani has been a wrestler at Holyoke High School for the past four years, and won the the Massachusetts State Championship in 2020.  She will wrestle for East Stroudsburg University in...

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