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Holyoke High Proving Resilient During COVID-19 Pandemic

Holyoke High Proving Resilient During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hannah Boucher-Hendricks, Social Media Editor

April 2, 2020

Holyoke High School may just be one of thousands of schools battling the COVID-19 Pandemic, but the response has been nothing short of remarkable with many people working behind the scenes to ensure students have access to learning, even when not physically at school. Many may never be known to the gene...

State Wrestling Champion and Herald Staff Writer Ishani Morales Nominated for Athlete of the Week

State Wrestling Champion and Herald Staff Writer Ishani Morales Nominated for Athlete of the Week

Zachary Baru, Faculty Advisor

March 13, 2020

The Herald's own Staff Writer, and State Wresting Champion, Ishani Morales, has been nominated for Masslive's Athlete of the Week. Morales, a junior at Holyoke High School, is going up against athletes all over Western Mass., and voting closes Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8 p.m.  Please click on th...

The Debate Over the Future of Home Room

The Debate Over the Future of Home Room

Andy Valle, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

For as long as I can remember, school will always start with a homeroom. A ten to fifteen minute period at the start of every day that was for taking attendance of students, then sending them on their way to their first class. Over the years there have been many changes to the homeroom set up. Sometim...

Gabriel Fernandez Murder Case

Gabriel Fernandez Murder Case

Noeliz Torres, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

*Warning, the following article contains graphic material. Please do not read if sensitive to cases along the lines of abuse*   Gabriel Fernandez, an 8 year old boy who was abused to death for eight months. On May 22, 2013, Pearl Fernandez (mother) called 9-1-1 to report that Gabriel had hit h...

What Lies Beneath My Being

What Lies Beneath My Being

Nyari Garrett, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

The entity of pain has broken me down many times but it has made me who I am today. I could talk about my moments of despair for a lifetime, but one in particular plays a large part in my journey to fight for and understand my identity. One day I was in the living room with my mom and we were watchin...

Should colleges suspend study abroad in certain countries due to the coronavirus?

Should colleges suspend study abroad in certain countries due to the coronavirus?

Ili Alvarez, Digital Editor

February 25, 2020

What’s studying abroad? Studying abroad is the temporary transfer of students to foreign institutions to learn more in their fields of study. The program allows a student to spend a semester in a different part of the world, but some programs run for multiple semesters or up to a year. Colleges all o...

Billie Eilish Wins Major Grammy Awards

Billie Eilish Wins Major Grammy Awards

Noeliz Torres, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Billie Eilish takes home 5 awards at the 62nd year of Grammys. She was nominated for 6 categories and won 5 out of the 6. Billie is the youngest artist to win all 4 major categories. She had won Song of the year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist, along with Album of the Year, to top it off she had...

Vaping in Schools

Vaping in Schools

Alexis Welch, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

As we all know, vaping has become a major issue affecting people of all ages, but especially those of the younger generation. Vaping has been marketed to the youth as something new and cool, something harmless that not only gives you enjoyment but improves your self image. Initially, consumers were never...

Holyoke High Recycles

Holyoke High Recycles

Daishiana Pedrosa, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

While Holyoke High School tries to recycle as much as possible, we sometimes have a hard time.  I believe it is harder to maintain a recycling plan because some people don't actually recycle. They also can not keep up with putting things in the right spot. Another reason recycling is hard here is becau...

Days of Redemption Are Emerging

Days of Redemption Are Emerging

Nyari Garrett, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

When we are children we take in every ounce of cruelty thrown upon our innocence and it can lead to an irreversible consequence. Bullying is the action that is done to a child when they are misunderstood because of their appearance or personality. Getting through the torment from individuals that make...

“Love myself, Love yourself”: How BTS’ message is shifting the western music market, one song at a time

“Love myself, Love yourself”: How BTS’ message is shifting the western music market, one song at a time

Siannah Santos, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

BTS. I’m sure you’ve heard of them. Whether they’re trending on twitter, topping the Billboard charts, or selling out stadium shows, they are always the talk of the town. Recently, the western world has seen K-Pop slowly take over, and have grown a more accepting and positive perspective toward...

Sports Benefits

Sports Benefits

Ishani Morales, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

  Friday night Football games, Wrestling meets, basketball games, and volleyball games... There's nothing quite like it. Sports have been a part of human history for centuries. It is seen as a great source of entertainment for those watching, whether it be in the stands, at home on your televis...

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