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HHS Academies

HHS Academies

Isaac Aponte, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

So starting in 2017, Holyoke High School North Campus, launched the four High School Academies. Performing Media & Arts (PMA), Technology Engineer & Design (TED), Medical & Life Sciences (MLS), and Community & Global Studies (CGS). My class, the class of 2021 are actually some of the...

“Wear Orange Day” to be held Thursday across HPS

Herald Staff

January 23, 2020

Holyoke Public Schools will make Thursday "Wear Orange Day" throughout the city's schools to help raise awareness of the anti-gun movement in Holyoke.   HPS has already begun the effort to "stand up against the gun violence that is impacting our community", and "Wear Orange Day" is a chance for ...

My High School Experience

My High School Experience

Ili Alvarez, Digital Editor

January 22, 2020

My senior year is going very well. I’m doing good physically, mentally and emotionally, I have good grades and good people by my side. I got into my top choice schools and even some scholarships. So overall, I'm doing well in school. Many say that you’ll lose friends when you hit your senior year, ...

Australian Wildfires

Australian Wildfires

Andy Valle, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

  There is currently a very serious issue going on in the opposite side of the world. There is an extremely large wildfire that’s not just burning down houses, but is burning down  an entire continent. Australia has been in a very harsh drought as early as November of 2019 and is curre...

The balancing act: the struggle of a student balancing school and personal life

The balancing act: the struggle of a student balancing school and personal life

Ili Alvarez, Digital Editor

January 22, 2020

Students have many responsibilities throughout the school year. They must balance their school work, work at their employer and their social lives and even their own social lives. These days it’s hard for young teens to balance work and school work sometimes since most of them barely have time for th...

Dual Enrollment: Doing More Harm Than Good?

Dual Enrollment: Doing More Harm Than Good?

Siannah Santos, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

In 2017, Holyoke High School brought Dual Enrollment to our school, and it hoped to be extremely beneficial to our students. At first glance, the idea sounds amazing and it possesses great benefits. Being a high school student that takes college classes, while obtaining the credits it has to offer is ...

Comedy comes to Holyoke High as students and staff share a night of laughter

Comedy comes to Holyoke High as students and staff share a night of laughter

Hannah Boucher-Hendricks, Social Media Director

January 17, 2020

The Sears Auditorium became a comedy club Tuesday night, as comedy came to Holyoke High School with students, administrators, teachers and staff all coming together for a night of laughter.   Keep Laughing Entertainment and GRQ Entertainment presented "No Chill, the Holyoke High School Episode...

Baby Project in Massachusetts

Baby Project in Massachusetts

Noeliz Torres, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

In Massachusetts, teens are becoming young parents and potentially ruining their future. I think it is time we asign all teenagers to raise fake baby dolls that act like real babies in health class during sex eduation in all schools around this state. In this assignment, called the “Baby Project”,...

Christmas Around the Globe

Christmas Around the Globe

Alexis Valle & Noeliz Torres, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the holiday season has begun. With families spending time with each other at big dinners or on vacation to somewhere nicer. We all have that special tradition we do with our families that make this time of year all that more special. And the traditions are different...

The Mines Of Stolen Innocence

The Mines Of Stolen Innocence

Nyari Garrett, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

As Americans, we have become accustomed to luxuries, and quite honestly reliant on their usage. Unfortunately, we often don’t realize the dehumanization our need for luxuries causes. In Madagascar, young children are being forced to collect a material called mica. Mica is a collection of minerals that...

Holyoke High School Pep Rally 

Holyoke High School Pep Rally 

Jack Shea, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

On November 26, 2019 Holyoke High School School hosted their annual pep rally. This year, the pep rally was a huge success and a blast. This success can be attributed to various performances by students and staff. This includes the senior skit, which just returned after a year long hiatus, and a wonderful...

2019 Football Season In Review

2019 Football Season In Review

Josh Velez, Sports Editor

December 9, 2019

The Holyoke High School Knights varsity football team had a great start to the season, taking their first win of the season against Chicopee with a score of 42-12.  Great communication and passing enabled the team to earn this victory in dramatic fashion. The fans and the community have been investe...

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