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How We Can Change the School Food Ecosystem

How We Can Change the School Food Ecosystem

Nyari Garrett and Iliana Alvarez, Staff Writer/Digital Editor

October 18, 2019

While Sodexo has offered many healthy options for breakfast in the classrooms, the food choices students are choosing are still lacking nutritional value. Students are offered healthy choices such as fruits and bagels, but often only take sugary foods such as cereals, cereal bars, and juice boxes. ...

The Hat Policy

The Hat Policy

Andrew Valle, Media Editor

October 16, 2019

This debate that had been going for years within schools across the country. The debate on whether or not students should be able to wear hats, bandanas, hoodies, etc during school hours. For as long as I can remember personally the students have always been pushing for the ability to wear any sort of...

Six Flags: Fright Fest

Six Flags: Fright Fest

Alexis Welch, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

This fall, Six Flags New England is yet again holding their annual Fright Fest from September 21 - October 27. The festival is rather family friendly during the day, but the more traditional Halloween tricks and scares start after 6 pm. This year, the Snickers-sponsored event is doing the “Fright Fest...

Holyoke Day comes to the Big E

Holyoke Day comes to the Big E

Alexis Welch, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

On Wednesday Holyoke High participated in “Holyoke Day” at the Big E. Students received yellow tickets for free entrance to the Big E, and were able to participate in the fair without paying the price of admission. When I went to the Big E with my mom, dad, and niece, it was so big; we didn’t even...

Pokemon Sword & Shield – What We Know So Far

Pokemon Sword & Shield - What We Know So Far

Podcast Editor, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

So as we enter the end of 2019, we start to approach the time of the year where the latest video games get released just in time for the holiday season. I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to the new Pokemon games, and this year is no different. On November 15th, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon...

Robot Runs for Mayor

Robot Runs for Mayor

Aidan Fox, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

In Japan, a robot was nominated to run for mayor pledging that “artificial intelligence will change the city” according to japanese news website Qtaquest, in an attempt to make things fair for everyone the robot would analyse petitions put forward to the council and break down the pros and cons of...

The Evils of Vaping

The Evils of Vaping

Alexis Welch, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

In Public Schools, we have a problem with teens vaping in and outside of school. Some people don’t really think about what vaping can do to you, and some people think it's better than cigarettes. This is not entirely true since vape still contains nicotine just like cigarettes. Once the nicotine g...

Victoria Secret Introduces First Transgender Model

Victoria Secret Introduces First Transgender Model

Iliana Alvarez, Digital Editor

September 12, 2019

The Victoria’s Secret brand is one of the prominent modeling groups in the industry today, yet it has often received criticism for hiring only “traditionally beautiful” models. However, the brand has finally casted an openly transgender model, 22 year old Brazilian Valentina Sampaio. She had been...

Shattered Sight

Shattered Sight

Nyari Garrett, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

As human beings we have lived in a reality of poisonous souls that  live among many whose souls are of poison, who do everything in their power to put those who are being their authentic selves into their demise disagree with their worldview in a lower position. Surviving in this world is already a batt...

Holyoke High Herald celebrates 121 Years of Publication

Holyoke High Herald celebrates 121 Years of Publication

Megan McGuinness, Digital Editor

April 27, 2019

In celebration of our 121st anniversary, The Herald takes it back to the 1940s and 1950s to compare how our newspaper and Holyoke life has changed through the years.

Holyoke High Students Partner with Power Development International & the HG&E

Holyoke High Students Partner with Power Development International & the HG&E

Lauren Ryan, Finance Manager

March 6, 2019

The students taking part in this independent study will have opportunities to go into the field, interview actual engineers both from PDI and HG&E, work with 3D printers and get an inside look at what they’ll be doing after they graduate college.

Holyoke Crowns Lauren Dulude as the 2019 Grand Colleen!

Holyoke Crowns Lauren Dulude as the 2019 Grand Colleen!

Sadie Pecia'19, Editor In Chief

February 25, 2019

The results from the 2019 colleen contest are in, and Lauren Dulude is announced the 2019 Grand Colleen!

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