memorial

Documentary video by Amber Poer, HHS Senior

disc grace

Multimedia class took a little field trip to the disc golf course last week. Emmert VS. Calhoon. ‘Nuff said. -Video by Jessica Proulx, HHS Sophomore

write it down

On the 13th of March, two AP Lit classes and two AP Lang classes wandered down to HHS’s library and sat down at the tables in the back corner, there to listen to their guest speaker from Seattle talk about her book. Her name was written on the board in Ms. Zadeh’s neat handwriting: “Jacqueline Moulton, writer, artist, teacher.” Jackie, as Ms. Zadeh called her, stood shorter than about three-quarters of the kids in the room. Her large red-rimmed glasses matched her lipstick. She paced back and forth as her royal blue skirt swirled beneath her, and presented her ideas …

MUCUS WEEK ::: NOSE BROOM

They’ll come at any time of day; in the middle of a meeting, a presentation, a stage debut, and they’ll come in fits of threes. Some people hold it in, some people let everything spray. Some people squeak when they sneeze; for others it takes more volume to get everything out. Heritage student Becky Savage has one of those recognizably loud sneezes. “Once in freshman year,” she tells us, “I was in the computer lab during 6th period. I sneezed and my science teacher opened the door to her classroom. Everyone in her class had heard me and they laughed …

MUCUS WEEK ::: WAITING TO EXHALE

Cigarette/cigar smoke, like dust or allergens, acts as an irritant to the inner lining of the nose. The brain gets the signal to sneeze, and voila. There are two types of secondhand smoke: side-stream smoke comes from the lighted end of a cigarette or pipe or cigar. It’s the legit stuff. Mainstream smoke is exhaled from the smoker. Secondhand smoke has adverse effects on the heart, can cause other serious issues like bronchitis, damage to blood vessels, increased risk of a heart attack, and can trigger serious asthma attacks. It contains just as many cancer-causing chemicals as “firsthand” smoke. -Video …

MUCUS WEEK ::: PETS: A REASON FOR THE SNEEZIN’

To some, the cute and cuddly face of a puppy dog cures any sour day. To others, it’s just a reason for sneezin’. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, “Allergies to pets with fur or feathers are common, especially among people who have other allergies or asthma. 15 percent to 30 percent of people with allergies have allergic reactions to cats and dogs.” 6 out of 10 people come in contact with cats and dogs, and on average there are 4 pets for every 10 people, so there’s little escape from these cute and cuddly sneeze-breeders. Cat …

MUCUS WEEK ::: PHOTON TORPEDOS

Ever felt like sneezing when you looked up at the sky, lying on your back, or looked at a bright light and just had to let an achoo rip? This phenomenon has stumped a lot of great minds, like Aristotle and Francis Bacon. Modern science has dubbed this bright-light-inspired mucus “The Photic Sneeze Reflex”. We put HHS’ Keaton Lindner under the bright lights to find out. Scientists still aren’t completely sure why light triggers this effect in certain people. The current theory is that the optic nerve, responsible for dilating and constricting the pupils crosses signals with a nerve, which …

confidence week ::: amber

Confidence Week isn’t just about who can go a week without make-up or hair products or brand names. It is about loving yourself for who you are and being comfortable in your own skin. EACH of US has a role in defining what beauty is.

confidence week ::: julia

Confidence Week isn’t just about who can go a week without make-up or hair products or brand names. It is about loving yourself for who you are and being comfortable in your own skin. EACH of US has a role in defining what beauty is.

confidence week ::: Kylie

Confidence Week isn’t just about who can go a week without make-up or hair products or brand names. It is about loving yourself for who you are and being comfortable in your own skin. EACH of US has a role in defining what beauty is.

CONFIDENCE WEEK: MADDIE

Confidence Week isn’t just about who can go a week without make-up or hair products or brand names. It is about loving yourself for who you are and being comfortable in your own skin. EACH of US has a role in defining what beauty is.

miss representation

On a scale unprecedented in human history, the media communicates cultural values, dictates gender norms, and tells us who we can and cannot be. The collective message that seeps into our subconscious is that women’s value lies primarily in youth, beauty and sexuality. As a result, both men and women have a limited understanding of who women are and what women can be, leading to the under-representation of women in key leadership roles and skyrocketing levels of eating disorders, sexual assault, cosmetic surgery, and exploitative pornography. In this climate of dangerous stereotypes and rigid gender roles, women are rarely seen …

STAR PARTY

Students Elliot Taylor and Haylee Sheppard went to Mr. Weaver’s astronomy event last week in the HHS field.

LIVE. ACTION. ROLE. PLAY.

The Kingdom of Blackspire is the local division of Ampt Guard—comprised of roughly twenty adventurers (including HHS students Zachary Hines and Harrison Bardwell) that meet weekly at Orchards Park. They come armed with their own foam weapons and amazing imaginations to try to overthrow Clayton, a sixteen-year-old Champion Over All. LARPing began around 1970, and was inspired by tabletop live action games and other fantasy-genre fiction. For an hour or two people get to be somebody else, doing stuff that they usually wouldn’t (or couldn’t) do. Most of the weapons are made by the LARPers themselves and are recognizable as …