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American Education Week recognizes the school’s best

American Education Week recognizes the school’s best

Samantha Moriarty and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

It’s not everyday that classmates are seen attending school with their parents or teachers receive thank you notes from current and past students. While these actions may seem out of the ordinary, during American Education Week, faculty, students, and parents are honored in a variety of ways. Over t...

Breaking Down The Walls highlights Anti-Bullying Month

Breaking Down The Walls highlights Anti-Bullying Month

Samantha Moriarty and Michalea Halikias

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

In an age where social media dominates many of the interactions between students, bullying can be very prevalent in a high school setting. While stereotypical bullying is not what it used to be, many students today still feel the impact of their peers’ harassment. With November being Anti-Bullying Month, muc...

Conferences give students inspiration for the future

Conferences give students inspiration for the future

Samantha Moriarty and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

When senior Maddie Studnicka stepped onto Northwestern University’s campus with her fellow journalism students two weeks ago, she was in awe of the number of opportunities available to her. The same feeling was shared by senior Caroline Hodakowski a few weeks earlier, when she and a small number o...

On air with WHSD

On air with WHSD

Michalea Halikias and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

“On air in 3..2..1…” The sign above the door lights up, displaying “RECORDING” in large red letters. In the recording studio, students proceed to use their two-hour time slot to play music, speak about topics that are important to them, and make conversation with their listeners. After...

Students curate annual Solstice magazine

Students curate annual Solstice magazine

Samantha Moriarty and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

On any given Wednesday afternoon, while most classrooms have emptied out and students have retired home for the day, Lab 15 can be found filled with activity. Inside, members of the prestigious art and literary magazine Solstice collaborate, discuss, and decide which pieces are worthy of being publish...

HCHS Daredevils dares you to promote kindness

HCHS Daredevils dares you to promote kindness

Michalea Halikias and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

High school is a place to learn more about your peers and yourself. Acts of kindness shown by students enhance one’s overall high school experience, no matter how small they may be. Working conveniently through social media, a new Instagram account is striving to encourage generosity and positivity throu...

With homecoming in the bag, what’s next for varsity club

With homecoming in the bag, what’s next for varsity club

Catherine Dolan, Contributor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Features

Varsity club recently organized one of the biggest school-wide events, homecoming, but the club looks forward to what’s to come in the dance’s aftermath.  While homecoming may be what the club is most well known for, it is certainly not its only project. Club President Kathryn Howdakowsk...

Students and faculty embrace the Hallowing spirit at school

Students and faculty embrace the Hallowing spirit at school

Samantha Moriarty, Michalea Halikias, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Walking into school on the morning of Halloween, students can be found showing spirit in various ways. Some arrive decked-out in costumes and makeup, while others take a more subtle approach towards the spooky holiday by not dressing up. Although many students prefer Halloween to be on a weekend, this year, ...

Students share favorite Halloween plans

Students share favorite Halloween plans

Samantha Moriarty and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Red and orange leaves fall to the ground, and a cool breeze moves through the air, as students exit school at 3 p.m. While most of these students are focused on the conclusion of first quarter on Friday, Oct. 13, many others are patiently awaiting the upcoming holiday Halloween. In just over two...

Gallery: A local look into Adopt-A-Dog Month

Gallery: A local look into Adopt-A-Dog Month

Michalea Halikias and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Gallery, Multimedia, Top Stories

Upon walking through the doors of the Hinsdale Humane Society, one can hear the various barks from dogs of all sizes, breeds, and personalities. Looking through the bars of the multiple kennels, every dog looks and acts differently. While all of these dogs vary drastically in their appearances and d...

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