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1 in 300: Getting to know teacher James Rago

1 in 300: Getting to know teacher James Rago

Emmy Cohen

November 9, 2019

As James Rago is working at the McHenry Drive-In Theatre on a Sunday night, he thinks about how tomorrow is Monday and he doesn’t want to go to work, because nobody really wants to go to work. The next day at school he realizes, as he’s talking to his students, that there's a reason he does his jo...

Breanna Westberg: Certified badass

Breanna Westberg: Certified badass

Ellie Armstrong

November 8, 2019

Sophomore Breanna Westberg feels her bare feet grip the red and black mats of Z’s Martial Arts Academy. She tightens her gi and bows in with the rest of the Wednesday adult class, urging her friends to recite the student creed displayed on the walls of the dojo. The first creed: “I will develop m...

Mary Holzkopf: owner of a truly blessed Little Kitchen

Mary Holzkopf: owner of a truly blessed Little Kitchen

Nicole Darnall

November 7, 2019

Walking through the crisp autumn air in, you stop in front of a door with fogged up glass that reads “Blessed Little Kitchen” with a cross instead of the Ts. As you step inside, you see family photos and framed inspirational phrases hung in an organized manner. The walls are a calming light blu...

A Leader in the Making: A glimpse into the Junior Class Representative

A Leader in the Making: A glimpse into the Junior Class Representative

Ally Jorgensen

October 31, 2019

The room is almost silent. Chatter among the circular tables is soft and discreet. Suddenly, the gavel hits, and the room is still.  “I call this meeting to order at 7:06 am.” The Student Council Executive Board meets every Thursday morning to sit down, discuss, and plan our school events...

A champion on the field and in the classroom

A champion on the field and in the classroom

Jaryd Dixon

October 24, 2019

Everyone has a passion, whether it's a sport or something that they simply enjoy. For senior Evan Tocmo, his love for baseball is ultimately shaping his future. As baseball has become a significant part of his lifestyle and routine, Tocmo continues to dedicate himself to the sport. Tocmo fell in love with t...

Learning about Spanish Heritage Month with Mrs. Cimino

Learning about Spanish Heritage Month with Mrs. Cimino

Sydney Novak

October 21, 2019

Maria Cimino is one of the Spanish teachers at Huntley High School. This is her second year at Huntley after making the transition from kindergartners to high-schoolers. Cimini teaches Spanish I and Spanish III. She explains Spanish Heritage Month and what she does to help students learn more about ...

The superstars among us: Jared Bussone reveals his unique character to HHS

The superstars among us: Jared Bussone reveals his unique character to HHS

Kayla Sweeney

October 17, 2019

Being a student at Huntley High School is fun. However, because there is such a large staff and amount of students who attend the school, it is hard to get to know new teachers.  Jared Bussone has been teaching at HHS for two years and is going onto his third. He went to Peoria Woodruff High Sch...

Small social media group creates a big impact on community

Small social media group creates a big impact on community

Natalie VonderHeide

October 2, 2019

Rob and Ann Peavey, along with three helpers, help shape Huntley’s next generation through the art of a social media group chat.  “It was meant as kind of a joke at first. But it quickly morphed into something way more important, way more relevant to be honest,” owner and creator of Facebook’s H...

Makeup influencer on the rise

Makeup influencer on the rise

Meghan Bentley

October 1, 2019

A little girl sat on a white marble counter watching her mother apply makeup. She watched, mesmerized as powder was blending into her mom's face. Sydney Ceralde's brown eyes twinkled waiting for the day she would learn to brush her face that way. In those moments, she just sat and watched, not knowi...

Drumming off to greatness

Drumming off to greatness

Olivia Mack

September 25, 2019

His hair blows in the wind on a rainy day in Chicago as he takes a deep breath in preparation for his first professional drumming gig. Performing at the Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island Sept. 8, 17-year-old senior Brendan Schoneberg will forever remember this day as the day he got to pla...

From years of soccer to varsity starting football player

From years of soccer to varsity starting football player

Sarahi Barcenas

September 19, 2019

The lights are beaming down on senior starting kicker Brian Vavra, with Raider Nation chanting, extending their arms, and wiggling their fingers. It is him and the football and everything else is a blur.  It has been a difficult journey to get the position of starting varsity kicker that he has tod...

Violin propels Caden Rasmussen into his future

Violin propels Caden Rasmussen into his future

Jordyn Grist

March 20, 2019

Caden Rasmussen was just 8 years old when he picked up his first violin. According to Rasmussen, his first inspiration to start playing came from his mom, who used to pluck the violin. Lessons were a given, and have been apart of Rasmussen’s weekly schedule since the first time he picked up the...

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