Tag: Huntley

“The Monuments Men” misses the mark

“The Monuments Men” misses the mark

[ 0 ] February 7, 2014 |

Though brilliantly executed, “The Monuments Men” is aimed at a specific demographic- art lovers and historians- and may not be for everyone.

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From the classroom to the highway

From the classroom to the highway

[ 0 ] February 7, 2014 |

Imagine yourself riding a bike down a hill. The wind is fast, violently fast, and you can feel it tearing at your face. The pavement below you is a blur of gray concrete and black tar, and the colors of the world around you combine as your eyes strain against the gusts, trying to absorb the beauty rushing by you. It’s pure joy. Now take that feeling and multiply it by a thousand.

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Electives showcase opportunities in a fair

Electives showcase opportunities in a fair

January 31, 2014 |

Inside the frigid west gym of Huntley High School, stood tables covered in flyers, posters, and in some cases, sparkling lights. Each table trying to draw in kids of all ages to come and see what they have to offer. The new opportunities are endless when the electives fair takes over.

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The one and only man

The one and only man

[ 0 ] January 30, 2014 |

“H-U-N-T-L-E-Y!” chant the shrill voices of the color guard. All voices are at high octaves and feminine, all bodies are dressed up in skirts, and faces are adorned with makeup, all except for one. One voice chants a smooth bass, distinctively male. One person dresses in a suit. That voice and uniform make up Huntley’s one and only male color guard member, sophomore Nick Stanek.

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Physics from New Mexico to Switzerland

Physics from New Mexico to Switzerland

[ 2 ] January 24, 2014 |

Andrew Johnson is currently teaching Conceptual Physics and AP Physics C in Huntley High School. He also does lectures at Waubonsee Community College every Tuesday and Thursday evening as a side job. For those fortunate enough to have had him as an instructor, you are well aware of what a respectable individual he is. As of right now Johnson’s life seems to be revolving around school mostly, but that doesn’t seem to bother him at all because he loves what he does.

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Courtesy isn’t so common

Courtesy isn’t so common

[ 0 ] January 23, 2014 |

Last week, as I was walking out of the cafeteria, I was caught up in the bottleneck traffic jam of the main door. As I struggled past all of my peers to try and get to my Link Crew advisory on time, a massive linebacker of a guy plowed right into me.

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Literary Club enables young writers

Literary Club enables young writers

[ 0 ] January 22, 2014 |

After school on a typical Wednesday, as most Huntley students are rushing home to escape from hours of writing and reading assignments, room 215 is alive with activity and chatter. In Karen Bula’s English classroom, the lights are dim and the atmosphere is mellow as Huntley’s Literary Club begins their meeting.

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Math Team takes first in FVC competition

Math Team takes first in FVC competition

[ 0 ] January 22, 2014 |

  This is a year of renewal for Huntley High School’s math team.  With the program’s “founding fathers” graduating in 2013 and math teacher Brian Thornley beginning his first year as a coach, the team was ready to write its own history. And it succeeded, taking first in the Fox Valley Conference’s math competition Wednesday […]

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Scholastic Bowl so close to victory

Scholastic Bowl so close to victory

[ 0 ] December 18, 2013 |

Tuesday Dec. 10, Huntley’s Scholastic Bowl had its second meet at Cary Grove High School. Varsity members thrummed with calm energy as they took the seats facing their first opponent, Woodstock.

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Con: Smiling is not a sport

Con: Smiling is not a sport

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013 |

Cheerleading should make people scared. Not because you saw a routine or tumbling pass that was really good at the pep rally, but because people are actually making a big fuss over it and starting to believe that it is actually a sport. By definition, sports are activities involving physical exertion and skill in which […]

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Do you believe in magic?

Do you believe in magic?

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013 |

Making an impression with the essence of magic.

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Raider Radio goes live

Raider Radio goes live

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013 |

After many years of struggle, HHS’s radio station finally clicks.

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Escaping the Swastika

Escaping the Swastika

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013 |

An Austrian couple sought refuge in America only to be rejected.

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The benefits of year-round school

The benefits of year-round school

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013 |

By 1870, every state in America had a public school system. A normal school was in session for nine months during the fall, winter and spring and off during the summer. This type of schedule, an agrarian schedule, was designed because America was still an agriculture-based society and many kids had to help out on […]

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The 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who” awed people of all ages

The 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who” awed people of all ages

[ 0 ] November 23, 2013 |

The most beautiful moment of science fiction in the history of television, the 50th anniversary of the British television show, “Doctor Who” came to life. Airing across the globe on Nov. 23, at 1:50 p.m. CST., the world went silent in anticipation. Whovians around the world waited in awe of what could be the most epic moment in television history.

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