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Dominic Calabrese cheers on

Dominic Calabrese cheers on

Kayla Sweeney

December 10, 2019

Dominic Calabrese is a junior here at Huntley High School, he is on varsity cheer at the school. He also takes hard classes like AP US History, Chemistry Honors, English 3 Honors and Spanish 4 Honors. These are challenging classes on top of being a varsity athlete. When Dominic isn't cheering or doing homewor...

Karly Melendy expresses herself through art

Karly Melendy expresses herself through art

Erin Richardson

December 3, 2019

As she walked into Conant High School for one of her very first craft shows, Karly Melendy took a deep breath and was excited, but nervous about showing off her paintings to hundreds of craft lovers. Waiting for the storm of people to come rushing in, she sets up her canvases covered with vibrant colors, on...

Madison Tomlin finds inner strength through sports

Madison Tomlin finds inner strength through sports

Sara Hursey

November 23, 2019

She carefully arranges herself into the corner of the bright red mat, scanning the room. She mouths the counts as each beat in the music hits. She runs through the movements in her head, one step at a time. Finally, she lets go, breathes into the moment, and launches herself off the ground for a tumbling p...

Flying to the Top

Flying to the Top

Riley Chadwick

November 19, 2019

As a freshman in 2018, Allison Engles waited patiently on the Illinois State University mat and started to get anxious. This was the second day at the state-level cheerleading competition. She knew her team had earned every right to be at the second day of state competition. All of this bottled up energy w...

An intriguing new class begins with stitches

An intriguing new class begins with stitches

Sara Gebka

November 13, 2019

Spools of yarn pile on top of each other as a few students huddle around Bridget Regan. She’s showing them how to begin a stitch, which consists of creating a loop and weaving the yarn around the knitting needles to create small sections called stitches.  Regan created Knitting November to teach a s...

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...

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