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Cave Sesh Ep. 6 featuring Olivia Fondjo

Cave Sesh Ep. 6 featuring Olivia Fondjo

By Alex Landman
May 23, 2018

And we're back for the final Cave Sesh of the year!  Before we start, Emma and I want to thank all of our talented artists and musical guests throughout...

Cave Sesh Ep. 5 featuring Nico Ibon

Cave Sesh Ep. 5 featuring Nico Ibon

By Alex Landman
April 3, 2018

And we're back!  Cave Sesh Ep. 5 features freshman Nico Ibon. You may notice that we had to relocate for this episode; the computers in the cave were...

The Eagle Eye staff of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School after receiving their gold crown award at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (Courtesy of M. Simons, CSPA).

‘It’s our story. We want to tell it.’

By Alex Landman
March 23, 2018

Last week, members of The Voice staff had the opportunity to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) in New York.  There, staff writers...

Cave Sesh Ep. 4 featuring Kateleen Gellangarin and Faith Losbanes

Cave Sesh Ep. 4 featuring Kateleen Gellangarin and Faith Losbanes

By Alex Landman
February 1, 2018

Cave Sesh Ep. 4 features sophomore Kateleen Gellangarin, later accompanied by her cousin, junior Faith Losbanes.  Kateleen enjoys playing her ukulele...

From left: K. Clutter, D. Szmergalski, and B. Walker with their parents before the meet (A. Landman).

Huntley girls bowling is beaten by the Bulldogs on Senior Night

By Alex Landman
January 9, 2018

Sporting their black senior shirts, the Huntley High School senior girls varsity bowlers were recognized as they took on the Wauconda Bulldogs in their...

Courtesy of R. Lee

Cave Sesh Ep. 3 featuring Raymond Hall

By Alex Landman
January 4, 2018

Cave Sesh Ep. 3 features senior Raymond Hall, who enjoys spending his time playing guitar and singing.  Ray begins by singing "If I Could Be like You"...

Cave Sesh Ep. 2 featuring Madison Kerley

Cave Sesh Ep. 2 featuring Madison Kerley

By Alex Landman
November 24, 2017

Cave Sesh Ep. 2 features senior Madison Kerley, who occasionally showcases her talent during HHS's "Late Start Live."  Madison begins by singing "Hallelujah"...

Courtesy of @HuntleySwimming Twitter

Huntley girls swimming concludes their season with a splash

By Alex Landman
November 23, 2017

Huntley’s girls varsity swim team ended a successful season following their eighth place finish in the IHSA St. Charles North Sectional.  The team had...

Cave Sesh Ep. 1 featuring Faith Losbanes and Sophie Gire

Cave Sesh Ep. 1 featuring Faith Losbanes and Sophie Gire

By Alex Landman
October 24, 2017

Often times, Emma and I spend more time in the cave than we do at our own houses.  The cave is a place where The Voice staff design pages, brainstorm...

Courtesy of B. Wells.

Huntley girls tennis silence the Thunderbirds as they conclude regular season

By Alex Landman
October 6, 2017

The bleachers were full on Wednesday afternoon as Raider Nation leaders held up the “Quiet, please” sign, whispering chants and respectfully clapping...

Courtesy of A. Landman

China Bistro vs. Lily Garden: Altercation of the Asian Cuisine

By Alex Landman
May 7, 2017

Alex: Team Lily Garden Whenever we play those “getting to know you games” during the first couple days of a new school year, I always say the...

Lou Malnatis deep dish cheese pizza (Courtesy of

Giordano’s vs. Lou Malnati’s: Duel of the Deep Dish

By Alex Landman
March 24, 2017

Alex: Team Lou Malnati's Being a native Chicagoan, there are two things that not only I, but all Chicagoans, hold near and dear to our hearts: Portillo’s...

“District 158 Logo” (Courtesy of District 158 Facebook)

District teachers demand competitive income and benefits at the Board of Education meeting

By Alex Landman
March 21, 2017

On Thursday, March 16 the Consolidated School District 158 board members and administration held their regularly scheduled meeting at the district office....

A common sight outside of Huntley Dairy Mart on Rt. 47 (Courtesy of @HuntleyDairyMart Facebook).

Dairy Queen vs. Dairy Mart: Conflict of the Custard

By Alex Landman
March 10, 2017

Alex: Team Dairy Queen  The two week period we had of unusual warm weather made me realize how much I need summer.  Not want, need.  One thing...

A slice of pizza from Taylor Street, located on Algonquin Rd. (Courtesy of

Tufano’s vs. Taylor Street: Battle of America’s Go-To Food

By Alex Landman
February 24, 2017

Alex: Team Tufano's We’ve done tacos, coffee, sandwiches, frozen yogurt, waffles, and yet, Emma and I have never tested out a classic American...

“District 158 Logo” (Courtesy of District 158 Facebook)

The Board of Education celebrates successes of curriculum implementation

By Alex Landman
February 3, 2017

On Thursday, Feb. 2 the Consolidated School District 158 board members and administration held their regularly scheduled meeting at the district office....

Junior Brett Bigden fails to get the ball at tip-off (A. Landman).

Huntley boys basketball fails to tame the Tigers

By Alex Landman
January 30, 2017

The weather outside was gray and gloomy, but the East Gym, with Raider Nation packed in neon, most certainly was not.  On Jan. 27, Huntley’s winter...

Chicken tacos from Wichos Tacos (A. Landman).

Tacos Locos vs. Wicho’s Tacos: Battle of the Border

By Alex Landman
January 26, 2017

Alex: Team Wicho's Tacos With all that is going on in the country right now, politically speaking, Emma and I knew exactly what we needed to do....

Brunch Cafe waffles with powdered sugar and fresh berries (Courtesy of @EatBrunchCafe Twitter).

Brunch Cafe vs. Burnt Toast: Battle of the Brunch, waffle war

By Alex Landman
December 19, 2016

Alex: Team Brunch Cafe With Winter Break quickly approaching, Emma and I decided to try out our favorite go-tos for everyone’s favorite meal,...

Chicken Tortellini Alfredo with a Caesar Salad (Courtesy of @panerabread Facebook).

Corner Bakery Cafe vs. Panera: Battle of Comfort Food

By Alex Landman
December 5, 2016

Alex: Team Corner Bakery Cafe With the winter coming up, Emma and I decided to test out the best place for good ol’ fashioned comfort food, soup...

Just one of the seemingly hundreds of aisles at Target (Courtesy of @Target Twitter).

From toothpaste to turkey: Battle of the Shop, Holiday Edition

By Alex Landman
November 15, 2016

  Alex: Team Target ll right friends.  It’s time for the age old question.  Emma and I decided to put the food aside and battle out...

A Turkey and Provolone Sub from Jersey Mikes (E. Kubelka).

Jersey Mike’s vs. Jimmy John’s: Battle of the Sub

By Alex Landman
November 1, 2016

Alex: Team Jimmy John's Instead of talking about our favorite sweet treats this Halloween weekend, Emma and I decided to test out our favorite cold...

A vanilla cold brew and strawberry lemonade from Daily Projects (A. Landman).

Starbucks vs. Daily Projects: Battle of the Joe

By Alex Landman
October 14, 2016

Alex: Team Daily Projects Ever since their June 2016 opening, Algonquin’s Daily Projects Coffee Bar has been the underdog.  With the multi-billion...

Freshman Taylor Jakubowski sets the ball for one of the hitters (Courtesy of J. Link).

Huntley volleyball whips the Whippurs

By Alex Landman
October 13, 2016

he East Gym was full of energy Tuesday evening as the 15-5 Red Raiders volleyball team took on the 8-16 Hampshire Whippurs in a Fox Valley Conference crossover. The...

The frozen yogurt choices at Yumz, including normal and seasonal flavors (Courtesy of A.Landman).

Menchie’s vs. Yumz: Frozen Yogurt Battle

By Alex Landman
September 29, 2016

Alex: Team Yumz Ever since it has been one of the first frozen yogurt places in town, Yumz Frozen Yogurt has had its share of competition, to say the...

Huntley varsity softball celebrates their Class 4A Regional Championship after defeating Harlem 5-1 (Courtesy of @HHSSoftball Twitter).

Huntley Softball Concludes the Season after Sectional Loss

By Alex Landman
June 3, 2016

untley’s varsity softball team ended another record setting season on Wednesday after a 2-1 regional loss to Barrington. Senior second baseman Hayley...

Ayemoba and her siblings at her sisters graduation, where they learned of the surprise trip.

Around the World

By Alex Landman
May 23, 2016

chool was finally out and unlike most kids, the next morning she did not get to sleep in.  Her parents surprised her and her siblings with a trip around...

Walsh in the hospital after getting hit in the face with a softball. (Courtesy of Q. Walsh)

Dazed, Confused, and Bruised

By Alex Landman
April 25, 2016

fter an eight hour car ride to softball nationals in Ohio, freshman Quinn Walsh wanted nothing more than to step onto the field.  She put on her eye black,...

Huntley Goes Bald logo (Courtesy of Facebook).

Huntley shaves off Pediatric Cancer in Saint Baldrick’s

By Alex Landman
March 21, 2016

he East Gym was a sea of neon green on Friday afternoon as Huntley High School kicked off its second annual Huntley Goes Bald Assembly.  The assembly...

The score sheet of the Glenbard Invitational, showing Henderson as first place for varsity and shows her personal record (Courtesy of S. Henderson).

Taking a Shot

By Alex Landman
March 18, 2016

t the end of the track and field season last year, she made a promise to herself for the next season, a promise she told herself she would keep.  As for...

A Sugar Scare

A Sugar Scare

By Alex Landman
February 22, 2016

er lifelong journey started like this; she was sick for a week in sixth grade, so her mom took her to the doctor.  There were no noticeable symptoms,...

Bremer freestyle snowboarding in Park City, Utah.  (Courtesy of J. Bremer)

Shredding the Slopes

By Alex Landman
January 21, 2016

t was Spring Break of 2015 and most students were preparing to head somewhere, anywhere warm, especially after the bone-chilling winter that hit full force....

Revere and her Chicago Mission hockey team after a tournament win. (Courtesy of C. Revere)

On a Mission

By Alex Landman
January 15, 2016

he strapped on her leg pads and pulled her goalie helmet over her head. This was the biggest moment of her life.  She knew she had no choice.  This...

Bryzcek positioned with her doe and gun. (Courtesy of G. Bryczek)

A Pound of Flesh

By Alex Landman
December 15, 2015

he was sitting next to her father in their blind on a cool evening.  She noticed something moving in the trees, and positioned her gun to take a shot....

Christmas Countdown in the Kitchen

Christmas Countdown in the Kitchen

By Alex Landman
December 9, 2015

he familiar scent of Christmas cookies filled the air on Tuesday afternoon as members of the baking club participated in their annual cookie-making extravaganza....

Student Councils new logo. (Courtesy to HHS Student Council.)

Student Council Monthly Update: Nov.

By Alex Landman
November 9, 2015

Interview with Ashley Kubisztal, STUCO President Are there any important events going on this month? "This is a pretty slow time of the year for...

Freshman Sarah Zayas setting the ball for one of her middles.

Huntley Steals the Throne from Dundee-Crown

By Alex Landman
October 16, 2015

he East Gym was packed with energy and “Hey Hey Huntley” cheers on Tuesday night as the 14-11-1 Red Raiders varsity volleyball team took on the number...

Student Councils new logo. (Courtesy to HHS Student Council.)

Student Council Monthly Update: Oct.

By Alex Landman
October 7, 2015

Interview with Ashley Kubisztal, STUCO President     How long have you been involved in Student Council? “I’ve been on Student Council...

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