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Gretchen Sweeney

Gretchen Sweeney, Floating Editor

Gretchen Sweeney is a third year staffer and a Floating Editor on The Voice. She plays lacrosse and wrestles for Huntley. In her free time, she thrifts, works at Culvers, and listens to music.

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Rachel Schumacher now plays on Huntleys Kings hockey team.

Going against the norm

Senior Rachel Schumacher has been playing hockey for 15 years
By Gretchen Sweeney
April 30, 2023

Women’s participation in male dominated sports is on its rise. Many women are starting to participate in sports such as wrestling and football, which...

Pin It to Win It: Episode 2

Pin It to Win It: Episode 2

Join Gretchen as she shows us more wrestling moves!
By Gretchen Sweeney
April 18, 2023

Girls JV track and field runners line up at the start before their race.

Getting back on track

Huntley’s second JV meet is successful with many athletes hitting a personal record
By Gretchen Sweeney
February 24, 2023

“Come on girls on the track,” Huntley track coach Jason Monson said. With the conclusion of a successful set of field events, Monson corrals a sea...

Pin it to win it

Pin it to win it

Join Gretchen with her friend Hannah as they show us a wrestling move!
By Gretchen Sweeney
February 14, 2023

Pursuit of employment: Episode 2

Pursuit of employment: Episode 2

Join Gretchen Sweeney as she discusses the potential job option of Walmart for high school students.
By Gretchen Sweeney
December 16, 2022

Finding a job can be difficult, especially when you are in high school. It is easy to see jobs searching for staff on platforms like Indeed, but who knows...

Families gathered in the Huntleys town square to watch the tree lighting.

Christmas in the square

Huntley celebrates their 14th annual Christmas festival in the Huntley's town square
By Gretchen Sweeney
December 4, 2022

Sirens wail down Main Street with red and green lights as Santa Claus takes a new mode of transportation, a fire truck. Children sit on the top of their...

Pursuit of Employment

Pursuit of Employment

Join Gretchen as she tells us more about working at Syrup in Algonquin!
By Gretchen Sweeney
October 20, 2022

Finding a job can be difficult, especially when you are in high school. It is easy to see jobs searching for staff on platforms such as Indeed, but who...

Labas lectures in class for 10-15 minutes before giving students time to do independent work. (G. Sweeney)

Outwork the homework

Biology teacher Hunter Labas has implemented a no homework policy during his three years of teaching at HHS
By Gretchen Sweeney
October 16, 2022

It was an hour before the first bell rang for Marian Catholic High School and Hunter Labas was scurrying to finish his homework before the eight hours...

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Vengeance and Forfeits

Huntley girls varsity lacrosse takes a peculiar win last night 4-2
By Gretchen Sweeney
April 27, 2022

“What do we want? VENGEANCE! When do we want it? NOW!” said the varsity Barrington girls lacrosse team, seconds before the game. This season they held...

Girls basketball holds the Fox Valley Conference trophy.

Teamwork makes the dream work

The girls varsity basketball team has a triumphant senior night and wins the Fox Valley Conference championship
By Gretchen Sweeney
February 14, 2022

The central gym echoes delightful sounds of cheers and stomping feet in support of the girl varsity basketball team. Belin stands spectating in the corner...

Big Mouth makes a big comeback

“Big Mouth” makes a big comeback

Season five drops with new monsters and new adventures
By Gretchen Sweeney
November 18, 2021

I sit curled up in my bed with my pink fuzzy blanket and the luminescent purple LED lighting shines down on my MacBook as the lyrics “I’m going through...

New Physics Vanguard teacher Robert Adamczyk (G. Sweeney).

New Vanguard Teacher Takes On The Beginning of the Year

New Physics Vanguard teacher Robert Adamczyk starts in the fall with an intriguing background.
By Gretchen Sweeney
November 2, 2021

Both a vanguard student and Robert Adamczyk have the same look of excitement and relief on their faces. The student had finally figured out a checkpoint...

COVID-19 did not stop Huntleys graduation ceremony

COVID-19 did not stop Huntley’s graduation ceremony

By Gretchen Sweeney, Staff writer
May 27, 2021

Tears fall down parents' faces as they reminisce on when their child grew up as they watch them walk across the stage. The merciless sun beats down on...

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Groove with G

By Gretchen Sweeney
April 27, 2021

With a unique fashion sense and powerful messages in her music, Melanie Martinez is an influential but underrated artist. Martinez made her debut to the...

March Madness or spring sexism

March Madness or spring sexism

By Gretchen Sweeney, Staffer
April 10, 2021

With March Madness coming to an end, it is time to discuss the obvious issues surrounding the tournament and the sports industry: sexism in professional...

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Groove with G

By Gretchen Sweeney
February 21, 2021

You flip the switch and turn off the TV in complete shock; it is doomsday. Everything good has to come to an end eventually, but this seems to be so soon....

Huntley Farmers Market takes on the Winter

Huntley Farmers Market takes on the Winter

By Gretchen Sweeney, Staff Writer
February 15, 2021

On the freezing Saturday morning of Feb. 13, Corinna Sac tidies up her kitchen and adds the finishing touches to her fresh bakery items. She just completed...

Groove with G

Groove with G

By Gretchen Sweeney, Staff Writer
December 13, 2020

WARNING: I will be talking about a touchy subject that might be triggering for some readers. Christmas time is among us, which means so is the blasting...

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Trendy Christmas gifts

By Gretchen Sweeney
December 10, 2020

A few weeks before Christmas, snuggled up on the couch with a cup of warm hot cocoa, it strikes. No list was made of items that were particularly desirable....

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Groove With G

By Gretchen Sweeney, Floating Editor
November 3, 2020

As winter comes upon us, seasonal depression seems to follow it. Although, this is not the case for everyone. Salvia Palth's 2013 album Melanchole feels...

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