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Molly Balmes

Molly Balmes, Staff Writer

Molly Balmes is a staff writer and it is her first year with the Voice. In her free time, she participates in Color Guard and technical theater. She loves sci-fi movies; her cat, Minnie; and reading horror novels.

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Molly Balmes continues her blog A Study in Sci-Fi with her latest column.

A Study in Sci-Fi

Back to the Future
By Molly Balmes
May 8, 2022

Arguably one of the most iconic ‘80s movies, “Back to the Future” defined the sci-fi genre for a modern age with its clever script, amazing performances,...

HHS offers many places for different types of students to work.

How to get work done

The best spots to study in HHS
By Molly Balmes
April 25, 2022

The bell rings as you find yourself still standing in the hallway, wandering aimlessly to find a good place to study. With options becoming limited at...

Students showcase their talents and what they have been working on recently

Playing in harmony

The HHS band performs in their February concert
By Molly Balmes
February 18, 2022

It was a rainy, gloomy night with the wind whipping outside the Performing Arts Center as the Huntley High School band members began to warm up. After...

Molly Balmes explores another staple in the Sci-Fi world.

A Study in Sci-Fi

The X-Files’ Impact
By Molly Balmes
February 16, 2022

FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are two of the most well-known characters in all of television history. Countless comparisons and allusions in movies,...

In her blog, Molly explores the many wonders of Sci-Fi

A Study in Sci-Fi: The “E.T.” Effect

How “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” holds the hearts of viewers 39 years later
By Molly Balmes
December 9, 2021

Legendary director Steven Spielberg has spanned countless genres in his work, but his most famous in the genre of Sci-Fi is definitely “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”.  Released...

Garbage found near Door 4 by the parking lot leaves a mark on the whole school.

Leave it outside: HHS’s growing garbage problem

Parking lot becomes another dumping ground for waste
By Molly Balmes
December 5, 2021

The final bell rings as the stampede begins to the buses and student parking lot. I wade upstream to get to the cafeteria, opting to wait at the school...

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A Study in Sci-Fi: How “The Matrix” changed the genre forever

In this series, Molly explores the many complexities within Sci-Fi movies
By Molly Balmes
October 27, 2021

When you ask a person to give an example of a Sci-Fi movie, chances are “The Matrix” comes to mind first for many people.  Released in 1999, “The...

Season 2 of Locke and Key premiered on Oct. 22 (Courtesy of pxfuel)

“Locke and Key” second season: the mysteries continue

Viewers left spellbound by the Netflix original’s thrilling next chapter
By Molly Balmes
October 25, 2021

When “Locke and Key” premiered on Netflix in early 2020, the series left viewers captivated by its interesting characters, twisting plot, and cliffhanger...

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