Abby Hanson

 

AP Capstone Program Pivots

Kat Whitmore

The first students to have completed the full AP Capstone program will be graduating this year, and have gained research and writing skills that are sure to be used in college.


Pamela Gigiento Explores her style through High School

Walking down the halls of Heritage High School, four of Pamela Gigiento’s paintings can be seen in the art showcase, one painting among them won the first place senior art award.


Art needs funding

Donald Trump’s proposed budget eliminates funding for a wide range of domestic programs that primarily help create universal access to educational through public media and fund the arts and humanities in communities.


Concert Band Marches Into the Holidays

Concert band practices Monday, Wednesday, Friday all year long and students are expected to practice outside of class as well. This huge effort culminates in a concert designed to bring the school community and families together during the holidays over their passion for music.


The Syrian Refugee Crisis through the eyes of Heritage Students

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Eleven million Syrian Refugees have sought asylum from their war-torn country that has been marred by a six-year civil war that broke out in March 2011 according to syrianrefugees.eu. The sheer number of Syrian refugees flooding into Europe has been the biggest human migration of modern times.


Is the school system adapting to society’s needs?

For some students school is a sanctuary, a second home, and from there it is able to be seen as a tool for self development. However every individual has vastly diverse learning styles, personalities and natural skills. The fact that students have a variety of needs makes it difficult to create a universal institution that creates an effective learning environment of an entire generation of people, but that is exactly what the school system is expected to do.


Chemistry students get groovy with tie dye

Tie Dying is a practice that has been embraced ever since the hippy era in the 1960’s, but for Heritage High school chemists it is also a very hands on way to learn a few concepts.


College Admission Fees Deter Students

At this point in the year, most schools have sent out their acceptance and rejection letters, and seniors have solidified their plans. Many selective colleges report another record year for applications according to markerplace.org. This can only mean that they rejected more students. But not before collecting their application fees.


Heritage students review binge worthy television

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Heritage students review “Parks and Recreation,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Criminal Minds” and “Gossip Girl.”


Anonymity blurs social norms at Heritage High School


With a cloak of anonymity social norms generally fade as people can not be held accountable for their words. This phenomena is easily observed in an app named After School which allows students to post comments and images on message boards associated with individual high school campuses.