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Students, district battle extreme temperatures during eventful week

Students, district battle extreme temperatures during eventful week

Brian Boyle, Editor-In-Chief
January 16, 2015
Filed under Features, News, Online only

Last Monday began like every Monday following the annual two-week long vacation. And while students were beginning to feel the effects of the dreaded "Winter Break Hangover," several events, both in relation to and in reaction of the looming harsh weather conditions, shaped a week that students won...

Flu virus becoming serious due to defective vaccines

Flu virus becoming serious due to defective vaccines

Rebecca Kowalski
January 15, 2015
Filed under News, Online only

Recent reports have shown that the flu vaccine has been less effective this year because the flu strains infecting people right now have changed form causing the vaccine to contain the wrong strain of the virus. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is "widespread...

Small plane tragedy creates strong impact

McKenzie Mauer
January 14, 2015
Filed under Did you know?

On Friday ‍Jan. 2 a small plane carrying five passengers, including the pilot, went down in western Kentucky. The plan had taken off from Key West, Florida and was headed to Mount Vernon, Illinois. CNN News Online reported that the plane carried the Gutzler‍ family.‍ When the Piper PA -34 Aircraft went down it l...

Loss of wildlife calls for concern

Jamie Anderluh
January 14, 2015
Filed under Did you know?, News

Planet Earth is home to habitat deterioration and wildlife loss; the number of species is declining, and the footprint of mankind is constantly growing. As these realities become more extreme, many of the causes appear to be human-induced. In fact, most scientists agree with the Center for Biological ...

Asia Airlines’ aircrafts gone missing

Asia Airlines’ aircrafts gone missing

Luke Maslanka
January 14, 2015
Filed under Did you know?

Since March of 2014, two airplanes have gone missing in the Eastern Hemisphere. These three airlines belonged to Asia Airlines. Even before Asia Airlines experienced two of its planes going missing the company was struggling financially. When the first of the airplanes went missing in March 8, searc...

Sgt. Jason Smith honored by Hersey family

Sgt. Jason Smith honored by Hersey family

Isabella Murray, Mili Pandya, and Caitlin Strozewski
January 13, 2015
Filed under Album, Join the Movement, News, Online only, Showcase

The "Hersey Family" participated in yet another act of giving back to the community, except this time, on a larger scale. Students and staff raised $18,000 for veteran Sgt. Jason Smith, who lost both legs during an IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) accident, to help in the building of his new wheelchair-accessible home. "This...

Clever District 214 tweets draw in students’ attention, participation

Clever District 214 tweets draw in students’ attention, participation

Mili Pandya
January 7, 2015
Filed under News, Online only

District 214's Twitter account (@District 214) gained much popularity yesterday as rumors for a snow day today began to spread throughout the school. Students turned to to Twitter after a tweet from last year announcing a snow day resurfaced. However, the rumor was soon put down by the district account,...

Library reconstruction benefits student body

Library reconstruction benefits student body

Colette Tangney, Page Editor
December 12, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

Blueprints will be available next week. 'Hitting the books' is changing for students in the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. The A.R.C (Academic Resource Center) is undergoing a major reconstruction project where in which the library becomes overall more appealing both socially and academically. A ...

Ferguson verdict brings about protests across the nation

Julia Hapanowicz
November 29, 2014
Filed under News

After the Ferguson trial verdict on Monday, November 24 where the grand jury voted not to charge white Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across the nation and are sharing their opinions on social media...

Canned food drive brings success

Canned food drive brings success

Julia Hapanowicz and Kenzie Killam
November 21, 2014
Filed under Canned Food Drive 2014, News, Showcase, Slideshow of All Attached Images

With over 50,000 cans collected, Hersey set a new school record for the fall food drive this year. Students helped organize, sort, and box food during their second period classes today.

The Correspondent finds success at national convention

November 15, 2014
Filed under News

Over the weekend of Nov. 4 to Nov. 9, The Correspondent staff travelled to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Scholastic Press Association convention. During their time there, Hersey journalism students participated in and attended several workshop sessions and saw keynote speakers Jay...

Support others, lift spirits; students drive charitable events

Isabella Murray
November 14, 2014
Filed under Join the Movement, News

If your club or activity wasn't featured in our print edition, it's not too late! We want to showcase all charitable student activities in our new 'Join the Movement' section. If you want your involvement to be featured, email The Correspondent at [email protected] Regarding the front page...

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