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Feature Friday: Senior Maggie Reisel’s long term relationship meets the test and thrives

Andrea Cannon

January 17, 2017


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Most students have their first relationships in high school. They can be exciting and awkward, but ultimately a lot of fun. But not all high school relationships consist of walking one another to class and holding hands in the hallway. This holds true for senior Maggie Reisel. Reisel's boyfrien...

Student makes connections in community

Andrea Cannon

January 17, 2017


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Senior Kendall Palmer is one of the most energetic and nicest people at our school. She attempts to meet as many people as she can and remember their name and something they are passionate about so she can converse with them in the hallways or at school sponsored events. One department that truly sees th...

Feature Friday: Junior Joey Sinopoli films for future

Feature Friday: Junior Joey Sinopoli films for future

Caroline Stiefbold

January 13, 2017


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Junior Joey Sinopoli has been a part of HTV and the media tech class since his freshman year. "The class is a pretty tightly knit group. We all get along really well, which makes it a more enjoyable experience," Sinopoli said. He first got into filming in middle school. "I've always liked rec...

Feature Friday: Senior Eric Eichhorn explores music through 80HD

Feature Friday: Senior Eric Eichhorn explores music through 80HD

Kayleigh Padar

January 6, 2017


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Senior, Eric Eichhorn is one of the guitarists for a band called 80HD that often plays in school assemblies and shows, as well as other venues in the area. "My favorite part is learning the songs and when it all comes together. It's cool to be apart of. When you do songs that you really like a...

Feature Friday: Tony Chobanov serves our country in anyway he can

Claire Durand

December 16, 2016


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As we participate in the new annual tradition of partnering with A Soldier's Journey Home, veterans' lives are being transformed. And this year, we have the honor of supporting Tony Chobanov, a former Private First Class who had served in Afghanistan. Tony, according to asoldiersjourneyhome...

Speech, debate: two separate teams creating critical thinkers

Speech, debate: two separate teams creating critical thinkers

Danielle Eriksson

December 9, 2016


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In many states, high schools combine their speech and debate team, calling it "Forensics." In IL, IHSA separates the two. The Speech team and the debate team are closely aligned in their motivations, which are to make students better thinkers, writers, and public speakers; though, the way that they execute...

Principal Sisson discusses his post-election speech, harassment at Hersey

Joshua Irvine

December 9, 2016


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"We celebrate and honor you regardless of your status, your standing, your income, your grades, your political beliefs, and your citizenship." This statement, spoken by Principal Gordon Sisson during morning announcements Nov 10, stood in stark contrast to the situation unfolding across the United...

Trump’s hesitant student supporters speak

Joshua Irvine

December 9, 2016


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In the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump, The Correspondent interviewed a number of students to receive their perspective on the impact of President-Elect Trump.  Though this interview was ultimately removed from the cover story, its content offers insight into one of the less-explored stances of ...

Feature Friday: Junior Emily Kyle imagines future at Disney

Feature Friday: Junior Emily Kyle imagines future at Disney

Caroline Stiefbold

December 2, 2016


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While some students are undecided as to what the want to study in college, junior Emily Kyle has great plans for her future. Kyle plans to study mechanical engineering in college. She worked as an intern over the summer in the field. "I worked with Digital Design Corporation and shadowed actual engineers,"...

Feature Friday: Sophomore Charlie Goldberg looks to the stars, and to save them

Joshua Irvine

November 18, 2016


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Sophomore Charlie Goldberg has always looked to the stars.  Goldberg, an avid fan of astronomy, regularly checks out the latest NASA updates, admires the latest photos of far-off nebulae, and at one point tried to persuade this reporter to use the color printer in The Correspondent's offices to print...

Feature Friday: Junior Kelly Miller crushes AP courses

Claire Durand

November 11, 2016


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Students usually think that having three AP courses in a year is a lot, god forbid having four. But for junior Kelly Miller, numbers don't matter, rather, all that matters is just learning and improving. Next year, Miller plans to take six AP classes while still participating in cross country, ...

Sam Taylor excels in acting

Kayleigh Padar

November 4, 2016


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Senior Sam Taylor is an actress who has been in many school plays throughout her years here. She has had roles in Legally Blond, The Games Afoot, The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, Marry Poppins, One For The Pot, Pippin, and Almost Maine. "Hersey has helped me become more confident in ...

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