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Friday Night Game Versus Battle Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Friday Night Game Versus Battle Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Celena Schmolzi

September 17, 2020

The home game scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, September 18th against Battle High School has been canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test and possible exposure in the Battle Football program according to a tweet by the Battle High School Athletic Department (@BattleAthletics) published around noon this...

OK Boomer

OK Boomer

January 6, 2020

  An unidentified older man posted a video online to convince his followers that the younger members of society, Gen Z and millennials, all suffer from the classic “Peter Pan syndrome of not wanting to grow up.” Essentially, he was doubting that the more recent generations wouldn’t be able ...

At Least Six Injured in California School Shooting

At Least Six Injured  in California School Shooting

November 14, 2019

At Least Six Injured  in California School Shooting Bryce Robinson | Lead of Online Media Release    At approximately 8 am the Las Angeles County Sheriff’s Office received a call stating that there was an active shooter at Santa Clarita High School about 40 miles outside of Las Ang...

School Hardening

School Hardening

Celena Schmolzi

October 4, 2019

You stand on the steps of the North Entrance, waiting to be buzzed in. You hear the door click and pull it open, making sure not to let anyone in behind you. You walk through North Office and into the hall, making your way up the stairs into your first class. The music plays and the bell rings. Your ...

QPFest Shows Off Hickman’s Many Diverse Clubs

QPFest Shows Off Hickman's Many Diverse Clubs

September 18, 2019

Despite a postpone, this years QPFest carried on as one of Hickmans biggest traditions. Sophie Teddy | Reporter         QPFest is one of the many highly anticipated school-wide events here at Hickman, though students had to wait a week longer than usual after it was postponed for a week ...

From Day One to DI

From Day One to DI

Kieran Malloy

January 26, 2018

The rule of 10,000 hours states that for someone to be considered extremely skilled or a complete expert of a skill, they must spend, you guessed it, 10,000 hours working on and practicing that technique. In some rare cases there are individuals that are able to achieve this high level of performance...

A Bridge to Success

A Bridge to Success

Anna Spell

January 26, 2018

This past December, seniors Bonnie Lee and Secunda Kariuki both received full-rides to prestigious universities through a program many have never heard of. Questbridge is a national nonprofit program that aims to “connect the nation’s brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading...

Easy Money

Easy Money

Ben Cohen and Zoie Cecil

December 19, 2017

If you were at Hickman last year, then “I Got The Juice” is probably a familiar phrase, and Easy Money, the rapper behind the popular song, wasn’t surprised by its success. “I recorded it, and it sounded perfect. Just how I wanted it to sound,” he said on the subject of his hit song. Shawn...

To the Big Leagues

To the Big Leagues

Kieran Malloy and Savannah Armistead

December 1, 2017

For many high schoolers, the process of choosing a school to attend after high school is a daunting task. For a select few students an additional aspect that needs consideration is deciding which collegiate sports program they will dedicate the next four to five years of their life to. For many it is...

Release the Files! What’s the Truth? Who Killed Kennedy?

Release the Files! What's the Truth? Who Killed Kennedy?

Lexi Davis and Zoie Cecil

December 1, 2017

In the past month, the public has been granted access to thousands of classified government files pertaining to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. However, hundreds of documents are still being withheld from the general population due to “potentially irreversible harm” to the nation’s...

A Will to Leave a Mark

A Will to Leave a Mark

Mikayla Miller and TaNayia Broadus

December 1, 2017

On October 24, Hickman’s Marching Band received a $32,000 donation from a former administrator and band advocate, Gerald L. McCollum. The directors of the band had no word of the donation before this night and were pleasantly surprised when the amount was presented to them by Principal Tony Gragnani. “I’m...

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