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Former principal Scott Dewar poses for a photo with a cake for him. HHS staff held a goodbye party for him Nov 21.

Dewar joins West Side staff leaving a notable legacy

Francesca Messerschmidt, Staff Writer November 22, 2023

As the old saying goes: “When one door shuts another one opens.” This quote has proven true for the administration in our district in the past few years. The most recent occurrence of this has happened...

Bulldog fans cheer on the varsity football team at Taylor Field Nov. 11 during the playoff game against Murphysboro.

Win together, lose together

Avery Woolard, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

     Watching our varsity Bulldogs move up in the playoffs has given Harrisburg the chance to show off our small-town spirit over the last couple of weeks. Our town has come together as a community...

National Honor Society requirements limit students

National Honor Society requirements limit students

Leah Haugen, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

Service is one of the four pillars of the National Honor Society (NHS). To be eligible for NHS students must obtain 15 or more service points at HHS. Students gain these service points through clubs or...

Homework hurts more than it helps

Homework hurts more than it helps

Kennedy Borders, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Students are in school for about seven hours a day and are constantly working through those hours.  I think homework should be nonexistent, because why would we work all day just to go home and do more...

Freddy Fazbear leads Abby (Piper Rubio) away from her family home to Freddy Fazbears Pizzeria.

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” gives audiences terrifying Halloweekend

Francesca Messerschmidt, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

After almost eight years of anticipation, the “Five Nights at Freddy’s” (FNAF) movie has finally been released. Based on the game series of the same name, the movie follows Mike Schmidt and his new...

Playoffs provide time to come together as Bulldog family

Playoffs provide time to come together as Bulldog family

Bryleigh Lewis, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

Playoffs are  an important time for the community  to come together as one since this is the first time the Bulldogs have had a home playoff in eight years. The next game is at home against Peoria-Notre...

Newest Launch by Apple, iPhone 15.

iPhone 15 launch creates huge concerns

Bryleigh Lewis, Staff Writer October 5, 2023

Apple releases a new phone in September almost every year. With the latest release of the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, there have been concerns  about the new phone....

Junior Brilee Holbrooks food donation project collects donations of canned food. Projects like Holbrooks are one way to help those fighting food insecurity. Her drive will run until Oct. 5.

Deserts of food insecurity found across Illinois

Francesca Messerschmidt, Staff Writer October 4, 2023

Food deserts are a nationwide phenomenon that also affect more than three million Illinois residents.  According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) a food desert is: “regions of...

Drill Epidemic

Gavinn Swann, Student Writer September 29, 2023

Recently HHS has been performing numerous drills, some observed by local law enforcement. Schoolchildren of all ages have learned from a young age that drills are to “keep you safe.” Many ask, however,...

Dress clothing rack found at Walmart.

Dress code fails students’ needs

Leah Haugen, Staff Writer September 25, 2023

Students, commonly girls, worry about whether their clothing will violate the dress code. Crop tops have been an increasingly fashionable trend especially in teenagers' wardrobes. Plenty of clothing...

People shocked at the horror factor of Evil Dead Rise

People shocked at the horror factor of “Evil Dead Rise”

Bailee Clifton, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

“Evil Dead Rise”  is the fifth addition to the “Evil Dead” franchise. After a short glimpse to the next day at a lake, the majority of the film takes place in a less-than-perfect apartment building...

School shootings threaten students well-being

School shootings threaten students well-being

Sarah Girtman, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

This generation seems to be facing more challenges than any previous generation. An example of that would be school shootings, which have significantly been increasing each year.  There has been approximately...

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