The Purple Clarion

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The Purple Clarion

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Wreck-less while driving

Wreck-less while driving

Riley Mize, Staff writer May 14, 2024

Stay focused, follow the speed limit, don’t drink and drive, wear a seatbelt, avoid distractions. While these things are being taught in driver's education, some still do not follow the rules that keep...

Students often use caffeine to increase their productivity.

Students must strike senioritis symptoms

Leah Haugen, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Senioritis is the term for a phenomenon that many students experience towards the end of their high school career. From lack of motivation or increased procrastination to preoccupation with sociality,...

Cover for the newest single by Franko Teston which is set to release April 5. Testons music is available on Spotify and Apple Music.

HHS alumni to drop new single

Kylan Jerrell, Staff Writer March 12, 2024

Expanding on their indie rock and pop-punk sound, HHS alumni Franko Teston (2019) and Jake Evans (2019) and Garrett Phillips, are set to release their third single April 5, “Running Bets (Dead Wrong),”...

Guidance counselor Tonja Hester helps upcoming seniors with registration for next year.

New classes to be offered next year

Sydney DeVous, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

Harrisburg High School administrators have decided to make some changes in courses for next school year. Some elective classes will be removed from the registration process, while some classes will be...

HHS students Bailey Cook (Senior) and Zech Underwood (Junior) chat beside the vending machines outside of the cafeteria.

Soda machines continue to cause frustration

Gavinn Swann, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

Sometimes during the day, students get thirsty. Pepsi MidAmerica has installed three drink vending machines, two “traditional” types and a newer type of machine simply marked by Pepsi as a “glass...

Media center specialists Jess Martin and Heather Cox dress up for Christmas spirit week Dec. 11. The theme was Baby, It’s Cold Outside, or dress in Christmas pajamas.

Spirit weeks help build community

Sydney DeVous, Staff Writer December 20, 2023

Student Council sponsors Christmas Spirit Week every year and does a food drive to support a local food pantry. During this week, HHS students dress up according to the calendar advisor Hilary Ford creates.  Monday...

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...

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