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Koch works with the battery during after school rehearsal on Oct. 9. Oftentimes, the battery rehearses separately from the band, joining for more holistic practice. “He makes us fix our own stuff so that we can only get broad comments from the [press] box,” Senior percussionist Ike Bowen said. “He likes to mess around and be goofy and get along with his students until it’s time to play. Then, he’s very matter-of-fact and gets it done.”

The beat of a new drum

New assistant percussion director joins staff
Andie San Luis, Reporter October 21, 2020

Many people have experienced monumental milestones during the COVID-19 pandemic: births, marriages, retirement, birthdays, to name a few. For assistant percussion director Ben Koch, it was graduating college...

Senior Cinta Isom works on her art behind a plexiglass desk shield. She is on the Virtual Plus learning pathway and only attends school for second period.

Sick art

AP Art students prepare for future amidst pandemic
Hailey Dirks, Managing Editor October 21, 2020

This time last year, art students meandered near the sink to wash vivid colors off their brushes. They gathered at each other's desks to give advice on how to elevate their work. This year, plexiglass...

Khan talks on the phone, answering questions from a parent. Khan spends a sizable portion of her day responding to questions from parents and faculty.

[Khan]quering COVID

Nurse tackles new COVID-19 responsibilities and challenges
Ian Wright, Reporter October 20, 2020

Arriving on campus early, Cissy Khan begins sanitizing the clinic and preparing for the hectic day ahead. In the past, her schedule mainly revolved around treating students with minor illnesses — that...

Senior Kasia Drewniak poses with awards she has received during her time in debate. Drewniak started debate her freshman year. “I have a Polish mom and she was looking at stuff that would look good on my college applications when I was in eighth grade,” Drewniak said. “She [said] ‘Kasia, you talk way too much, you should join debate.’ So that’s what I did. And then I grew to love it a lot, which is crazy because I wasn’t even going to do it if it wasn’t for that.”

Debate team president with dyslexia earns Jonathan Brody Award

Katherine Parker, Reporter October 15, 2020

People always told senior Kasia Drewniak to play a sport. Like many young students with dyslexia, she was told that her best shot at college entry was through athletics. In her senior year, Drewniak is...

Junior Harmony Sample practices passing to her teammate at practice on Oct. 7. Sample has been playing volleyball since she was 11. “I was originally a dancer, but my sister was a volleyball player so I was always at her tournaments,” Sample said. “When I decided to stop dancing, I decided to play volleyball.”

A new beginning

Junior commits to play volleyball at Notre Dame
Arisha Hirji, Reporter October 14, 2020

Junior Harmony Sample patiently waits in the car to arrive at her destination. Her eyes light up when she sees the campus of the University of Notre Dame. She walks around the grounds with a feeling of...

Sophomore Camila Segura shows off the Venezuela bracelet her grandma gave her. Segura wears her Venezuela bracelet every day to remind her of her country.

Q&A: Hispanic students speak on embracing their heritage

Katherine Parker, Reporter October 14, 2020

Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 is nationally celebrated as Hispanic Heritage month. In a school as diverse as Hebron, students of Hispanic heritage are well-represented. Even with shared heritage, these students vary...

Art Teacher Caleb Jacks assists a student in his Art 3 Painting Class. This is Jacks’ first year teaching a medium-specific class, which he says he prefers over teaching a broad art class. “Knowing specific content like Drawing 2, Painting 2, 3 and 4; I love those,” Jacks said. “For seven years at Killian, it was tough to teach sculpture and ceramics when I didn’t have the passion behind it.”

Jack of all trades

New art teacher from Killian balances teaching during a pandemic and creating art outside of school
Emma Short, Reporter October 13, 2020

As school doors open for the first time in six months, art teacher Caleb Jacks watches students flood the halls. He sees some familiar faces and thinks back to working at a middle school, when these now...

Senior Hailey Lane follows along with Pre-calculus teacher Matthew Garza as he explains a problem on the whiteboard. Lane, who is moving from in-person to virtual plus, said she is dedicated to Silver Wings and will continue to come in for practice, but is switching her other classes online to reduce contact with others. “[I won’t be going fully online] because of drill team,” Lane said. “I wouldn't want to miss that or have to quit, so I wouldn’t want to go completely online.” Lane said.

On the Virtual-Plus side

Malley O'Carroll, Reporter October 9, 2020

When the new nine weeks begins on Oct. 19, 313 students will begin a new learning pathway two of them being,  junior Jaden Jares and senior Hailey Lane who are changing their schedules to accommodate...

Garza lectures the class about probability by talking about flipping coins. He said he is happy to be teaching in person again. “Not seeing the students was really odd,” Garza said. “It almost felt like I was recording a lesson for people to watch another time.”

Teacher Tea: Garza

Teacher shares experience moving to new school during pandemic
Henry Hays and Ian Wright October 6, 2020

Precalculus teacher Matthew Garza began his first day teaching at Hebron greeted by one face and several black screens. His first day was an odd one, filled with turned off cameras and back pain from sitting...

Librarian Kristi Taylor puts on gloves while wearing a mask, before checking books into the library system. Taylor said she wishes more students would say hello and strike up a conversation with her. “Speak when spoken to,” Taylor said. “Not everyone knows how to talk to someone who’s friendly. Say hi. I’m friendly and I talk a lot.”

Beginning a new chapter

New librarian hired in midst of COVID-19 crisis
Hailey Dirks, Managing Editor October 2, 2020

Masked students walk into the hallway after the bell rings, indicating it is time to go to first period for the first time in six months. Librarian Kristi Taylor stands outside the library, greeting students....

Senior Grayson Allo takes a dunk after a quick steal from the Farmers. Allo has been looking for a scholarship as this is his last year to play. “I was in the right spot at the right time, just like Coach had been teaching us,” Allo said. “Being in that spot gave me the steal and a fast two points. I just added a little flair to it.”

Senior’s Sanguine Season

Kai Fernando , Reporter September 30, 2020

Basketball has been an important facet of life for senior Grayson Allo, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been obstructing his practices and games. However, despite the interruptions, in the fall season, Allo...

Assistant band director Zack Anderson gives directions to the concert band as they practice marching outside. Anderson is the primary director for Concert I and II and was hired prior to assistant director JP Wilson’s departure. “No one’s got this all figured out, and we’re continuing to figure all of it out as we go,” Anderson said. “I think the one thing that remains the same in all of this, is that we're all doing it together.”

A Bandemic Experience

New assistant band director starts during COVID-19 pandemic
Sarosh Ismail and Andie San Luis September 16, 2020

After working in the field for six years, assistant band director Zack Anderson is no stranger to the directing world. However, when he was hired in the spring, he was thrown in for an unexpected loop:...

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