By: Amina Jamil
The annual Empty Bowls event took place last Friday, February 23rd. It is sponsored by the art club and National Art Honor Society (NAHS). The purpose of Empty Bowls is to raise money for local food shelters, and all proceeds go to Grassroots. What exactly do you do at Empty Bowls? When you come in, you buy a ticket for $10, which covers the cost of an all-you-can-eat soup buffet, and you get to take home a clay bowl. While you enjoy your meal, there is live music, courtesy of Jazz Band, and even a few featured performances from certain individuals. It is a welcoming, family-friendly environment that allows people to enjoy a nice dinner while supporting a good cause. Continue reading
por: Tsega Amare ’18
Español 5 AP estudiante
El Sr. Oscar Ulloa viajó a Japón con solo una mochila y poco dinero, pero vivió allí por siete años. Al principio, era difícil para acostumbrarse al nuevo ambiente, pero después de un tiempo pudo hablar el idioma con fluidez. Con mucho trabajo y perseverancia, cualquiera persona puede aprender un idioma.
By Molly Schreier
Submissions to the The Vision, Hammond’s award-winning literary magazine, are now open. Students must fill out the Vision’s digital submission form (at https://goo.gl/forms/0oDeEsKreQxReA5x2), as well as email their submissions to the Vision at firstname.lastname@example.org or turn in a hard copy to Mrs. Goff. The current submissions deadline is January 1st.
This year, The Vision is under the leadership of Jasmine Joseph and Ina O’Ryan, with faculty advisor Mrs. Goff. The previous two years, The Vision was led by Tess McRae, who brought The Vision from a paper pamphlet to a glossy, color-printed magazine. Under the leadership of McRae, The Vision also won two awards: Volume II, Issue II of The Vision earned an “Above Average” ranking from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and Volume III of The Vision earned a “Recommended for Highest Award” ranking from the NCTE as well.
O’Ryan spoke on the magazine’s goals for submissions. “We want a wide range of submissions, from people all over Hammond in any subject.” The Vision is especially seeking submissions related to math. “We’re hoping to reach out to the math department and have students submit their projects from math, like how physics students submit their [extra-credit] pictures.” Specifically, students can submit art projects required for math classes, such as geometry or transformation projects.
Students can also participate in The Vision’s Winter Poetry Contest, which will take place the week before winter break.
By: Caitlin Pettengill
In the human growth and development class, students have been assigned the infamous task of taking care of a “baby” for a week. They have to carry around their flour baby, treating it as if it were a real child, to simulate parenthood. Each pair of “parents” has to keep their baby in sight at all times, never putting it in their locker or backpacks. Taking the assignment to another level, they have to wake up between the hours of one and five, the time frame that real infants awaken throughout the night, each morning and post on Canvas. When asked what the hardest part of the project was, student Ashley Bissenas said, “They hardest part was probably trying to remember to bring [the baby] to school every day and to keep track of where he is at all times. It’s been difficult for me to remember that I’m always supposed to be carrying him and not setting him down places.” Teachers were informed that if they see a student “abusing” their baby they are to email Ms. Lancaster, the human growth and development teacher, so the student can have points deducted from their project grade. Continue reading
By: Kristina Dombek
Two teachers from Hammond High, Mr. Osborne and Ms. Stevens, had their wedding this past summer on July 2nd, 2016 in Morehead City, NC. The two met at Hammond in 2009 when Ms. Stevens was a first year math teacher and Mr. Osborne was a student teacher in English.
The next year, Mr. Osborne recounted their first “date.” Along with a group of teachers, the two decided to go see the varsity football game one Friday. After the game, they hung out and talked for the rest of the night, and Mr. Osborne recounted that like many of his students, “that was our first real date, a high school football game.”
By: Kevin Baker
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By: Kavitha Brunner
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Veterans Day comes annually on November 11th in honor of all of the courageous men and women who have served and continue to serve in the armed forces. The holiday was first observed in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson, who said that the day would “be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” This year, America commends the 97th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Hammond High is home to a select few veterans, to whom we owe our thanks today. Thank you Ms. Goff, Ms. Jones, Mr. Kagan, and Officer Scott!