Category: Student Life

Shadow Day’s Prediction: Success

A shadow, for most, is seen as the darkened silhouette created by one’s body, blocking the light; however, for many Hopatcong students it can also be seen as a great learning experience. Many HHS students got to experience being a…

Artist Inspires Students

  In second grade, Ling Chang’s mother came into Mrs. Lucille Pearce’s class and showed all of the students how to make Chinese characters, sharing with them the traditions of the Chinese New Year. With Ling’s visit to Mrs. Pearce’s special…

Secret Garden Amazes Audience

Photos by Maria Schwarz “Convincing” is one of the first words coming to mind upon seeing the HHS Drama Club’s production of The Secret Garden. I was especially impressed with the casting of the show; each actor seemed well suited…

Classes Vie in Color

HHS students came together in full force on Dec. 14, holding a spirit day and annual winter pep-rally to celebrate winter sports such as wrestling, girls and boys basketball, bowling, and winter cheer. The night before, volunteers from each grade…

Students Respond to SANDY

The following are student reactions to Hurricane Sandy. They are examples of journals, as well as creative pieces. Authors include: Courtney Wiseman, Skyler Post, Rachel LaBrunda,  James Vilardo, Riley Dixon, Dan Meusel, Kelly Nolte, and Ryan Wilson. Blessings Out of…

I Am Storm

  Student Response: In the Voice of the Storm Thor Odison, Norse god of lightning once said, “For I am lord of the winds and the storm! Thunder and lightning are my hunting dogs and rain is my whip.”  How…

Family: A Different Kind of Power

Journal Response to Hurricane Sandy No doubt, Hurricane Sandy was an inconvenience to most of New Jersey residents. For some, the damage this storm caused was devastating. Some were forced to move out of their homes and to move into…

Storm of No Relief

Student Poetry: Inspired by Sandy  Sandy Sandy sitting pretty, acting dandy. She turned off the light– the oh-so intellectual animals put up a fight. They think they’ve walked on water, they think they’ve stood in fire, they picked up sticks…