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Officer Hooper is standing next to student Bradley Noble ‘24 ensuring the safety of the staff and students here at HB. Officer Hooper is a new SRO but is always willing to help students to talk about school safety.

Avoid, Deny, Defend

Miguel Avalos, Staff Writer January 23, 2024

Ever since elementary school, current students have had to practice lockdown drills and fire evacuations in school. But throughout the years, things have changed with past threats that have occurred. Now...

Nurse Kelly (Left) and Nurse Kate (Right) enjoying their last day of school before Thanksgiving break. They both are working hard to make sure everyone is immunized and have all of their paperwork in from the doctors.

Q&A with HBHS’s Nurses

Miguel Avalos, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

Many people around the school may know Nurse Kate and Nurse Kelly, our lovely school nurses. They both make a great team taking care of every single student and staff here at HB. How long have you...

A teenager’s hand is seen checking a notification on their iPhone, which tends to be a habit for almost every age group. Whether the notification is from PowerSchool or not, the natural instinct to check ones phone explains why students check PowerSchool as often as they do.  “I know many students who check it multiple times a day,” said Melissa Moyer, HBHS Guidance counselor. (Daria Nepriakhina epicantus, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons)

PowerSchool: Is Rapid Access to Grades Bad?

Bailey Dunn, Head Editor January 12, 2024

Grades are a central part of a student’s educational experience.  Through the CavChron’s investigation into Grading Structures & Practices, we hope to shed light on Grading Philosophies, Rapid...

These high school students are currently taking a test in biology class. While taking the exam, students are overwhelmed and stressed. “I definitely think midterms and finals are beneficial for students because it’s something students need to get used to,” said Angelina Costa 25. (UPNA, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Are Midterms and Finals Important for High Schoolers?

Kirti Das, Staff Writer January 11, 2024

Grades are a central part of a student’s educational experience.  Through the CavChron’s investigation into Grading Structures & Practices, we hope to shed light on Grading Philosophies, Rapid...

A student frantically types their grades and classes into a spreadsheet.  Previously, when class rank existed at HBHS, students would add grades into spreadsheets to determine who had the highest GPA.  “Some students that were on that spreadsheet were in that internal race to get to the top 10,” said Chantel Klardie, head of Guidance at HBHS.

Two Years Later: Investigating HB’s Class Rank Removal

Mason Marshall, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 10, 2024

Grades are a central part of a student’s educational experience.  Through the CavChron’s investigation into Grading Structures & Practices, we hope to shed light on Grading Philosophies, Rapid...

Green Group students Mark Croteau ‘25 and Adrienne Rosenblatt ‘25 work hard in HB’s on-campus garden. The students describe the garden as a “safe space” for the plants, and students to grow. “Join us, you’ll love it, says Croteau.

Green Group: Growing Plants and Local Awareness

Bailey Dunn, Head Editor December 6, 2023

When thinking about the color green, people often think of it as just a color. As technology continues to grow and the earth loses some of its key properties, the term “green” has taken on a brand...

The cast of HB’s Great Gatsby paints a welcome sign for their audiences. The production is making the weekend for the HB theater department one to remember as they wrap up after a two-night run. “We’re excited for people to come see this show” says Amera Coveno 25’.

HB’s Own Daisy Buchanan: Q&A with Lexi Klain

Bailey Dunn, Head Editor December 4, 2023

If you’re familiar with literature, chances are you’ve heard of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Not only is this piece of work considered one of the most influential on the English scene,...

CTE Student Cait Engle ‘25, dressed in scrubs, holds a cat.  Cait Engle is participating in a Veterinary Science Career Technical Program at Alvirne High School.  “We get to work with all of those small animals and learn about the different care and behavior associated with each one,” said Engle.

A New Angle on CTE: Q&A with Cait Engle

Mason Marshall, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 1, 2023

The traditional high school schedule features the same old, somewhat “boring” academic classes: English, history, math, science.  For some driven students, these classes feel “stale” and don’t...

Students Lolly Adair ‘25 (left) and Y’arie Ramas ‘25 (middle) smile with their former English teacher Marie Salamone. Salamone has been teaching for over 25 years and currently instructs Accelerated English 9, Writing, College Composition and World Literature. “Bottom line, Mrs. Salamone’s the GOAT,” said Ramas.

Sitting Down with Sal: A Q&A with Mrs. Salamone

Finn Brown, Head Editor November 21, 2023

Past students of English teacher Marie Salamone have described her as “kind and caring,” even going so far as to call her “mother” and “the GOAT.” Salamone (affectionately known as “Sal”)...

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