THE HUMBOLDT HIGH SCHOOL
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I wish my Teacher knew...
Mark M. I get bored quickly if the lesson is not interesting.
Dario R. "I need to be paid to be in school."
Lebron J. "I'm financial stable; I need to learn life-skills - miss me with tone and setting. "
Anonymous "As a 9th grader, I only like one class. I don't think any of my teachers know my future is at stake."
Central High SChool collaborates with Humboldt and other student Unions to bring much-needed information
Winter Athletics At humboldt High School
By John Pucci - Humboldt High School Athletic Department
What did MLK's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" mean?
From the Birmingham jail, where he was imprisoned as a participant in nonviolent demonstrations against segregation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote in longhand the letter which follows. It was his response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. Dr. King, who was born in 1929, did his undergraduate work at Morehouse College; attended the integrated Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania, one of six black pupils among a hundred students, and the president of his class; and won a fellowship to Boston University for his Ph.D. READ THE FULL TEXT HERE.
Where can we pee?
Update (1/13/2022): On Wednesday, January 13, more bathrooms were unlocked. This morning, we are here...
Welcome to News Produced and Published by Humboldt High school Students!
Humboldt Student News official statement on sexual harrassment
Recently at Humboldt High School, there was an allegation of sexual harassment. The staff and faculty advisors of HHS Merch News condemn these actions and hope they are addressed promptly.
Student News Statement:
"We, the members of HHS Student Newspaper condemn this alleged action and the violence that took place afterward.
Examples of Sexual Harassment:
You can report sexual harassment to any school staff member or to the district.
What does a 'Well-Rounded Education' mean to you?
Elijah W - Getting decent amounts of education to be successful outside of HHS.
Harmonie B - Making sure I'm prepared for the future and opportunities.
Alex - (Co-Editor) I haven't seen it since 6th grade.
LaVon W - Retaining the knowledge taught to you.
Poems by KIARRA
Where the H*** are the Humboldt High School Vending Machines?
Humboldt Rant-Students wishing to publish their academic rants, please contact the student editorial board during advisory in room 3401).
Boys Soccer- 2nd Place in Class A!
By Matt Osborne, Athletic Director - Humboldt High School
Reflection on Our Senior Year Playing Football in a New Format
by Alexus Vasquez, Freelance Writer
Humboldt High School - by itself has enough students to form a championship team without partnering with another school. What happened? Stay tuned for a rivioting editorial in December's issues.
(Top Photo: Michael C.; Lower Photo: Jesse S.)
I spoke with some of the seniors who participate in one of many of our sports at Humboldt high school, I spoke with the seniors who play on the football team. This year the boys football team was merged with Harding Senior high school, due to not having enough people to play. The following questions I will be asking are very simple questions. My main question is does playing for a different school affect you in any way? I will be asking Jesse Syndano and Micheal Caserez-McCampbell.
Why there should be more Teachers of Color in our Schools
“I’m in 10th grade and I’ve only had 3 Black teachers; this is unacceptable because cultures connect when learning.
Grade 10 Journalism Writing Project (JWP)
What are you Proud Of?
Ask A Senior: SHOULD HHS HAVE AN INDEPENDENT STUDY TRACK TO HELP STUDENTS RE-CLAIM CREDITS?
Yah O. - "I think this would be a good idea for all HHS students because from the outside it looks bad, but we are the best our parents have at home!"
West C. - "Yes, it's quicker that way and will hold educators accountable for student-teacher engagements!" (Rapper, and HHS Homecoming Queen 2021, per her/she.)
Hanan O. - "Teachers should support any and all programs because it's their job to make sure we graduate and go to college. "
Mayllin A. - "I think it's a good idea because I have to work in the summer to support myself because being high maintenance is important to me. "
My Life As AN 11th Grader @HHS
The New AP:
By Jocelyn Alcala "Jokko" - Senior Executive News Reporter
(Photo: Newspaper Staff)
Ms. Peterson is the new principal at Humboldt HS, she attended multiple colleges like Augsburg, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and even studied across seas in China; Tsinghua University.
Peterson was worried about having to stay up late doing her work, especially reading since she has a knack for it and will read far more than told to. Peterson’s dream job was becoming a principal at a school. She's glad to be able to make her dream come true and work with the teachers here to help with teaching the students. She is excited to build relationships with the students and teachers, saying that even if COVID had put a pause on her relationships with people, they’re still there and just need to have a little more effort put into them to get those relationships back from when they were left off. Peterson is excited to come back to Humboldt next year and continue getting to know everyone.
Before online learning started, Peterson struggled with Schoology, wishing that maybe she was more of an expert at it before the online classes started. Peterson is also proud of the students here at Humboldt for being strong during these times, she hopes to get to know the students better and is happy to be back together in school. Peterson also wants the students to know that It’s cool to be smart.
CAN I PASS THIS CLASS?
By Say Moo ("Nana") - Roving Reporter
(Photo: Coreti S with permission)
I asked Coreti “Could you pass this class due to having to deal with COVID-19 (distance learning) last year and not really having the help you need or motivation?”
COVID-19 and distance learning presented themselves at many levels of educational disparity because teachers went to "play as you go" and the focus was not really on the students in their homes across SPPS.
She said. “I think I can definitely pass this year without any motivation because of COVID because every day I reminded myself that everything I do is for a reason and that keeps me going and staying on task and finishing my work”. I asked another question “Do you think this year classes would help you pass more than your last year classes”, She answered, “I’m not sure it will be even out because this year I’m taking college courses which is online like last year because we all take a class online, I think I will be okay just like last year”.
Humboldt High Online School Student News announces PENDING partnership with North Central University
This year the Humboldt High School Newspaper staff will partner with North Central University and its Institute for Digital Humanity (IDH). The IDH is a student-run think tank that advocates for civil-rights issues connected to advances in technology. Specifically, the IDH works to fight against the improper use of algorithms in our everyday lives; these giant math equations determine many things about our lives, from the housing we have access to, the jobs we get, the loans we qualify for, and much more. They also perpetuate systemic discrimination, violate our privacy, and raise important questions about our rights. In short, robots are the ethical question of our age. The IDH teams up with our higher power and other organizations to stand against these robots that rule our lives.
Feature: Is a College Education Worth it for Students?
Grade 10 Journalism Writing Project (JWP)
By Alayleana Elizebeth Almaguer- Grade 10
(This story, 1 0f 2 - comes to us as part of Ms. Jenna Mensen's Grade 10 Journalism Writing Project (JWP). Every issue will feature stories directly from the HHS grade 10 collective!)
Alayleana Elizebeth Almaguer. My whole name may sound like it has the most interesting backstory…but it doesn’t. My first name was supposed to at least sound a little bit Hispanic, so my mom chose the ending of my name while my father chose the beginning.
Me and all my sisters have the middle names of my mom’s sisters, so I have my aunt’s middle name, Elizebeth. She can rest easy knowing I’m taking care of it.
(This story, 2 0f 2 - comes to us as part of Ms. Jenna Mensen's Grade 10 Journalism Writing Project (JWP). Every issue will feature stories directly from the HHS grade 10 collective!)
Music, Movies, Entertainment
By Nicole R. and Samantha M. - "Merch" Entertainment Reporters
This week, we focus on a great Marvel movie, "Venom: Let there be Carnage"
How did it do at the box office? Venom: Let There Be Carnage numbers: $90 million last weekend; top opener of the pandemic; $10 million higher than the first film; $200 million guaranteed. Well, let’s gently tap the breaks on that last one. The number that Sony’s Marvel sequel wanted to hit this weekend was $37.1 million. 114 films have grossed at least that much in their second weekend, and all of them passed $200 million. The number Sony wanted to avoid? Anything under $30 million. The number reached? $32 million, closer to the latter after a 64% drop. Black Widow and F9 fell over 67% and opened to $10-20 million less. 189 films have grossed as much in weekend two; how many of them reached $200 million? 169. Let There Be Carnage still has an 89.4% chance to become just the second film of the pandemic to reach that goal based on that total, and in its favor is the half-empty side of the equation (used with permission from Movie Review News, 2021).