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District plans adjustments for safe learning next year

District plans adjustments for safe learning next year

May 26, 2020

After the last quarter of the school year transitioned into online-learning, health-related concerns have generated discussion on how to proceed with all school-related events. Many events have been canceled or changed to accomodate the recent pandem...

Celebrities such as Charlie Puth and John Legend have taken to Instagram Live to perform impromptu concerts for their fans.


May 25, 2020

Most of the world is at a standstill thanks to coronavirus, but a global pandemic will not stop Drake supporters from listening to his new album, however, it will prevent the public from going to celebrity centered events such as music festivals, concer...

Netflix Original “The Half of It”: A half-hearted attempt at queer romance

May 12, 2020

  Love has always been a source of great fascination, with its many complexities and meanings. Different interpretations create fiery debate and ignited wars over love of religion, country, freedoms, or just a single person. While the phenomenon has c...

What is your story

What is your story

May 5, 2020

It is hard to go a full day without worrying about the effects of the pandemic. This generation has never before dealt with a virus as severe as COVID-19, and often we feel helpless to what happens in our surroundings.  However, times like this allow us to take a ...

Sophomore Kayley Gilman's finished butterfly painting. Gilman used a canvas and acrylic paints that she had at home.

Do It Yourself

April 23, 2020

Rather than sinking deeper into the couch watching the ceiling fan twirl, sophomore Kayley Gilman decided to start painting again and learned to sew a dress during quarantine. Gilman could not find the time for it during her regular school schedule, bu...

Junior Hannah Sanchez, design editor for the yearbook staff, works on a spread. She, along with all other staffers, had to finish designing the book from home this year.

Under pressure

April 21, 2020

When the news hit the public that school would be postponed and later cancelled for the rest of the year, teachers took the time to reorganize their classes and figure out solutions. But for the yearbook staff, there was no time to take an extended bre...

Missing more than the game

Missing more than the game

April 17, 2020

Senior outfielder Grace Germer has had a roller coaster softball career. From playing baseball with boys until she was 7 to travel softball, winning a state title, almost quitting, to a senior season comeback where she has been the leading batter for...

Junior Shannen Chacon has lunch with her friends virtually through Zoom.

Face to face

April 10, 2020

Nothing seems odd about a group of friends playing a party game on a Nintendo Switch. The same Nintendo Switch being shown through a phone screen while on a video call with six other people, however, may not be what people initially picture. But, that is exactly what junior Kevin Cosio and his friends did when playing ...

Dr. Jannotti is going over homework problems her AP Chemistry students are having trouble with. She hosts meetings every Monday and Thursday for her AP classes and every Tuesday and Friday for her honor classes.

School Away From School

April 7, 2020

For sophomore Mia O’Neal, the past couple of days have been an adjustment. She, like everyone else, didn’t think this is how the end of the schoolyear would go.  Although things have been smooth overall, there have been a few hiccups. Download pr...

Junior Sahil Shah takes advantage of a brain break in Dali Stires' U.S. History class. Shah is one of over 1,000 Hagerty students preparing to take online AP exams at home that will be very different than what they expected at the beginning of the year.

AP tests move to online

April 6, 2020

Due to the state-wide school closures as a result of the Coronavirus, students taking AP courses will no longer take CollegeBoard tests in their usual format for this year. Instead of an in person test that is hours long - with hand written responses,...

Junior pitcher Trent Caples pitches in a 3-0 win against Oviedo on March 13. The win was the last game any sports team played since COVID-19 shut down schools and sports.

School teams playing wait-and-see for spring seasons

April 5, 2020

The postponed season for spring sports teams is another example of the second and third order effects of COVID-19. On Friday, March 13, after Hagerty defeated Oviedo 3-0 the final baseball game was played in march, all Hagerty sports  were postpo...

Junior Samantha Worsham and her family always decorate their yard for every holiday. Despite the quarantine effect, Worsham and her family continue to set up inflatable bunnies for Easter.

All in the family

April 3, 2020

After posting a blurry photo to social media platform Snapchat, captioned with an all-caps complaint against his mother, it was clear that junior Talen Hulshof was still adjusting to the changes made in his household due to COVID-19. Hulshof was irrita...

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