Same bill, new faces

Garrett Gauntt

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This is not the actual plan for the new bill’s layout but shows Tubman all over the bill. “Tubman’s $20 Takeover” by Garrett Gauntt.

Little green men. For those of us
lucky enough, when we open our
wallet these men are staring at us.
Some people may even have women
in their wallet but that’s not currency
and that’s a whole other subject.
The U.S. Treasury recently announced
a change in currency that
may just allow little green women to
appear in our wallets.
The Treasury secretary Jacob J.
Lew made an announcement on
April 20, 2016 that there will be two
bill changes, not of value, but of the
people on them.
This comes from a recent social
push for getting important women in
history to be recognized by the government
in an everlasting way and
also the questionable racism and sexism
of only having white men on the
U.S. currency.
This issue came into public view
by a new progressive treasury and
strong support by U.S citizens spearheaded
by the feminist movement.
On political scale both the Republican
and Democrat party support
this movement of getting women on
a bill. Even in a recent Republican
debate one of the ending questions
was “Which women should be on the
10 dollar bill?”
Three of the candidates answered
with “Rosa Parks,” but Ted Cruz who
also said Parks mentioned somewhere
around the line that we should keep
Hamilton on the $10 bill and kick
Jackson off the $20 bill. Cruz’s idea
was very near to that of what actually
happened.
The Treasury released their plan
of placing Harriett Tubman on $20
bill and removing Andrew Jackson
from the bill.
Harriet Tubman was a chosen
to be put on this bill because of her
activism against slavery and her extensive
work freeing thousands of
slaves working in the Underground
Railroad.
“I like the fact the fact that they
picked Harriet Tubman instead of
Susan B. Anothy because I think less
people know about Harriet Tubman.
What she did was important,” former
Modern Global and current World
History II teacher Caroline Bare stated.
Tubman’s face will replace Jackson’s,
but the pose/picture that is
planned to go there has not been released
to the public.
Now to the $10 bill. Alexander
Hamilton is not being removed from
it; instead, people are being added.
On the opposite side of the bill from
Hamilton the treasury plans to place
five influential American women.
The space management has not
been questioned yet but may be a
problem. Over all, this does allow for
many women to be recognized for
their activist work.
The women going on the ten dollar
bill are Lucretia Mott, Sojourner
Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul. They
are all activists from their generation
that worked with improving areas
in a variety of issues that range from
religion reform to abolitionism to
women rights.
“I think when it comes to history,
women don’t really get talked about.
Like even on history SOL’s you see
men talked about signifcantly more,”
Bare said. “I really think it’s a step in
the right direction.”

Barrack leaves for Thomas Dale

Jordan Clark

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Chorus teacher James Barrack conducts in-front of the 2014 SFX choir, a mixed show choir, to help them sing their serenading ballad. Photo by Laura Throckmorton Gauntt.

“Mr. Barrack was the person who
taught me to do what I love. We
are all extremely happy for him and
happy for his incredible opportunity,
but I can easily say for all of us
in the choral department that it will
be hard to move on,” junior Kauryn
Wilson said.
As the choir students fled to the
choral room to hear what Choral
Director Jamie Barrack’s announcement
was, no one saw what was coming.
On April 5, the news that Mr.
Barrack was leaving for an alternate
job was announced. As of the next
school year Barrack will be working
at Thomas Dale High School as the
Director of the Arts Department.
“When he walked up to the front
you could tell that the news was going
to be sad right away and that
something was up. Everyone tried to
keep it together, but there were many
tears shed,” junior Jordan Brown said.
With the news out, everyone continues
to look forward to the spring
concert, which will be the last performance
all HHS chorus students
will have with Barrack.
“It is very depressing because he is
one of the best choral directors ever.
Though Barrack is leaving I do plan
to stay in chorus throughout my high
school career. I am a little nervous
to see who will replace him because
they will probably have a whole new
teaching style, but I am excited for
what is in store for the choral program
and Barrack at his new job,”
sophomore Erin Bartal said.
Barrack, having taught at HHS for
years, has given great hopes to those
who have had siblings go through
the choir department with him as a
teacher. Many look forward to high
school chorus because they know the
high expectations of Barrack’s program.
“I have heard of how good of a
chorus teacher he is through my older
sister, who previously had him, so
it is very sad that he is leaving, but
I do plan to continue to take chorus
because I love it. I feel bad for the juniors
who do not get to spend their
senior year with him. We will have
to work even harder in the years to
come to be as good as we are with
Barrack,” freshman Mackenzie Miller
said.
Many students look up to him and
often feel as though the chorus room
is their home within the school.
“He is more than a teacher. He is
a role model kind of like a parent so
it is very sad that he is leaving, but I
am happy for him because it is a really
good opportunity and he gets to
work closer to his family along with
working at the same high school his
daughter will be attending as a freshman,”
Brown said.
The senior choir students were
so saddened by the news of Barrack
leaving that they were unwilling to
talk, but Julianne Davis on behalf of
the choir seniors, said the following:
“We are very excited about his
new opportunity and extremely sad
to see him go, but we wish the best of
luck to everyone in the choirs for the
next few years.”

We now allow bikes in school

Kali Wright

Students may have noticed
something a little unusual about
Hanover High School’s library
upon returning to school. When
you hear of a school receiving
new exercise equipment, you
would expect it to appear in the
gym. However, that isn’t the case
for HHS.
On March 25, 2016, the Friday
before spring break started for
Hanover students, Jim Massey
helped to set up two new exercise
bikes in the school library. The
exercise bikes were donated
by the Parent Teacher Student
Association, more commonly
known by their acronym PTSA.
“We’re hoping that the
students will read while they
exercise. We specifically chose
that style of bike in which the
students can sit back and pedal
and read a magazine or a book,”
Kim Weis, HHS librarian, said.
The exercise bikes were
donated in April, which is
National Library Month. More
specifically, April 10 through the
16 is National Library Week. The
theme of the week is “Libraries
Transform”, in honor of the bike
additions to the library. The
PTSA hopes for students and staff
to “transform” while they read.
“Hopefully this will help with
silent reading. Not every student
wants to sit down and read a 250
page book, but they might have
time for twenty minutes out
of the day to sit down and read
a magazine. As long as they’re
reading, we’re going to try it.
That’s what we’re really trying to
promote,” Weis said.
Studies show that being active
while reading increases mental
capability and helps people
process information correctly.
Even PBS and Cartoon Network
have targeted this by releasing
commercial urging kids to be
more active because this will
help increase the capacity of
information a brain can hold.
The bikes in the library are a
step that shows Hanover targeting
both trying to stay fit and learning
at the same time.

Athletes of the month

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Rachel Andrzjewski

Freshman Rachel Andrzjewski
and has taken the whole school by
surprise. Andrzjewski, a starting
forward on the girls soccer team
has 12 goals through just 5 games.
Andrzjewski might be what this
girls soccer team needed just at the
right time.
After struggling for the past few
years, the girls soccer team has
started this year hot, with a record
of 5-0-1.
If the team can keep up their
offensive efficiency headlined by
Andrzjewski, they have an opportunity
to make a deep postseason
run.
“I really enjoy playing with my
teammates, because we get along
so well and have great talent,” Andrzjewski
said.

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Grey Lyttle

Senior Grey Lyttle’s high school
career has been decorated with
many accolades so far. This year
has not been much different. Being
the leading pitcher, he has helped
the Hawks to a record of 9-1.
So far, he has not allowed a
single run and the Hawks are 5-0
with him on the mound. Pitching
isn’t the only thing the High Point
commit can do though. He has totaled
24 RBIs on 12 for 27 hitting.
These performances are a large
reason for the success the baseball
team is seeing this year.
“I really try to make the most of
my at bats by taking it one pitch
at a time. When I’m on the mound
I try to get ahead in the count to
where I can control the hitter,”
Lyttle said.

Baseball wins two big games back-to-back

Willie Sadler

Hawks baseball had back-to-back
games on the 15 and 16. The first was
against rival Atlee, then the next day
they faced St. Johns from Maryland.
The Hawks came out with a win in
both contests, improving their record
to 9-1.
The stage was set at Hanover on a
Friday night for the much anticipated
match-up between rivals Hanover
and Atlee. With Atlee hitting first,
they got off to a good start; scoring
one run. When the Hawks came up to
the plate, they answered back, scoring
one run of their own.
Neither teams were able to get a
run in innings two, three and four. In
the fifth inning, Atlee was able to get
a run bringing the score to two to one.
With Hanover not answering with a
run of their own, it was looking like
Atlee might be able to pull away and
secure the win. Atlee scored one
more run in the sixth inning, but then
Hanover caught back up to Atlee with
two runs, evening out the score.
With the score at three all going
into the last inning, the game was
set to have a close finish. The Raiders
certainly felt the pressure and did
not score when they were up to bat.
This left the Hawks a chance to close
out the game and come out on top between
the rivals.
The Hawks capitalized on this by
taking a different approach. They
drew a lot of balls and ran the bases
smartly on Atlee’s errors. This eventually
allowed the Hawks to score on
an overthrow by Atlee, giving Hanover
the win in the first match-up of
the year between the rivals.
Coming off this big win, Hanover
was hungry for another when they
faced St. Johns the day after Atlee.
The Hawks, feeling some fatigue from
their previous game, did not get off
to a great start. Going into the fourth
inning, Hanover was trailing four to
nothing.
They captured a run in the fourth
inning and started their comeback.
Holding St. Johns to zero runs in the
fifth inning, they tied up the game
at four all. The score stayed this way
into the bottom of the ninth inning.
The Hawks strung together a few hits
to load the bases. This is when senior
Grey Lyttle stepped up to the plate
and did something he’s already done
4 times this year. Hit a homerun. This
time, it was a grandslam, that allowed
the Hawks to walk off with a win.
“My mindset going into the at bat
was to hit a pop fly into the outfield
to score the run. I knew the game was
over when I made contact with the
ball and saw it fly into the outfield,”
Lyttle said.

A broken record story for Hawks

Zach Palmer

The past three years, no team in
the county has been able to compete
with the Hawks in boys tennis. Hanover
has a county record of 14-1
with its lone loss coming from the
hands of Atlee last year.
Entering the 2016 season, many
expected HHS to reign atop teams of
Atlee, Lee Davis and Patrick Henry
once again, including some from even
one of their cross-county rivals.
“Not many of us on the team had
great expectations going into our first
match against Hanover. They have a
ton of experience to go along with our
young team,” number one player and
Atlee junior Jack Snider said.
Little did they know of all the scenarios
that would take place which
lifted Atlee to a thrilling 5-4 victory
in a match that lasted over four hours.
“Besides the fact that fatigue started
to set in, we came in with too much
confidence. We got up early as a team
in the match and many of the guys
probably thought it was over then.
We weren’t able to finish matches
when we had the opportunity to,”
Head Coach Bill Wheaton said.
The Hawks rolled out of the gates
early, taking wins at 1 singles, 2 singles
and 5 singles. Even at 3, 4 and 6
singles the Hawks were in control,
taking all 3 of the first sets. It looked
as if HHS would continue its dominance
sweeping all 6 of the singles
matches.
“I felt very good about our chances
throughout most of the singles
matches until the end. I thought the
team would win all six of the singles
matches, but knew we had to get at
least three to feel good about winning,”
sophomore Turner Cole said.
But then the twists and turns started
to come into play.
At number 3 singles for the Hawks,
it was freshman Dalton Draper taking
on sophomore from Atlee, Josh
Durbin. Durbin, a first year starter
didn’t even make the team last year.
From his play on the court, one could
not tell. After saving two match points
against Draper in the second set, he
prevailed 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 in a match that
lasted 2-and-a-half hours.
Chase Lewis, a Hawk senior, was
another vicitim of the third set after
winning set 1, 6-3. Lewis fell apart
not only mentally, but physically as
well.
“I had blisters on my feet which
made it hard to even walk. I wasn’t
able to make it to doubles,” Lewis
said.
In the 6 singles slot, experience
was able to overcome youth. Prakrit
Shukla, a senior at Atlee fought off
a 1-6 first set against Hanover’s Ross
Violi to come from behind and win
1-6, 6-4, 6-2.
With the match being tied at 3-3
going into doubles, the first team to
win 2 of 3 would walk out victorious.
The Hawks quickly took a 4-3 lead in
the match at 1 doubles winning 8-0.
With the chance to clinch the match
with wins at either 2 or 3 doubles,
Atlee fought. The Raiders took both
doubles matches by scores of 8-6 at 2
doubles and 9-7 at 3 doubles.
After this loss, the Hawks can do
one of two things: dwell on this heartbreaking
loss or take this loss to practice
harder and look at it as a turning
point in their season. Hopefully,
they’ll choose the second option.

SOFTBALL STARTS SEASON 5-0

Jack Proctor

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Senior Mackenzie Wyatt winds up to pitch the ball in game vs. Varina, a game in which the Hawks shutout the Blue Devils, 11-0. Photo by Candid Color

HHS Softball is off to a dream
start, going undefeated in their
first five games. In recent years the
Hawks have struggled to find success.
Aside from the 2006 campaign
where HHS finished the season at
the top of the state, softball has had
rather mediocre seasons. However,
based on their six performances so
far, that is set to change.
Through five games the Hawks
have outscored opponents 45 runs
to just seven, an outstanding margin
of 37 runs. They have three straight
shutouts including an impressive
eight run rout at Deep Run High
School and a three to nothing victory
in a defensive duel with Monacan
High School. HHS has been
powered by their dominant pitching.
Two of the shutouts can be
contributed to senior Mackenzie
Wyatt. The assertive pitcher has
become a nightmare for opposing
hitters. With 23 strikeouts in four
outings, Wyatt is a complete commander
on the mound.
“My team has given me confidence
that has allowed me to pitch
really well. If things keep going as
they are I think that we have a good
chance of winning states this year,”
Wyatt said.
Playing another big role in this
effort from the Hawks is senior
first baseman Kaylyn Shepherd.
The University of Central Arkansas
signee has been a big part of the
softball program for the four years
that she has been here. She has been
a leader the Hawks. The seasoned
veteran has shown early on that she
and HHS are a force to be reckoned
with, a storm ready to take over the
state of Virginia.
In a county clash with Patrick
Henry High School, the Hawks
made a narrow escape. Winning by
a score of four to three, HHS has
shown that they can be scrappy and
pull out close wins when they need
to. That is exactly what they’ll need
to do in an upcoming game with a
longtime rival.
The matchup between the Hawks
and the Atlee High School Raiders
will be a preview to what the postseason
could look like and will tell
how good this team really is. In a
battle of familiar foes it is crucial
that the Hawks win big in order to
keep their momentum in full swing.
Although it is still very early on
in the season, Hanover is off to a
shocking and uncharacteristic start.
It will be interesting to see how
they deal with the pressure that
comes with being a top tier team.
However, due to the experience and
leadership coursing through each of
these players it shouldn’t be a problem.
“Team chemistry and leadership
have played a huge role in our success
because we all get along really
well and hold each other accountable,”
Shepherd said.
With the talent and knowledge
in each of its players, this team is
poised for a great season, one that
could end with a state championship.
The Hawks have the experience
and chemistry to succeed in
any circumstance.

Chopped self-cooking challenge: a walkthrough

Madeline Wheeler

Resurfacing from the wicker basket
of terror on my version of the Food
Network’s hit show Chopped are red
onions, a can of tuna, quail, and gummy
worms. Why me?
Chopped is aired late for a cooking
program (10 pm) for its intense competition
directed towards older audiences.
Heads will roll with the stress
of the competition, as I learned myself.
The clock begins to count down and
the sweat beads are forming on my pale
forehead. I have 40 minutes to make
a dish worthy of being served at the
Ritz Carlton. The quail immediately
puzzles me. I have never cooked an
entire animal in my life. I decide to
salt it, throw in a stick of butter and a
rosemary sprig and slam it into the 350
degree (standard heat) kitchen hell pit.
Now that that beast has been defeated,
the culinary queen, myself, turns to
the can of tuna. How do I even open
this? Culinary Gods, help me now. I
decide to get myself a nice meaty warrior
knife and stab it into the lid. Juice
spews onto my floral apron and the
smell is intoxicating. Please let me give
up. I stab a couple more times until the
juice is able to flow into the sink and
I am able to jam a spoon through the
major stab wound to remove some of
the contents.
Alright now what to do with this.
I dice the red onion (only a couple tears
were shed, mostly from stress) and
stick it in with the tuna. Add a little
salt, pepper, and paprika. Eureka! Let’s
add it on top of the sweltering quail,
shall we? Lovely.
Now for the kicker- gummy worms.
I was mistaken at first sight- they are
indeed sprinkled with sour powder. I
decide to dilute the sugar with water
and pour it into a pan to boil down
with ketchup and spices for a super
sweet quail BBQ. Yee-haw!
As I pull the bird out of the oven, I
have to clench my nose closed because
of the foul stench. With my barbeque
basting brush, I spread the thick concoction
over the surprisingly tender
bird, and hope it tastes better than its
odor leads on.
I let the steam roll off of the bird as
I look on with a major sense of pride.
I created this culinary Frankenstein
in less than an hour and it’s smell and
ratchet appearance make it difficult for
me to stick a fork in. So I decide this is
a simply a prop and pretend I am the
editor of Southern Living’s recipe section.
Whipping out the trusty ol’ iPhone
5c, Instagram worthy shots one after
the other appear on my camera roll.
Technological magic at its finest. Now
it is time to dispose of the bird on an
unwanted neighbor’s lawn.

Daredevil’s dissapointing second season

Searlait Coffey

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The Punisher(Jon Bernthal), Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Elektra (Elodie Yung). Photo by http://www.screencrush.com

“Daredevil” was the first Netflix
and Marvel original series mashup.
“Jessica Jones” followed in November
2015, and was received just as well, if
not slightly better, as the first season
of “Daredevil.” However,” Daredevil’s”
highly anticipated second season
fell miles short of its predecessor’s
success.
The second season introduced a
plethora of new characters. The infamous
villain known as “The Punisher,”
whose civilian name is Frank
Castle, was played by Jon Bernthal.
Bernthal is best known for his role in
“The Walking Dead” as Shane. The
Punisher’s character and storyline
was easily the best thing about the
newest season. Sure, he has a body
count that approaches the hundreds,
but the man loves coffee and dogs.
What other redeeming qualities does
a mass murderer need? Not to mention,
everyone he punishes deserves
their punishment because of their
many criminal activities.
Another new character was Elektra,
less commonly known as Ellie.
French actress Elodie Yung portrayed
this complicated anti-hero. Elektra
began as a simplistic past love interest
for Matt Murdock. She quickly was
revealed to be far more than that, as
a series of episodic flashbacks developed
her character more and more.
The decision to bring in both of
these characters in a whole new season
was ambitious, given the capacity
of their impact on Daredevil and New
York’s story altogether. However, having
both of them with two entirely separate
plots was distracting and frustrating.
When I found myself wrapped up
in the Punisher’s conquest, an exceedingly
unnecessary fight scene would
ensue amongst Daredevil, Elektra and a
clown car’s supply of ninjas. If I had to
summarize the entire season, that sentence
would suffice.
The older characters, Foggy (Elden
Henson) and Karen (Deborah Woll)
somehow became less interesting, Karen
more so than Foggy, but still not the
characters I remember loving in season
one. Their attempt to form a budding
romance between Matt and Karen was
an utter failure. The characters had little
to no chemistry, in fact, there’s a far
more apparent sexual tension between
Matt and Foggy, and certainly Karen
and Foggy.
One especially disappointing unclarified
plot line was the deterioration
of Matt’s senses. In an earlier episode of
the second season, Matt experiences a
loss of hearing and has a minor panic
attack where he becomes helpless.
There was never any follow up for the
cause of this episode, and it proved to
be far more intriguing problem than
any other foe faced later on in the season.
Overall, the second season did not
live up to its hype, but rather diminsihed
the already stellar story and characters
that had been established in season
one.

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