Hereford Harbinger

Reading adds relaxation to stressful lives

February 11, 2013

Selvi Sekar      When was the last time you read a book for enjoyment? If you haven’t read one in awhile, you’re not alone. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, on average, Americans ages 15 to 24 spend almost two hours a day watching television, and only seven minutes of thei...

HUNTER BOOTS: Protection from rain or waste of money?

Photo by William Wheatley 
Hunter boots sell for anywhere from $125 to $795 dollars. Hunter boots were created to be worn out in the rain or on a farm. “They are way over-priced for the way they look, and are a waste of money,” said Patrick Wetzelberger.

Hali Byers 

February 11, 2013

  Every time it rains in the Hereford Zone, several girls wear their Hunter rain boots to school, even if it is barely raining outside. They are a rubber wellington boot imported from Scotland, which would explain their exorbitant prices, which range from $125 to $795. The most commonly seen...

Apathetic college students need to engage in learning

November 2, 2012

Rachel Abbott Let me paint you a picture. You’re sitting in class. The professor is giving a lecture, looking around expectantly for reactions (facial, at the least), and receiving none. She asks a question and the long, empty silence that follows is almost unbearable. You look around and find you...

Homecoming week disappoints, inspires revision

November 2, 2012

Leslie Gill Whether it’s the competition between grade levels, the outrageous costumes, hallway decorations, or the out of control Pep Rally, students seem to enjoy some aspect of Spirit Week. While I personally got more excited and involved than I ever have during Spirit Week, many students are comp...

Girl, do you own a mirror?

October 31, 2012

Emma Bowen We all love showing up to school and seeing a girl exposing way more than what makes us comfortable. Whether it be short-shorts or an extremely revealing top, it always surpasses the line between "appropriate" and "inappropriate." More often than not, the common excuse for why they are dres...

Our view: Eligible teens should not forfeit right

October 31, 2012

After every televised debate, many students are fired up; they are ready to spew their opinion to anyone who will listen. People complain and moan about what is happening in politics but when Election Day rolls around; they find themselves avoiding the polls at every chance. "My vote won’t count,"...

Ryan’s Rant: Water quality embarrasses school

October 12, 2012

By Ryan Abbott      For the whole first week of school, I would use the bathroom after lunch, go to wash my hands and reluctantly decide to pass on the ritual of washing them. It wasn’t because I didn’t feel like it or that I didn’t have time, but rather because, if I would have washed them, th...

Creationism causes classroom controversy

October 12, 2012

 By Genevieve Ott      Bill Nye recently featured his firm scientific stance in a YouTube video called "Creationism is Not Appropriate for Children," while Elaine’s boyfriend on a famous Seinfeld episode cried "You stole my Jesus fish!"      The Creationism/Evolution debate is a controve...

Students share their opinions on the new planner

October 12, 2012

By Maddie McGee      Planners are a crucial part of being organized. They provide a spot to write everything from homework assignments to a best friend’s birthday. Using planners is routine for the majority of students who would be lost without them. So when the new planner was unveiled for this...

Our View: Teachers need to weigh homework load

October 12, 2012

By Claire Hunt      As a high school student, one wakes up at 6:00 in the morning, goes to school for three hours, then spends Enrichment either working on homework or participating in a club, and is then educated for three more hours until allowed to go home.      Except most students don’t ...