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Order Up! Showcases Musical Theater Talent at HTHS
Ringing in the Lunar New Year with HCST Superintendent Amy Lin Rodriguez
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Alumni Spotlight: Beyonce Norris (‘20) Talks Life at Howard University and Beyond
Beyonce Norris graduated HTHS in 2020 and is now a sophomore at Howard University. We reached out to this former Lasercat to learn about the ways her experiences at High Tech prepared her for college life at a historically Black college/university (HBCU). We hope her words will inspire students who are considering applying to HBCUs and can guide staff in supporting their students from throughout the African diaspora. A huge thank you to Beyonce for giving us some of her time!
Music and Black Culture
Black History in New Jersey
Hinchliffe Stadium, Paterson
Hinchliffe Stadium was home to the New York Black Yankees, a negro baseball league. It’s the only remaining Negro League stadium in the mid-Atlantic states.
Black History Month Video made by Johnathan Ortega
High Tech Students Take on Spotted Lanternfly Blight
12 Days of Christmas
To spice up this holiday season, the Film Club and the Audio Visual Department, run by Mr. Ascolese, have created a series of films to get everyone in the holiday spirit! The project is titled 12 days of Christmas. Some of the films consist of music videos, chilling thrillers, and light hearted short films that will get you in the holiday spirit! This project has become an ongoing tradition within the film department at High Tech beginning in 2018, but was halted due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. This year the club/department has picked up this project once again, and is very excited for you to enjoy the videos.
A Dance So Nice, We Did It Twice: HTHS Hosts Inaugural Homecoming
Salad Party! High Tech’s Hydroponics Lab Bears Fruit
By Misha Godha
Students and teachers at High Tech High School have been utilizing the school´s exquisite, state-of-the-art hydroponic lab. The lab also doubles as a greenhouse classroom which furthers students’ education by providing a hands-on learning experience. Our hydroponic labs’ equipment includes a Nutrient Film Technique system (NFT), multiple grow towers, two Dutch Bucket systems, and a Deep Water Culture System (DWC); these systems utilize thin films with pumps and net pots. There are different variations on how to grow the crops in our lab, along with the best suitable systems for specific crops. Over the course of the school year, students monitor levels of temperature, electrical conductivity, and nutrient levels. In addition, some of the crops harvested are brought down to the kitchen to be served during lunch so all school community members can enjoy it. My class grew radish, basil, romaine, spring mix, arugula, and kale during this year’s fall harvest. To celebrate our achievements thus far we had a salad party!
HTHS Debates Safety and Socialization During Omicron Remote Learning
HTHS Alumni Sarah Botero
Halloween Fest at High Tech
By Grace Conlin
Halloween Fest at High Tech was super “ghoul.” From a very entertaining costume contest with the best costumes in school, to Mr. Fuda getting his hair cut by our students, everything was so festive and in full Halloween spirit.
HT Hosts Annual Club Fair
By Misha Godha & Sophia Corral
While High Tech High School is known for its school spirit, to accentuate that the student body came together for the Club Fair in the resource room on October 5th and 6th from 4th to 7th periods. With over 1200 students back on campus after a year and a half, the fair offers students opportunities to engage in the school community and explore student organizations. Students were able to stop around numerous tables to speak with club officers and representatives. Representatives gave brief overviews about the club and answered any questions. The tables of clubs included: Students in Action, Yearbook, Science League, Junior State of America, Culinary Club, and Council on Diversity.
Hispanic Heritage Month: How HTHS Identifies
HTHS Hosts Voter Registration Drive