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Ms.Howard New Student Services

In Editorials on November 27, 2013 at 8:11 am

Rory Grant Wingate ’16

One of the new additions to the Hopkins staff is the new students services counselor, Ms. Tina Howard. She’s been working with students and in education for over 20 years. Her goal at Hopkins is to support students and staff socially and emotionally. She’s here to help with things such as anxiety, stress, depression, and anything that’s interfering with school. Read the rest of this entry »

Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

In News, Photo Gallery on October 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Students from Hopkins get to meet Governor Deval Patrick at a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the capital in Boston, Friday, October 5, 2012.


In Sports on April 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Rock Climbing is becoming a mainstream sport; rock climbing gyms are popping up all over the globe, like the one that just came to Hadley in April of 2011. Rock climbing is the perfect sport for you if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush and if your okay with heights. Read the rest of this entry »

Aero Shots

In Features, Uncategorized on March 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Never heard of them? You probably will soon. Distributed onto shelves just last month in Massachusetts and New York, it may just be the next Four Loko.

Created by a Harvard brainiac, David Edwards, explains his creation as a “breathable cup of coffee”. So actually, it’s caffeine that you inhale. It looks like an inhaler, the size of a large stick of chap-stick.  Easily accessible, easily digestible, easily abused. Sound dangerous? Sen. Charles Schumer commented on this new invention saying “this could fuel club kids to party until they drop, dead.” Recommended to only take 3 inhales per day; any more than that can peak serious consequences.

Lucky for one thing though, it’s not flying off the shelves, more like collecting dust.  Don Singh, a clerk at a city deli, according to a recent article on the topic, said he only sold about 24 canisters since they have been put on the shelf, a month ago. And the cost isn’t the issue either, sold for only $2.99. A clerk at another store said she even sent the case back to the distributors, reporting that none were sold at all.

With Aero Shots getting little attention, it has led to no fad or abuse… so far. In these type of cases, you have to think ahead. Manufacturers today are making it easier and easier for teens to have a “great” time, with a consequential ending.

Springfield Falcons: Great, Local, and Affordable Hockey in Western Mass

In Sports on February 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Bernard ’14

We all know that times have been tough lately with the economy, there are lots of people still unemployed, prices are going up for almost everything, especially entrainment. We all know that the Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins tickets are very expensive. College sports are fun to go to, however the environment can be a little too much for small children. But there is professional hockey in Springfield that is a great time and affordable too. Read the rest of this entry »

Tournament In Sight

In Sports on May 4, 2011 at 1:55 pm

The boys varsity baseball team seems to be on a roll with a total record of 8-1. With a win yesterday they are now tied for first place with Easthampton in the league.  The next  game for the Hawks is against Greenfield under the lights. It’s an away game that will truly be a test for the Hawks. If they come ready to win with the intensity that they brought against Easthampton making the tournament should not be a problem. The first pitch will be thrown at 7 p.m and fan turnout for Hopkins should be big.