On Saturday, October 29th, a string quartet exemplifying a divergence of cultures, will perform at the Mariner Theater.  The New York  based group– Sweet Plantain — originally consisted of Eddie Venegas (violin/trombone), Orlando Wells (viola), David Gotay (cello), and Romulo Benevidas (violin).   Sweet Plantain’s performances are comprised of original compositions, modern Latin compositions and […]

By: Kenley Kingrey                 Walking up the steps to the front entrance of Homer High School you can see trees, the bike rack, bushes, lights, and the other students walking into to the school.  Now something may seem different with the bike rack, why are there bikes that have our school colors painted on them?  What […]

By: Phillip Whitney Our maintenance budget is $0, nothing, nada, zip. When Homer High needs something done around the school, they have to submit a work order to the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Once the work order has been submitted, it enters a queue based on importance, a broken door ranks lower than a broken toilet. […]

Can We Raise the Bar?

October 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

By Michael de Moura Homer High School has, once again, deviated from the common path of American public schools.  Lofty academic scores and a varied selection of extra-curricular activities could no longer suffice.  Homer High’s administrative staff decided to raise the grading standards from a 60 percent passing grade to a minimum of a 70 […]

By Matthew Meyer Anyone who goes to HHS has seen these beams at least once while walking in the Commons. What most people don’t know is that these beams were not meant to carry the gigantic skeleton of a sperm whale. They were actually meant to support a third floor. “Believe it or not,” stated […]

Photo of the Week

October 15, 2011 | Leave a Comment

By Isabelle De Armoun Photography around the Commons might catch your eyes and you might ask yourself: why are these photographs around the school? “Photo of the week” is why! In the last couple years, Pam Newton, year book adviser, came up with a new way of using extra time that’s not being spent on […]

-By Kikilia Kojin (Pictured: Megan Shover and Adriane Huff) “It makes you want to . . . scream, cry, and hurry, and quit! Sometimes I want to pull my hair out. [The effects on my grades are] horrible. I usually fail [a test],” reminisced Debra Altman, a sophomore, who is personally associated with test anxiety. […]

By Mallory Drover On September 24th, 2011, the Homer High football team made history when they beat Kenai for the first time in 19 years. The Homecoming game was an intense clash of wills, a battle that went into double overtime accumulating a 21-14 Mariner victory. Dozens of fans swarmed from the bleachers to congratulate […]

                               By: Tabitha Drover                      The school requires every student who drives and parks at the school to get a parking sticker. They start out the process by going to the office and get a parking permit paper, then they fill it out some information like the license number and get their parent to sign […]

By Jacob Mayforth The short answer is no. The long answer is no, but here’s why. The sweetener used in diet soda is a chemical called Aspartame, which was accidentally discovered in 1965 when a chemist by the name of John Schlatter was researching an anti-ulcer drug. Now it is the most popular artificial sweetener […]

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