The Student News Site of Hayfield Secondary School

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The Student News Site of Hayfield Secondary School

The Harvester News

The Student News Site of Hayfield Secondary School

The Harvester News

Hayfield students perform a walkout in solidarity with Palestine

Hayfield students perform a walkout in solidarity with Palestine

Neia Anne Javier Dizon, Editor-in-chief November 28, 2023

“You don’t have to be Muslim, you don’t have to be Jewish, you don’t have to be Palestinian, you just have to be human,” Freshman Raina Ballouch said. On November 8, 2023 Hayfield students performed...

The OpenAI logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen which displays output from ChatGPT, Tuesday, March 21, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Chat GPT Makes Its Way Into Hayfield

Sam Deans and Julianne Jouve April 10, 2023

Released in November 2022, ChatGPT has solidified itself as both an asset and liability among the majority of people at school, from students to teachers. The AI (Artificial Intelligence) can build an...

People attend a rally as part of a Transgender Day of Visibility, Friday, March 31, 2023, by the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Hayfield Narrowly Avoids Youngkin’s Transgender Legislation

Sam Deans, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Transgender and Queer rights in American school systems have been the topic of heated debate, speculation and support for years. Specific debates on Civil Rights have been considered in Florida, Texas,...

Hayfield Music Department receives multiple honors

Hayfield Music Department receives multiple honors

Katerina Floros, Staff Writer March 16, 2023

Hayfield Secondary’s Band and Orchestra programs both participated at the District 10 Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association state assessment on March 3rd and 4th. VBODA uses a 1-5 grading...

Hayfield boys basketball returns to the big stage on March 10th at the Siegel Center

Hayfield boys basketball returns to the big stage on March 10th at the Siegel Center

Andrew Banocy, Co Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2023

The final score was 71-59 on Monday evening as the Hayfield Hawks took down the similarly dominant and similarly titled South Lakes Seahawks. This win propelled the Hawks back to the VHSL Class 6A State...

Outside of Principals office

The selection process for Hayfield’s new principal

Jaslyn Truong, Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2023

In the 2022-2023 school year, Hayfield Secondary appointed Matthew Mough as the interim principal. Due to Martin Grimm's unexpected and last minute departure as principal before the school year, Matthew...

FCPS requests assistance in calendar selection

FCPS requests assistance in calendar selection

Andrew Banocy, Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2023

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) continues their selection process for next school year’s calendar through the month of February. A recent mass email outlined the process for the selection to students....

Conner Smith protesting Glenn 
Youngkin’s new transgender student policies at a Hayfield 
walkout. (Maya Blackston)

Glenn Youngkin transgender policy sparks controversy

Andrew Banocy, Editor-in-Chief November 21, 2022

Glenn Youngkin announced in mid-September that he is aiming to roll back the rights of transgender students in Virginia schools. The proposed policy would require students to use bathrooms and locker rooms...

Hawks’ reaction to Homecoming Week

Marin Blaya November 17, 2022

Despite some student disapproval of the pep rally, most students really enjoyed the other Homecoming Week activities. Our big Homecoming parade with our Hawks riding on the floats and celebrating the...

Hayfield boys varsity basketball win class 6A State Championship

Hayfield boys varsity basketball win class 6A State Championship

Calvin Tankersley and Owen Kashawlic March 18, 2022

Coming into the state championship after an effortless state tournament run, the Hayfield boys varsity basketball team was looking to make history, and win their first state title.  The first half...

Hayfield Varsity Boys Basketball Team Wins Regional Championship

Hayfield Varsity Boys Basketball Team Wins Regional Championship

Calvin Tankersley, Staff Writer March 10, 2022

Coming off their 87-60 win over Edison, the Hayfield Boy’s Varsity Basketball Team sealed the National District Championship. The undefeated Hayfield Hawks come soaring into the Regional Championship...

Hayfield admin shuts down bathrooms after weeks of students skipping

Hayfield admin shuts down bathrooms after weeks of students skipping

Brianna Jones, Copy Editor March 1, 2022

It’s no surprise that the bathrooms are a place for students to hang out, vape, eat food, go on their phone and skip class during instructional time. This pattern of students skipping and congregating...

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