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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

Water bottle wars: Stanley vs Owala

Water bottle wars: Stanley vs Owala

Katerina Floros, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

Trends have always been a prevalent part of social culture. It started out with clothes, but slowly, the everyday items we use have become a part of the cycle. In 2019, Hydro Flasks were everywhere. But...

What to know before going out of state for college

What to know before going out of state for college

Jaslyn Truong, Editor-in-chief April 22, 2024

It’s that time of year where everyone is committing to a college. Bombarded by the question, “Where are you going next year?” It is a difficult but very exciting time in which you choose where you’re...

The Apple store on 5th Avenue is in New York on Friday, March 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

The Apple ecosystem – a walled garden you can’t escape from

Katerina Floros, Staff Writer April 22, 2024

The Apple ecosystem, also known as a walled garden, is built upon the three main Apple operating systems, MacOS, iOS and WatchOS. Over the past couple of years, I’ve accidentally built up those garden...

The OpenAI logo is seen displayed on a cell phone with an image on a computer monitor generated by ChatGPTs Dall-E text-to-image model, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

AI Use in Classrooms

Rajvir Singh April 16, 2024

  AI and specifically ChatGPT have changed the academic landscape drastically since they became widespread. Disingenuous students no longer need to rummage through multiple sources to complete their...

10 things I hate about spring

Claire Schouten, Staff Writer April 3, 2024

I hate the way you sing and how I don't know what to wear I hate the way you make me sneeze I hate the feeling in the air I hate your “spring cleaning” And the shifting of the time I hate you...

Critic’s fiction

Emily Johnson, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

     I think we all need to read books that make you feel a little bit stupid. I wrapped up my summer reading this past year with a book that, frankly, gave me many headaches. I owe them to Bad Feminist...

Svartifoss waterfall in Iceland photographed with long exposure. The waterfall is surrounded by natural basalt hexagonal columns. Photo by Giles Laurent, Wikimedia Commons

Top 10 safest countries to travel to this spring break

Sunaya Hansford March 15, 2024

Looking for a new spot to check out over Spring Break? Check out the list below of the top 10 safest countries to travel to. 1. Iceland For years Iceland has been considered one of the safest countries...

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My TikTok “For You” page in review

Dreaunna-Monae Joyner March 15, 2024

TikTok is a video-sharing platform where most people create, edit and share short videos from 15 seconds to 10 minute long videos. Over 1 billion monthly active users worldwide use TikTok everyday since...

Hayfield Athletics announcement of the new partnership with Nike

The Negatives of Nike Swim

Katerina Floros, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

I remember the day Hayfield’s “Hawktivities” accounts announced the new partnership with Nike. The school proudly announcing that all fonts, logos and shades of orange would be the same everywhere....

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“One love,” we say

Emily Johnson, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

"One love, one family(...)” A phrase I know any student at Hayfield could fill in the blanks on. No studying required, no curriculum, no test- however if called for, we’d all pass. That’s not to...

Common App login page

The Common App should do better

Jaslyn Truong, Editor-in-chief November 28, 2023

As I was filling out my college applications like many other seniors, and went to paste my supplements, I was ultimately confused when my response included question marks. Fearful I did something wrong,...

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A few music artists to listen to

Nabila Haq, Staff Writer June 2, 2023

If you’re ever having trouble on which music artists to listen to or just want to discover new types of music, don’t worry because I have a couple. Here are three singers to start loving, because they...

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