Monthly Archives: May 2013

Bandana Bracelet

bracelet pic

By, sarah JB

Here’s a super fun and stylish bracelet all you crafty students can make with bandanas! Here’s the instructions:
1. Take a bandana, or different colored bandanas, and cut five 1.5 in. strips
2. Dampen the strips with water ( this makes the bandana easier to braid and hold its shape)
3. Start 5 strand braiding (check the bottom to see how to 5 strand braid)
4. End the bracelet by tying all the strings in pairs.
5. Tie the bracelet onto your wrist or ankle
Now you have your fabulous, hand-made bracelet!

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Cookie Monster Cupcakes!

By, Fierce Fire Fox

• 1 box of cake mix (flavor of your choice)
To decorate:
• 1 can, bag, etc. of frosting
• 48 white melting chips (for the eyes)
• 48 large Ghirardelli chocolate chips (for the pupils- Ghirardelli chips are larger and more proportional)
• 24 Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies(or small cookies
• Sky Blue food coloring
•Blue food coloring

To Bake:
1. Bake as directed on the cake mix box
2. Allow to cool for an hour to an hour and a half

To Decorate:
1. Begin with two cupcakes. One will be the traditional base and the “muffin top” of the second will be the cookie monster’s head.
2. Slice the second cupcake in half horizontally. The top half of the cupcake will make the cookie monster’s head.
3. Frost the first cupcake lightly to secure the head.
4. Make a horizontal slice in the head so that you can stuff the cookie in.
5. Cut the chocolate chip cookies in half and stuff one in the slice you just made in the cupcake.
6. Tint the frosting bright blue using the Wilton Sky Blue food coloring. Add McCormick blue food coloring if necessary to get the blue just right.
7. Cover the entire head with blue frosting, using a decorative tip.
8. For the eyes, place two white chocolate melting chips on the cookie monster’s head.
9. Place two Ghirardelli chocolate chips on the white melting chips so that the eyes look a bit crazy.
10. Enjoy! 🙂

These cookies are great for a kid’s party! (Or any adult that loves cookies)

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Spaghetti Cupcakes

By, Piglet

These are delicious and silly cupcakes for occasions such as birthday parties or just a tasty treat! Here is a how-to for these cute desserts!
Ingredients: red velvet cupcakes
Red frosting
Yellow frosting from a tube
Milk dud’s candy

Take your red velvet cupcakes (from a box or from scratch) and take the squeezable yellow frosting and apply in a random way over individual cupcakes and it will look like spaghetti! Take red frosting after that and spread it over the top of the yellow spaghetti. Make sure you do not cover all of the noodles because then it would just look like a red cupcake. When you finished the red frosting, press three milk duds into the frosting and voila! You now have adorable and delicious cupcakes! They taste and look amazing! Enjoy

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Indy 500

By, Lucy

The Indianapolis 500 is just around the corner! This sporting event is very exciting! For so many people the Indy 500 is just 200 laps but for others it is a monumental race for Indy. You have the hard core 500ers, who go to the track so often they have special seat cushions for the bleachers and then you have the classic first timers who have never stepped foot on the track before, and you can tell who those people are, they coat themselves in sunblock and have the giant earplugs and they are asking questions left and right and most of all every time a race car driver walks by they look like they are about to pass out. A popular person wanted to win is last year’s winner Dario Franchitti. Who do you want to win?

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We need you!

By, Sarah JB

ATTENTION!!!! All 6th graders going into 7th grade and 7th graders going into 8th grade: the HSJH Newspaper Club needs great writers to write articles for the newspaper. In Newspaper Club we get to write about anything we desire (as long as it’s appropriate) and run around the school interviewing the teachers and students. It’s a great way to spend time with your friends and be creative!

more staff doppelgangers

Here are some more staff – celebrities look alikes! You be the judge!

Edie Falco

Mrs. Gammons

Miss. McKee and Danica Patrick

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Bradley Cooper

Mr. Beesley


george carlin
George Carlin


Mr. Goller

Staff Dopplegangers….say what?!?

doppelganger – n.

Web definitions
a ghostly double of a living person that haunts its living counterpart. (

Now, we took a new spin on the “doppleganger” theory and found celebrities who look like some of our staff and teachers! Check ’em out below and stay tuned for some more to come… Tell us if you agree or not!

Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire

Mr. Tucker

Mr. Tucker

AbeLincoln Abe Lincoln

Zoeller Dopple Mr. Zoeller


that was then, this is now

By, Sarah JB

One of my new favorite authors (as of 2 days ago) is S.E. Hinton. Most of you will probably recognize her because she wrote The Outsiders. That Was Then, This Is Now is almost like the sequel to The Outsiders. The main characters are different, but Ponyboy and the Shepard gang are mentioned. The story takes place a year or two after everything that happened in The Outsiders. In my opinion, That Was Then, This is Now is not quite as good as The Outsiders. Don’t get me wrong, they’re both really great books. So next time you need a book to read, check out That Was Then, This is Now!

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HSE Sports


By, Apple Butter

Have you ever wondered what sports you are able to join at HSE? Well there are so many. For example, there is swimming and diving for you water people. If you are a runner then you would probably want to join track or cross country. There are many other sports, but just remember that you have practice almost every night!



By, Carmel Candy

Everybody join NJHS! It’s a great way to help out our community! You can get service hours for just about anything. The requirements for your hours are you have to be helping someone, and for free. If you are planning on being in NJHS then start working on your hours!