• FBI Located Tom Brady’s Missing Jersey

    FBI Located Tom Brady’s Missing Jersey

    Claire Fennelly, Contributing Writer

    March 26, 2017

    On Thursday, March 16th, the FBI located the previously missing Super Bowl jersey of the New England Patriot’s Quarterback, Tom Brady. Brady’s jersey was reported missing from the Patriot’s locker room after their Super Bowl win against the Atlanta Falcons. Authorities began an investigati...

    Tom Brady is seen here wearing the jersey that was stolen.

    Concord Monitor

  • St. Patrick’s Day:  A Reflection

    St. Patrick’s Day: A Reflection

    Collin Bonnell, Contributing Writer

    March 26, 2017

    When asked about what he knows about Irish culture, Aidan Leonard, a senior and proud Irish American himself, stops to think. Reluctantly, he responds, “They make a lot of beer and corned beef.” Here on the South Shore, an area which includes four of America’s ten most densely Irish America...

    The Irish Flag is a common sight on the South Shore.

    Google Images

  • Drought and Famine: The Current State of Somalia

    Drought and Famine: The Current State of Somalia

    Edan Larkin, Contributing Writer

    March 26, 2017

    For the third time in the past 25 years, Somalia is currently caught in the paralyzing grip of drought. This drought has caused the death of livestock, the drying up of rivers and wells, the failure of crops, and famine to plague the country. And people are dying because of it. According to Prime Mi...

    Families have fled their homes and are camping on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, in search of refuge.

    AFP

  • Ms. Baltera’s Students Celebrate Pi Week

    Ms. Baltera’s Students Celebrate Pi Week

    Kaylee Hill, Contributing Writer

    March 26, 2017

    What is so great about Pi? Well to start with, Pi is not only a delicious dessert present most notably at Thanksgiving and other various holidays, but also a number. Pi is most often rounded to 3.14 in daily calculations, but the value actually expands infinitely. It has been calculated to over a trill...

    Google Images

  • Nashville Music Trip 2017

    Nashville Music Trip 2017

    Shira Berkin, Junior Editor

    March 21, 2017

    From March 16th to the 19th, the Hingham High School orchestra, band, and chorus students had the opportunity to go to Nashville, Tennessee with chaperones Ms. Sassano, Mr. Cincotta, Mr. Young, and Dr. Girouard McCann. Many music students went to Nashville, including myself. After 4 days of being in the music city with some of the most musical people I know, ...

    The famous Grand Ole Opry

  • Dublin Versus Damascus: Comparing Irish Immigrants to Immigrants of Today

    Dublin Versus Damascus: Comparing Irish Immigrants to Immigrants of Today

    Curran Dillis, Contributing Writer

    March 20, 2017

    Displaced refugees in the Middle East and the various international responses to this crisis are mentioned often in the media.  As Saint Patrick’s Day approaches on March 17th, some will recall that from the mid 1840s to the 1880s, Ireland was devastated by a potato famine and a war for indepen...

    Irish family arriving in the United States in 1902

    Spartacus Educational

  • The Beginning of the Annual March Madness Tournament

    The Beginning of the Annual March Madness Tournament

    Lizzie Quinlivan, Contributing Writer

    March 20, 2017

    The annual college basketball tournament known as “March Madness” began on Sunday, March 12th. On Sunday, or “Selection Sunday”, the bracket of college teams for the tournament was announced.  In this bracket, the teams were organized into four regions, each with seeds ranging from 1-16. Ea...

    The basketball court at USC before the SMU and USC game on Friday.

    NCAA

  • Logan Breaks the Mold

    Logan Breaks the Mold

    Will Sutton, Contributing Writer

    March 20, 2017

    Logan is the eighth film in the X-Men: Origins series that features the Wolverine, the highly skilled, unflinching, and nearly immortal superhero with a knack for slicing up his enemies. That is, until this installment. Marvel’s Logan presents us with the depressing futures of certain beloved X-Men. It...

    Logan debuted March 3rd, 2017.

    Marvel Studios

  • Advanced Art Show 2017

    Advanced Art Show 2017

    Rose Flynn, Managing Editor

    March 19, 2017

    This past week, the Hingham High School Advanced Art Show has been showcased in Room 103. The show included the work of all the Seniors in the Portfolio, Graphic Design & Photography III, and A.P. Studio Art classes. These students have worked diligently all year to create beautiful, engaging, fin...

    Sculpture by K.K. Patterson

    Rose Flynn

  • Battle for Mosul

    Battle for Mosul

    Collin Bonnell, Contributing Writer

    March 17, 2017

    The Battle of Mosul, a major city in the northwest of Iraq, has been raging for four and a half months, causing a massive flow of refugees out of the city. The fight for control of Mosul, which has been occupied by ISIS for more than two years, has destroyed much of the city, and as the fighting moves...

    Refugee camps, like this one south of Mosul, have experienced a sudden influx of civilians fleeing the fighting in Mosul.

    (Reuters)

News

Drought and Famine: The Current State of Somalia

Drought and Famine: The Current State of Somalia

Edan Larkin, Contributing Writer

For the third time in the past 25 years, Somalia is currently caught in the paralyzing grip of drought. This drought has caused the death of livestock, the drying up of rivers and wells, the failure of crops, and famine to...

March 26

Dublin Versus Damascus: Comparing Irish Immigrants to Immigrants of Today

Dublin Versus Damascus: Comparing Irish Immigrants to Immigrants of Today

Curran Dillis, Contributing Writer

Displaced refugees in the Middle East and the various international responses to this crisis are mentioned often in the media.  As Saint Patrick’s Day approaches on March 17th, some will recall that from the mid 1840s...

March 20

Battle for Mosul

Battle for Mosul

Collin Bonnell, Contributing Writer

The Battle of Mosul, a major city in the northwest of Iraq, has been raging for four and a half months, causing a massive flow of refugees out of the city. The fight for control of Mosul, which has been occupied by ISIS for m...

March 17

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Sports

FBI Located Tom Brady’s Missing Jersey

FBI Located Tom Brady’s Missing Jersey

Claire Fennelly, Contributing Writer

On Thursday, March 16th, the FBI located the previously missing Super Bowl jersey of the New England Patriot’s Quarterback, Tom Brady. Brady’s jersey was reported missing from the Patriot’s locker room after the...

March 26No Comments

The Beginning of the Annual March Madness Tournament

The Beginning of the Annual March Madness Tournament

Lizzie Quinlivan, Contributing Writer

The annual college basketball tournament known as “March Madness” began on Sunday, March 12th. On Sunday, or “Selection Sunday”, the bracket of college teams for the tournament was announced.  In this bracket, t...

March 20No Comments

Hingham Girl’s Basketball’s First Playoff Game of the Year

Hingham Girl’s Basketball’s First Playoff Game of the Year

Caroline Kourafas, Contributing Writer

After an unreal season, Hingham Girl’s varsity team entered their post-season with a heightened game against Oliver Ames. Last year, the girls lost to Oliver Ames in the semi finals, putting their successful season to...

March 7No Comments

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Student Life

Ms. Baltera’s Students Celebrate Pi Week

Ms. Baltera’s Students Celebrate Pi Week

Kaylee Hill, Contributing Writer

What is so great about Pi? Well to start with, Pi is not only a delicious dessert present most notably at Thanksgiving and other various holidays, but also a number. Pi is most often rounded to 3.14 i...

March 26No Comments

Nashville Music Trip 2017

Nashville Music Trip 2017

Shira Berkin, Junior Editor

From March 16th to the 19th, the Hingham High School orchestra, band, and chorus students had the opportunity to go to Nashville, Tennessee with chaperones Ms. Sassano, Mr. Cincotta, Mr. Young, and ...

March 21No Comments

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Staff Profile

Brendan Chase-Contributing Writer
Brendan Chase

Contributing Writer

Starting his Junior year, Brendan Chase starts his 2nd full year with the Newspaper. When not studying in school, he rows for the crew team year-round , runs the hacky sack club, and serves as Class President....

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Claire Fennelly
Claire Fennelly

Contributing Writer

Freshman Claire Fennelly joins the Harborlight this year as a photographer and writer. She is a member of the freshmen Girls' Volleyball Team. In her free time, she enjoys playing the flute and listening...

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