By Tim Sullivan
Have you noticed something different about HHS this year? I’m not talking about everyone’s cell phones hanging on the walls or the missing pod couches. I’m talking about the noise you hear when passing through the cafeteria. *Chirp* *Chirp*. There seems to be a cricket living near the large glass doors in the cafeteria and it is very talkative, constantly chirping and calling attention to itself. Does HHS have a cricket problem? As I look into this more, it is clear that there is more than just that one single cricket living on our campus.
Senior Mia Anastasiades spotted a cricket running by her on the track earlier this week
Senior Lily Tobin attempted to quiet the cafeteria cricket by spraying it with perfume, but it seems a new cricket has arrived and, in an act of vengeance, has begun chirping.
Senior Erin Halpin also found and got rid of one in the cafeteria.
Senior Abbey Baldwin has heard several chirps in the locker room.
Several teachers have reported one hanging out in a stairwell near the engineering room.
Clearly, it seems that HHS has a population of chatty crickets on our campus that seems to be growing. . . . Have you seen or heard crickets around? Keep an eye and ear out for these spooky insects.