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The HHS Broadside knows where it’s at when it comes to computer stickers

Thanks for the tweet, HHS Broadside! You can follow the Hanover High newspaper at broadside.dresden.us and on Facebook, too.

BTW: You, too, could win stickers for your high school student journalist colleagues and/or other kinds of friends by taking the UV INDEX Lucky 7 News Quiz. (No. 4 is open until Thursday night, and No. 5 will go live on Friday!) </shameless self promotion>

Photo courtesy HHS Broadside.

Hanover High graduate steps into the spotlight

Director Reed Morano and actor Peter Dinklage on the set of

Director Reed Morano and actor Peter Dinklage on the set of “I Think We’re Alone Now”, which screened recently at the Sundance Film Festival. Morano, a Hanover High School graduate, has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her work on “The Handmaid’s Tale.” (Beka Venezia photograph)

Reed Morano, a 1995 alumna of Hanover High School, is officially in the big leagues, bringing her movies to you on the big screen (and the silver screen, and streaming devices).

Morano is an award-winning director whose career has been on the fast track since the debut of her first directorial feature, Meadowland, in fall 2015. Since then, she’s directed episodes of Showtime’s Billions and AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, but her signature achievement is Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, adapted from Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel of the same name. She’s already won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her directorial work on that show’s first three episodes.

Before she started working on The Handmaid’s Tale, Morano told the Valley News, she wasn’t sure what she was going to do next.

“Then it all started happening at once,” she said.

Tonight, she will wait to see if she snags the Directors Guild of America’s award for outstanding directorial achievement in a dramatic series for television. She’s the only female nominated for the honor — her competition includes the directors of three separate episodes of HBO’s powerhouse Game of Thrones and one episode of Stranger Things, the hit Netflix series.

Read the full interview with Morano here.

When the data lifts up your snow-day hopes just to have them be shattered

That’s what happened to Hanover High kids today. Amanda pointed out last night that the (very good) student newspaper, the Hanover High Broadside, was looking at the Snow Day Calculator, which was giving Hanover a 99 percent chance of a snow day today.

(BTW, the topic of the Snow Day Calculator is funny to me, because it’s a good example of one of the few things I am too old to really know about — except that my partner used to monitor it pretty frequently when he worked at Thetford Academy for four years. But like, remember the good ol’ days of waiting through the alphabet to see whether your school comes up on the list of closings on TV???? Now I think you probably just Google it, or something.)

Well, anyway. They didn’t have a snow day. And THEN, to add insult to injury, they got evacuated into the snow, temporarily, due to a small fire that was reported in a school bathroom.

Sorry, friends.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯