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Under the Hat is Back!


Have you ever been interested in broadcast journalism or filming events like you see on television? The high school has the perfect club for those areas of interest, HHTV.

English and Film teacher Mr. Drew Berchick co-advises HHTV with Mr. Bob Anderson. Members of the club work on their own films and produce the bimonthly show Under the Hat. The first episode of the year premiered on March 1, and the next episode airs on March 22.

Earlier this year HHTV was struggling to gain new members because students said they felt stressed out and didn’t have enough time to film their segments for the who. However, people began to ask for it, and Mr. Berchick and Mr. Anderson brought the second-semester students in TV II on board to help HHTV bring Under the Hat back.

Mr. Berchick said that TV II is “advanced and not a traditional class.” He is essentially a boss and director for the students while they work on the show with the club. By the end of the semester the goals is for Mr. Berchick to monitor for quality control while students produce Under the Hat entirely by themselves.

Under the Hat is meant to be creative and engaging, rather than plain and formal like announcements. Mr. Berchick says that it is like a news magazine. It includes news, sports, weather and student segments like “What Are You Listening To?”

In order to build interest in Under the Hat, this year the taping is happening live and being broadcast in the new TVs in the hallway. Also, new segments were added, like “Lunch Date,” which involves a student sitting down to interview a teacher over lunch.

Mr. Berchick said his favorite aspect of running HHTV is that students get opportunities that not everyone gets in high school, and that they get to produce things that are aired to a large audience.

Sophomore Jack Cuiffitelli said another thing HHTV does is award what they call Youth Emmys for their work. Everyone has the opportunity to get nominated, and it is seen as a honor.

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