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  • "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful" ~Eric Thomas (submitted by Justin Edgecombe)

  • “If you take the time to do something correct the first time, you don’t have to spend the extra time redoing it.” (Submitted by Dr. Young)

  • “The future belongs to those who are prepared.... Education is the passport to the future.” ~Malcolm X (Submitted by Mr. Hennessy)

On My Block: The New Netflix Series

On My Block: The New Netflix Series

Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Okay, so Netflix dropped a new series which follows what seems to be their new favorite demographic, which is following the lives of teenagers. The lives of these 5 friends goes far beyond just what high school can throw at them. The 1 season 10 episode series is full of surprises, laughs, unsolved ...

A Quiet Place: Film Review

A Quiet Place: Film Review

Kevin Bautista, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion

A Quiet Place was released on April 6th, 2018, with critical acclaim from everyone when it came out. It well deserved all the praise it earned, at least from my view of it. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the movie, and I could not emphasize how suspenseful the movie is. It fulfills its goal as a t...

Why I Decided to Play the Violin

Why I Decided to Play the Violin

Ji'keise Armwood, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under A & E, Features, Opinion

My name is Ji’keise Armwood and I’m currently a senior in High School. One question I get a lot is “You play the violin?” And the general answer that I give people is a nod or a “yes;” however, what no one ever asks is the why. There are few occasions in which people will say that it is nice...

Hillcrest Drama Group Announces Spring Performance of How We Got On

Hillcrest Drama Group Announces Spring Performance of How We Got On

April 13, 2018


Filed under A & E, Press Releases, Showcase

Hillcrest High School’s Drama Group is pleased to announce its spring performance of How We Got On by Idris Goodwin on April 26th at 4:00 P.M. and April 27th at 6:00 P.M. in the Hillcrest Cafe (Door 21). Tickets are available for $4 at the door. According to playscripts.com, How We Got On features ...

A musical better than Hamilton?

A musical better than Hamilton?

Kevin Bautista, Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion, Showcase

The musical Hamilton set the bar for future musicals; henceforth, the latest buzz in the movie industry is a movie praised for its songs and story that plenty of people compare it to Hamilton in terms of quality. There is a good reason for this too, as the songwriters for this musical were writers for La L...

Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Kiaya Elzia, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion, Showcase

When you were a child, do you remember trembling in bed, cowering under the blankets, scared of the unknown that's waiting for the right moment to strike? The reason why you’re doing this is probably because you disobeyed your parents and watched that Rated- R movie you weren’t supposed to watc...

Remembering October: Part Two

Remembering October: Part Two

Aryrreon Douglass, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase

‘Was the room always this damp?’ The air felt heavy and thick, and I could feel my chest tightening as my lungs struggled to take in the air. It was almost as if I was stuck in a sauna, and there was no way I could possibly get out. ‘I need to get out, or at least open up the window.’ I thought as...

Black Panther: What’s All The Hoopla About?

Black Panther: What’s All The Hoopla About?

Chaleisa Butler, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Marvel Comics has been creating fictional comic books for around 80 years, attracting superhero-lovers alike, and have even started to create movies based on some of their popular demands. The most recent, Black Panther, has been a highly-anticipated release, since the announcement of the movie in 2...

Lemming Off a Cliff: Train to Busan Movie Review

Lemming Off a Cliff: Train to Busan Movie Review

Obioma Oparah, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Lately when you think of zombie movie you tend to think of a topic that is radically overdone or in need of something that’ll spice it up in order to give a recommendation or the time worth a second viewing, luckily Train to Busan is that, a fresh new take on the zombie genre Train to Busan or ...

“Grown-ish” A Review

“Grown-ish” A Review

Jazmine Jean-Simon, Staff Writer

March 3, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Grown-ish is an American sitcom spinoff of the ABC series, Black-ish. The show centers on the Johnson’s eldest daughter, Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi), as she heads off the college. She learns more about herself, and finds a loyal group of friends: Aaron (Trevor Jackson), Ana (Francia Raisa), Nomi (Emi...

Ready Player One: A Book Review

Ready Player One: A Book Review

Mia Jones, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline takes place in the year 2045 during an energy crisis on earth. With fossil fuels depleted and the overcrowding of cities and lack of food and work, life generally sucks. Then, the Oasis was created, a home away from home. The Oasis is an immersive virtual reality ...

Public Invited to Hillcrest’s Origins Fair

Public Invited to Hillcrest’s Origins Fair

February 23, 2018


Filed under A & E, Press Releases

The Hillcrest African Student Association proudly invites community members to their Origins Fair on Wednesday, 2/28/18 from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M. This free event designed to celebrate African and African-American excellence and promote pride will feature traditional African foods and live entertainment. ...

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