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  • January 23"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful" ~Eric Thomas (submitted by Justin Edgecombe)

  • December 18“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)

  • December 18 “The future belongs to those who are prepared.... Education is the passport to the future.” ~Malcolm X (Submitted by Mr. Hennessy)

Hillcrest Art Society Earns Award in Tinley Park “Benches on the Avenue”

Hillcrest Art Society Earns Award in Tinley Park “Benches on the Avenue”

July 31, 2017


Filed under A & E, Press Releases, Showcase

The Hillcrest Art Society was recognized Saturday night during the Tinley Park’s Music in the Plaza concert in Zabrocki Plaza for its entry into Tinley Park’s 2017 Benches on the Avenue: “The Power of Music.” Hillcrest’s Art Society was honored with the “Best Group/Family Project” award for t...

A Hawk’s Flight to Branson

A Hawk’s Flight to Branson

Brandon Harper, Guest Columnist

May 12, 2017


Filed under A & E, Features

On the 28th of April the Hillcrest Band and Concert Choir boarded a coach bus and went to Branson, Missouri for competition. Despite the predicted weather and the small numbers, the ensembles performed very well. Friday, we left and drove about eight hours to our Hilton hotel where the service wa...

Beauty and the Beast: Movie Review

Beauty and the Beast: Movie Review

Karly Kos, Guest Reviewer

May 5, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion, Showcase

The new Beauty and the Beast movie has been retold in a new way. The animated classic has been turned into a real life experience. The movies has been out for awhile now and has viewers amazed. Beauty and the Beast is about a prince who is arrogant and because of that he and his castle’s servan...

Julie on the Street

Julie on the Street

Lardell Clark, Guest Columnist

April 27, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Sesame Street has been known for walking the kids of many generations through many adult themes such as death, the 9/11 attack, and cancer, but recently Sesame Street began tackling a new topic: Autism. Many people don’t know but in the Sesame Street books there has been an autistic Muppet named J...

13 Reasons Why: A Series Review (Not a Traditional Review!)

13 Reasons Why: A Series Review (Not a Traditional Review!)

Ava Grandberry, Guest Reviewer

April 23, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

If you haven’t already heard all the buzz, for starters, 13 Reasons Why is a series on Netflix adapted from a novel by Jay Asher. This series was executively produced by Selena Gomez and developed by Brian Yorkey. In the series, there are thirteen episodes that explain why Hannah Baker, the main cha...

Movie Review: Fences

Movie Review: Fences

Kaylah Coulter, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Fences is a film that will have you experiencing a million different emotions within the span of two hours. This film is another Oscar-nominated movie and contained many characters that received Oscars for the heartfelt acting. Although it is still in the box office, I don’t agree with most critics ...

Hillcrest’s IMC Hosts Red Queen Book Club Finale

Hillcrest’s IMC Hosts Red Queen Book Club Finale

March 28, 2017


Filed under A & E, Press Releases

Hillcrest students and staff had the opportunity to read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard as part of the IMC Department '4 in 4' Book Club. The District Foundation Board awarded the IMC Department the funds to purchase multiple copies of four different book titles (the other books are Inhuman by Kat Falls, A L...

Hillcrest Drama Group Announces Spring Show

Hillcrest Drama Group Announces Spring Show

March 24, 2017


Filed under A & E, Press Releases

The Hillcrest Drama Group is pleased to announce its spring show And in this Corner: Cassius Clay by Idris Goodwin. The public is invited to the performance on Friday, April 7th at 6:30 in the Hillcrest Cafetorium. According to playscripts.com, “At the sound of the bell, young Cassius Clay Jr...

Movie Review: Hidden Figures

Movie Review: Hidden Figures

Kaylah Coulter, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

This three time Oscar-nominated film was one of the best films I’ve seen in years. Now usually my movie reviews are on action packed or suspenseful films, but this time we had to move over to the inspirational side. Hidden Figures blew up in the media instantly, being one of the only movies I’ve s...

Playing the Player: A Book Review

Playing the Player: A Book Review

Bessie Barlow, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

From the summary on the back of the 2015 edition published by Entangled Teen: “Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she - the most organized, prepared student in school - spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever?...Then the weirdest thing happens. There's chemistry....

Get Out: A Review

Get Out: A Review

Jazmine Jean-Simon, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

About a week ago, I went to see the most talked about movie Get Out. The movie was about an African-American man named Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) who is dating Rose (Allison Williams), a Caucasian women. They have reached a point in their relationship where it was time for Chris to meet Rose’s parents....

Bates Motel: Seeing Isn’t Believing

Bates Motel: Seeing Isn’t Believing

Lamia Lacy, Guest Reviewer

March 17, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Bates Motel is a Drama/Thriller television show on A&E. Bates Motel is based upon the Hitchcock movie and book Psycho by Robert Bloch. This show can appeal to anyone from  14-70 years of age due to the many plot twists that occur in a small town in Vancouver. However, the small town has many secret...

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