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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)

New Art Installation by Kris Lyons

New Art Installation by Kris Lyons

November 15, 2017


Filed under A & E, Press Releases, Showcase, Video

The Hillcrest IMC has a new piece of art, and it was created by a Hillcrest student. Kris Lyons is a frequent IMC patron and a talented artist.  In the past month, he has been busy building a new art sculpture that combines his love of the library and art.  The result is a new Hillcrest art sculp...

Author Ashley Pickett Visits Hillcrest

Author Ashley Pickett Visits Hillcrest

November 15, 2017


Filed under A & E, Press Releases, Showcase

Hillcrest alum Ashley Pickett came to Family Reading Night on November 14th, 2017. In her interview with Hillcrest Junior Jaden Luckey, she had some excellent advice for students on not only the importance of life balance and being your authentic self, but also about savoring your time at Hillcrest and...

Hillcrest’s Flight Poetry Club meets Bestselling Author Carrie Jones

Hillcrest’s Flight Poetry Club meets Bestselling Author Carrie Jones

November 9, 2017


Filed under A & E, Press Releases, Showcase

On November 6, Hillcrest High School’s Flight Poetry Club and Magazine, along with students from Tinley Park and Oak Forest, enjoyed an intimate fireplace discussion with New York Times bestseller author Carrie Jones.  She is best known for the Need series, Time Stopper series, Flying series, Girl, H...

Hillcrest Invites Public to Family Reading Night

Hillcrest Invites Public to Family Reading Night

November 8, 2017


Filed under A & E, Press Releases, Showcase

The Hillcrest High School IMC is pleased to invite the community to its Family Reading Night on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. The special guest for this event is 2009 alum Ashley Pickett, who is coming to speak about her book Adulting 101: A Millennial's Guide to Becoming an Adult.   ...

Transformers:The Last Knight

Transformers:The Last Knight

Kaylah Coulter, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Coming from a Transformers fanatic, I can honestly say that this movie was by far the worst movie in the series. It starts off having the viewers confused and wondering where the original cast is. The film was okay overall; however, it needed a lot of work. In my opinion, the movie deserved a ⅗ stars,...

Was IT ​Really ​Worth ​The Watch?

Was IT ​Really ​Worth ​The Watch?

Makayla​ ​Gamble, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

The ​movie ​IT ​has ​been ​the ​talk ​of ​the ​town. ​The ​horror ​movie ​first ​surfaced ​in ​1990, ​but ​was recently ​remade ​this ​year. ​The ​movie released ​September ​8, ​2017 ​and ​quickly ​gained ​reviews and ​plenty ​of ​rotten ​tomatoes. ​Some ​say ​the ​movie ​was ​a ​little ​frightening ​while ​others ​claim ​it was ​actually ​kind ​of ​funny. ​Personally, ​I ​don’t ​t...

“Til Death Do Us Part’ Another Melodrama

“Til Death Do Us Part’ Another Melodrama

Shacora Bullock, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Til Death Do Us Part is this years newest melodrama. This film was released on September, 29, 2017 and is now showing in all theaters. Til Death Do Us Part was projected to gross around $4 million in its opening weekend. Some major actors in this film are Taye Diggs; Annie Ilonzeh; Stephen Bishop; Ro...

Happy Death Day: The Repeating Unsolved mystery

Happy Death Day: The Repeating Unsolved mystery

Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Happy Death Day released in theatres on Friday, October 13th, 2017. A perfect night to release a scary movie right? This movie featured a great soundtrack, some amazing acting, a good love story and a mind blowing plot twist. The movie starts off with the main character, Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe),...

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day

Tamryn Rockett, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Birthdays are meant to be celebrated with the ones you love and time to celebrate your coming of age, not to have the same day repeated over and over again and killed each time in a different way. That took a drastic turn, didn't it?  This thriller is about a girl in college who awakens on the day ...

Remembering October: Part One

Remembering October: Part One

Aryrreon Douglass, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under A & E, Showcase

Tic toc, tic toc, tic toc. It had been exactly thirty minutes since the ever persistent ticking sound disrupted my sleep, and for thirty minutes the only thought that ran through my mind was ‘Who on Earth still uses an analog clock, and why is it here?’ My eyes darted around, still not fully adjuste...

IT: Frighteningly Good

IT: Frighteningly Good

Nailah Brown, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion, Showcase

One of the best movies of fall 2017 horror thriller flick “IT” directed by Andy Muschietti had the third largest opening weekend in 2017, busting into theaters on September 8, 2017. Based on the highly popular Stephen King novel of the same name, that has been haunting readers for years. Instead o...

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Shamari Bowie, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under A & E

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.” There’s certainly a stigma surrounding both fantasy and romance novels. Most pe...

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