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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)

Trolls: A Review

Trolls: A Review

Jazmine Jean-Simon, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Trolls is 3-D computer animated musical film based off of Troll Dolls created by Thomas Dam. The story is about a community of trolls that try to escape the terror of troll-eating Bergens. After the Bergens invade the troll village, Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and her friend Branch (Justin Timberla...

Hamilton: A night to remember

Hamilton: A night to remember

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

December 17, 2017


Filed under A & E, Features, Showcase

Mrs. Snyder along with Ms. Scaramella had a brilliant idea to sign up Hillcrest High School to be part of the Hamilton educational program. On December 13, 2017, juniors from Hillcrest High School had an amazing opportunity to view one of the best selling, most astonishing, most breathtaking, and...

Bone Gap: A Review

Bone Gap: A Review

Mia Jones, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Bone Gap is a fantasy novel written by Laura Ruby about the small town of Bone Gap that has a way of making things disappear. In it, we follow the story of Finn O’Sullivan who saw his friend Roza being kidnapped by a man whose face he cannot remember. While no one in town believes Finn and thinks R...

Coco: A Review

Coco: A Review

Jazmine Jean-Simon, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Coco is a coming-of-age motion picture, which is centered around Mexican 12-year-old Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzalez), who is an aspiring musician. He idols the late, great Ernesto De La Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). However, his family’s hate for music confuses Miguel as he chases his dream of music while tr...

Hillcrest Teacher’s Artwork Chosen in NAEA Juried Selection

December 7, 2017


Filed under A & E, Press Releases

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is showcasing artwork from art educators across the country in a juried exhibition at the association’s headquarters in Alexandria through April 15, 2018. Included in the exhibition is a piece by Hillcrest Fine Arts Teacher Jamilah Adebesin Mason.    ...

Les Revenants: A Review

Les Revenants: A Review

Demari Hudson, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Les Revenants (The Returned) is a French supernatural television series produced in 2012 based on the French film, They Came Back. There are two seasons with eight episodes each. The series was introduced to me during my first year of French class. I have always been attracted to the paranormal or supernatural a...

Hillcrest HS Drama Group Announces Performance of “The Bullying Collection”

Hillcrest HS Drama Group Announces Performance of “The Bullying Collection”

November 27, 2017


Filed under A & E, Press Releases

  The Hillcrest High School Drama Group is pleased to announce performance dates for its Fall 2017 production: The Bullying Collection. A public performance, which will take place in the Hillcrest Cafe, will be Friday, December 1st at 6:00 P.M. Tickets are available at the door beginning a half ...

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,...

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