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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)

The SAT life

The SAT life

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

May 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

Have you ever wondered how to study or prepare for the biggest test that would set a foundation for your future? Well, you don’t have to worry! You still got time to prepare and get some practice before you go and take the exam. Many students, especially juniors in high school, worry and panic ...

AP Spanish Trip to Minnesota

AP Spanish Trip to Minnesota

Tia Pollard, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Features

Why Should We Go On This Trip? Going on this trip to Minnesota helped us get out of our comfort zones because we only were allowed to speak in complete Spanish; it didn’t matter if we spoke fluently or spoke the baby words. We went to expand our knowledge on the Mexican culture and to increase our Span...

The Class of 2018!!

The Class of 2018!!

Bessie Barlow, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features

These last four years has been hard. Coming into high school it was expected to be exactly like the movies, with jocks, mean girls, popular kids, and the nerds. I can honestly say Hillcrest is nothing like that.  Everyone has the people they will hang out with. It’s kind of like cliques, but every...

#HillcrestWrites

#HillcrestWrites

Nailah Brown, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

At the beginning of the year, Mr. Hennessy’s AP United States Government and Politics class started a writing campaign to our local government officials. We wrote to four government representatives concerning the safety surrounding Hillcrest High School. As high school students, most of us often have...

Commercial Farming: Fair Oaks Farms

Commercial Farming: Fair Oaks Farms

Kenton Wright, Guest Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features

AP Human Geography students from Hillcrest High School participated in a field trip to Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, IN. Here students were able to witness how farming and agribusiness has transformed over time. Our lesson began in the classroom where Mr. Hennessy explained how agriculture began with the ...

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...

World’s Fair Walking Tour

World’s Fair Walking Tour

Timeon Oyeyemi, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Features

For six months in 1893, Chicago became the home to a shining beacon of curiosity and innovation when it earned the right to host the World's Columbian Exposition (also known as the World's Fair), held four hundred years after Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of the West Indies. Many cities vied...

Domestic Abuse: Common in these Hallways?

Domestic Abuse: Common in these Hallways?

Kayla Weddington, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner every single year. One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend. Now, you might read these facts and think, “Well, that’s never happened t...

To the Class of ’22…

To the Class of ’22…

Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Writer

April 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

Dear Incoming Freshmen: So high school is finally coming to an end for me, and I just thought I’d share some advice, some things I wish people would have told me before starting high school. Actually, this isn’t just for freshmen, it’s for anyone really who needs some guidance. Tip #1 Getting i...

America: The Land of the Free and Home of Xenophobia

America: The Land of the Free and Home of Xenophobia

Breanna Bullock, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Features

When most people think of the United States of America, they think of a huge country with a vast and diverse culture. But for others, America welcomes only those with a certain type of citizenry: legal immigrants. For people looking for a better life and better opportunities, America is the place that can m...

A Time Traveling Performance – Evolution of African American Music: From Africa to Hip Hop

A Time Traveling Performance – Evolution of African American Music: From Africa to Hip Hop

Alonzo Arostegui, Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


Filed under Features

On February 22 of this year, the students of several Hillcrest AP classes, including Ms. Snyder’s 3rd period APUSH class that I was a part of, participated in a Black History Month event at the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. While there, the students attended an interactive and ins...

Snowstorm

Snowstorm

Austin Beckon, Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


Filed under Features

Last Friday on the East coast more the two feet of snow hit and wind gusts over 50 mph to residents in the Northeast from a thundersnow.  More than 800,000 people were without electricity and the, heavy snow and icy roads prompted officials to close schools and cancel or delay thousands of flights ...

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