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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)

What’s With All the Racket?

What’s With All the Racket?

Courtney Hollis, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Hillcrest High School Girls Tennis recently had its first State qualifiers in as many as four years. This accomplishment was made by seniors Mia Jones and Kayla Weddington. This first doubles team beat everyone in their sectionals and was able to make it down to state. Although they have came a...

Chicago Public High Schools: No plan. No diploma.

Chicago Public High Schools:  No plan. No diploma.

Demari Hudson, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

An approved plan by the Board of education proposes a high school graduation requirement that seniors are to show that they’ve secured a job or received a letter of acceptance to college, a trade apprenticeship, a gap year program or the military in order to graduate, The Washington Post reports. Ch...

Time Travel Paradoxes

Time Travel Paradoxes

JiKeise Armwood, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

Time travel is that one thing  we all wish we could do at least once in our lives. Haven’t we all had that one embarrassing moment in our lives that we all think. “I wish I could go back in time and never had done that. Let’s have a little fun with that idea, what if we wanted to go back in time...

Where’s the NBA All Star Game?

Where’s the NBA All Star Game?

Devin Preston, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

We may never see the traditional NBA All Star weekend again. For the 2018 NBA Season, the All-Star Game in Los Angeles with East and West talent packed teams are to be discontinued. No longer will we see a lack of defense in what everyone may see imbalanced teams. The National Basketball Association (NBA)...

Gallery: Girls Cross Country

Gallery: Girls Cross Country

October 13, 2017


Filed under Slide Show, Sports

Hillcrest Girls Cross Country has had an outstanding season with many medals earned.  Senior Jasmine Curry has led the Varsity all season placing in the top 25 and top 10 all season long. ...

Hillcrest’s BPA and DECA Host Bake Sale

Hillcrest’s BPA and DECA Host Bake Sale

Tia Pollard

October 12, 2017


Filed under Features, News

On October 20th 2017, Business Professionals of America (BPA) and Distributive Education Clubs of America will be having a bake sale in order to fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This whole idea was thought out during an assignment in order to see which group in each class could make the be...

A Day Full of Science

A Day Full of Science

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features

Yesterday, science students from Hillcrest High School took breathtaking field trips to Starved Rock and South Suburban Community College to discover more about science. Mrs. Cardinal's AP Biology class and Mr. Rappold’s Ecology class took their journey to Oglesby, Illinois to learn about the nature...

How To: Balance and Manage

How To: Balance and Manage

Kayla Weddington, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

If you are a victim of senioritis or junioritis then this article is for you. I’m sure many upperclassmen will agree that high school can definitely be both a pain and a reward. We often get so wrapped up in school that we become careless, sleep-deprived zombies just barely sliding through each day...

Hillcrest Art Students Explore Museum of Contemporary Art

Hillcrest Art Students Explore Museum of Contemporary Art

October 4, 2017


Filed under A & E, Press Releases, Showcase, Slide Show

A field trip, led by Art Teacher Mrs. Adebesin Mason was held for Hillcrest students to observe the Murakami exhibit held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Students from various art courses participated in the field trip to view the work of popular Japanese art Takashi Murakami who studen...

Hillcrest Girls Cross Country represent Hillcrest in Style

Hillcrest Girls Cross Country represent Hillcrest in Style

October 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Slide Show, Sports

Promoting "Breast Awareness Month"  the Hawks ran in their race vs. Shepard, De La Salle and Eisenhower wearing all Pink instead of their traditional "Blue Speed Suits" Not only did they look awesome, all girls ran personal best times.  Great Job Hawks!!

Gallery: Hillcrest Girls Cross Country

Gallery: Hillcrest Girls Cross Country

September 29, 2017


Filed under Slide Show, Sports

2017 Hillcrest Girls Cross Country Team is having another great season under the leadership of Captains Senior Jasmine Curry and Junior Kendall Walker.

Hillcrest Students Work to Clean Up the Environment

Hillcrest Students Work to Clean Up the Environment

September 29, 2017


Filed under Press Releases, Showcase, Slide Show

Once again this year, Hillcrest’s Key Club and Energy Club volunteered to clean up a Chicago beachfront in conjunction with the Shedd Aquarium.    According to Hillcrest Guidance Counselor and Energy Club Sponsor Lindsay Lopez, “When the Shedd Aquarium reached out to [Ms. Amy Trench Key Club Spo...

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