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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)

Cheering for The Robot Takeover

Cheering for The Robot Takeover

Malik Hall, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Industrial automation has gained somewhat of a bad wrap in the past few decades, given the forecasts of economists and concurrent issues pertaining to companies that utilize automation. Companies like Foxconn and Nike have been under fire, as they plan to replace droves of people, who are already unde...

What’s Up With These Prices?

What’s Up With These Prices?

Rafiat Yarrow, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

During the Fall of 2016, I was a freshman and one of the most important changes in my life was having to buy school lunch everyday. During this time, a parent could send their student with about five dollars a day, and the student would be able to buy a burger, fries, and a drink for less than what they...

Farewell Marching Seniors!

Farewell Marching Seniors!

Aaliyah Doss, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Twirling Off to a Strong Finish!

Twirling Off to a Strong Finish!

Alleah Morgan, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

Going into my first year of high school, I didn’t know what to expect. Many people get involved in the different clubs and activities that the school has to offer. I chose to be a part of the Hillcrest Marching Band. I became a majorette my freshman year. Over the course of four years, I’ve grown so ...

Last Minute Additions

Last Minute Additions

Tofunmi Adegbite, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

Many Hillcrest students might have noticed a slight change in the school recently. Throughout the course of the 2018-2019 school year, the district has been working on a new project for all the schools, and it has recently been completed following the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. That'...

Stressed Out

Stressed Out

Alauna Rupert, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Are you worried about college? Are you worried about your SAT/ACT score?  Do you have this constant fear that your best isn’t good enough? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this article is for you. Stress is so common for our generation that I am pretty sure that most people answered ...

Drug Addiction, It’s More Than A Chemical Hook

Drug Addiction, It’s More Than A Chemical Hook

Jamal Cole, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

What causes people to be addicted to drugs? In today’s society we are trained to believe that the drug itself causes addiction. For example, many people believe that heroin addiction is caused by people doing heroin. But if that's true, then why is it that in Great Britain where Diamorphine (pure, strong...

What an Experience it Was!

What an Experience it Was!

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Graduation is fast approaching and it’s that time of the year where senior students finalize their choice of college. While the process of applying to college was stressful, many seniors are celebrating their accomplishments by signing-off to a community college or university. Before getting into what co...

The Force Awakens Anew . . . . in France!?

The Force Awakens Anew . . . . in France!?

Alonzo Arostegui, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

You don’t need to be a die-hard fan to know that Star Wars is one of the most influential science fiction series in all of pop culture. Millions of people from across the world have connected with this series and its characters in a way that few others could. While the series has many recognizable as...

Couscous and Falafel

Couscous and Falafel

Sydney Varnado, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

On February 27th, 2019, the Hillcrest French 3 class took a field trip in an effort to explore Northern African culture. According to French teacher Erin Johnson, “the idea came up when we were talking in class about Maghreb which is the area of northeastern Africa (including Algeria, Libya, Mauritania,...

Hillcrest Chemistry Students Take Ski Trip

Hillcrest Chemistry Students Take Ski Trip

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

On February 22, 2019, Chemistry students from Hillcrest High School had an amazing opportunity to ski at the Snowstar Resort in Andalusia, IL. Approximately 40 individuals taking chemistry including that of AP and Honors attended the field trip. Chemistry advisor, Ms. Tate, has been trying to get st...

Female Bullying

Female Bullying

Keiasia Morris, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

Bullying. Some may call it a modern epidemic. This is thanks, in part, to the wide array of communication in our reach and the false image of glitz and glamour we present on these platforms.    In this age, we have more means than ever to communicate: from social media, to emails and message boar...

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