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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)

Gallery: Birth of the Turf

Gallery: Birth of the Turf

September 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Slide Show

On September 1, 2017, Hillcrest celebrated its new football field: "Birth of the Turf."

A Hawk’s Flight to Branson

A Hawk’s Flight to Branson

Brandon Harper, Guest Columnist

May 12, 2017


Filed under A & E, Features

On the 28th of April the Hillcrest Band and Concert Choir boarded a coach bus and went to Branson, Missouri for competition. Despite the predicted weather and the small numbers, the ensembles performed very well. Friday, we left and drove about eight hours to our Hilton hotel where the service wa...

Senior Trip 2017

Senior Trip 2017

David Moore, Guest Columnist

May 10, 2017


Filed under Features

The date was May 5th of the year 2017 (7 days away from Prom and 12 days away from graduation). This would be one of the memorable days when the graduating class would all see each other in a school organized fashion.  The event coordinated for this day would be a boat trip.  Not just any boat trip ...

Welcome to the Hilltop!

Welcome to the Hilltop!

Dylan Jernigan, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

Have you ever wanted to breathe the same air as the President of the United States? Have you ever wanted to visit the city that runs the entire country? This is exactly what I was allowed to do this past weekend. After being admitted to the prestigious Georgetown University, I was given the opportunity...

Boys Varsity Tennis Serving Up The Competition

Boys Varsity Tennis Serving Up The Competition

Jarrett Kenebrew-Campbell, Guest Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

The Hillcrest Boys Varsity Tennis team has been on a roll this season as they now hold a 1.0 (4-4) W/L ratio.  Their four recent wins have been against Richards High School, Shepard High School, Thornwood High School, and Bremen High School for a conference match.  Seniors Akinwande Masha-Yarrow, Kabren ...

Amazin’ Blue Preview Weekend: My Adventure in Michigan

Amazin’ Blue Preview Weekend: My Adventure in Michigan

Darlena York, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

It’s that time of the year again! It’s that time of year when the countdown to summer begins, but more importantly the countdown to graduation is winding down.  There are only a few weeks left in the year before the seniors depart on a new chapter of their lives.  The excitement increases for senior...

Are You on the Path to Graduate?

Are You on the Path to Graduate?

Ava Grandberry, Guest Columnist

March 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

Here at Hillcrest High School, there are many classes a student can take that might interest them.  We offer a plethora of classes, like English and calculus, or band and business; there are classes for everyone.  As a student at Hillcrest, you must take six classes to be considered a student. Those...

#BlackHistoryMonth in Tweets

#BlackHistoryMonth in Tweets

February 16, 2017


Filed under Features

The editorial staff at the Hillcrest Hawk Eye have decided to tweet throughout the month in recognition of Black History Month 2017. Have a person or event that should be mentioned this month? Mention us in your tweet. Here are the tweets: #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/5dw9fbyhF5— Hillcrest...

DECA: A Reflection

DECA: A Reflection

Courtney Collier, Guest Writer

February 8, 2017


Filed under Features

I recently participated in a DECA competition at Moraine Valley Community College. “DECA is a professional organization and the contests demonstrates real world skills and give students an insight on what the business world is really like,” says Dana Benda, the DECA coordinator for Hillcrest High...

Who is Looking Forward to Parenthood?

Who is Looking Forward to Parenthood?

Olivia Douglas, Guest Writer

December 20, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Taking home the electronic baby was something that I was looking forward to. I thought it would be a simple project that required little to no work. When you think of a play baby, you may see the little Baby Alive dolls that we used to play with as kids. You do not expect the project to require you to...

Graduate Early: Do or Don’t

Graduate Early: Do or Don’t

Dylan Jernigan, Guest Writer

December 19, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Should I graduate early? This is a question that is probably going through the minds of many junior students during this time. They are probably trying to figure out how to do this and if this is a good decision to make for themselves. With the end of first semester approaching, I want to shed some light...

Hillcrest NHS Continues Traditions

Hillcrest NHS Continues Traditions

Karly Kos, Guest Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

On November 3rd, more than 30 juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society at Hillcrest High School. These Inductees went through a long and stressful application process and were successful and made a huge accomplishment in their high school careers. National Honor Society is...

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