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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 Force Awakens Anew . . . . in France!?

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

Alonzo Arostegui, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

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...

Hillcrest Library Hosts Event in Advance of ‘4 in 4’ Book Club

Hillcrest Library Hosts Event in Advance of ‘4 in 4’ Book Club

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Press Releases, Showcase

On Monday, December 3rd the Hillcrest High School Library hosted ‘Test Your Humanity: Exploring Inhuman (by Kat Falls)’ Teen Reading Event." This after-school event was a prequel to the ‘4 in 4’ District 228 Foundation Grant Book Club that will start early in the second semester. During this...

Hillcrest Football 2018: A Look Back

Hillcrest Football 2018: A Look Back

Makayla Coleman, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

The Hillcrest High School 2018 football team had an amazing season this year. They were able to finish undefeated in the regular season (9-0) with a final record of (12-1). They were also named 2018 Conference Champs and 2018 State Semifinalists, in addition to other team and individual recognitions. ...

Is it really time for college applications?

Is it really time for college applications?

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

November 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

College applications can be very stressful, but at the same time, it can be exciting. Every senior throughout the nation or even outside goes through the same exact process as everyone else. That means you're not alone! We all may feel overwhelmed with the college application process including that of writi...

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...

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