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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)

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...

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 ...

Surgery Day

Surgery Day

DaJon Jones, Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


Filed under Features

For anyone that plans to get surgery in their life, there’s not really anything to prepare for it. If you plan on it, make sure you read my experience on getting surgery. On September 14, 2017, I had went to surgery for several reasons. I went to surgery for a labral tear, bicep tear, and rotator ...

Cavaliers Undergo Trade Makeover

Devin Preston, Guest Columnist

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Sports

Before reading, think about this: Isaiah Thomas on the Lakers Channing Frye on the  Lakers Jordan Clarkson on the Cavaliers Larry Nance Jr. on the Cavaliers Jae Crowder on the Jazz Derrick Rose on the Jazz Iman Shumpert on the Kings Joe Johnson on the Kings George Hill ...

The Forgotten Calendar

The Forgotten Calendar

Amari Anderson, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Holidays bring people together, and are often of great importance to families and groups. With this in mind sometimes they become the focal points of people’s calendars. People will save money in February just to spend it in December, plan massive parties, and cook huge meals to celebrate their h...

How To: Study

How To: Study

Kayla Weddington, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

As a senior, I understand how hard it can be to gather the will to sit down and study. For some students, studying results in grades that are worse than if you hadn’t studied at all. Some just can’t get anything done when attempting to study. I say all this to say I know studying simply just isn...

The Science of Phone Battery Life Depleting

The Science of Phone Battery Life Depleting

JiKeise Armwood, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features

Phones. They are the backbone of our society in current life, about 92% of Americans own cell phones. We all love our phones; however, one main issue that occurs with every phone is, that over time we get a lot less usage from our battery life. One second you have 90% of your battery life and you tur...

A Dive at High School

A Dive at High School

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever thought about the High School experience? Well, some may view High School as “boring” and “scary,” while others might view it as a “roller-coaster” and a “second home.” High School, in my opinion, can give you mixed emotions. One day you're happy, the next day you're...

What is Hillcrest like from a teacher’s perspective?

What is Hillcrest like from a teacher’s perspective?

Bessie Barlow, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever wondered what teachers think about the school they work in? Do they hate or love it? Do teachers and students share the same opinion? Hillcrest High School has a very dynamic student body and staff. The school is diverse in every way with people from different backgrounds and parents who...

All About Hillcrest Mathletes

All About Hillcrest Mathletes

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

December 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

What had recently happened? Members of the Hillcrest High School Mathletes have been studying, practicing, and preparing for weeks for the upcoming conference meet at Lemont High School. They all worked hard and had put every knowledge they had for the competition. On December 6, 2017, the Hillcre...

Hamilton: A night to remember

Hamilton: A night to remember

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

December 17, 2017


Filed under A & E, Features, Showcase

Mrs. Snyder along with Ms. Scaramella had a brilliant idea to sign up Hillcrest High School to be part of the Hamilton educational program. On December 13, 2017, juniors from Hillcrest High School had an amazing opportunity to view one of the best selling, most astonishing, most breathtaking, and...

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