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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)

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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

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, 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...

World’s Fair Walking Tour

World’s Fair Walking Tour

Timeon Oyeyemi, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Features

For six months in 1893, Chicago became the home to a shining beacon of curiosity and innovation when it earned the right to host the World's Columbian Exposition (also known as the World's Fair), held four hundred years after Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of the West Indies. Many cities vied...

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...

To the Class of ’22…

To the Class of ’22…

Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Writer

April 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

Dear Incoming Freshmen: So high school is finally coming to an end for me, and I just thought I’d share some advice, some things I wish people would have told me before starting high school. Actually, this isn’t just for freshmen, it’s for anyone really who needs some guidance. Tip #1 Getting i...

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