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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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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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

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


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...

Female Bullying

Female Bullying

Keiasia Morris, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...

Dodging Stress

Dodging Stress

Sydney Varnado, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

My goal in life is to leave as much of an impact on this world as much as possible. That is what we are told to aim for anyways. However, what I was not made aware of was how stressful it would be. Over the last ten weeks I have had over five minor breakdowns. In fact, the morning before I started ...

Exposing Procrastinators for Who They Really Are

Exposing Procrastinators for Who They Really Are

Dontacia Mason, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

As 2018 comes to a close, this means the end of the semester. Have you ever had Mr. Fitch? Do you know someone who had Mr. Fitch? If so, then you know the emotional roller-coaster we are all on. But does it have to be this way? How many weeks are in the semester? About 90 days. That’s 18 weeks of sc...

Press Play

Press Play

Courtney Hollis, Staff Writer

December 16, 2018


Filed under A & E, Features, Opinion, Showcase

Hillcrest High School recently had their Fall play, Clue. Clue was originally a board game in 1985 created by Anthony E. Pratt played all over the world. The murder mystery then became a movie in 1985; followed by a TV series in 1990, that only the UK saw; a Broadway Musical in 1993 and off Broadway...

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. ...

2018 Annual Transition Conference

2018 Annual Transition Conference

Melodie Slaughter, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Features

This past October, I was nominated to not only attend, but to be placed on a student panel for the 12th Annual Statewide Transition Conference. This conference is held with the goal of enlightening others, especially educators, in how to further develop transition programs for those with disabilities. Th...

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