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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...

My “COREtural” Experience

My “COREtural” Experience

Dylan Jernigan, Guest Columnist

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features

This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel across the country and have a unique experience unlike any I have ever had before. This is all due to a Program called CORE that it hosted by Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. CORE (Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience) was designed to s...

‘Till Next Season Marching Hawks!

‘Till Next Season Marching Hawks!

Jazmine Jean-Simon, Guest Writer

October 18, 2016


Filed under Features

As the fall sport’s season comes to an end, so does the Hillcrest Marching Band. Included in the marching band is the band, the flag girls, and majorettes. We are now getting ready to perform in our last football game for the season, which is Senior Night, on October 21. I, as a flag girl captain,...

Homecoming Game Takes Tumble

Homecoming Game Takes Tumble

Jayla Newton, Guest Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Features

It’s finally the day everyone’s been waiting for. The best game of the year is about to take place. This game has been the talk of the school all week. It’s finally the homecoming game, when we go against our rivals, Bremen. The cheerleaders have been practicing all week to put on the best show for...

Gallery: Hillcrest Blood Drive

Gallery: Hillcrest Blood Drive

Jasmin Washington, Staff Photographer

October 15, 2016


Filed under Slide Show

Hillcrest BPA Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hillcrest BPA Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pierre Tutson, Guest Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

On, 10/12/16 the Hillcrest BPA organization participated in spreading awareness for Breast Cancer. Breast cancer is very prevalent in African-American females, and with Hillcrest being prominently African-American BPA decided to support and raise this awareness. Young women should know the real dangers...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Leah Epting, Guest Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Features

The tumor is malignant (cancerous) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too. Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening...

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