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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)

A Father’s Letter to His Son

A Father’s Letter to His Son

Dave Braden, Guest Columnist

October 12, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Dylan Patrick Braden—son of David Allen Braden and Grandson of Donald Le Roy Braden and brother to Shelby Marisa Braden! In Welsh mythology Dylan was a god or hero associated with the sea. “”Dylan.””--means “”a flash of lightning”” or it may come from an Irish word for “”faithf...

Homecoming in Five Pictures

Asia King, Guest Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Slide Show

Let’s Take a Trip Back to the Future…

Let’s Take a Trip Back to the Future…

Cyncere Briggs, Guest Columnist

September 27, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinion

The week of September 19th, there was a handful of commotion occurring within Hillcrest High School as the classes, the halls, and even the gymnasium filled with excitement. With the ‘Back to the Future’ themed homecoming, Hillcrest students participated in an exciting week of fun. Kicking off...

Hillcrest’s Football Comeback Story

Hillcrest’s Football Comeback Story

Faith Durden, Guest Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Hillcrest High School Football is coming back, and there is no doubt about it. It’s absolutely no secret that before last year Hillcrest’s football program was struggling: only winning one game in about five years. However, that losing streak seemed no more once new Head Coach and former NFL player,...

Lady Hawks Volleyball Focusing on Growth

Lady Hawks Volleyball Focusing on Growth

Brittney Jennings, Guest Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

For the past five years the Lady Hawks volleyball team has been struggling. It’s been pretty tough for them to find the motivation, but the talent is there. Five years ago the team received a new coaching staff, and they had to get to know the players, and the players had to get used to new coaches....

Hillcrest’s Marquice Cole

Hillcrest’s Marquice Cole

Leah Epting, Guest Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

An interview with Hillcrest's Head Football Coach and Alum, Marquice Cole.

Presidential Elections: An Update

Presidential Elections: An Update

Jayel Taylor, Guest Columnist

May 11, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Last week, game changing news was released with regards to the Republican Party. Both Cruz and Kasich suspended their campaigns, which leaves Trump as the only active GOP candidate, and effectively giving him the nomination, and causing a variety of reactions around the political world. The first...

South Suburban Conference Music Festival

South Suburban Conference Music Festival

Alexis Simmons, Guest Writer

March 14, 2016


Filed under Features

On March 3rd, 2016, the top band students from Hillcrest, Oak Forest, Bremen, Tinley Park, Reavis, Lemont, Thornton Fractional North, Thornton Fractional South, Alan B. Shepard, Harold L. Richards, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Argo High Schools all gathered at Lemont High School...

NHS Origins Fair a Success

Joine Leake, Guest Writer

March 14, 2016


Filed under Features

On Friday, February 19, 2016, Hillcrest High School and NHS hosted its first ever Origins Fair, which was a collection and celebration of African culture. African American culture was also expressed in the form of rhymes, but the most of the event was centered on African culture. It was also a nice lead...

Hillcrest’s Black History Program Gets Praise from Students and Teachers

Hillcrest’s Black History Program Gets Praise from Students and Teachers

Joine Leake, Guest Writer

March 14, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

On Thursday, February 25 2016, Hillcrest High School gathered the majority of its students into the gym for an assembly celebrating African American culture and those that were crucial to gaining rights for Blacks. The assembly was performed twice, with the first run at 8:15 in the morning and the second...

Origins Fair

Origins Fair

Autumn Clemons, Guest Columnist

March 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

On February 19th, 2016, I was in a position I never thought of being in… This day Hillcrest had its very first Origins fair held by my partner, Moriam Yarrow, and myself, Autumn Clemons. This day changed my life! If I was able to have a successful fair, I felt I could accomplish anything. One Saturday...

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