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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)

To Eat or Not To Eat

To Eat or Not To Eat

Faith Ross, Guest Writer

March 13, 2016


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Ever have those perplexing moments of what foods would be more beneficial for your body at a given moment? Well, do not become weary because here are some recipes and tips to easy foods that are not only nutritional but also very inexpensive at your local market. Not only can these few tips help you...

Converse: Still Running the Sneaker Game over 100 Years Later

Converse: Still Running the Sneaker Game over 100 Years Later

Alexis Simmons, Guest Writer

January 6, 2016


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In 1908, the great Marquis Mills Converse founded the Converse Rubber Shoe Company in Malden, Massachusetts. I think it’s safe to say that this was the start of something great though it wasn’t until 1917 that the legendary “All Star” was created. This was Converse’s successful attempt to run...

Who’s in the running for the 2016 Presidential election?

Who’s in the running for the 2016 Presidential election?

Alexis Simmons, Guest Columnist

December 18, 2015


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

The last two presidential elections were a turning point in history. Not only did an African American win the Presidential election once, but twice (what a record breaker). There are other chances for history to be made in the 2016 election. If Hillary Clinton wins, she’ll be the first female President....

Time Management

Time Management

Krystini Jones, Guest Columnist

December 18, 2015


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Time is valuable, once it has passed it is something that you can never get back. Many people are always wishing that they had taken advantage of time that has already passed. This is because they lack proper time management skills. People dedicate their time to things that are unimportant: social media...

Hillcrest Homecoming 2015: EMPIRE

Hillcrest Homecoming 2015: EMPIRE

Eriana James, Guest Writer

October 15, 2015


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Hillcrest High School held its annual homecoming, and the 2015’s theme was Empire! Empire is a hit TV show aired on Fox. It is about a family that owns a record company. However, this family, The Lyons, is not the typical family. They fight, betray, lie, and even kill to get what’s theirs. Due to ...

“Have You Driven a Ford Lately?”

“Have You Driven a Ford Lately?”

Alexis Simmons, Guest Columnist

May 11, 2015


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On Friday, May 1st, 2015, a handful of students along with Assistant Principal Terrence Simmons, and P.E teacher Paul Skach participated in Ford Driving Skills for Life, held in the parking lot of U.S. Cellular Field. This is a program connected with OTSD (operation teen safe driving) whose purpose is ...

H.O.P.E Leadership hosts “Chill at the Hill”

H.O.P.E Leadership hosts “Chill at the Hill”

Kim Chi Dang, Guest Columnist

April 29, 2015


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To raise awareness of teen violence for the students of Hillcrest High School, the H.O.P.E. Leadership Program at Hillcrest  hosted an event called "Chill at the Hill" every year. This event was developed by a group of students who felt that our community has been impacted by teen violence, and would...

Hillcrest’s AP Spanish students travel to Concordia Language Village

Hillcrest’s AP Spanish students travel to Concordia Language Village

Krystini Jones, Guest Columnist

March 25, 2015


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Hillcrest's AP Spanish students have just returned from an intense weekend at El Lago Del Bosque Spanish immersion program of Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, MN. After traveling for eleven hours on a bus, we finally arrived and met chaperones and other students from other schools across the cou...

District Fine Arts Festival held at Tinley Park High School

Shane Greene, Guest Columnist

March 23, 2015


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On March 19, 2015, District 228 held the annual District Fine Arts Festival Tinley Park High School. While the art gallery opened at 5:00 P.M., the performances started at 6:30 P.M., the band led off the concert, followed by the jazz band, the choir, and then closing once more with the band. The...

Slideshow: AP Literature Students reveal themes of The Awakening

Slideshow: AP Literature Students reveal themes of The Awakening

March 19, 2015


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Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature & Composition students at Hillcrest High School recently experimented with integrating text and imagery while studying Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening. Mr. Gregory Fitch’s AP English Literature students chose a single page from Chopin’s nov...

Hillcrest Students Honored at District Recognition Night

Hillcrest Students Honored at District Recognition Night

Kim Chi Dang, Guest Columnist

March 6, 2015


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On  Tuesday, March 3rd, during Student Recognition Night, all four school from Bremen District 228 were represented. Before entering  the auditorium, a carnation was given to each student being honored. Students that were being honored were seated on the side while guests were seated at the center....

Hillcrest Presents Black History Month Program

Hillcrest Presents Black History Month Program

February 23, 2015


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During 2nd and 3rd periods on Friday, February 20th, Hillcrest High School presented the "Inspired by Our Past - Committed to Our Future" program in honor of Black History Month. Student, Staff, & Faculty all participated in the program which featured several special guest speakers.

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