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  • January 23"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful" ~Eric Thomas (submitted by Justin Edgecombe)

  • December 18“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)

  • December 18 “The future belongs to those who are prepared.... Education is the passport to the future.” ~Malcolm X (Submitted by Mr. Hennessy)

Beauty and the Beast: Movie Review

Beauty and the Beast: Movie Review

Karly Kos, Guest Reviewer

May 5, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion, Showcase

The new Beauty and the Beast movie has been retold in a new way. The animated classic has been turned into a real life experience. The movies has been out for awhile now and has viewers amazed. Beauty and the Beast is about a prince who is arrogant and because of that he and his castle’s servan...

Welcome to the Hilltop!

Welcome to the Hilltop!

Dylan Jernigan, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

Have you ever wanted to breathe the same air as the President of the United States? Have you ever wanted to visit the city that runs the entire country? This is exactly what I was allowed to do this past weekend. After being admitted to the prestigious Georgetown University, I was given the opportunity...

Julie on the Street

Julie on the Street

Lardell Clark, Guest Columnist

April 27, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Sesame Street has been known for walking the kids of many generations through many adult themes such as death, the 9/11 attack, and cancer, but recently Sesame Street began tackling a new topic: Autism. Many people don’t know but in the Sesame Street books there has been an autistic Muppet named J...

13 Reasons Why: A Series Review (Not a Traditional Review!)

13 Reasons Why: A Series Review (Not a Traditional Review!)

Ava Grandberry, Guest Reviewer

April 23, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

If you haven’t already heard all the buzz, for starters, 13 Reasons Why is a series on Netflix adapted from a novel by Jay Asher. This series was executively produced by Selena Gomez and developed by Brian Yorkey. In the series, there are thirteen episodes that explain why Hannah Baker, the main cha...

Amazin’ Blue Preview Weekend: My Adventure in Michigan

Amazin’ Blue Preview Weekend: My Adventure in Michigan

Darlena York, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

It’s that time of the year again! It’s that time of year when the countdown to summer begins, but more importantly the countdown to graduation is winding down.  There are only a few weeks left in the year before the seniors depart on a new chapter of their lives.  The excitement increases for senior...

Second semester senior?

Second semester senior?

Olivia Douglas, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

To graduate early or to not graduate early? That is the question. Although this is not a question Hamlet asked many students, underclassmen are asking themselves this very question. Being a senior, I can give the ups and downs of being a second semester senior. When you're an underclassman, you ask yourse...

Logan (2017)

Logan (2017)

Abdul Mohammed, Guest Reviewer

April 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, and Boyd Holbrook Director:James Mangold Synopsis: Hugh Jackman stars as the trash talking, wild-tempered mutant, James Logan. In the third installment of the Wolverine series, Wolverine is no longer the X-men that we have come to known and e...

Movie Review: Fences

Movie Review: Fences

Kaylah Coulter, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Fences is a film that will have you experiencing a million different emotions within the span of two hours. This film is another Oscar-nominated movie and contained many characters that received Oscars for the heartfelt acting. Although it is still in the box office, I don’t agree with most critics ...

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...

Must See Movies of 2016

Must See Movies of 2016

David Moore, Guest Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

This is a collection of must see movies from last year 2016.  These are not the only movies you should see, but these are definitely ones you would hate to miss out on.  This list of five includes:  The Jungle Book; X-Men: Apocalypse; Suicide Squad; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; and Ca...

Juggling School and Work

Juggling School and Work

Dylan Jernigan, Guest Columnist

March 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Most high school students acquire the desire to have a job at some point during their high school career. Some people may feel that they need a job because they want to be more independent and less reliant on their parents. Others are more forced into it by reasons such as a parent’s lack of support...

Movie Review: Hidden Figures

Movie Review: Hidden Figures

Kaylah Coulter, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

This three time Oscar-nominated film was one of the best films I’ve seen in years. Now usually my movie reviews are on action packed or suspenseful films, but this time we had to move over to the inspirational side. Hidden Figures blew up in the media instantly, being one of the only movies I’ve s...

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