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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)

Is It Safe?

Is It Safe?

Anisa Richard, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Statistics show that 90,000 people are missing in the United States at any time. Many of them are found dead or alive but some remain missing for periods of years or decades, leaving the families in grief with no closure at all. It's very common, and it could be happening near you at this exact moment....

Scrooge: The Musical

Scrooge: The Musical

Tofunmi Adegbite, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

To conclude the end of the semester, the Drama Club recreates the magic of a classic Christmas story into their own version called “Scrooge.” For those of you who don’t know Scrooge comes from the Christmas movie,  A Christmas Carol (itself based on the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens...

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Dezaray English, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

As I come to my last few months of my senior year at Hillcrest, I've sat back and reflected on my time here and how I've grown and changed. I think about all the ups and downs, the good and bad times, the obstacles I've overcome, and how my experience has helped me prepare for the future ahead. Very ofte...

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

Alexis Allen, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Final exams are some of the most anticipated assignments of each semester. In a lot of cases, a final exam can make or break a students grades. Remembering topics from August can be very difficult. I interviewed my AP Literature and Composition teacher Mr. Fitch on how he plans to prepare his AP stud...

Joker: Top or Flop?

Joker: Top or Flop?

Dezaray English, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

Making marijuana legal: Good or bad idea?

Making marijuana legal: Good or bad idea?

Kyla Elliott, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

We all know that in the year 2020 marijuana will become legal in Illinois, which means more use of it. It’s not a secret that many people use it now, but with this legalization of the substance it’ll become easier to access it with no problem. There are already dispensaries in different places of America,...

Twirling Off to a Strong Finish!

Twirling Off to a Strong Finish!

Alleah Morgan, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

Going into my first year of high school, I didn’t know what to expect. Many people get involved in the different clubs and activities that the school has to offer. I chose to be a part of the Hillcrest Marching Band. I became a majorette my freshman year. Over the course of four years, I’ve grown so ...

Social Media: The “Crack” of 2019?

Social Media: The “Crack” of 2019?

Di’Avionne Irving, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

When you think of addictions, your mind may automatically steer to drugs and alcohol. But today, that is not the only case. The addiction that I am speaking about is social media. Social media is websites and applications that let users create and share content or to participate in social networking:...

Stressed Out

Stressed Out

Alauna Rupert, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Are you worried about college? Are you worried about your SAT/ACT score?  Do you have this constant fear that your best isn’t good enough? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this article is for you. Stress is so common for our generation that I am pretty sure that most people answered ...

Experience The Dream of “A Million Dreams”

Experience The Dream of “A Million Dreams”

Zaria Wilson, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

If you have ever seen the movie “The Greatest Showman” you understand how amazing the story is and how it shows the beauty of believing in your dreams as well as doing what it takes to accomplish them. If you haven’t seen the movie, the movie is about how a man, who wanted to fulfill his dream...

The Meaning Behind The Naps

The Meaning Behind The Naps

Danielle Douglas, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

The Netflix original movie Nappily Ever After written by Trisha R. Thomas and directed by Haifaa al-Mansour was first released on September 21, 2018. It is packed with several high caliber actors and actresses like Sanaa Lathan, Lynn Whitfield, Ernie Hudson and Ricky Whittle. The movie tells the stor...

Sydney’s Declassified High School Survival Guide

Sydney’s Declassified High School Survival Guide

Sydney Varnado, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

The end of 8th grade year is a very exciting time for most new teens. It is the end of an era. The school year to come is an opportunity to reinvent yourself. High school is chance for a new beginning. Even if you are going to school with people you went to junior high with, everyone starts in the same...

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