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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)

School. Work. Repeat. No Sleep.

School. Work. Repeat. No Sleep.

Courtney Hollis, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Welcome to senior year - the last stage of childhood - where the time runs out faster and the list of things to do grows. Let’s take a trip. Summer before senior year you are getting excited for senior year. Excited for prom, being 18, probably a car, parties, getting money and more. Asking ques...

Should Class Rank Exist in District 228?

Should Class Rank Exist in District 228?

Jamal Cole, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Like most things, there are several pros and cons regarding class rank in Hillcrest, and within District 228 as a whole. Some pros are that it motivates students to compete with each other to get a better GPA, raising the value of academic success to competitive students; it gives the top students of th...

Hidden Figures: A Review

Hidden Figures: A Review

Ludana Jean Charles, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under A & E, Opinion, Showcase

Connection with Women’s Month In the movie Hidden Figures, the women are either judged by their experience, their gender, or their race. They are looked upon as unqualified individuals because they are black and are women. It’s as if saying, their physical characteristics are obstacles that are lim...

The Force Awakens Anew . . . . in France!?

The Force Awakens Anew . . . . in France!?

Alonzo Arostegui, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

You don’t need to be a die-hard fan to know that Star Wars is one of the most influential science fiction series in all of pop culture. Millions of people from across the world have connected with this series and its characters in a way that few others could. While the series has many recognizable as...

Couscous and Falafel

Couscous and Falafel

Sydney Varnado, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

On February 27th, 2019, the Hillcrest French 3 class took a field trip in an effort to explore Northern African culture. According to French teacher Erin Johnson, “the idea came up when we were talking in class about Maghreb which is the area of northeastern Africa (including Algeria, Libya, Mauritania,...

Commitment To Tattoos

Commitment To Tattoos

Kiaya Elzia, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Tattoos by definition are body modifications that are caused by sticking ink into a thin layer of your skin. Most people believe tattoos are a form of expressing yourself or a type of art. Others just do it because they believe it looks pretty. Tattoos have been around since the beginning of time.  ...

Is it really time for college applications?

Is it really time for college applications?

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

November 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

College applications can be very stressful, but at the same time, it can be exciting. Every senior throughout the nation or even outside goes through the same exact process as everyone else. That means you're not alone! We all may feel overwhelmed with the college application process including that of writi...

Music Debate: Astroworld is better than Queen, let’s argue.

Music Debate: Astroworld is better than Queen, let’s argue.

Jamal Cole, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion, Showcase

Before I compare the albums, I want to give a brief history of each artist. Jacques Berman Webster II, better known as Travis Scott, has been making music since 2008. Signed to Epic Records, he gained popularity around 2012 when he dropped his first mixtape Owl Pharaoh, and he continued to gain a cult...

Walk with a Purpose

Walk with a Purpose

Dontacia Mason, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever walked through the hallways during passing period? If you answer yes to the preceding question, this article is for you. The hallways are the worst part of my day. Which part of the hallway you might ask? The most problematic part, the intersection before Blue and Yellow Hall. You ha...

How It Ends: A Review

How It Ends: A Review

Makayla Coleman, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion, Showcase

 A movie that I watched recently on Netflix was How It Ends. The movie is about a man named Will (Theo James) and his future father in law (Forest Whitaker), who struggles to reach Sam (Kat Graham), who is thousands of miles away, in midst of an apocalypse. Will and Sam are a young couple who are ...

JOIN OR DIE : Being a Young Adult in Today’s Society

JOIN OR DIE : Being a Young Adult in Today’s Society

Sydney Varnado, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to play a, what I thought would be funny and lighthearted, joke on my mom. While sitting in the kitchen watching her cook breakfast for one of my older sisters and I, I told her I had decided that I wouldn’t be going to college. I then decided to go further by statin...

Charmed: A Look Back

Charmed: A Look Back

Melodie Slaughter, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion

As we approach the Halloween season, I encourage you to take a look at the remake of one of my personal favorite television shows growing up, Charmed. 20 years ago, the American fantasy drama television show Charmed aired. In a world where witches and angels come together to defeat a great evil by kic...

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