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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)

The SAT life

The SAT life

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

May 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

Have you ever wondered how to study or prepare for the biggest test that would set a foundation for your future? Well, you don’t have to worry! You still got time to prepare and get some practice before you go and take the exam. Many students, especially juniors in high school, worry and panic ...

Not the End of the World

Not the End of the World

Eriola Ayo, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It's that time of the year and juniors are now getting their SAT scores that they have all been waiting for. Some will be disappointed; some will be surprised; some simply won’t care and go about their day; and for some, it will be a wake up call. This college readiness test will have some of you shaken and hav...

The 411 on Classes for Freshman

The 411 on Classes for Freshman

Briana Kazee, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For the Freshmen coming in to graduate in the year of 2022, enrolling into classes for the year can determine your success of the year. Honestly, deciding the academic level of your classes depends on your mindset and your goals for the year. In my opinion, the best advice anyone can give you is to stay tr...

A Step in the Right Direction

A Step in the Right Direction

Eriola Ayo, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My high school experience is finally ending and graduation is just around the corner. Now that I have made to the end, it makes me a little nostalgic. I remember my first time walking into those Hillcrest doors and starting my new journey. I was scared but excited at the same to take on high school. My...

On My Block: The New Netflix Series

On My Block: The New Netflix Series

Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Okay, so Netflix dropped a new series which follows what seems to be their new favorite demographic, which is following the lives of teenagers. The lives of these 5 friends goes far beyond just what high school can throw at them. The 1 season 10 episode series is full of surprises, laughs, unsolved ...

Chicago: The Most Dangerous City in America

Chicago: The Most Dangerous City in America

Antoine Thompson, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“And I’m from the murder capital where they murder for capital…” These are lyrics from Kanye West and Jay-Z’s 2011 song, “Murder to Excellence”. A Chicago native, West illustrates real world issues in the city known for it’s high murder rate and “black on black” crime. But We...

“Wassup v. What’s up”

“Wassup v. What’s up”

Briana Kazee, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

People use a variety of words in their everyday life. These words can include vulgar, descriptive, and diminishing words in their daily life. In the past, words were used to measure one's intelligence depending on the extent of their vocabulary. Words were a use of self-expression or communication in a school, w...

A Quiet Place: Film Review

A Quiet Place: Film Review

Kevin Bautista, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion

A Quiet Place was released on April 6th, 2018, with critical acclaim from everyone when it came out. It well deserved all the praise it earned, at least from my view of it. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the movie, and I could not emphasize how suspenseful the movie is. It fulfills its goal as a t...

10 tips on surviving High School..hopefully

10 tips on surviving High School..hopefully

Latoria Mell, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Tip #1: Don't have too many friends. I'm not saying you shouldn't have friends but not too many because that can cause drama. Tip #2:  Do your homework on time. It'll help you in the end. You don't want to be one of those people who struggle during their last year. Tip #3: Make sure you are act...

My High School Experience

My High School Experience

Latoria Mell, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I wasn’t always the most “popular” girl in school. I wasn’t always the most athletic person, and I didn’t have a lot of friends. but the one thing I did have was…comedy. I would always have the other kids laughing and that drew attention. The attention wasn't always good, but, nonetheless i...

The Best Four Years of My Life… Or Was It?

The Best Four Years of My Life… Or Was It?

Jazmine Jean-Simon, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I was told that high school was supposed to be the best 4 years of one’s life, besides the college years. In high school, one gets to know one's self, create relationships and bonds, learn about one's strength and weaknesses, get an idea of what they would do in the future, and create a sense of c...

#HillcrestWrites

#HillcrestWrites

Nailah Brown, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

At the beginning of the year, Mr. Hennessy’s AP United States Government and Politics class started a writing campaign to our local government officials. We wrote to four government representatives concerning the safety surrounding Hillcrest High School. As high school students, most of us often have...

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