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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)

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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...

Why I Decided to Play the Violin

Why I Decided to Play the Violin

Ji'keise Armwood, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under A & E, Features, Opinion

My name is Ji’keise Armwood and I’m currently a senior in High School. One question I get a lot is “You play the violin?” And the general answer that I give people is a nod or a “yes;” however, what no one ever asks is the why. There are few occasions in which people will say that it is nice...

Domestic Abuse: Common in these Hallways?

Domestic Abuse: Common in these Hallways?

Kayla Weddington, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner every single year. One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend. Now, you might read these facts and think, “Well, that’s never happened t...

To the Class of ’22…

To the Class of ’22…

Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Writer

April 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

Dear Incoming Freshmen: So high school is finally coming to an end for me, and I just thought I’d share some advice, some things I wish people would have told me before starting high school. Actually, this isn’t just for freshmen, it’s for anyone really who needs some guidance. Tip #1 Getting i...

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