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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)

“Grown-ish” A Review

“Grown-ish” A Review

Jazmine Jean-Simon, Staff Writer

March 3, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Grown-ish is an American sitcom spinoff of the ABC series, Black-ish. The show centers on the Johnson’s eldest daughter, Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi), as she heads off the college. She learns more about herself, and finds a loyal group of friends: Aaron (Trevor Jackson), Ana (Francia Raisa), Nomi (Emi...

Does Black History Month Still Matter?

Does Black History Month Still Matter?

Nailah Brown, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, has been celebrated in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and in the Netherlands for over a hundred years. However, this nationally recognized month long celebration's importance seems to have diminished as times go on. Many people...

School Safety: How Safe Are We?

School Safety: How Safe Are We?

Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Columnist

February 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

According to The Guardian, a news article website, since January 1st, 2018 there have been a total of eight school shootings which resulted in injury or death in the U.S. Whenever I hear of situations such as the one that took place in Parkland, FL, the question that pops up in my mind is, “Ar...

Ready Player One: A Book Review

Ready Player One: A Book Review

Mia Jones, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline takes place in the year 2045 during an energy crisis on earth. With fossil fuels depleted and the overcrowding of cities and lack of food and work, life generally sucks. Then, the Oasis was created, a home away from home. The Oasis is an immersive virtual reality ...

Netflix’s Fiction-Horror TV Series “Stranger Things 2”

Netflix’s Fiction-Horror TV Series “Stranger Things 2”

Devin Preston, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Months back when I completed the first season "Stranger Things," I reviewed a few considerations about the season overall  and recommended that it may be a smart thought to set the second season far from Hawkins, Indiana. Imagine a scenario in which, I solicited, the second go-round from "Stranger Things"...

Red Velvet Releases Video “Peek-a-boo”

Aryrreon Douglass, Guest Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

This evening, I had the pleasure of watching the video for Red Velvet’s new comeback song "Peek-a-boo." As with all of their songs, the video included phenomenal choreography complimented by pleasing aesthetics and excellent cinematography. Unlike their previous videos which could be described as cutesy,...

A Christmas Movie Must See

A Christmas Movie Must See

Eriola Ayo, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Every year around this time we get cozied up with our blankets and get our favorite snacks. We bring out our favorite Christmas movies and Home Alone is always on the top of our list. Home Alone was released in November 16, 1990 as an American Comedy. Produced John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbu...

The Foreigner: A Movie Review

The Foreigner: A Movie Review

Eriola Ayo, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

The Foreigner is a 2017 British-Chinese action thriller released first in China on September 30, 2017, then made its debut in America on  October 13, 2017. Directed by Martin Campbell and written by David Marconi  based on the 1992 novel The Chinaman by Stephen Leather. This movies stars a mix of Br...

What is Hillcrest like from a teacher’s perspective?

What is Hillcrest like from a teacher’s perspective?

Bessie Barlow, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever wondered what teachers think about the school they work in? Do they hate or love it? Do teachers and students share the same opinion? Hillcrest High School has a very dynamic student body and staff. The school is diverse in every way with people from different backgrounds and parents who...

This Is Us: A Review

This Is Us: A Review

Jazmine Jean-Simon, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

This is Us is an exciting, heartful family drama. This is Us had its series premiere on September 20, 2016. It’s about Jack and Rebecca Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore) and their story of raising their 3 children: Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley), Kate Pearson (Chrissy Metz), and Randall Pears...

Trolls: A Review

Trolls: A Review

Jazmine Jean-Simon, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Trolls is 3-D computer animated musical film based off of Troll Dolls created by Thomas Dam. The story is about a community of trolls that try to escape the terror of troll-eating Bergens. After the Bergens invade the troll village, Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and her friend Branch (Justin Timberla...

All About Hillcrest Mathletes

All About Hillcrest Mathletes

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

December 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

What had recently happened? Members of the Hillcrest High School Mathletes have been studying, practicing, and preparing for weeks for the upcoming conference meet at Lemont High School. They all worked hard and had put every knowledge they had for the competition. On December 6, 2017, the Hillcre...

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