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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)

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,...

Hillcrest Chemistry Students Take Ski Trip

Hillcrest Chemistry Students Take Ski Trip

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

On February 22, 2019, Chemistry students from Hillcrest High School had an amazing opportunity to ski at the Snowstar Resort in Andalusia, IL. Approximately 40 individuals taking chemistry including that of AP and Honors attended the field trip. Chemistry advisor, Ms. Tate, has been trying to get st...

Hillcrest Students Learn Basic Wilderness Survival Skills!

Hillcrest Students Learn Basic Wilderness Survival Skills!

February 28, 2019


Filed under Press Releases, Showcase

The Hillcrest High School Library partnered with the Cook County Forest Preserve and Hillcrest’s Fire Cadets to facilitate our first program for this year’s ‘4 in 4’ Book Club: Wilderness Survival.  Four members of the Forest Preserve came to Hillcrest and taught students skills such as fire bu...

Book Tasting Event a Success!

Book Tasting Event a Success!

February 18, 2019


Filed under Press Releases, Showcase

The Hillcrest High School Library and Family and Consumer Science Department hosted a Book Tasting event after school on Friday, February 15th.  Students were able to ‘taste test’ different types of books along with food samples. The refreshments were planned and prepared by Mrs. Jean Sweeney, ...

The Hillcrest HS Junior Class Announces Prom 2019 Plans

The Hillcrest HS Junior Class Announces Prom 2019 Plans

February 6, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Hillcrest High School Junior Class Presents The Tiffany Affair Prom 2019 Friday, May 10, 2019 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. Tuscany Falls Banquets 9425 W. 191st St. Mokena, IL Ticket Prices: $160 Couple; $80 Individuals Tickets will be sold from May 1st to 10th after school in Room 103 (across from ...

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.  ...

Hillcrest Library Hosts Event in Advance of ‘4 in 4’ Book Club

Hillcrest Library Hosts Event in Advance of ‘4 in 4’ Book Club

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Press Releases, Showcase

On Monday, December 3rd the Hillcrest High School Library hosted ‘Test Your Humanity: Exploring Inhuman (by Kat Falls)’ Teen Reading Event." This after-school event was a prequel to the ‘4 in 4’ District 228 Foundation Grant Book Club that will start early in the second semester. During this...

Hillcrest Football 2018: A Look Back

Hillcrest Football 2018: A Look Back

Makayla Coleman, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

The Hillcrest High School 2018 football team had an amazing season this year. They were able to finish undefeated in the regular season (9-0) with a final record of (12-1). They were also named 2018 Conference Champs and 2018 State Semifinalists, in addition to other team and individual recognitions. ...

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...

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