The Hawk Eye

  • "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)

Bowling Hawk State Finals Appearance

Bowling Hawk State Finals Appearance

February 5, 2020

Junior boys’ bowler Malik Brandon had quite the 2019-2020 season. His 201 pin season average led the team, but his leadership, sportsmanship, and positive attitude towards his teammates, coaches, and opponents was what made Malik a standout student athlete. Even when Malik was not bowling his best,...

Is It Safe?

Is It Safe?

Anisa Richard, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Statistics show that 90,000 people are missing in the United States at any time. Many of them are found dead or alive but some remain missing for periods of years or decades, leaving the families in grief with no closure at all. It's very common, and it could be happening near you at this exact moment....

Scrooge: The Musical

Scrooge: The Musical

Tofunmi Adegbite, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

To conclude the end of the semester, the Drama Club recreates the magic of a classic Christmas story into their own version called “Scrooge.” For those of you who don’t know Scrooge comes from the Christmas movie,  A Christmas Carol (itself based on the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens...

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Dezaray English, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

As I come to my last few months of my senior year at Hillcrest, I've sat back and reflected on my time here and how I've grown and changed. I think about all the ups and downs, the good and bad times, the obstacles I've overcome, and how my experience has helped me prepare for the future ahead. Very ofte...

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 2019 EDITION

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 2019 EDITION

Alauna Rupert, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Christmas is coming up and, if you’re like me, you haven’t even thought about what gifts you are going to buy for anyone. Even though Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, there is a lot of stress that goes into finding the perfect gift. This is especially true if you plan on...

Hawks Track & Field 2020: A Preview

Hawks Track & Field 2020: A Preview

James Edgecombe, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

The Hillcrest Hawks Track & Field team has started conditioning and preparing for a shot at the state championship this year. Practice is being held right after school, three days out of the week, in our newly obtained field house. The Hawks practices will start in the weight room and participan...

What’s Up With These Prices?

What’s Up With These Prices?

Rafiat Yarrow, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

During the Fall of 2016, I was a freshman and one of the most important changes in my life was having to buy school lunch everyday. During this time, a parent could send their student with about five dollars a day, and the student would be able to buy a burger, fries, and a drink for less than what they...

Farewell Marching Seniors!

Farewell Marching Seniors!

Aaliyah Doss, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Twirling Off to a Strong Finish!

Twirling Off to a Strong Finish!

Alleah Morgan, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

Going into my first year of high school, I didn’t know what to expect. Many people get involved in the different clubs and activities that the school has to offer. I chose to be a part of the Hillcrest Marching Band. I became a majorette my freshman year. Over the course of four years, I’ve grown so ...

Last Minute Additions

Last Minute Additions

Tofunmi Adegbite, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

Many Hillcrest students might have noticed a slight change in the school recently. Throughout the course of the 2018-2019 school year, the district has been working on a new project for all the schools, and it has recently been completed following the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. That'...

Coming Up at Hillcrest: November 2019

Coming Up at Hillcrest: November 2019

James Edgecombe, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

The Hillcrest High School Varsity Football team advanced to the second round of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) playoffs. The Hawks will be facing off against the Friars of Fenwick High School. The game is scheduled for kickoff on Saturday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m. central time at Trito...

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