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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)

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...

Walk with a Purpose

Walk with a Purpose

Dontacia Mason, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever walked through the hallways during passing period? If you answer yes to the preceding question, this article is for you. The hallways are the worst part of my day. Which part of the hallway you might ask? The most problematic part, the intersection before Blue and Yellow Hall. You ha...

JOIN OR DIE : Being a Young Adult in Today’s Society

JOIN OR DIE : Being a Young Adult in Today’s Society

Sydney Varnado, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to play a, what I thought would be funny and lighthearted, joke on my mom. While sitting in the kitchen watching her cook breakfast for one of my older sisters and I, I told her I had decided that I wouldn’t be going to college. I then decided to go further by statin...

Venom: A Review

Venom: A Review

Alonzo Arostegui, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion, Showcase

Since before the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comic book fans have been waiting to see Venom, one of Spider Man's most dangerous, as well as popular, villains make his appearance on the silver screen. While the character has appeared in previous films, such as the third installment of Sam...

Coraline: Is This the Best Children’s Horror Movie?

Coraline: Is This the Best Children’s Horror Movie?

Amari Littleton, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under A & E, Opinion, Showcase

Coraline is seen on multiple platforms, such as Freeform and Netflix, once the month of October begins. It’s a stop-motion dark fantasy film directed by Henry Selick and based on the children’s novel by Neil Gaiman. The movie came out in February of 2009 and had a $60 million budget. In the first weekend of its premiere, it was rank...

Frosh/Soph Cross Country Team Excels at Oak Forest Mad Dash Invite

Frosh/Soph Cross Country Team Excels at Oak Forest Mad Dash Invite

October 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Girls Cross Country Team ran at the Oak Forest Mad Dash Invite. The Varsity was led by Zenea Hughes. However, the big story was the Frosh/Soph team placing 4th out of 15 teams and having 4 medalists: Aniya Matthews, Teya Lewis, Gloria Aglami and Viviana Horta. All the girls ran their best times...

Michele Mims (’19) Beats Personal Best at the Rich East Rocket Invitational

Michele Mims (’19) Beats Personal Best at the Rich East Rocket Invitational

October 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Hillcrest Girls Cross Country Team ran at the Rich East Rocket Invitational loaded with teams like Andrew, Glenbard North, Bradley and Lockport. The Hawks received a tremendous race from Senior Michele Mims breaking her personal best time by over 2 minutes. Michele led the team as their lead runner...

Hillcrest Key Club Supports Peanut Day

Hillcrest Key Club Supports Peanut Day

October 2, 2018


Filed under Press Releases, Showcase

On Friday, September 28th, the Hillcrest Key Club joined with Kiwanis for the annual Peanut Day. Hillcrest students collected donations and handed out peanuts at the Oak Forest Metra station for the morning commute. Proceeds from Peanut Day are donated to help children in the surrounding areas. It...

Hillcrest National Honor Society Inducts New Members

Hillcrest National Honor Society Inducts New Members

September 27, 2018


Filed under Press Releases, Showcase

The Hillcrest High School Falcones chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 17 new members on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018. Potential inductees went through a rigorous application process and were chosen because they displayed excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. New ...

Mr. Braden’s Class Finds Success Again in The Stock Market Game

Mr. Braden’s Class Finds Success Again in The Stock Market Game

September 21, 2018


Filed under Press Releases, Showcase

Once again this year, Mr. Braden's Entrepreneurship Class is participating in The Stock Market Game (a Wall Street investing simulator which place students in competition with other students across the nation). According to the SIFMA Foundation which hosts The Stock Market Game the purpose of the activ...

The Hillcrest Frosh/Soph Girls Cross Country Team Continues Improving

The Hillcrest Frosh/Soph Girls Cross Country Team Continues Improving

September 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Hillcrest Frosh/Soph Team finished in 4th Place Saturday out of 16 teams at the TF North Meteor Invitational. During the three mile race, Hillcrest was led by Medalists Mia Fairley and Aniya Matthews. The Hawks continue to improve and get stronger -- other outstanding performances were turned...

Hillcrest High School Student Council Announces Upcoming Homecoming Week Activities

Hillcrest High School Student Council Announces Upcoming Homecoming Week Activities

September 13, 2018


Filed under Press Releases, Showcase

Hillcrest High School Homecoming Week Activities September 17th – September 22nd Theme: “A Marvelous Night” Colors: Navy, Gold & Silver School Spirit Activities September 10 - 14: • Petitions will be available for Homecoming Court in Room 131, 129, 141 IMC, or bulletin boards outside th...

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