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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)
Do The Research

Do The Research

Mharion (Miles) Mance, Staff Writer May 12, 2022

Have you or a friend ever gotten into a heated argument on Twitter? Perhaps about whether the dog flea or cat flea jumps higher. Well, who’s right? You’re right of course! After all, Google said so!...

Getting to know the 22 Valedictorian: Jennifer Okechukwu

Getting to know the ’22 Valedictorian: Jennifer Okechukwu

Kendall Price, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Jennifer is a multi-talented individual and the best and brightest Hillcrest has to offer. She has made a huge impact on Hillcrest during her tenure at the school and will surely go on to live a productive...

Did We Enjoy Our Senior Year?

Did We Enjoy Our Senior Year?

Blessing Atobatele, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

When my senior year started there was already such a disconnect from us as a whole, especially since this was our first full year back from the pandemic. We were lacking so much school spirit in being...

What I Didnt Know Then

What I Didn’t Know Then

Blessing Atobatele, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Whew Chile… freshmen me would’ve never thought this is how my high school experience would’ve gone: experiencing the first pandemic of my lifetime, mental breakdowns, and managing a job.  With...

Do people spend too much time staring at screens?

Do people spend too much time staring at screens?

Trevon Leland, Staff Writer May 9, 2022

According to a study by DataReportal, a person on average will spend up to seven hours a day staring at an electronic screen. Despite that, Americans actually spend less time on electronics than the worldwide...

Social Studies teacher Mr. Christopher Hennessy: Spring 2022

End of an Era! Saying Farewell to Mr. Hennessy

Kendall Price, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

As many of you may know Mr. Hennessy will be retiring this year. This is truly a saddening moment for Hillcrest students and staff. He is truly a great educator and coach. Mr. Hennessy leaves behind a...

Class of 22 Salutatorian Javoi Lee has chosen the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Getting to Know the ’22 Salutatorian: Javoi Lee

Kendall Price, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Javoi Lee has been an exceptional student throughout his time at Hillcrest high school. He has maintained a 5.5 GPA, is the Vice President of our National Honor Society, and has just made his decision...

Hawks Baseball

Hawks Baseball

Kendall Price, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Are you ready for some Hawks baseball? Spring sports are finally upon us, and we’re starting things off with baseball. While the Hawks baseball program has struggled over the years, posting a negative...

Freshman Leadership attend Orland Teen Bridge Center

Freshman Leadership attend Orland Teen Bridge Center

Freshman Leadership, Hillcrest Activity May 3, 2022

Freshman Leadership Students volunteered at the Teen Center Saturday morning. They worked alongside another group of volunteers to sort clothes for the center's Thrift Store. The two small groups were...

On April 26, the D228 Bigger, Faster, Stronger competition resumed after a pandemic-induced hiatus.

D228 Lifting Competition is back!

Jazmin Aguirre, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Tuesday, April 26th all four district 228 schools gathered their strongest at Tinley Park to participate in this traditional event. Competitors were split into weight class and categories of bench, squat,...

Members of the 2021-22 Hawks Baseball Team: Leterious Hall, Isaiah Harris, Tyson Rose, Delvon Harvey, Deion Boyce, Jayden Mims, & Jamier Lee

Hawks Rebuilding

Leterious Hall and Bryce Tillery April 29, 2022

Hillcrest is not a well-known school when it comes to baseball, but we have some young talented players that are giving the Hawks a new identity. Your Hawks started off the season 3-11 with an upcoming...

Blessing Atobatele (22) & Ms. Kara Williams (Media Specialist) pose at the Snowball Retreat: April 2022.

The Snowball Experience of a Lifetime

Blessing Atobatele, Staff Writer April 18, 2022

Stepping outside of your comfort zone is, of course…uncomfortable, but what you gain from it is fulfilling and enriching.  Getting the opportunity to encounter people who otherwise I would never...

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