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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)
Ecology Club Members were outside with eager and smiling faces as they met with staff members from the Chicago Region Trees Initiative, part of the Morton Arboretum. (10/21/21)

More To Know About Hillcrest

Niyla Marshall and Leterious Hall November 30, 2021

High school is what you make it; it can be either fun or boring. Here is some information on how you can make your high school years more interesting. Hillcrest has always had a great athletics program....

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Everyone is talking about Squid Game

Alieh Asongwe, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

It’s not a secret that Squid Game is one of the most popular TV shows out there right now. If you haven’t watched it then you're either living under a rock or you need some more convincing before you...

Image by Dari Oberholster from Pixabay

Coming to an End: Chapter 4.

Talitha Allen, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

Coming to the end of my senior year and realizing my transition into the new season of my life has been extremely emotional. I never believed people when they told me that these four years will go by fast,...

Image by Ray Miller from Pixabay

Why Fashion Merchandising?

Jori Lacy, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

As I move forward to the next chapter of my life, I’ve decided to pursue Fashion Merchandising as my major at the university of my choice. By all the confused looks I’ve gotten, I know many don't even...

Image by Chris Robbins from Pixabay

“For My Abuelo”

Layla Alexander, Guest Poet May 6, 2021

Note to self:   Every once in awhile, Someone you know will have to walk outside that door, And they will never return to this house again. They didn’t go because they necessarily wanted to,  But...

Essence Knighten-EL Salutatorian, Class of 2021

The Big Finale

Essence Knighten-EL, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

As the school year comes to a conclusion, there is an unsurprising amount of action going on. With students and staff alike preparing for finals, AP exams, and seniors getting ready for prom and graduation,...

To Be Somebody: The Emotions of a Robot

To Be Somebody: The Emotions of a Robot

Ariel Ritchey, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

When a human feels threatened, they tend to enter fight or flight mode - they either fight, run, or freeze. This psychological tendency can be applied to anything that ignites the emotion of fear, whether...

The Person Who Changed My Life

The Person Who Changed My Life

Malik Brandon, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Normally, when it comes to people who change a person’s life, one would might think  about a father or mother - maybe a sibling or extended family member. But for me, it’s one of my friends. Now,...

What Can I Do for My Boredom, Anxiety, and Stress?

What Can I Do for My Boredom, Anxiety, and Stress?

Jesus Lopez-Valadez, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

All throughout this school year and the beginning of last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every single aspect of daily life. One of the most common phenomena experienced by most people...

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

We Don’t Need Your “Help”

Kamira Payne, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

The movies The Help, Green Book, 12 Years a Slave, The Blindside, Freedom Writers and more  have all won Academy Awards for their portrayals of the treatment of African-Americans throughout America. The...

When They See Us: A Review

When They See Us: A Review

Michelle Jennings, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

The 4-part series produced by Ava DuVernay, When They See Us, is a prime example of light being shed on a controversial topic. The film brought awareness to topics such as police brutality, racism, and...

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Book Review: “Monster” What do they really see?

Damajia Daniels, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Overview  Monster was written by Walter Dean Myers, a New York’s Time bestselling author. It was published in 1999 about a young man named Steve on trial for a murder that everyone believes he’s...

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