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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)

Drug Addiction, It’s More Than A Chemical Hook

Drug Addiction, It’s More Than A Chemical Hook

Jamal Cole, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

What causes people to be addicted to drugs? In today’s society we are trained to believe that the drug itself causes addiction. For example, many people believe that heroin addiction is caused by people doing heroin. But if that's true, then why is it that in Great Britain where Diamorphine (pure, strong...

Experience The Dream of “A Million Dreams”

Experience The Dream of “A Million Dreams”

Zaria Wilson, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

If you have ever seen the movie “The Greatest Showman” you understand how amazing the story is and how it shows the beauty of believing in your dreams as well as doing what it takes to accomplish them. If you haven’t seen the movie, the movie is about how a man, who wanted to fulfill his dream...

The Meaning Behind The Naps

The Meaning Behind The Naps

Danielle Douglas, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

The Netflix original movie Nappily Ever After written by Trisha R. Thomas and directed by Haifaa al-Mansour was first released on September 21, 2018. It is packed with several high caliber actors and actresses like Sanaa Lathan, Lynn Whitfield, Ernie Hudson and Ricky Whittle. The movie tells the stor...

Sydney’s Declassified High School Survival Guide

Sydney’s Declassified High School Survival Guide

Sydney Varnado, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

The end of 8th grade year is a very exciting time for most new teens. It is the end of an era. The school year to come is an opportunity to reinvent yourself. High school is chance for a new beginning. Even if you are going to school with people you went to junior high with, everyone starts in the same...

A Message From the 2018-2019 Valedictorian to the Students of Hillcrest

A Message From the 2018-2019 Valedictorian to the Students of Hillcrest

Alonzo Arostegui, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Hello, Hillcrest students, my name is Alonzo Arostegui, and I am the valedictorian of the 2018-2019 graduating class. At the time of writing this, I am less than two weeks away from graduating from Hillcrest and pursuing my career as an Aerospace Engineer at the University of Illinois. Although many ...

“Invisibility” A Poem

“Invisibility” A Poem

Anonymous, Guest Poet

April 26, 2019

Invisibility That is me People have eyes but they couldn’t see Trapped in the water under the sea Stuck wondering, how could this be Help me, now stuck in the tree Life is charging, pain is the fee They got the juice, but here is the tea Can’t do anything suppressed by he Trying be comfortable, jud...

What an Experience it Was!

What an Experience it Was!

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Graduation is fast approaching and it’s that time of the year where senior students finalize their choice of college. While the process of applying to college was stressful, many seniors are celebrating their accomplishments by signing-off to a community college or university. Before getting into what co...

The Southworks Robotics & Engineering Olympics

The Southworks Robotics & Engineering Olympics

April 15, 2019

The 3rd annual Southworks Robotics and Engineering Olympics was hosted by South Suburban College last Saturday, April 13, and for the second year in a row the Hillcrest Team brought home a trophy. The Southworks Robotics & Engineering Olympics took place at @South_Suburban this weekend and for...

High School: Uncut

High School: Uncut

Kiaya Elzia, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Before you get into high school your parents may try to prepare you for high school. They may tell you long stories about their high school years and try to set you up with their friends' kids who are in high school. What parents don't know is that everyone's high school experience is different, and wh...

School. Work. Repeat. No Sleep.

School. Work. Repeat. No Sleep.

Courtney Hollis, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Welcome to senior year - the last stage of childhood - where the time runs out faster and the list of things to do grows. Let’s take a trip. Summer before senior year you are getting excited for senior year. Excited for prom, being 18, probably a car, parties, getting money and more. Asking ques...

Should Class Rank Exist in District 228?

Should Class Rank Exist in District 228?

Jamal Cole, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

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

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...

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