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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)

Hillcrest Art Classes Create During Remote Learning Time

Emaria Henderson

May 21, 2020

Members of Mrs. Jamilah Adebesin Mason's art classes used their time during Remote Learning to demonstrate their creativity as a form of art therapy. Drawing and Painting I: Students were to create a self expression art piece depicting their emotions at the current time. Drawing and Paint...

“I’m Thankful” & “Time To Say Goodbye”

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Anna Acres and Jennifer Bravo

May 7, 2020

The Flight Magazine of Poetry and Artistic Expression presents selections by juniors Anna Acres and Jennifer Bravo.

“Rice Rain”

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Jordan Jones, Guest Poet

April 30, 2020

The Flight Magazine of Poetry and Artistic Expression presents three selections by junior Jordan Jones.

Little Blue

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Kayce Mayo, Guest Poet

April 22, 2020

The Flight Magazine of Poetry and Artistic Expression presents "Little Blue" by Kayce Mayo

“The Serpent in the Garden”

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L'A the Poet, Guest Poet

April 15, 2020

The Flight Magazine of Poetry and Artistic Expression presents "The Serpent in the Garden" by L'A the Poet.

The Effects of the Coronavirus

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Chayill Williams, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

I believe the single most important problem in society today is the Coronavirus outbreak. In a worldwide case study, there have been 724,950+ cases of COVID-19. The United States is the most infected country with 112,560 cases and still counting. In Chicago, there have been 46,000 confirmed cases and,...

Fantasy Island: Not such a fantasy after all

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Dezaray English, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Imagine an island where all of your deepest desires, no matter how big or small, could be fulfilled in the blink of an eye. What would you ask for? Would you wish for something that only benefits you or would you change the world? What if you didn't know it came with an unexpected twist, would you sti...

Animal Cruelty: More Can Be Done

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Anisa Richard, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

There are an incredible number of animal cruelty cases reported each day and some of them aren’t acknowledged or seen at all. Animal abuse isn’t just a problem in and of itself, but it also can tie into different issues that also need attention called to them. In more than just some cases when ...

The Perks Of Upward Bound

The Perks Of Upward Bound

Raushanah Boone, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

 Upward Bound is a governmental program for first generation and low income college bound students. Here at Hillcrest High School, 3 Seeds Trio mentoring program has approximately sixty students enrolled in their Upward Bound program. I am currently enrolled in Upward Bound, and I couldn’t be hap...

Coronavirus: Should We Be Worried ?

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Aaliyah Doss, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

As we all may know, the coronavirus has been a recent outbreak in 2020. There have been over 89,000 confirmed cases in more than fifty countries, 86 of them in the United States and 3 in Illinois. As we watch the news, it seems like almost everyday there is a new confirmed case. In total, there have been...



Alauna Rupert, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

No matter where a school is located - no matter how much money is poured into the school, one thing a school can not buy is student pride. That is one thing that shines about Hillcrest. Most of our students wake up and bleed blue. There are a multitude of factors why students love their schools. As my seni...

Hillcrest’s Annual Origins Fair

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Rafiat Yarrow, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

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