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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)

The Science Club created Pendulum Paintings!

The Science Club created Pendulum Paintings!

Science Club

October 18, 2018

We suspended a funnel from the ceiling and filled it with paint. The funnel can then act as a pendulum while the paint leaves a permanent record of its path. We found that we had to make several modifications to get appealing results. Before we began, we thinned the paint to get it to flow more ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Hillcrest Girls Cross Country Runners Achieve Personal Bests at T. F. North

Hillcrest Girls Cross Country Runners Achieve Personal Bests at T. F. North

September 12, 2018

The Hillcrest High School Girls Cross Country team had their best performance of the season so far at T.F. North yesterday: placing 2nd overall with  five runners placing in the top 12. The Hawks were led by senior Zenea Hughes (2nd place), Michele Mims (5th place), Vashi Black (6th place), Tahya...

Incredibles 2: A Review

Incredibles 2: A Review

Jovencio Daguio Jr., Staff Writer

September 10, 2018

The long-awaited film, Incredibles 2, premiered on the 15th of June 2018. It was then theatrically released throughout the United States 10 days after its premiere in Disney Digital 3D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX. The film was directed and written by Brad Bird and is a sequel of Incredibles (2004). Incred...

Hillcrest Measures the World

Hillcrest Measures the World

September 6, 2018

Mr Mirko Polyak, a veteran physics teacher here at Hillcrest High School, is spearheading an international team of science teachers and students who will measure the world. Using a procedure that Mr Polyak has devised, students in Alabama, Illinois, Michigan and Ontario, Canada will simultaneously measure...

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