The Hawk Eye

  • "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)
Bessie Barlow

Bessie Barlow, Staff Writer

Bessie is a Senior here at Hillcrest High School. Bessie is a part of multiple clubs, serving as president of the Key Club, a active member of NHS as well as SNHS, and many others.


During her free time she enjoys reading and watching Netflix.

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The Class of 2018!!

The Class of 2018!!

April 30, 2018

These last four years has been hard. Coming into high school it was expected to be exactly like the movies, with jocks, mean girls, popular kids, and the nerds. I can honestly say Hillcrest is nothing...

A birds eye view of Hillcrest High School

What is Hillcrest like from a teacher’s perspective?

December 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered what teachers think about the school they work in? Do they hate or love it? Do teachers and students share the same opinion? Hillcrest High School has a very dynamic student body...

Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts

Playing the Player: A Book Review

March 18, 2017

From the summary on the back of the 2015 edition published by Entangled Teen: “Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she - the most organized, prepared student in school - spend the summer as...

10 YA Books/Series You Should Read

10 YA Books/Series You Should Read

December 22, 2016

The following list contains some favorites of mine. I have some other favorite books that are not on the list. This list will NOT include: The Hungrer Games, Twilight Saga, Divergent, The Fault in Our...

Attachments: A Review

Attachments: A Review

November 8, 2016

Attachments is set in 1999 Nebraska with Beth and Jennifer, the best friends who work for a newspaper company. Then there is Lincoln the I.T. guy who reads everyone’s emails who gets red flagged. ...

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Something Borrowed: A Review

October 26, 2016

This book, set in New York, New York, is a story about a good girl Rachel and her best friend named Darcy. On the night of her thirtieth birthday at her party with one too many drinks, Rachel finds herself...

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