The student news site of Highlands High School

The Hilltopper

The student news site of Highlands High School

The Hilltopper

The student news site of Highlands High School

The Hilltopper

“I feel like he is just getting too old. I still feel like he is in One Direction,” said junior Katie Thurnaurer.

Happy Birthday: Harry Styles turns 29 years old

Jade Sandmann and Kayla Lehn February 1, 2023

Harry Styles is a singer that started out in a band called One Direction. ‘ One Direction was formed in 2010 and went on hiatus in 2015. With Styles’ 29th birthday being today, he performed a...

Puss in Boots pointing his sword at the camera.

An Unexpected Masterpiece: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Minor Spoiler Warning

Nathan Mueller, Staff February 1, 2023

It’s hard to say that anyone seriously anticipated that one of if not the best movies of the year would be Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.  In an age where kids' movies are criticized for straying...

Junior Ravi Bassett will be wearing his “Arcteryx coat” and attending with “friends.”

Voices in the Hall: Students show off Winterball plans and outfits

Olivia Clark-Tipton and Piper Carmack February 1, 2023

The HHS Winterball will be held at the Southgate Community Center on February 4th. The dance will start at 8 and end at 11. Be sure to arrive at the dance before 9 pm, or you will not be let in.  Academic...

The new album Bin Reaper 3 was released in January 2023.

BabyTron releases new album: “Bin Reaper 3: The New Testament”

Sara Price and Kiara Raaker January 26, 2023

Music has changed a lot over the past century. There is more auto-tune, rapping, and different beats. There are still famous artists in all genres, however, a lot of the Gen-Zs and millennials like to...

Harry Styles at the MET Gala (Image provided by Vouge)

Harry Styles: How he climbed to popularity

Jade Sandmann, Feature Copy Editor January 23, 2023

Harry Styles, originally an icon in the former band One Direction, is now changing the world one lyric at a time. With 3 records in his solo career, he has traveled the world with his best friends.  Born...

A sneak-peak into the future: Movies coming in 2023

A sneak-peak into the future: Movies coming in 2023

Kayla Lehn, Staff January 17, 2023

Moving to come to theaters in 2023: Some of the most anticipated movies of 2023    2023 is going to be a great year, especially with the movies coming out throughout the year! There are so many long-awaited...

Avatar: The Way of Water movie poster

Movie Review: Avatar: The Way of Water

Kenzie Henegar, Staff January 10, 2023

In 2009 the world's most-watched movie hit the big screen. Avatar, directed by James Cameron, is one of the first movies that pushed the boundaries of film technology. It also brought back 3D movies to...

Junior Peyton Fossett and Sophomore Owen Yelton record their episodes of Cake Fo Breakfast.

‘Cake Fo’ Breakfast’ Launches first podcast episodes: Cake Eaters Edition

Sara Price, Staff December 8, 2022

As students at Highlands High School, students are often told to think outside the box, taught to go above and beyond. Two extremely creative students in the HHS Publications and Mass Media course...

Voices in the Hall: Getting Ready for Christmas in the halls of HHS

Voices in the Hall: Getting Ready for Christmas in the halls of HHS

Olivia Clark-Tipton, Staff December 2, 2022

Leaning toward the Christmas Holidays teachers and students of HHS talk about their family traditions up to their least favorite Christmas Movies.    Family Traditions:    Psychology...

Voices in the hall: HHS students and teachers share their holiday traditions

Voices in the hall: HHS students and teachers share their holiday traditions

Ella Cox, Staff December 2, 2022

As you know, Christmas is right around the corner. So we asked our teachers and students some different questions about the holidays along with their traditions.  Highlands English teacher Carrie...

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