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Running out of time? Do not fret!

Running out of time? Do not fret!

Megan Benzing, Staff

December 18, 2019

Nothing sparks the holiday spirit more than some clever “Do it yourself” gifts from a friend or family member. With many presents to go purchase and not much money to spare, the concept of gift-giving can get a little chaotic and sometimes stressful. However, for those last-minute shoppers, handmade...

Voices in the Hall: What are your plans for winter break?

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

December 17, 2019

With exams right around the corner, many of the students around Highlands High School are looking forward to a well deserved, restful winter break. While most will be relaxing and catching up on sleep, some students have some bigger plans in store.     Freshman Adam Pawlak "I'm just going to hang out with family." &n...

Dear Teeka: Motivation

Dear Teeka: Motivation

Teeka, Advice Columnist

December 16, 2019

Dear Teeka, How do you get yourself motivated to do homework? After I get home from a 7 hour school day, I don't want to spend 3 hours doing more work. What should I do? Sincerely, ZooDog11   Dear ZooDog11, Motivation is a tricky thing to discuss as it is a self-redeemed thing....

Voices in the Hall: What are you doing for Halloween?

Maggie Schroeder and Lexie Crawford

October 31, 2019

With Halloween tonight, many of the students around the school have exciting plans for after school. While most are going to eat a lot of candy and enjoy the spooky season, others have some different plans to help make this Halloween one to not soon forget.   Senior Sam Ellsworth: “I’m going over to my friend’s house to watch a movie...

Dear Teeka: Success

Dear Teeka: Success

Teeka, Advice Columnist

October 16, 2019

Dear Teeka, What does success mean to you? And in what degree of importance does success lie upon? Sincerely, Edrin Ahlfeld   Dear Edrin Ahlfeld, Success is something that is so abstract that it can mean a multitude of things, whether they are big or small. I believe that it mainly...

The Blink Festival Lights Up Cincinnati

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

October 14, 2019

Dresses on a dime

Dresses on a dime

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

August 25, 2019

Bright lights. Loud music. The sound of laughter and chatter mixes in with the rhythm of you and your friend's favorite song. That's what Homecoming is all about.   However, sometimes the lead up to an event such as this can be stressful – especially with attaining something to wear. Thes...

Horoscopes May 13th-17th

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019

Aries: Aries are known as the leaders of the pack. They prefer to initiate rather than complete. They are independent, have an upbeat personality, and bring excitement into other people’s lives. You and a current or potential romantic partner may be in a strange space this week. Intellectual awarene...

Here Comes the Cowboy Review

Here Comes the Cowboy Review

Stephen Lang

May 10, 2019

Indie Rock icon Mac DeMarco returns with a relaxing yet anti-climatic 13 track LP Here Comes the Cowboy. Here Comes the Cowboy is 2019 follow up to 2017’s This Old Dog. As is commonplace with most of DeMarco’s works, the same core sound remains but is elaborated upon to keep things interesting. T...

Horoscopes May 6th-10th

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2019

Aries: Aries are known as the leaders of the pack. They prefer to initiate rather than complete. They are independent, have an upbeat personality, and bring excitement into other people’s lives. Take your focus off you and concentrate on someone else for the week. This doesn't mean focusing so the p...

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