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Dear Teeka: Time Management

Teeka is a resident advice columnist.  She can be reached with the Google Form at the bottom of the page.

Teeka, Advice Columnist

September 16, 2020

Dear Teeka, What are some tips to manage time?  Sincerely, Highlands Student   Dear Highlands Student,  During these unprecedented times, time management can seem like it’s unnecessary or tedious– especially with school work. Almost every student thought the same thing at one...

Fort Thomas trails highlight

An alien holding a rabbit!

Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Head Editor

April 2, 2020

With Spring Break beginning tomorrow, the middle of a pandemic is the last place most students want to be. With plans being cancelled left and right due to travel restrictions and courteous decisions to "social distance," most students will be chilling in the Fort instead of having a fiesta in Siesta....

Curing quarantine boredom: What’s up with Netflix?

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Courtesy of Netflix

Megan Benzing, Staff

April 1, 2020

When it comes to downtime, there is always one place you can always go to defeat boredom: Netflix. The history of Netflix starts back in the year of 1997 when it was co-founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings. Originally, Netflix opened purely as a website-based movie rental service and allowed people...

Voices from home: How are you preventing cabin fever?

Tessa Killen, Megan Benzing, and Libby Spiess

March 24, 2020

  Senior Cameron Riley “I have been cooking and baking to distract myself, so I don’t get cabin fever.”       Senior Jessica Kreeger “In order to avoid getting cabin fever, I’ve been going outside and playing with my dogs.”     ...

Five activities to do while quarantined

Five activities to do while quarantined

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

March 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out an announcement Sunday evening advising against gatherings of over 50 people for the next eight weeks. Additionally, both Ohio and Kentucky have put out announcements stating that all restaurants are closed for sit-down dining. All across the...

Voices From Home: How is your first day of NTI going?

Tessa Killen, Megan Benzing, and Libby Spiess

March 16, 2020

  Freshman Lela Grillot “[I’m] feeling pretty cozy, actually. I have my setup and I'm already halfway done with stuff, but I'll probably hate it by Friday. [I’m] about to eat lunch 38 minutes before I'm supposed to!”     Freshman Bellamy Martin "It just feels so weird to be h...

Sophomore Day Recap

Sophomores Lucy Willis, Grace Grau, and Madaline Hornsby pose for a picture.

Libby Spiess, Staff

March 13, 2020

ACT Preparations: What can you do to improve your score?

ACT Preparations: What can you do to improve your score?

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

March 5, 2020

With the ACT right around the corner for juniors and some sophomores, testing preparations have been a hot topic in many core classes. For some students, this is the first attempt at the official ACT. For others, this is their second, third, fourth, or possibly fifth attempt. Wherever you stand, here...

Getting into guitar- a few quick steps

Guitar and bass

Samuel Hauck, Staff

January 28, 2020

If you want to get into guitar there are a few steps that you have to take in order to get started. First, you have to make sure that guitar is something you really want to do because if  not, you’re likely to set it down in a corner and it will never see the light of day again. Guitar works the same as most instruments. If...

Voices in the Hall – Reactions to the passing of Kobe Bryant

Voices in the Hall – Reactions to the passing of Kobe Bryant

Tamra Armstrong and Libby Spiess

January 27, 2020

Junior Mac Russell "I was heartbroken. Kobe Bryant was one of my favorite basketball players. The world is cruel."     Sophomore Faith Broering "It was really upsetting because it was someone I really looked up tom and a lot of people looked up to him. He had a lot of rea...

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