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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

Sophomore Day Recap

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

Getting into guitar- a few quick steps

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...

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....

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