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Freshman Ty Boler shoots his paper towel into the trashcan as class ends.

Highlands’ newest, most popular sport: Trashketball

Anna McCoy, Staff March 1, 2021

     About three minutes before class ends, teachers pass out blue paper towels, which they use to spray desks and chairs with a cleaning solution in a pesticide dispenser.       Students wipe...

Book Review: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Elly Wira, Staff February 26, 2021

     Last semester, my Pre-AP English I Advanced class tackled Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Written in 1937, it provides interesting insight into how the Great Depression affected different people....

The hands of Daft Punk forming a glowing triangle, signaling the end of an era.
Via Daft Punk on YouTube

Long Live Daft Punk: 1993-2021

Haley Luersen, Staff February 23, 2021

     I walk to my fifth-period class, AP Spanish, with a pep in my step—we get to watch our favorite Spanish TV drama, Gran Hotel, today. The door is locked, unusual for Señora Haffey, but I assume...

Yet another professional day in the kitchen.

Mediocre Kitchen Madness: February Edition!

Maggie Schroeder and Haley Luersen February 18, 2021

  - Hellooooo everyone!! It’s Haley... - ...and Maggie! - We’re here to welcome you to the February edition of Mediocre Kitchen Madness! - Today, we’ll be bringing you a fresh...

This was the first Google Doodle ever published in commemoration of the Burning Man Festival.

Google doodles entertain the internet

Karter Houze, Staff February 10, 2021

     When one logs into Google on a day that has significance or anything that's important from history, they will see the Google logo, but with a twist.      Most of the time, this twist is a...

Teacher Andrew Eckerle runs the

“Tune in to tune out” with Eckerle@8 live radio show

Grayson Thomas, Staff February 2, 2021

      Highlands High School art teacher Andrew Eckerle wakes up and gets to school before 8:05 a.m. to prepare for his first art class of the day. He works all day until about 3:00 p.m., teaching students....

February Calendar of Celebrations

Calendar of Celebrations- February

Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Editor January 28, 2021

Let’s all be honest here. February is a notoriously boring month. The cloudy and gloomy weather generally leaves much to be desired, the lack of any kind of major school break helps it to drag on, and,...

Deven Mckim makes sure he gets enough rest for his classes and activities.

10 ways for students to survive high school

Emma Healey, Staff January 27, 2021

       High School can be a new and crazy experience for students, so it is important that people have guidance from others to get through these obstacles during their teen years. Helpful advice can...

Students will be scheduling through Infinite Campus this year.

Students head into scheduling for 2020-2021 classes, counselors offer advice and information on new classes

Ryan Huber, Staff January 15, 2021

     With scheduling just around the corner, it is very important to know every option available. Whether students are planning on taking new classes, old classes that are being discontinued, or first...

Trust the process.

Mediocre Kitchen Madness: January Edition

Haley Luersen and Maggie Schroeder January 13, 2021

- Hi everyone, this is Haley… - and this is Maggie… - and today we’re welcoming you to another edition of Mediocre Kitchen Madness- January edition! - In this edition, we’ll be bringing...

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