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The time has come to take final exams.

How students are preparing for final exams

Grayson Thomas and Emma Healey May 24, 2021

     With the 2020-21 school year coming to a close, final exams are approaching. Final exams can put a lot of stress on students, due to the pressure of wanting to do well to prevent failure and retaking...

Top ten things I learned during my freshman year of high school

Top ten things I learned during my freshman year of high school

Liam Downie, Staff May 23, 2021

     In high school, there are a lot of things that are different than in middle school. In middle school, you are mostly confined in a room for most of the day, whereas in high school you tend to have...

Week 4: Post-Secondary Spotlights

Week 4: Post-Secondary Spotlights

Juli Russ May 21, 2021

     When you’re young, people love to tell you that time flies but rarely do they emphasize just how many drastic changes are encompassed within only a few years. The 2020-2021 school year...

Summer is approaching.

Five fun activities to do over summer break

Grayson Thomas, Staff May 20, 2021

     If you are wondering what to do over the upcoming summer break. This article is for you, I will be sharing five fun and engaging activities to do over summer break.      Get outside  ...

Top five movies to watch in the summer of 2021

Top five movies to watch in the summer of 2021

Treiston Collins and Ryan Huber May 19, 2021

     As the summer of 2021 arrives, many may wonder what they can do in their spare time over this upcoming summer break. Coming out of the pandemic, most are excited to get back into some sort of normalcy,...

The current location for Fort Thomas Coffee.

Fort Thomas Coffee makes the move to One Highland

Piper Carmack, Staff May 18, 2021

     The first thing a person notices when they walk into Fort Thomas Coffee is the smell of the ground coffee beans, people chattering all around you, and the cheerful workers as they smile and...

John Darnell, who is the current principal at Bellevue High School, has been assigned into the position of principal at Highlands High School.

Bellevue Principal John Darnell joins the nest

Chelsie Cooley, Staff May 18, 2021

     For the second time in the last four years, a new principal will be landing in the nest.      Last Thursday, John Darnell, who is the current principal at Bellevue High School, was announced...

Post-Secondary Spotlights: Week Three

Post-Secondary Spotlights: Week Three

Julianna Russ, Staff May 14, 2021

     The senior students here at Highlands are only two weeks away from leaving the nest, and they will soon be forging their own paths. While some of them are off to college in the fall, others...

One option for a graduation party could be an outdoor celebration in your very own backyard. (Image courtesy of kentwired.com)

Graduation party planning ideas to outshine COVID-19

Mikalah Morgan, Staff May 13, 2021

     COVID-19 has impacted the class of 2020 last year, but another group of seniors will be graduating soon. What was supposed to be a magical time for our now graduated seniors has now been cut down....

Post Secondary Spotlights: Week 2

Post Secondary Spotlights: Week 2

Julianna Russ, Staff May 7, 2021

     With the first week of AP testing coming to an end, the Highlands High School 2021 Commencement Ceremony is only three weeks away. Soon, senior students will leave the nest for the very last...

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