The student news site of Highlands High School

The Hilltopper

The student news site of Highlands High School

The Hilltopper

The student news site of Highlands High School

The Hilltopper

Teens helping the mind

How can teens mentally prepare: helping for the ACT

Emma Healey, Staff May 26, 2023

Anxiety can't help itself but fit its way through a student's mind. Students could find themselves being the most anxious during testing days. Wether it’s a math test or standardized tests, stress and...

A woman measuring the width of her stomach.

How to lose weight: the definitive method

Oliver Just, Staff May 26, 2023

Many people struggle with losing weight, as many foods are unhealthy yet so tasty, making them irresistible. Comfort foods from various different countries such as Swedish meatballs, Indian Tikka Masala,...

A mother scolding her daughter.

Should children be given less freedom: the issue

Oliver Just, Staff May 26, 2023

Many children around the world, especially in Western countries such as the United States and West European countries, experience the freedom that adults receive to a certain extent in the household.  The...

The opening scene in ‘The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’  (Credit: Nintendo)

[Review] An Evolving World: ‘The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’

Nathan Mueller, Staff May 26, 2023

The opening of ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ is one of the most awe-inspiring scenes in video games, the camera panning to reveal the beautiful plains of Hyrule. In ‘The Legend of Zelda:...

5 Fun Things To Do This Summer: Get Out Of The House This Summer

Abigail Hudson and Grayson Thomas May 26, 2023

With the summer quickly approaching it’s time to start planning summer events for a more eventful and exciting experience. Go to the levee with friends.           Without having school...

Haley Barth photoshoot picture for her new EP (Photo from Haley Barth).

Living the Life: Barth Drops Her First EP

Kayla Lehn, Staff May 25, 2023

 This is a follow-up to the Hilltopper's previous article about Haley earlier this school year.  Imagine being a high school student and being able to accomplish the dream of singing live for a crowd...

Jedi Survivor Box Art (Credit: EA)

[Review] The Next Chapter: A ‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’

Nathan Mueller, Staff May 25, 2023

The sequel to EA’s ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ has been highly anticipated, with over 600,000 copies being sold (~$37 million dollars in profit) on opening weekend alone. ‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’...

Gilgo Beach where most female remains were discovered.

The Killing Season: Including more interesting facts

Olivia Clark-Tipton, Staff May 24, 2023

The Killing Season is a show fairly known to those living in or near Long Island that ran for one season in 2016.   This unknown individual was given the name Long Island Serial Killer, or LISK for short....

There are 3 main types of learning styles: Visual, Auditory, and Tactile

Lies About Learning: Finding What Works for You

Aster Bredwell, Staff May 19, 2023

Many videos and articles online claim to have “learning tips that always work” or “the best way to take notes,” but this is not true. Most “study tips” found online don’t work for many students...

Eckerle running in the Flying Pig marathon (Image from Marathon Foto)

Eckerle Runs the Flying Pig Marathon

Kayla Lehn, Staff May 19, 2023

Hundreds to thousands of runners at the starting line, getting ready to push to get across the finish line. Within those people was one of Highlands’ teachers. On Saturday, May 6, the Flying Pig,...

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