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Top: HHS library before the 1962 fire. 
Below: The HHS library currently in 2022.

The comeback: HHS room changes and renovations

Piper Carmack and Emma Healey January 14, 2022

     Working in a building that constantly stays consistent with updates and renovations to better their workspace for not only staff but students as well can be extremely beneficial. Being able to...

Gatto’s post on Instagram, confirming that he would be leaving the show.

Joe Gatto leaves hit TV show Impractical Jokers after 9 seasons

Kayla Lehn, Staff January 10, 2022

‘Impractical Jokers’ is a show starring four lifelong friends, since high school, who give each other challenges to do. If they cannot accomplish a challenge, they get a thumbs-down. Whoever gets the...

The influence of John Madden

The influence of John Madden

Karter Houze, Staff January 10, 2022

When a person thinks of the name “Madden,” your brain might automatically go to the NFL football game Madden. This game has entertained kids and adults for over 30 years. The game was originally called...

Betty White poses for a photo.

Loss of a legend: Betty White’s life and accomplishment

Abigail Hudson, Staff January 7, 2022

     December 31, 2021, 17 days before her 100th birthday, Betty White passed very unexpectedly.       On January 17, 1922, the nationally beloved White was born. Little did anyone know how much...

The new HHS Counseling Intern Rachel Stephenson smiles for a photo.

The newest addition to the nest: All about the new student intern in the HHS counseling department

Grayson Thomas and Mya Schwartz January 6, 2022

     Here at Highlands High school the Counseling department recently got an intern, whose name is Rachel Stephenson.      Stephenson grew up in California and she enjoys doing yoga, watching...

Here is the before and after of Fort Thomas Coffee.

Update: Fort Thomas Coffee makes move to One Highland

Piper Carmack, Staff December 17, 2021

Last year in April, local coffee shop Fort Thomas Coffee announced that they would be moving locations from Fort Thomas Avenue to One Highland.  As the moving date approaches closer, it has been a...

The Bluebird Snack Shop is where students can go to get snacks and drinks.

Never go hungry: The Bluebird Snack Shop is here

Grayson Thomas, Staff December 16, 2021

    Have you ever been in that sticky situation where you're very hungry and your lunch is hours away? Have no fear, Bluebird Snack Shop is here.     The Bluebird Snack Shop is a little stand in...

Families go through the wreckage after tornadoes hit Western KY.

Western Kentucky tornadoes: Impact felt at FTIS

Emerson Fraley and Hadley Leftin December 14, 2021

Late last Friday, people in Western Kentucky had their lives torn apart by vicious tornadoes.  The tornado's path, stretching over 200 miles, created the worst destruction by a natural disaster in...

Photo of the new Freshman Boys Basketball Coach Matt Gessner.

Getting to know the new Freshman Boys Basketball Coach Matt Gessner

Ty Boler, Staff December 13, 2021

     “I have always been around the game of basketball. When my days of playing were over, I had a chance to coach high school basketball for ten years,” said Woodfill Physical Education Teacher...

Senior Zach Barth goes up to score a layup against Walton Verona High School.

Split success: An overview of the Boys Basketball season

Ella Cox and Kayla Lehn December 10, 2021

     The Highlands High School Boys Basketball team starts off their season strong with a record of 3-2. The teams that they have played against were Walton Verona High School, Cane Ridge High School,...

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