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Door Decorating Designs: Fun times before exams

Saylor Macke, Staff December 8, 2023

With winter break approaching, the PTSO decided to create a contest for all advisory classes. The theme of door decorating this year was holidays. The task at hand was assigned to each advisor to decorate...

The front of Highlands High School

Small town: How living in a small community can affect the school environment

Emma Hood, Kara Laber, and Sophie Taylor December 8, 2023

Walking through the bright green grass, viewing the surplus of beautiful homes, encountering classmates, teachers, and family while wandering into a park you’ve seen dozens of times before. This is Fort...

Quarterback Jake Browning and cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt in front of the Bengals logo.

Treacherous Waters: Can the Bengals stay afloat without Joe Burrow

Nathan Mueller, Website Manager December 8, 2023

Many fans assumed the Cincinnati Bengals season was over after Joe Burrow went down versus the Ravens with a torn ligament. The Bengals then went on to lose to their division rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Then,...

The official Hunger Games movie poster.

New Hunger Games movie release:The Balled of Songbirds and Snakes movie review

Kenzie Henegar, Staff December 8, 2023

As our present-day starts to feel more and more apocalyptic with the pandemic, climate change, murder hornets, and plants that cause third-degree burns and sometimes blindness, it is refreshing to escape...

Senior captains for the last game of the season: Nate Welch, Luke Schneider, Brody Benke, and Carson Shelton walk across the field

A inside look at the season: reflection from senior football players

Olivia Clark-Tipton December 8, 2023

The Highlands High School Football team had 12 wins with 1 loss in the fall of 2023. During the season, the team as well as the school congratulated Coach Bob Sphire on his 300th win in his career of coaching.  Each...

Booth, surrounded by family and friends after her nomination of highschool teacher of the year. Picture provided by FTIS.

Highlands High School teacher of the year: Ms. Kelly Pratt-Booth

Ella Peabody, Content Editor December 7, 2023

It's a larger room, but for good reason, with windows projecting immense light on memorable events past. Decorated with the intricate workings and arts representing our world and its momentous past. Hanging...

TIME photoshoot for Taylor Swift as “Person of the Year.”

TIME Person of the Year 2023: Taylor Swift

Kayla Lehn, News Copy-Editors December 7, 2023

This year's TIME Person of the Year is none other than the unstoppable Taylor Swift.  Swift broke many records with her ‘Eras Tour’ film becoming the biggest concert movie of all time, taking $249...

Holiday Starbucks Drinks: The Best for the Season

Holiday Starbucks Drinks: The Best for the Season

Mya Schwartz, Feature Copy-Editor December 5, 2023

With December approaching, the air getting colder, and Christmas being just around the corner, Starbucks has come out with its holiday drinks this season. These drinks will give customers a warm cozy feeling. Iced...

The Cincinnati ice rink sponsored by UC Health.

Festive Fun: 5 holiday activities to do this season

Emme Orme and Saylor Macke December 4, 2023

With the holiday season kicking off, many different events are occurring in the Greater Cincinnati area. The events going from Christmas lights to visits with Santa! Here are some fun things to do: Holidays...

Former Bronco halfback, Terrel Davis, autographs bobblehead, image courtesy of PICRYL

Weight Room Injuries: How to Prevent Them

Jonathan Tinker, Sports Copy Editor December 4, 2023

“The more you put into football, you train, you prepare, the harder you play, then the better the results are going to be and that is true in life… you can’t think you’re going to be great at anything...

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