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Government shutdown impacts all

Government shutdown impacts all

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019


Filed under Feature, News

Since the United States Constitution was written in 1787, the federal government has played an integral part in the lives of everyday citizens. From food stamps to healthcare, the government helps citizens be able to live more productive, healthy, and happy lives. However, there are times that budgets and fe...

Preparing for exams from a freshman perspective

Sydney Fessler, Staff

December 14, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

Dread fills students’ minds as they walk into the building. The frigid air outside makes their teeth chatter, giving an uncomfortable feeling. Throughout the week, stress bundles up and causes a whirlwind of information to flood the brain. But why does this stress happen? Is there any way to postpone or...

Girls’ basketball starts the season strong

Kenzie Poynter, Staff

December 3, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports

As a team, it is important to recognize strengths and weaknesses. Highlands High School girls’ basketball teams are nothing less than great at noticing these things and striving to perfect them for the basketball season.   Senior Zoie Barth, varsity player, recognizes that while having ...

Sophomore Maggie Schroeder Runs in National Race

Sophomore Maggie Schroeder Runs in National Race

Lexie Crawford, Photo Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Sports

18:53. Sophomore Maggie Schroeder, varsity cross country runner and state champion, can now add running a national race and making a personal record (PR) to her resume.   On Saturday, November 24th, Schroeder went down to Charlotte, North Carolina to run in the Footlocker Cross Country Ch...

Archery team aims high

Nick Caldwell, Staff

November 27, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports

People may say it takes time to do great things, but our Highlands Archery Team proves otherwise. In just two years, our archery team went from nothing to one of the school’s main clubs. With that being said, it took a lot to to get the club to where it is now.   When the team was first created, there was a...

The Lion Mane

The Lion Mane

Kayla Wilson, Feature Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Personality Profile

Junior Ella Barnes recently completed a photography project titled “The Lion Mane” that featured pictures from 9 different models spanning every grade level. Every model photographed had one thing in common: they all had curly hair.   The project, assigned by photography teacher Kristine Donnelly, ...

The Great Blackout of 2018

November 16, 2018


Filed under Feature

Girls’ soccer celebrate Halloween after a win

Kenzie Poynter, Staff

November 7, 2018


Filed under Feature

Going trick or treating, or facing another team on the journey to state. This was a thought  the girls’ soccer team had on Halloween night as they were traveling to Lexington for the semifinals. Though going to state was more important, missing out on trick or treating is still no fun. In the end, th...

Cross country runner experiences a change of pace

Cross country runner experiences a change of pace

Maggie Schroeder, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports

July 23, 2018… the first day of cross country practice for senior, Ethan Myers.  Anxiety rippled through him as he jogged down Mayfield Avenue and towards Highland Park. Even though new surroundings were not unusual, the silence of the park made the oddly cool morning feel eerie.   Myers...

Girls’ coaches supporting soccer stars

Sydney Fessler, Staff

November 7, 2018


Filed under Feature

As the time ran out on the clock, the Highlands varsity girls’ soccer team weaved through the defending team attempting to make a shot in the goal. When the clock struck zero, the 27 girls ran to their coaches as they had just locked in the win to advance them to state. One of the biggest reasons ...

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