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How self-care can help your mind.

My self-care journey: What self-care means to me

Chelsie Cooley, Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2022

When some people think of self-care, they think of the gentrification of this topic: bubble baths, skincare routines, getting your nails done, or a new hairstyle. And yes, self-care can absolutely be this...

Director Jason Burgess after the HHS Theater Department won Best Song and Best Musical.

22 in 22! Highlands Theater Department wins 7 awards in the Cappies ceremony.

Treiston Collins, Yearbook Editor May 27, 2022

Last night the Highlands High School (HHS) Theater Department made their way to the Cappies to participate in award ceremonies celebrating the featured plays, as well as musicals all over northern Kentucky...

Getting out of bed for the first time and playing ball.

Getting to the Bottom of Epilepsy: Stereo EEG

Lianne Guttadauro, Staff May 26, 2022

Waking up early to be at the hospital at 5 A.M, check-in at 7 A.M. Then head into the pre-surgery room. The doctors are distracting me by telling me what is going to happen when the nurses are trying to...

Image of The Who band.

The tragic passing of Bryan Wagner: The Who ‘79

Jade Sandmann, Staff May 25, 2022

The Who, a popular rock band known worldwide was formed in 1964 and gained popularity in the 70s.  They brought their music around the United States for enjoyers to have fun with, however, things soon...

The Beefcake Bracket for the tournament on Saturday.

Beefcake: A FUNdraiser for HHS volleyball this Saturday

Ella Cox and Kayla Lehn May 20, 2022

The HHS volleyball program is holding a tournament benefiting the Harvesters Shoe Project this weekend. The Harvesters Shoe Project is an organization that either takes money donations or shoe donations...

This is the Highlands logo for the Site-Based Decision-Making Committee.

SBDMC votes on to change eligibility policy for 2022-2023 school year

Ty Boler, Staff May 19, 2022

On Monday, May 16th, 2022, the Site-Based Decision-Making Committee (SBDMC) approved the new eligibility policy.  This new policy consists of being ineligible to play sports, attend clubs, as well...

Haley, Ava, Emersyn, and another person posing for a picture.

6th-grade YouTube Stars

Haley Barth and Emersyn Armstrong May 5, 2022

A phone balanced on a shoebox, “Hey Boos!” we all say in unison. The HACE Squad, whose name was made out of the people in the group which were: Haley, Ava, another unnamed person, and Emersyn, was...

Samuel Volpenhein and Ericka Volpenhein smiling with their kids for a family photo.

A Day in the Life of a Teacher

Piper Carmack and Emma Healey May 2, 2022

The chatter starts to quiet as the bell rings, signaling the beginning of class. students are ready to learn with their materials out. The daily life of a teacher can be extremely stressful but also...

Lego Star Wars Box Art

The Ultimate Sequel: Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Review

Nathan Mueller, Staff May 2, 2022

The ignition of a lightsaber and the roar of an x wing engine can be described as nothing short of iconic. The level of perpetual excitement around the Star Wars franchise was, and still is, to say the...

The Governors Scholar Program Logo

Kentucky’s Best and Brightest: Governor’s Scholars Program

Nathan Mueller, Staff May 2, 2022

The Governor's Scholar Program, which was established in 1983, provides growth opportunities for the “gifted” youth of Kentucky.       Highlands High School has had a successful history of...

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