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An exhibition of nerds: Cincinnati Comic Expo leaves town

Treiston Collins, Editor-In-Chief September 28, 2022

Over the last weekend, Cincinnati Comic Expo (CCE) made its way to the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati.  CCE had a ton to offer to its guests. From amazing panels to a variety of shopping...

Aster Bredwell sits in an ER hospital bed as their heart races and a nurse takes their pulse.

Growing up with a Broken Heart: My Story with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Aster Bredwell, Staff September 27, 2022

A small child sitting in the back of the car, only five years old, and suddenly his heartbeat is uncountable. His mother notices and they rush to the hospital. In a confused daze the sleepy kid asks “Mommy,...

Peggy Steele deep in the organization, ready for another busy day.

Unsung Heroes: The true significance of what it means to be an HHS cafeteria worker

Ella Peabody, Staff September 27, 2022

Note: Each month, The Hilltopper Online will profile an "unsung hero" at Highlands High School.  The first profile is Nancy Gesenhues, cafeteria manager at HHS. In a bright, sunny room, quiet but...

Art Teacher Stephanie Beiting smiling for the camera before class begins.

Welcome to the nest: HHS welcomes new art teacher Mrs. Beiting

Emma Healey, Caroline Thaler, and Piper Carmack September 26, 2022

Highlands High School has welcomed multiple new teachers into the nest this year. Stephanie Beiting, Highlands’ new art teacher is one of them. Beiting not only teaches art but also teaches photography....

Lead jammer Abigail Hudson takes her lap after getting through the pack.

My life of roller derby: Journalism student offered big opportunities in roller derby

Abigail Hudson, News Copy Editor September 21, 2022

Crowded stands, people cheering, aggressive hits, and unforgivable looks from player to player. Helmets, knee pads, wrist guards along with a pair of skates. This is a typical scene of roller derby.  Hello,...

Queen Elizabeth II during the start of her reign

The passing of the crown: Queen Elizabeth II

Jade Sandmann, Feature Copy Editor September 20, 2022

On September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II of England passed away in her sleep. She passed away unexpectedly at the age of 96 years old. She inherited the throne at the age of 25 years old. Queen Elizabeth...

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It’s not good, it’s not bad, it’s just different: Exciting intercultural experience of a Highlands High School student

Aleksandra Tysmbal, Staff September 16, 2022

Sasha Tsymbal is a new exchange student from Russia and she will live in Fort Thomas, Kentucky for a year. It's a new experience for her and Highlands High School as well.  AFS is an intercultural...

The internal anatomy of the heart.

A racing heart: Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Aster Bredwell, Staff September 15, 2022

The heart races for many reasons. Running, working out, and anxiety are just a few activities that can elevate heart rate. It is normal. Although, sometimes the heart races on its own. Most people have...

Junior Brody Benke prepares for the drive at the Simon Kenton game.

Benke steps up as unlikely quarterback yet again

Sara Price and Kiara Raaker September 13, 2022

Followup:  Last year the Hilltopper published a story on then Sophomore Brody Benke stepping into the quarterback position during the first game of the year in 2021 against Bowling Green. This year, Benke...

Juniors Guerric Naberhaus, Samson Buchanan, and Robert Moore with a classmate holding their first project made in their carpentry class.

The ATC: Looking behind the scenes of Vocational School

Peyton Fossett, Staff September 8, 2022

As students exit the bus, they hear many noises -  one very memorable being the sound of cutting wood. Whether that be to simply cut out small pieces for projects, or make jewels such as a cut out of...

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