The Hilltopper

College Board releases remainder of information on how COVID-19 will affect AP Exams

College Board releases remainder of information on how COVID-19 will affect AP Exams

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

April 3, 2020

On March 20, College Board put out an announcement that Advanced Placement (AP) Exams will change as a result of COVID-19 (LINK to an article on that information). On that date, they supplied information regarding the time limit of all tests and the specifics of a few courses (AP Art, AP Computer Science Pri...

Fort Thomas trails highlight

Fort Thomas trails highlight

Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Head Editor

April 2, 2020

With Spring Break beginning tomorrow, the middle of a pandemic is the last place most students want to be. With plans being cancelled left and right due to travel restrictions and courteous decisions to "social distance," most students will be chilling in the Fort instead of having a fiesta in Siesta....

URGENT UPDATE: Governor Beshear further extends NTI days in daily COVID-19 update

URGENT UPDATE: Governor Beshear further extends NTI days in daily COVID-19 update

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

April 2, 2020

The whirlwind of changes at Highlands High School has not ended. With the hope of going back to school a week after spring break, students anticipated the return of normal high school life. Unfortunately, another extension has been added to the Non-Traditional Instructional (NTI) days. Earlier...

Spring sports suspended indefinitely by KHSAA due to COVID-19

Spring sports suspended indefinitely by KHSAA due to COVID-19

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

April 1, 2020

On Tuesday, March 31, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) announced that the dead period, instituted on March 13 and expected to end on April 13, was extended indefinitely. With this announcement, several spring and winter sports at Highlands High School will be affected, as well...

Curing quarantine boredom: What’s up with Netflix?

Curing quarantine boredom: What’s up with Netflix?

Megan Benzing, Staff

April 1, 2020

When it comes to downtime, there is always one place you can always go to defeat boredom: Netflix. The history of Netflix starts back in the year of 1997 when it was co-founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings. Originally, Netflix opened purely as a website-based movie rental service and allowed people...

To a lost senior year

To a lost senior year

Hiren Lemma, Guest Writer

March 25, 2020

This is not how it was supposed to be. Spring semester of senior year - this is just not how it was supposed to be. The past two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. Our perception of COVID-19 has shifted from a meme to a distant threat to a global pandemic permeating every aspect of daily life. As ...

Voices from home: How are you preventing cabin fever?

Tessa Killen, Megan Benzing, and Libby Spiess

March 24, 2020

  Senior Cameron Riley “I have been cooking and baking to distract myself, so I don’t get cabin fever.”       Senior Jessica Kreeger “In order to avoid getting cabin fever, I’ve been going outside and playing with my dogs.”     ...

Five activities to remain social while social distancing

Five activities to remain social while social distancing

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

March 24, 2020

After a week of social distancing, one is bound to get bored and fall into a sort of seasonal depression. However, during this time there are many opportunities to be productive — from organizing a room in the house to learning a new skill. Read about ways to be productive here (LINK). Still, these activities aren't much help in the social departme...

AP Exams change in the midst of COVID-19 turmoil

AP Exams change in the midst of COVID-19 turmoil

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2020

On Friday, March 20, College Board put out an announcement regarding what was to happen to AP Exams as COVID-19 continues to rock the nation. College Board, like many programs throughout the world, is putting the health and safety of students and educators first. They also realize that time constrain...

Governor Beshear extends NTI days in COVID-19 update

Governor Beshear extends NTI days in COVID-19 update

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

March 20, 2020

Highlands students thought they may be going back to school in two weeks. Today, that became but a distant memory. Originally, Highlands students were supposed to return to traditional school days on March 30. However, Governor Andy Beshear has asked that all schools continue nontraditional instruction...

The student news site of Highlands High School
News