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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...

Local restaurants switch to carry-out only

Local restaurants switch to carry-out only

Megan Benzing, Staff

March 20, 2020

As already publicly recognized, COVID-19 has shut many restaurants and stores around the area down. Since this virus has become a significant problem in the United States, the “Center for Disease Control and Prevention” (CDC) has responded with mandatory precautionary actions. This meant that ma...

The changes keep coming: Covid-19 rocks Prom and Prom to Dawn

The changes keep coming: Covid-19 rocks Prom and Prom to Dawn

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

March 18, 2020

This week has brought a lot of changes and adjustments to Highlands High School, and those changes have not stopped. On Tuesday, March 17th, Principal Matthew Bertasso posted a video update to address the school about further advancements and adjustments that HHS will make. One of these adjustments...

Five activities to do while quarantined

Five activities to do while quarantined

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

March 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out an announcement Sunday evening advising against gatherings of over 50 people for the next eight weeks. Additionally, both Ohio and Kentucky have put out announcements stating that all restaurants are closed for sit-down dining. All across the...

Voices From Home: How is your first day of NTI going?

Tessa Killen, Megan Benzing, and Libby Spiess

March 16, 2020

  Freshman Lela Grillot “[I’m] feeling pretty cozy, actually. I have my setup and I'm already halfway done with stuff, but I'll probably hate it by Friday. [I’m] about to eat lunch 38 minutes before I'm supposed to!”     Freshman Bellamy Martin "It just feels so weird to be h...

COVID-19 rocks education at Highlands High School

COVID-19 rocks education at Highlands High School

Lexie Crawford and Maggie Schroeder

March 13, 2020

“It’s not a matter of if, but when,” is a quote that’s been heard throughout the halls of Highlands High School these past few weeks. Now, COVID-19 is making this fear a reality.  In order to “flatten the curve,” at least eight states, including Kentucky, have recommended that school d...

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