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The Highlands High School varsity dance team poses for a picture before competition.

Dance team takes home second win, despite interruptions throughout season

Lexie Crawford and Mikalah Morgan March 2, 2021

     On Saturday, February 27, the Highlands High School (HHS) dance team competed in the 29th Annual Seton Invitational dance competition. After hours of competing against talented opponents and...

Freshman Ty Boler shoots his paper towel into the trashcan as class ends.

Highlands’ newest, most popular sport: Trashketball

Anna McCoy, Staff March 1, 2021

     About three minutes before class ends, teachers pass out blue paper towels, which they use to spray desks and chairs with a cleaning solution in a pesticide dispenser.       Students wipe...

Book Review: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Elly Wira, Staff February 26, 2021

     Last semester, my Pre-AP English I Advanced class tackled Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Written in 1937, it provides interesting insight into how the Great Depression affected different people....

My COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card that includes information about my specific vaccine.

Combatting the Pandemic: My experience receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

Haley Luersen, Staff February 25, 2021

     On January 23, 2021, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. I work at an assisted living facility, which means I am surrounded by individuals who are at increased risk for severe...

Junior Zach Barth dribbles around, waiting for the chance to take the ball up.

Highlands basketball Birds achieve major win against Simon Kenton

Megan Benzing, Hilltopper Editor February 24, 2021

On Tuesday, the Highlands boys varsity basketball team took on Simon Kenton High School, defeating them with a final score of 98-70. The Birds started off slow, falling a few points short to Simon Kenton,...

A wrestler circles the mat, eyeing her competition. 
Photo courtesy of DWC Photo.

Highlands girls defy gender norms one match at a time

Chelsie Cooley, Staff February 24, 2021

      According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, female wrestlers make up about eight percent of the total 269,000 wrestlers at the high school level. Though still small,...

The hands of Daft Punk forming a glowing triangle, signaling the end of an era.
Via Daft Punk on YouTube

Long Live Daft Punk: 1993-2021

Haley Luersen, Staff February 23, 2021

     I walk to my fifth-period class, AP Spanish, with a pep in my step—we get to watch our favorite Spanish TV drama, Gran Hotel, today. The door is locked, unusual for Señora Haffey, but I assume...

Senior Peter Laskey is seen competing against an opponent from Campbell County High School at their match last Sunday, February 14th.

Highlands hosts a co-ed wrestling match against Boone County, Grant County, and Covington Catholic on Senior night

Emma Healey, Staff February 22, 2021

     Highlands High School Co-ed Wrestling team had a game last Sunday, February 14th. They were competing against Campbell County High School, where the team played an individual event, not a team...

Sports week recap: February 8-14

Treiston Collins, Staff February 22, 2021

     Last week was an exciting week for Highlands High School athletics, including the boys and girls basketball teams, the wrestling team, and the archery team.      The boys' basketball team...

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