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The unspoken rules of NTI at Highlands

Digital Illustration for the monthly Unspoken Rules of Highlands series.
December 4, 2020

Disclaimer: This article is satire and for entertainment purposes only. Dear fellow NTI learners,      Let’s be honest, this year has been unbelievably rough. Schools are progressively closing...

NBA drafts rising stars for 2020-2021 season

Anthony Edwards runs down the court while being guarded by a Vanderbilt player. (Bleacher Report -
December 4, 2020

     The 2020-2021 season National Basketball Association (NBA) draft took place on November 18 for the first time in a virtual setting.       The Minnesota Timberwolves had the first pick and...

Midterm exams set to look different due to NTI

The new midterm exam schedule.
December 4, 2020

With the air all a flurry and winter break arriving in a hurry, it's important for all students to begin preparing for success on the final obstacle before two weeks of hot cocoa and holidays — their...

Brian Weinrich steps down from Highlands football, leaving a legacy behind

Kenzie and Brian Weinrich pose for a picture on the football field where it all started.
December 2, 2020

     After 25 years with the Highlands High School Football Program, including seven seasons as head coach, Brian Weinrich announced his departure from the team. During his seven seasons, he held a...

Kicks and Gifts: Five shoes to shop for the Holidays

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November 30, 2020

     Are you looking for shoes to get for the holidays? Well, I have a few shoes that should be on your Christmas list this year, starting off with the Air Jordan 5s, Air force 1s and the Jordan 1 high...

Mediocre Kitchen Madness: Thanksgiving Edition!

This is what professional looks like, everyone.
November 25, 2020

- Hello, this is Haley... - And this is Maggie. - ...and welcome back to a special edition of Mediocre Kitchen Madness! - Today’s we are bringing you a bonus November recipe inspired by...

What Thanksgiving means to me

Background image courtesy of Webster Rogers Financial Advisors.
November 25, 2020

     For my entire life, I have spent Thanksgiving with my mom, dad, older brother, and other members of my family. I forget when this happened at first, but for quite a few years, I have helped make...

NFL Report Card

This report card ranks the National Football League (NFL) teams into five categories.
November 24, 2020

Voices in the Hall: How do you feel about returning to NTI?

Voices in the Hall: How do you feel about returning to NTI?
November 23, 2020

Senior Patrick Clukey: “I was kinda happy, but I have mixed feelings because I can’t see my friends as much.”                 Junior...

Chay Rust: The passion of an aspiring filmmaker

HHS Alumnus Chay Rust sits in the Highlands High School Broadcasting Studio that sparked his passion for film.
November 23, 2020

     In the creative world, it takes time to be noticed. For Chay Rust, he didn’t wait for the film industry to come to him; instead, he stood around on a local film shoot until he got noticed.   ...

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