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Voices in the Hall: Getting Ready for Christmas in the halls of HHS

Voices in the Hall: Getting Ready for Christmas in the halls of HHS

Olivia Clark-Tipton, Staff December 2, 2022

Leaning toward the Christmas Holidays teachers and students of HHS talk about their family traditions up to their least favorite Christmas Movies.    Family Traditions:    Psychology...

Voices in the hall: HHS students and teachers share their holiday traditions.

Voices in the hall: HHS students and teachers share their holiday traditions.

Ella Cox, Staff December 2, 2022

As you know, Christmas is right around the corner. So we asked our teachers and students some different questions about the holidays along with their traditions.  Highlands English teacher Carrie...

The Bengals logo next to the Chiefs logo (photoshopped by me)

Bengals pregame: Week 13 against Kansas City Chiefs

Nathan Mueller, Staff December 2, 2022

Back-to-back playoff rematches for the Cincinnati Bengals, now 7-4 on the season and tied with the Baltimore Ravens for first in the AFC North, head to Kansas City for a re-match of the 2021 season AFC...

Citizens come together to mourn the loss of those who passed at the Virginia Tech shooting.

Breaking Apart the World: Mass Shootings

Jade Sandmann, Feature Copy Editor December 1, 2022

Every day another life is taken by a gunshot wound. Multiple people pass away in the same place due to a clip of bullets. Assault weapons are used daily, some in more harmful ways than others. Recently,...

 A gameplay screenshot of No Manss Sky. (Credit: Hello Games)

A comeback story: review of ‘No Mans Sky’

Nathan Mueller, Staff December 1, 2022

Broken promises, the theme of ‘No Man's Sky’s’ launch in 2016. Meant to be a true video game sci-fi experience, Hello Games promised a world where you could do anything. The true story of ‘No...

A look into music brought by Britannica Image Quest

The sound of life: The way music has impacted my life

Jade Sandmann, Feature Copy Editor December 1, 2022

Music has huge control over the emotions and feelings that I feel. Listening to different songs and genres of music takes up most of my day. I wouldn’t be alive without music.  Between Taylor Swift...

Machines monitor Aster’s vitals after the surgery.

My Final Battle with WPW: Recovering from Heart Surgery

Aster Bredwell, Staff November 28, 2022

The surgery is called catheter ablation. It is composed of three parts, each supposed to take only 1 to 2 hours. First, the doctors do some mapping;  poking, and prodding, ultrasounds of the heart called...

The Duolingo Bird, Duolingos mascot

Sketchy Marketing: The secret behind Duolingo’s Undeserved success

Oliver Just, Staff November 22, 2022

Duolingo is a popular language-learning app, which rapidly grew in popularity because of its appeal to people who have a tough time learning. Unlike the tedious task of going to a Chinese class a couple...

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