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A photo illustration highlighting the front facade of HHS.

History of Highlands in little pieces – A gift from the Class of 1958

Emme Orme, Staff July 27, 2022

The Class of 1958 has made possible the creation of a permanent display at Highlands featuring small mementos donated by HHS students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and others. The display, Highlands...

School sign.

Lives lost too soon: Uvalde, Texas school shooting

Nathan Mueller, Staff May 31, 2022

As of May 25, 21 lives have been taken in Uvalde, Texas. Robb Elementary School, a place for learning and development, when walking in, kids would usually be elated and inspired to start their day. However...

Seniors CC Shick and Meg Gessner pose for a picture with their future colleges painted on jeans after the sleepover.

Out in the wilderness: 2022 Senior Prank

Ella Cox and Kayla Lehn May 31, 2022

With the sound of laughter from playing fun games and the scent of burning firewood under the stars, the seniors are camping out in the parking lot of Highlands High School.  Last night on Monday,...

Graphic comparing horses and ponies.

The similarities and differences between horses and ponies

Hadley Leftin, Staff May 31, 2022

Horses and ponies have more similarities than differences. People mistake ponies for baby horses, foals, because of their size. Foals and ponies are not the same and have unique purposes in the equine...

The Cincinnati Reds luck: How has it impacted them this season?

The Cincinnati Red’s luck: How has it impacted them this season?

Liam Downie, Staff May 31, 2022

The Cincinnati Reds have no doubt been the worst team with them having a record of (16-31). The Reds got rid of two All-Star players on the team, Jesse Winker and Nicholas Castellanos. Then replaced...

Both varsity baseball teams stand for the National Anthem.

[Photo Gallery]: HHS Varsity Baseball Bluebirds defeat Ryle Raiders

Karter Houze, Staff May 31, 2022

Yesterday, May 30, at Thomas More Stadium, Highlands varsity baseball defeated the Ryle Raiders 5-4 in the opening round of the 9th region tournament. In last year’s 9th region baseball tournament...

The 2022 senior class poses in their college shirts.

Voices in the halls: All about the senior class

Tamra Armstrong and Karter Houze May 31, 2022

What was your favorite high school experience? Gracie Schlosser - “Being a peer tutor.” Austin Duncan - “Winning state in basketball.”  Evalyn Huth - “Going to New York freshman year...

How self-care can help your mind.

My self-care journey: What self-care means to me

Chelsie Cooley, Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2022

When some people think of self-care, they think of the gentrification of this topic: bubble baths, skincare routines, getting your nails done, or a new hairstyle. And yes, self-care can absolutely be this...

Director Jason Burgess after the HHS Theater Department won Best Song and Best Musical.

22 in 22! Highlands Theater Department wins 7 awards in the Cappies ceremony.

Treiston Collins, Yearbook Editor May 27, 2022

Last night the Highlands High School (HHS) Theater Department made their way to the Cappies to participate in award ceremonies celebrating the featured plays, as well as musicals all over northern Kentucky...

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