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20 Grand Launches for Success

20 Grand Launches for Success

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2019


Filed under News

On January 14th the new Fort Thomas school building on 20 Grand Ave. had its official showcase and launch party followed by the first School Board meeting of the new year. The new building has various new spaces for students and faculty alike to use, to increase learning and collaboration. Some of...

Seton Dance Invitational

Seton Dance Invitational

Gwen Culyer, Staff

January 15, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

To our school, the dance teams are seen at all sporting events, providing the O-Zone with a bit of extra spirit. On most weekends, the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams compete in many national and local invitationals throughout their season that paves their way to Nationals.   KHSAA State Champions, our very own Highland...

Scheduling Begins Next Week: Are You Ready?

Scheduling Begins Next Week: Are You Ready?

Lexie Crawford and Caitlyn Morgan

January 11, 2019


Filed under Advice, News, Student Life

     Students are just getting back from a well-deserved two-week break following a stressful midterm exam period. Yet again, students are faced with another daunting task in planning their future.      Scheduling begins on Monday, January 14th and lasts all week. Over this time, students w...

Fact-checking the Presidential Address

Fact-checking the Presidential Address

Emeline Kuether and Jenna Brady

January 9, 2019


Filed under News

Last night, President Donald Trump addressed the nation over immigration concerns, the current government shutdown, and the Mexican border wall. In his 10-minute speech, he made many statements alluding to an immigration crisis that America is facing. However, since his speech, some of the President...

Government shutdown impacts all

Government shutdown impacts all

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019


Filed under Feature, News

Since the United States Constitution was written in 1787, the federal government has played an integral part in the lives of everyday citizens. From food stamps to healthcare, the government helps citizens be able to live more productive, healthy, and happy lives. However, there are times that budgets and fe...

We The People Wins State Competition

We The People Wins State Competition

Emrel Woody, Staff

December 17, 2018


Filed under News

On December 11th, We The People went down to the University of Louisville to compete in the Kentucky State Championships. This competitive class is run by Mrs.Boimann-Hennies, and it is based on groups answering questions using the Constitution.   The competition was held in the Mcconnell Ce...

Preparing for exams from a freshman perspective

Sydney Fessler, Staff

December 14, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

Dread fills students’ minds as they walk into the building. The frigid air outside makes their teeth chatter, giving an uncomfortable feeling. Throughout the week, stress bundles up and causes a whirlwind of information to flood the brain. But why does this stress happen? Is there any way to postpone or...

Dayton Devils Dominated by Highlands

Dayton Devils Dominated by Highlands

Tessa Killen, Staff

December 12, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

On December 11, the Highlands boys’ varsity basketball team won against the Dayton High School Devils with a final score of 75 to 38.   The game started off with Highlands earning 7 points right off the bat while keeping Dayton at bay with a score of zero. As the first 8-minute period wen...

Highlands Bowling Team sweeps NCC

Highlands Bowling Team sweeps NCC

Tristin Brubaker, Staff

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

The Highlands girls bowling team got all seven points during the match, which lead a victory for Highlands against NCC at Walts Center lanes in Newport. Junior Jordan Cole scored a 296 during the first game, missing only one strike. He overall had the highest score for Highlands. Junior Annalee Barre...

Girls’ Basketball dominate in Dayton

Girls’ Basketball dominate in Dayton

Nick Caldwell, Staff

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Last night, December 5th, the Varsity Girls Basketball team dominated the Dayton Green Devils with a final score of 64 (Highlands) to 25 (Dayton).   When speaking to Coach Richey, she commented, “It was a great team win, and was great to get everybody out on the court to play.” &...

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