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Creative Writing Club sells Chocolate

Creative Writing Club sells Chocolate

Kayla Wilson, Feature Editor

March 19, 2019


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This Tuesday-Friday, the 19th through the 22nd, the Writing Club will be selling small bags of assorted candies in the lobby after school. They will be $2 each and all money raised will be going to the club so they can enter various contests and do fun things together. So far, the club has made 1...

Jaguars moving into “Johnson Valley”

Jaguars moving into “Johnson Valley”

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2019


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In March of 2018, Fort Thomas Independent Schools received the needed funding from the state to start the reconstruction project on Johnson Elementary School. The Kentucky legislature awarded $7.6 million for the project but also granted an extension that would allow the district to borrow an additi...

Tribute to Lilliana Schalck

Tribute to Lilliana Schalck

March 6, 2019


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Birds Get Cutoff by Colonels in the Regional Tournament Semi-Final

Birds Get Cutoff by Colonels in the Regional Tournament Semi-Final

Tessa Killen and Tristin Brubaker

March 4, 2019


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On March 2nd, the Highlands Girls’ Varsity basketball team lost against the Dixie Heights High School Colonels in the Regional Semi-Final with a final score of 42 to 39. The game started off strong for Highlands when junior Piper Macke scored 3 points in a matter of seconds. In the first eight-minute quarter of the game, Highlands was able to p...

Highlands Sweeps Holy Cross at Regional Tournament Quarter-Finals

Highlands Sweeps Holy Cross at Regional Tournament Quarter-Finals

Tristin Brubaker and Tessa Killen

February 28, 2019


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On February 27th, the Highlands Girls’ Varsity basketball team won against the Holy Cross High School Indians in the Regional Quarter Final with a final score of 72 to 46. Senior William Bertsch, a cheerleader for Highlands, was excited about how the game went. Bertsch stated, “Our band showed and played beauti...

Cohen’s testimony exposes President Trump

Cohen’s testimony exposes President Trump

Emeline Kuether and Jenna Brady

February 27, 2019


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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, testified for seven hours in front of the House Oversight Committee earlier today. After being sentenced to three years in prison for lying to Congress, he voluntarily agreed to testify in front of Congress once again. Here is an overview of h...

Highlands swim and dive rules the pool at State

Highlands swim and dive rules the pool at State

Maggie Schroeder, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

On Thursday, February 21, the HHS girls and boys swim and dive teams set off to the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium campus to compete at state. Both the boys and girls divers had their warm ups and prelims on Thursday. Competing for Highlands on the boys’ side were junior Finn...

Dance Team Competes in Orlando, Florida

Dance Team Competes in Orlando, Florida

Emrel Woody, Staff

February 26, 2019


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The Dance Team competed at the NDA Nationals this weekend and showed their strength with their dancing and teamwork by placing 5th in Hip Hop and 10th in Pom. The girls have worked hard all season by placing high at all the competitions they’ve gone to. Some highlights from the season include the team ge...

Highlands vs Newport District Finals

Gwen Culyer, Staff

February 22, 2019


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Last night, the Varsity Birds took on the Newport Wildcats in the basketball Championship game at 7:00 at Newport Central Catholic. In the first two quarters of the game, the boys were able to keep with Newport and at some points were even beating them. But, with the Wildcat’s height advantage ove...

Highlands basketball takes on NCC

Gwen Culyer, Staff

February 20, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

Last night at 6:00 p.m., Highlands Varsity Boys basketball team took on the Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds in their first District game of the season. The Birds, while starting out slow, allowed the Breds to keep up for most of the game making the score end very close. According to most of...

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