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Spring Sports of the Week Recap

Gwendolyn Culyer

April 12, 2019

As the weekend nears and sporting events wrap up for the week, we see the Birds gaining in points and stance. The boys’ and girls’ track team run in their next meet tomorrow at Campbell County beginning at 9:30 a.m. As for boys’ baseball, they end the week with a seasonal record of 9 wins and...

Virginia tops Texas Tech in NCAA Championship

Virginia tops Texas Tech in NCAA Championship

Sydney Fessler, Staff

April 9, 2019

Virginia and Texas Tech beat out some of the best teams such as Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State, Auburn, and more to make it this far in the tournament. Even with Texas Tech being a 3 seed, and Virginia being a 1 seed in the tournament, this is both teams’ first appearances in the championship game. Every...

Students take action: March For Our Lives Rally at Tower Park

Students take action: March For Our Lives Rally at Tower Park

Kayla Wilson, Feature Editor

March 26, 2019

On Saturday, the community of Fort Thomas marched as one to end gun violence in America. The march took place in Tower Park and around 100 people showed up to raise their voice. It was organized by seniors Sydney Cooper, Sarah Cayton, Alex Harrison, and sophomore Juli Russ who are the founders of the March for Our Live...

March For Our Lives Fort Thomas

March For Our Lives Fort Thomas

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

March 25, 2019

               

Spelling their way into our hearts

Emeline Kuether and Ella Exterkamp

March 22, 2019

Raunchy, hilarious, and full of unique characters, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee definitely pushed the limits of what can be shown in high school theatre, making even the guest speller Jon Jon, from Q102, ask what was on all of our minds “Is this high school?”. Still, the audience l...

Prom to Dawn Moves to NKU

Prom to Dawn Moves to NKU

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

March 22, 2019

     With a change in venue, this year’s cruise themed Prom to Dawn will set sail on April 13th from 12:00 A.M. to 3:30 A.M. at the new location of Northern Kentucky University.      For the past 20 years, this event has been held at Highlands High School. This year, though, the parent comm...

Creative Writing Club sells Chocolate

Creative Writing Club sells Chocolate

Kayla Wilson, Feature Editor

March 19, 2019

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

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...

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

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...

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