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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

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

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, Yearbook Head Editor

February 26, 2019

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

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

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

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...

Seniors cherish last time on home court

Seniors cherish last time on home court

Kenzie Poynter and Sydney Fessler

February 19, 2019

Friday, February 15 was a big night for Highlands High School girls and boys varsity basketball and seniors participating in winter sports. Seniors from girls basketball, dance, cheer, and swim & diving were all recognized by a packed house. Both varsity teams beat out Beechwood High School playing amazin...

President Declares National Emergency

President Declares National Emergency

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2019

On February 15, 2019, President Donald Trump officially declared the United States to be in a state of national emergency due to the dissatisfaction with the funding Congress is providing him for barriers at the southern border. When a national emergency is called by the President, this means that there...

Bluebirds Splash into Regionals

Bluebirds Splash into Regionals

Ella Exterkamp, Staff

February 13, 2019

Last weekend, tradition was broken as the swim and dive teams crushed the competition at regionals. On Saturday the 9th, the dive team competed at Scott High School and the swim team at Silver Lake, the host school being St. Henry, but both felt the same type of nervous energy. “I was very nervous ...

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