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Bowling Birds Bowl at State Championship

Bowling Birds Bowl at State Championship

Kaitlyn Kittle, Staff

February 11, 2019

On Wednesday, February the 6th, three Highlands Bowling Birds, sophomore Abby Bach, senior Emrel Woody, and 7th grader Alex Bach went to the state tournament with the rest of the team following the next night. The tournament was held at Executive Strike and Spare in Louisville, Kentucky, and lasted two da...

Fact-checking the State of the Union Address

Fact-checking the State of the Union Address

Emeline Kuether, Managing Editor - Hilltopper

February 6, 2019

Last night, President Donald Trump delivered his long-awaited State of the Union Address. Spanning 82 minutes, Trump covered everything from the current economy to relations with North Korea, and the continuing debate on immigration. Throughout his address, the President received mixed reactions from...

Bowling teams compete at regionals

Bowling teams compete at regionals

Maddy Lyvers and Kayla Wilson

January 31, 2019

On January 28th, the Bowling Birds competed at regionals hosted by Bellwood Lanes. The boys and girls both competed for a spot at state. The girls finished second behind Campbell County and will be moving on to state, while the boys fell short to Simon Kenton, finishing third in the competition.   ...

Take Flight with the Twenty Grand Initiative

Take Flight with the Twenty Grand Initiative

Nick Caldwell, Staff

January 31, 2019

With the launch of the awaited 20 Grand Facility on January 14th, students from all over the district will be able to utilize these new facilities to further expand their education and skills. The facility consists of two floors that host a plethora of opportunities for students. On the first floor...

Freezing Temperatures Foreshadow Possibility of Cancellation

Freezing Temperatures Foreshadow Possibility of Cancellation

Caitlyn Morgan and Lexie Crawford

January 29, 2019

     Temperatures below zero and wind chills up to 22 miles per hour will make tomorrow in Fort Thomas feel like Antarctica.      Fort Thomas Independent Schools recently put out an announcement with wind chill information. It states:      “On particular cold mornings, the district co...

Pink Out Boys’ Basketball

Gwen Culyer, Staff

January 29, 2019

This past Saturday, January 26, Boys basketball took on Bellevue High school in Highlands’ very own and fundraised, Pink Out game. The Bird’s Junior Varsity team, along with Varsity both won.   Though Varsity started off slow, allowing the game to be anyone’s, as the minutes began to ...

Three Birds Move On

Three Birds Move On

Kaitlyn Kittle, Staff

January 24, 2019

On January 23rd, the Bowling Birds participated in the Singles Regional Tournament at Super Bowl Bellewood. In the tournament, every team in the region brought their top four representatives and every representative bowls three seedling games. The eight representatives with the highest pin count m...

High School Students Win Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

High School Students Win Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Caitlyn Morgan, Editor

January 24, 2019

     Each year, thousands of middle and high school students across the nation submit their works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. Submissions are then judged by mentors in the visual and literary arts, many whom are recipients of past awards. The mentors look for works that stand o...

Boys basketball crushes NCC

Boys basketball crushes NCC

Tristin Brubaker, Staff

January 23, 2019

With 1 second left in the game, the score was 70 to 61 Highlands. According to Junior, Jack Delagrange who played in two games back to back, “I was excited to be out there and helping the team out.” “I wasn’t shocked that we beat NCC as I was more excited because of the fact that it has been...

Cincinnati’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day – A Student Perspective

Cincinnati’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day – A Student Perspective

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

January 23, 2019

     On Monday, January 21st, I attended the 44th Annual Commemorative March in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.. As an aspiring photojournalist, I figured this would be a meaningful experience to document.      The day held a variety of events, the first of which was the King Legacy Breakfast,...

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