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The MLB postseason bracket.

The Braves and Astros look to meet in the World Series: a glimpse of the MLB lineup

Ryne Wiseman, Staff October 21, 2021

     This Major League Baseball (MLB) season has been fascinating to watch so far because there have been many good teams, especially teams with a lot of young up-and-coming talent that have very outrageous...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray celebrates a touchdown that he scored against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of the  game on Sunday, September 19.

Soaring past their opponents: Cardinals and Ravens separate themselves throughout six games

Owen Yelton, Staff October 20, 2021

     Believe it or not, the NFL is just about a third of the way through the season. There have been highs, lows, surprises, and disappointments.       Many think that the NFC is loaded, and...

Some pictures from my trip to the University of Delaware.

My trip to the University of Delaware: taking on the great big world

Emerson Fraley, Staff October 18, 2021

The taste of the ice cream, the smell of the manure, the touch of the cow. That’s what you will experience at The University of Delaware. The Blue Hens compete as a Division 1 National Collegiate...

Highlands spreads its wings to new Bluebirds

Highlands spreads its wings to new Bluebirds

Lianne Guttadauro, Staff October 14, 2021

     Many people’s worries about starting at a new school are the crowded spaces, filled with all of the students and teachers as you move from class to class on the first day of school.     ...

A MacBook Air displaying a Schoology page with a student assignment.

A new day: the teacher perspective of the digital integration in education

Nathan Mueller, Staff October 12, 2021

     Say goodbye to boring worksheets and studying from flashcards, the age of technology is here. New digital assignments make Highlands High School students more efficient and creative when doing...

Freshmen Ellie Mohr and Mollie Anderson enjoying the views in Lake Anna.

You really autumn know… Fall Break is drawing near

Madeline Elkins, Staff October 4, 2021

     As leaves start falling and turning colors, it means fall is approaching. The smell of pumpkin is in the air and fall decorations are starting to come out. The nice fall weather has already made...

HHS students go all out for Spirit Week (9/27-10/1)

HHS students go all out for Spirit Week (9/27-10/1)

Grayson Thomas, Staff October 4, 2021

    This year's Spirit Week at Highlands High School is different from last year's Spirit Week, with a Penny War and Spirit Stick being added. Students and staff also participated in a pep rally on Friday,...

Sophomore Greyson Wissmen shares her classic gray sweats.

Getting cozy for the fall: October sweatpants

Jade Sandmann and Mya Schwartz October 1, 2021

     The cold winds and frosty air leads to the need for comfy and warm clothes. Sweatpants easily give that feeling to students during the chilly season.      With papers and tests piling...

Homecoming tips and tricks 2021

Homecoming tips and tricks 2021

Kayla Lehn, Staff September 30, 2021

     The lights were blinding and the music was pounding as everyone danced their hearts out. It will be a night to remember after having a year without a homecoming due to COVID-19. This year Highlands...

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