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Why “Neutral” Journalism is a Problem

Why “Neutral” Journalism is a Problem

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

"When Fox News first launched in 1996, their slogan was “Fair and Balanced.” Seeing this now would probably make a lot of people snicker given the reputation they have gained over the years. In 2008, they changed their slogan to “We Report, You Decide.” This slogan perfectly captures the problem ...

Everything You Know About Immigration is Wrong

Everything You Know About Immigration is Wrong

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Emma Lazarus’s “The New Colossus,” inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty, reads “Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost, to me,” representing the American promise of openness to immigration. This message has expanded diversity, thus allowing a wider array of talents and skills tha...

It’s time to end the disrespect

Emeline Kuether, Managing Editor - Hilltopper

May 6, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

For 141 years this building has represented the traditions of Highlands. From the thousands of students who have walked across the stage to receive their diplomas, to the multitude of games won out on the football field, this building has stood the test of time. After undergoing extensive renovation...

Knock out your AP anxiety: How to prepare for the dreaded exams

Knock out your AP anxiety: How to prepare for the dreaded exams

Emeline Kuether, Managing Editor - Hilltopper

April 23, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s that time of year again. Warm weather, annoying allergies, and stress in the air. If you’re like me, then you might not have realized how quickly May is approaching; in less than 2 weeks we’ll have finally reached the last month of the school year. But before you start daydreaming about day...

International Women’s Day 2019: Our country’s true feminists

International Women’s Day 2019: Our country’s true feminists

Emeline Kuether, Managing Editor - Hilltopper

March 8, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

I grew up listening to the School House Rock song, “Suffering till’ Suffrage,” on repeat. I was inspired by the bravery and courage of women in the 1900s; the ones who continued to protest, fight, and give up everything they had for the right of women to vote. They were given this privilege with ...

Time for Tray Trash to Disappear

Time for Tray Trash to Disappear

Emrel Woody, Staff

March 5, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Throughout the school year, a lot of new changes have come to the cafeteria. For example, students are no longer allowed to sit in the hallways. The school has gotten rid of the first lunch line to get more tables for groups to sit at to accompany those who used to sit in the halls. Now, for their...

The Young People Will Win

The Young People Will Win

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

As many students at Highlands High School know, I was one of the main organizers of the Walkout against school gun violence last year- one of the hundreds that were held across the country. On President’s Day, I was fortunate enough to attend the third part in the Miami University lecture series with ...

Political Correctness: America’s Disease

Political Correctness: America’s Disease

Ella Exterkamp, Staff

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

We are growing up in an age where free speech is being traded for political correctness. Everything you post, every word you speak, even your own thoughts have to align with what is socially acceptable for all groups of people. I argue this idea of political correctness has gotten extremely out of han...

One Year Ago, Tragedy Struck: Why We Need Stronger Gun Laws

One Year Ago, Tragedy Struck: Why We Need Stronger Gun Laws

Kaitlyn Kittle, Staff

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

One year ago, on February 14th, 2018, the Parkland Shooting shook the nation. 17 people died in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, and an additional 17 were injured. 34 students and staff members. 34 friends, siblings, parents, and children. And yet, very little has...

The biggest problems with Western media

The biggest problems with Western media

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In western culture, people have cultivated an obsession with youth and beauty. On some levels, this can be viewed as a positive thing. The better you eat, exercise, or care for yourself will not only make you feel better on the inside but be more socially acceptable to others in how you look and act....

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