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UFC fighter, Justin Gaejthe uppercuts other UFC fighter, Mike Chandler.

MMA in American high schools

Jonathan Tinker May 11, 2022

Mixed-Martial-Arts (MMA) have recently been on the rise. Names such as Conor McGregor, Chuck Liddel, Georges St. Pierre, and Khabib Nurmagomedov are all household names for their achievements in the UFC.  MMA...

Haley, Ava, Emersyn, and another person posing for a picture.

6th-grade YouTube Stars

Haley Barth and Emersyn Armstrong May 5, 2022

A phone balanced on a shoebox, “Hey Boos!” we all say in unison. The HACE Squad, whose name was made out of the people in the group which were: Haley, Ava, another unnamed person, and Emersyn, was...

Freshman Tyus McCarter and Sophomore Lincolin Hicks face-off.

[Photo Gallery]: Bluebirds prepare for 2022 football season during spring ball

Ty Boler and Will Todd April 25, 2022

The first day we strap on the pads and buckle the helmets, everybody is excited about the new season. We start off with an Oklahoma drill to start spring off right.  Ten random days in April to...

“Best Songs Ever”: Our favorite One Direction singles

“Best Songs Ever”: Our favorite One Direction singles

Jade Sandmann and Grayson Thomas April 19, 2022

One Direction is one of the biggest boy bands in the world, even after their break-up. In their six-year career, One Direction came out with five albums. Four of those five were recorded with Niall Horan,...

“Our Songs”: Our favorite Taylor Swift songs

“Our Songs”: Our favorite Taylor Swift songs

Jade Sandmann and Kayla Lehn April 18, 2022

Taylor Swift is an icon in the modern-day music industry. In her career, Swift released nine albums, five extended plays, and three live albums. She has won many different awards throughout her music journey,...

How to finger-spell ASL in American Sign Language.

Why ASL should be taught in schools

Emme Orme, Staff April 15, 2022

Sitting in a crowded restaurant, a teenage girl looks over the menu and waits for her friends to join her. She does not make conversation with anyone and never looks up when the surrounding customers’...

Image of a classic MRI Machine.

Getting to the bottom of Epilepsy: MRI Machines

Lianne Guttadauro, Staff April 14, 2022

Sitting in the hospital bed, my mom is on her phone looking at Facebook, and I am preoccupied with the Ipad. The next thing I know, there is knocking on the door. We quickly put on our masks and turn...

The four teams in the AFC West.

The downfall of the Chiefs

Liam Downie, Staff April 12, 2022

During the off-season of football players, contracts end. Players turn into free agents, signing on to other teams, or getting re-signed to the same team they previously played for. This offseason it...

Will Smith slapping Chris Rock.

The slap heard across the nation: Will Smith versus Chris Rock

Jonathan Tinker March 30, 2022

On Sunday, March 27, actor Will Smith walked onto the stage during the Oscars and slapped Chris Rock on live T.V. over a joke he made directed at his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, missing hair due to her alopecia.  Alopecia...

Bobby Child (Sophomore Jameson Zoller) completes a musical number with the Follie Girls (Junior Olivia Kohler, Freshman Eva Sarakatsannis, Sophomore Campbell Smith, Junior Ruby Smith, and Senior Rebecca Wright) surrounding him.

Photo Gallery and Review: “Things are looking up” for “Crazy For You” actors

Chelsie Cooley, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2022

On Thursday, March 24 through Sunday, March 27, Highlands High School is performing the romantic comedy musical, Crazy for You. At the beginning of the musical, HHS Theater Director Jason Burgess introduces...

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