The Hilltopper

Be the change you want to see

Be the change you want to see

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018

Voting has been ingrained into me since a young age. As long as I can remember, my mother has taken my sister and me to the polls each and every local, state, and national election. I recall sitting at the kids' table and filling out each bubble. When I was younger, my choice was made by who had the...

FC Cincinnati’s loss doesn’t equal a losing team

FC Cincinnati’s loss doesn’t equal a losing team

Ella Exterkamp, Staff

October 30, 2018

I refuse to write a story about FC Cincinnati losing.   So Instead, I am going to write about all the ways they have won.   It has been 28 years since The Cincinnati Reds have won The World Series and 27 since The Bengals have won even a playoff game. That was in the 90s when the...

Smashing Social Stereotypes

Jenna Brady, Editor

October 29, 2018

I can remember very distinctly sitting at a table in kindergarten with a group of my peers. We were talking about trivial childhood matters, like if our parents let us drink Mountain Dew or not. Out of the corner of my eye, I could see one of the most popular kids in the class come over. Confused as to why...

R.I.P Exemptions

R.I.P Exemptions

Ella Exterkamp, Staff

October 15, 2018

If you’re not a senior, say goodbye to exemptions and hello to a stressful 2nd semester. The new Highlands High School exemption policy only allows seniors to be exempt. Now it relies more heavily on their ACT scores rather than individual grades. However, this decision was not made at a state o...

Let the shoulders be free

Emeline Kuether, Managing Editor - Hilltopper

October 15, 2018

It’s humiliating. Being singled out in front of your peers, pulled out of class, and reprimanded for expressing your style. Not to mention going home and standing in front of the mirror, noticing every imperfection, and growing more self-conscious by the second. Forever wondering why your body i...

Kneeling for Justice

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2018

Living in a fast-paced culture, it is hard to read past headlines when scrolling Twitter, or beyond the lower third on TV when you are running out the door with a granola bar in one hand and your backpack in the other. The blasts of information that hit students here at Highlands High School is exh...

Point and Counterpoint: Homework

October 15, 2018

Which side of the homework argument is correct? Is it too much homework or too many distractions? Maggie Schroeder and Kaitlyn Kittle consider both sides.

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