The Hilltopper

As COVID-19 pandemic continues, Bluebirds find silver linings

Julianna Russ

September 18, 2020

On March 13, 2020, the world changed forever.  No one expected that two weeks off from school would extend into a month and eventually the rest of the school year. COVID-19 has kept students out of classrooms for the past six months, but Highlands Bluebirds are returning to the nest for the first time this week.  Lately, i...

HHS Ozone: Always ready to be a Bluebird

HHS Ozone: Always ready to be a Bluebird

September 11, 2020

A stadium filled to the brim with football fans, cheerleaders full of school spirit, parents jiggling...

Students are thrilled to come back to school this early.

Highlands Seniors socially distance for the First Day of School

September 2, 2020

This morning at 8:30, on August 31st, the Senior class of 2021 kicked off the year by coming and being...

Voices from home: Reactions to the extension of NTI

Megan Benzing, Staff

April 22, 2020

Freshman Isabelle Brooker “I was kind of expecting it to happen. It doesn’t really affect me too much; I just like that I have more time to get work done. But I feel really bad that the seniors don’t get to graduate with their class and don’t get a prom.” Freshman Erin Paolucci “Honestly, I am sad that we aren’t going to have...

Netflix Logo
Courtesy of Netflix

Curing quarantine boredom: What’s up with Netflix?

April 1, 2020

When it comes to downtime, there is always one place you can always go to defeat boredom: Netflix. The...

Voices from home: How are you preventing cabin fever?

Tessa Killen, Megan Benzing, and Libby Spiess

March 24, 2020

  Senior Cameron Riley “I have been cooking and baking to distract myself, so I don’t get cabin fever.”       Senior Jessica Kreeger “In order to avoid getting cabin fever, I’ve been going outside and playing with my dogs.”     Junior Gannon Ehrman ...

Five activities to remain social while social distancing

Five activities to remain social while social distancing

March 24, 2020

After a week of social distancing, one is bound to get bored and fall into a sort of seasonal depression....

Five activities to do while quarantined

Five activities to do while quarantined

March 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out an announcement Sunday evening advising against...

Voices From Home: How is your first day of NTI going?

Tessa Killen, Megan Benzing, and Libby Spiess

March 16, 2020

  Freshman Lela Grillot “[I’m] feeling pretty cozy, actually. I have my setup and I'm already halfway done with stuff, but I'll probably hate it by Friday. [I’m] about to eat lunch 38 minutes before I'm supposed to!”     Freshman Bellamy Martin "It just feels so weird to be home. It'...

Voices in the Hall: Non-Traditional Instruction Days

Sam Hauck, Libby Spiess, Megan Benzing, and Tamra Armstrong

March 13, 2020

      Junior Sydney Schenk “It was pretty frustrating because we worked really hard on our star events and we practiced a lot. But I guess it’s okay since we’re not going to get sick and it’s for our health.”               &nbs...

The student news site of Highlands High School
Student Life