Parking Pass Blues

Brianna Bennett, Reporter

November 1, 2019

     Parking passes cost $35.00 at Hillcrest High School. Students have to pay for school lunches, dances, tickets, school items,etc. Paying to park at our school is just extra money students have to spend instead of saving...

Mental Health in Teens

Matthew Sing, Reporter

October 30, 2019

One in 5 children ages 13 to 18 have a serious mental illness (www.mental health first aid.org).However, in 1988, one in ten kids had mental illness.Ten percent of teens have depression.You may be wondering why so many teens ...

The Outbreak of Vaping

Dion Davis, Reporter

October 30, 2019

There was an outbreak of lung Injury associated with E-Cigarette use, or vaping. As of October 8, 2019,  there were 1,299 lung injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products. Twenty-six deaths have been con...

Exposing Fake Cartridges

Asher White, Reporter

October 30, 2019

Fake cartridges have flooded America and its youth. These non-regulated and fake illegal cartridges are not only harming people, but they are killing them. Most of these are bought illegally and distributed illegally for a hig...

MSU Enrollment

Emma Tracy, Reporter

October 30, 2019

MSU is having an ongoing problem this year. Their enrollment has plumulted. The president of Missouri State University, Clif Smart, is trying to get the enrollment to increase. One of the enrollment issues is that Hillcrest High S...

Homework: Should it be Banned?

Katlin Hilliard, Reporter

October 28, 2019

Homework has had its fair share of debate for centuries. But the question remains, should homework be banned?   The side that says that homework should be banned believes homework is a burden on the students and their fami...

Keeping Schools Safe

Trevor Goodman, Reporter

October 22, 2019

3 million. According to Safe Schools, that is how many crimes in schools occur around the United States in a year(http://www.sedl.org/change/issues/issues52.html). That is roughly 16,000 a day. This number is very high and unsafe. Adole...

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