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Senior pictures are being taken on campus this week

Senior pictures are being taken on campus this week

Juliana Lechner

August 23, 2017


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Over the next three days, 382 students are scheduled to filter through room 506 to pose for their senior pictures. While appointments were available throughout the summer, appointments are still booked across the entire schedule. However, in the first day of senior pictures alone on Tuesday, 67...

You may not release all seniors

You may not release all seniors

Haley Mueller, Staff

August 23, 2017


Filed under Life, News

Until the sharp echo of the audible bell, the halls are completely silent. Neither a footstep nor the drop of a pen is heard. An unusual circumstance for the halls of Hillsborough High, where before seniors had the privilege to flood the halls prior to the bell sound just after announcements were made....

How To: Make your own solar eclipse viewer

How To: Make your own solar eclipse viewer

Mercy Tsay

August 18, 2017


Filed under Life, Videos

August 21st a solar eclipse will occur at around 1pm to 4pm. Be prepared to see it with this do it yourself eclipse viewer. Remember looking at the solar eclipse without eclipse glasses or viewers will damage your eyesight. This viewer is used with your back facing the eclipse. Look through the non-covered...

Band previews show for parents

Band previews show for parents

Mercy Tsay

August 12, 2017


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Soggy shoes and wet hair fill the band room early on Saturday to begin their final practice before their first showcase. Their theme for this year is The Black Parade, during this showcase they would show the opening of their 2017 show, Famous Last Words. Between the performances Mike Lebrias, the...

Students welcomed back at Open House

Students welcomed back at Open House

Katie Delk

August 10, 2017


Filed under Life, Top Stories

Despite the rain and inclement weather, the halls were bustling with students heading to their classes. On August 8, the Big Red opened their doors to new and returning students and their families. The halls were packed with intramural clubs and teams aiming to introduce their values. To start...

Students walk at summer graduation

Students walk at summer graduation

Madison Forbis and Theontae Walton

July 15, 2017


Filed under Life, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries

Students from Hillsborough, as well as from other schools across the county, received their diplomas on Thursday at this year’s summer graduation. Eight graduates attended the ceremony, although 21 students in total earned their diplomas over summer break. The ceremony may have gone without the P...

Band and orchestra collaborate

Band and orchestra collaborate

Mercy Tsay

May 18, 2017


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Traveling through time one song at a time. On May 11 the band held their final concert for the year themed the Big Red Time Machine.  Different from their traditional concerts, which would include every major ensemble performing a three or four pieces each. The new theme allowed the students to cho...

Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mother’s Day gift ideas

Tegan Smith

May 6, 2017


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Sometimes Mother's Day can be a bit daunting. You want to do something special for your mom but can't ask her what she wants since it should be a surprise. We are no longer at the age where a poorly cutout paper heart or a pipe cleaner flower is going to do the trick. It requires more thoughtfulness...

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