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Improve yourself

Hani Mohamed, Reporter

February 13, 2019

Welcome 2019! January is the time when everyone makes their resolution for the year. Every year is meant to be a better year than the year before.  2019 has many opportunities for everyone. Here is what students and teachers at HCP had to say about New Year's resolutions and what they plan to...

‘Aquaman’,’Birdbox’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ dominate the Holiday Season

Xavier Rhone, Reporter / Social Media Coordinator

January 31, 2019

The winter holiday saw a slew of feature-length films hit screens both big and small. Of the films that were on the tips of everyone's tongues this break, the three films that stood out were the superhero films 'Aquaman' and 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,' as well as the Netflix original, 'Bird Box.' James Wan's 'Aquaman' was o...

Dropping the ‘F’ bomb

Alice Bennett, Reporter

November 19, 2018

Across the school I’ve noticed a recent resurgence of the use of the F word. No, not the word parents fear that their kids will hear when they stub their toe against the table, the other one. This word is a bit more harmful. It’s a derogatory slang word used to describe people of the LGBTQ+ c...

Freshman first impressions

Cam Anderson, Hani Mohamed, Reporters

October 18, 2018

Imagine: It's the first day of school and students are rustling around the hall, congregating and renewing paused friendships. They are lost, blank faces symbolizing the fear and confusion of being the fresh meat of the school. That was the feeling on the first day of school for the freshman. The first...

English teacher announces baby number two

English teacher announces baby number two

Camryn Anderson,, Reporter

October 4, 2018

Junior English teacher Natalie Runnels will add a new addition to her family this spring. Runnels is already the proud mother of a little girl, but is excited for another chance to experience motherhood. “I haven’t really done anything in preparation for the baby. We just moved, so everything is ...

Ali Jalilian: student, photographer extraordinaire

Dylan DelCol, Reporter

September 19, 2018

Leaning awkwardly to get just the right angle, catch just the right light, find the perfect alignment and - *click!* The camera shutter snaps and the carefully constructed moment is frozen in time. This is Ali Jalilian's favorite moment - all the elements of his composition coming together as one. This...

Carlos Flores floors the field with college offers

Mitchell Stroud, Reporter

May 7, 2018

Senior and valedictorian Carlos Flores accepted the AnBryce Scholars Initiative scholarship to Notre Dame last week. Flores has been accepted to Princeton, Duke, Colorado School of Minds and Baylor University. He also received a full ride to Duke. The AnBryce scholarship covers the entire published cost of att...

Treats, eats for all Valentine’s Day budgets

Mitchell Stroud, Reporter

February 8, 2018

You wake up, and the brisk February air gently sweeps away your slumber as you walk to the corner flower shop. Every morning you walk by and see the idle shop-owners welcome the few regulars that stop by every day, but today is different. The flower shop is bustling with troves of customers searching...

Winter break happenings

Mitchell Stroud, Reporter

February 1, 2018

Winter break: a time of joy, relaxation and gifts for all, surrounded by the people you love. It was no different for students and teachers at HCP who spent quality time exploring the many facets the North American Continent contains. Sophomore Anna Serven, along with senior Drew Serven, went ...

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