A New Year’s Origin Story

A New Year’s Origin Story

Kimberly Fisher, Co-editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

 New Year’s Day is a celebration of an old year ending and a new one beginning. Bars, nightclubs, and comedy clubs host special events to greet the new year and to try to start it off right: by laughing and having a good time. Instead of going out for the night, some people prefer to stay in their ...

Election Day, November 2017

Election Day, November 2017

Abra Lisowski, Co-Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Election day was November 7, and the results are in! 2017 was an off-year election, meaning it was not a presidential or midterm election. Off-year elections occur on odd years. Even though they are not presidential elections, it is still important for people to vote in off-year elections, as they are...

Volunteering

Volunteering

TImea Hoston, Journalist

November 14, 2017


Filed under Inspiration, News, Showcase

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and people do different things for the holiday. For example, some people like to help out at churches and food banks for the people who don’t have a lot to eat for the holidays. Churches all around Cleveland and the Cleveland Heights area give out food to the peopl...

Teen Library Council Needs You!

Teen Library Council Needs You!

Kimberly Fisher, Co-editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The Lee Road Public Library is housing a new program for all teens in high school who want to make a difference. This program, named Teen Library Council, is run by Payton Meeks, who works in the circulation system, and Rebecca Fisher, a youths services assistant. This new group meets twice a month t...

Senior Checklist: College Applications and more

Senior Checklist: College Applications and more

Lyanette Jobson, Journalist

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The senior year is often stressful. Therefore, students must learn how to balance their activities with the demands of college applications. Unfortunately, Mrs. Blockson has seen students miss deadlines in the past. She says the cause for this is, “Students are nervous that they aren’t doing t...

Newspaper Staff: Positions Available

Newspaper Staff: Positions Available

Mrs. Tayse, Staff Advisor

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Do you like to write? Do you like to take photographs? Are you active in activities at Heights High School? The Black and Gold needs you! We are looking for motivated students to join our staff.  Interested? Come to Room 355 after school each Wednesday.  You can also email Mrs. Tayse, the advi...

Shrek: The Musical

Shrek: The Musical

TImea Hoston, Journalist

November 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News, Showcase

DreamWorks produced a musical from the original movie Shrek and Heights High School decided to recreate that play with their own little twist to it. Tedd Byers played the lead role as Shrek, the twin sisters Hannah and Sophie Gilson were Fiona, and Malcolm White who played Donkey. Overall, the play was outst...

A Night to Treasure: Heights Homecoming 2017 Celebration

Kayla Harvey, Journalist

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Heights High's homecoming celebration began October 2nd and lasted till October 7th. The eventful week included dressing up in spirit gear, participation in the school pep rally, dance, community inclusive parade and rowdy football game. Homecoming Royalty was also presented Friday during the school pep ra...

Staff Members React to Heights Re-Opening

Dasia Love, Journalist

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Aug. 21, 2017, the new and improved Heights High opened for the first time. Some staff members gave their first impressions and thoughts on the architecture. “The first time I had seen the building was back in April of 2017, before it had even been done with and at first I wasn’t too pleased ...

Homecoming Parade and Dance 2017

TImea Hoston, Journalist

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Homecoming weekend was October 6th and 7th. Students and staff described how they felt about the upcoming weekend. Most people said that they are ecstatic about the festivities. Heights High School Homecoming festivities include a homecoming parade, a game, and a dance. The school also has a 5k run an...

Yearbook in Your Pocket

Yearbook in Your Pocket

Abra Lisowski, Co-Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Want to make sure your best pictures make it into the yearbook? This year, the yearbook team is using a new app called ReplayIt. This app, available on the AppStore and Googleplay, allows you to upload your own pictures of events, people, and anything else you want to see in the yearbook. The app wi...

Student Reactions to New High School

Abra Lisowski, Co-Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Students attending Heights High this year have some mixed opinions on the new building. Ava Collyer, a sophomore, said that she was the most excited about the bigger classrooms, “And the temperature regulation in the school.” This sentiment resonated with other students, who did not like how unreliable...

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