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Distance, Dedication, & Direction: Track & Field at SHHS
Britten Dugan, Staff Writer • March 10, 2023

Take a moment to consider the last time you saw track and field athletes at Science Hill in their element. You may have seen a pack of distance runners on State of Franklin one afternoon, making haste...

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Is Artificial Intelligence Taking Over?
Erick Trejo, Staff Writer

Buzz! Ding! Ring! The vibrating buzz of a received message, the tone of a notification, and the resounding ringing of an incoming call are sounds...

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The New Grading Scale: Pros and Cons
Nicholas Yakubenko, Staff Writer

While nearly all the students at Science Hill absolutely love the new grading scale, many teachers share mixed feelings about it.  For perspective,...

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What Foreign Language Class Should You Take?
Erick Trejo, Staff Writer

Languages have existed for over 50,000 years, and they have evolved throughout millenia. While people in Mexico may respond with an “Hola”...

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Give Second Chance Breakfast a Second Chance
Britten Dugan

Science Hill is one of the biggest public magnet schools in Tennessee. Some 2300 students call our maroon and gold campus home, a diverse set...

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Hillside Cafe Expands Business, Trains Students
Gianna Mancini, Staff Writer and Photographer • March 12, 2023

The Hillside Cafe: Science Hill’s own mini starbucks. Started in 2016, the cafe has provided many students with opportunities to learn how to manage,...

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Teens Talk About Mental Health
Sophia Stone, Editor In Chief

Mental health. To John, it’s the way someone perceives the world. It reminds him of colors tied to emotions; sadness as gray and anger as blue.  Noah...

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Join Model U.N. (Or Else)
Shiven Jain, Staff Writer
A strangely fiery op-ed by junior Shiven Jain on a seemingly dry topic. With the midterms approaching and the appearance of peaceful relations completely in ruins, community, at home and all over the globe, has never been more important...
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Science Hill Singing Valentines Bring Joy
Lillian Ellis

It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day themed everything. Hearts, cupids, shades of pink and purple, and singing Valentines are just...

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The Controversy of Fast Fashion
Isabella Permenter, Staff Writer • February 8, 2023

You may have heard of certain popular stores that seem to always keep up with the latest trends: H&M, Shein, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters,...

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Mental Health Resources at Science Hill
John-Paul Bitler, Staff Writer

Let’s face it: we're all a little stressed out right now. We need to balance our grades, social lives, extracurriculars, and jobs all at once....

Inflation, Interest Rates, and You
Inflation, Interest Rates, and You
Amanda Noe, Staff Writer

The United States’ economy is on the rocks. Inflation is sky high, interest rates are rising, and the stock market is down. According to economist...

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An Iranian Uprising
Lillian Ellis, Staff Writer

What's happening in Iran? On September 16th, a 22-year-old woman named Mahsa Amini was killed for wearing a hijab incorrectly. Witness reports...

Rehearsal goes smoothly with Ms. Belt as the orchestra prepares for their winter concert in less than a month
Orchestra Winter Spotlight
Ellen Hong, Staff Writer • January 25, 2023

At Science Hill, the music department consists of three programs: Orchestra, Chorus, and Band. Orchestra, while not as known well by all students,...

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Science Hill Students Express Their Love of Music

When you look down the halls of Science Hill during a lunch break or in between classes, you will almost always see one or more students wearing...

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Study Sesh: 5 Tips on How to Study Smarter
Feeling unproductive? Science Hill senior Sarah Nipper gives us her advice on efficient study tactics. Take it from an expert.
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A Senior's Advice to Freshman

Hey Science Hill freshman! Looking for some tips to get you started this year? Don’t know what classes to schedule or what to get involved...

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Quick Football Recap: 2022 Season
Alexandra Carlson, Staff Writer • November 7, 2022

What a season for the Toppers! Not only did the Science Hill football team win eight of their thirteen games, but the Toppers made it to the...

School Spirit at Football Games
School Spirit at Football Games
Alexandra Carlson, Staff Writer

Let’s go Toppers! As we continue through our fall sports season it’s important to remember to support our Toppers. Being in the stands, yelling...

September in Review: Football Recap
Molly Wilgus, Staff Writer
Seniors Molly Wilgus and Tatyanna Beatty catch us up on SHHS football season with final scores. player interviews, and strategy breakdowns.
Poetry: SPEAK
Kate Carter, Student Contributer • February 28, 2023
Prompt: Write About Freedom: Enjoy the Life You've Been Given
Samuel Moody, Student Contributor • February 28, 2023
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Movie Review: Glass Onion, A Knives Out Mystery
Shiven Jain, Staff Writer • March 10, 2023

Mysteries have become worn out after the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, and Nancy Drew have dominated the genre for over a century....

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Album Review: Midnights by Taylor Swift
Amanda Noe, Staff Writer • January 14, 2023

Since 2006, when Taylor Swift released her first single, "Tim McGraw," she has been an undeniable presence in the music industry, winning 11...

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Movie Review: Black Adam
Shiven Jain, Staff Writer • January 14, 2023

In the fictional Middle Eastern country of Khandaq, where the first civilization was born, there have been a string of political dictatorships...

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