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Senior Survey Questions

Senior Survey Questions

May 21, 2020



Jonathan Brodak, Feature Editor

May 19, 2020

Oh, hello! I’m sure that by now you are all well acquainted with the current series of events. If you’re like me, then you’re probably sick about hearing about these “unprecedented times” and “flattening the curve.” This is the way the school year ends, not with a bang, but a whimper. ...

The final chapter

The Hiller Newspaper's annual Christmas sweater picture that the staff members take.

Morgan Kafana, Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2020

In the literary journal this year, we talked about closing chapters and opening new ones. For some seniors, this final year of school may seem like the home stretch of our high school careers, but to me, it’s more like the closing chapter of our book.  From the time we each began our journey thro...

Pitt vs. Penn State: Trinity students recap the rivalry

Trinity Senior, Elliott Salvatori, is looking forward to attending Penn State next fall.

Emma Malinak, Copy and Alumni Editor

May 18, 2020

The University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University have been considered interstate rivals since the turn of the twentieth century. With both colleges within 160 miles of Trinity High School, many Hillers look to Pitt and Penn State to continue their education after graduation. Trinity stu...

Climate change strikes Pennsylvania’s winters

This picture shows the effect of climate change at Stag Hill and how quickly it melts snow.

Emma Liggett, FOR Editor

February 24, 2020

Winter: the time for hot chocolate, cuddling up, and plenty of activities in the snow. This winter, however, has not provided these nostalgic memories. In Washington PA, we have gotten less than 40 inches of snow. Climate change is one of the main reasons for this decline in snowfall. The average snowfa...

Hiller Crush Chain

Rachel Chase, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

Click beside the arrow to see this year's "Hiller Crush Chain!" > Crush Chain  

What Would Chelsea Do?

Jonathan Brodak, Feature Editor

February 4, 2020

It was an average morning in the pinewood forest. Dawn welcomed the pterosaurs to take flight into the orange skies, the ancient crocodilians to sunbathe near the various shorelines scattered throughout the forest, the mammals (our ancestors) to fall back asleep from their nocturnal hunts, and, of course...

A New Slash

January 31, 2020

To paraphrase (for legal reasons) a favorite Ron Swanson saying of mine: “Never half-commit two things; whole-commit one thing.” He is giving Leslie Knope advice on what to do whilst she is debating having two full-time jobs at once. (If you still haven’t watched Parks and Rec yet, it’s 2020,...

What New Year’s resolution(s) have you made for 2020?

Journalism I, Contributors

January 30, 2020

Carys Miller, Freshman- “To eat healthier.” Danny Towers, Freshman- “To keep my room clean.” Maddie Argo, Freshman- “To have a strong year.”   Daniel Lee, Sophomore- “Get a license, a job and find the love of my life.” Meredith Bryant, Sophomore- “To pass APUSH.” Grace ...

New Year’s resolutions slowly being broken

New year, new resolutions for 2020!

Holly McDonald, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year's resolutions around 4,000 years ago. Even today, people are still creating New Year’s resolutions with the intention of following through. Unfortunately, many people break their resolutions before the end of January, whic...

Second semester offers fresh starts to students

Organization is vital when working towards good grades.

Rachel Chase, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

As the first semester comes to an end, every student is faced with a fresh opportunity to improve their grades. But, many students are unsure of how to do any better than the previous semester. Luckily, there are several tools that students can utilize to improve in every subject.  By far, the most ...

What is the best gift you have ever received and why?

Journalism I, Contributors

December 18, 2019

Alex Noble, Freshman- “I was 8, a baking set because I wanted it for about 5 months.”   Danny Towers, Freshman- “My James Conner jersey because he’s my favorite player.”   Anderson Newlen, Freshman- “A Kodak camera in 4th grade because I have a lot of memor...

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