The Hiller

Students explain benefits of applying early for college

While the start of the 2020-2021 school year has been far from normal, the college application process and the opportunities to apply Early Action and Early Decision remain the same.

Riley Dunn, Sports Editor

September 28, 2020

For some seniors, applying for an early college admission can prevent a lot of stress, but only if they know the benefits and drawbacks of their plan beforehand.   Approximately 450 colleges allow students to apply with either an early decision application or an early action application. Before a...

Class of 2020 prepares to graduate

In November of 2019, the Class of 2020 stood together to take the traditional senior class photo for the yearbook.

Rachel Chase, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor

May 18, 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Trinity is still trying to find a special way to honor this year’s graduating seniors. Especially in these uncertain times, it is important to make sure every senior receives individual recognition and that the whole senior class is recognized together. Graduation...

Decision day is closer than Hillers think

As College Decision Day approaches, seniors struggle to determine which college is the right one from them before the deadline of May 1.

Kayla Denke, Feature Editor

April 24, 2020

An important day for senior Hillers, College Decision Day, is coming up on May 1, 2020. Alumni Maria Cimino, Riley Moore, and Krista Lebar from the class of 2019 give advice to help current seniors through this important and exciting time. For those who don’t know, on College Decision Day seniors comm...

Living through a Pandemic

A movie theatre in Kearney, Nebraska, called

Nancy Xiao

April 24, 2020

With the closings of many schools, businesses and public gatherings, many Americans are staying home in hopes to “flatten the curve” against the COVID-19 outbreak. But how long can America endure social distancing?  The anxiety to return to normalcy is reflected in all citizens. From industry serv...

Remaining safe amidst coronavirus outbreak

Medics with the Massachusetts National Guard swab a sample to test for the coronavirus.

Rachel Chase, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor

April 24, 2020

As the coronavirus outbreak spreads across the country, and the world, many are wondering how to best protect themselves and their loved ones. Fortunately, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have created guidelines to help keep the public safe. ...

At-home activities battle boredom during lockdown

Hillers find ways to keep busy during the 2019-2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

Emma Malinak, Co-Editor-in-Chief and News Editor

April 24, 2020

Before school closures, many students were used to being busy every second of the school day. From grabbing iced coffee in homeroom to attending club meetings to completing homework and projects, students never had to worry about having a lack of activities to keep each day exciting. Now, with school ...

Australian fires shock world

Kayla Denke and Gracyn Kafana, Sports Editor and Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

“Australian fires are like nothing we’ve seen before,” according to an article in the New York Times. These fires started in December of 2019 and, as of now, there are about 100 remain on the east coast of Australia in the states of New South Wales and Victoria. With approximately 29.6 ...

Past centuries become voices of Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day has evolved throughout history into the holiday that we love today!

Emma Malinak, Co-Editor-in-Chief and News Editor

February 4, 2020

When envisioning February 14, many look forward to the chocolates, presents and sappy Hallmark cards that are associated with the famous day celebrating love. However, the holiday now known as Valentine’s Day has not always been filled with candy hearts and roses. Historians now understand the true roots o...

Mysterious Ring hackings shock many

Mysterious Ring hackings shock many

Kayla Denke, Feature Editor

January 22, 2020

Ring Doorbells are a unique doorbell that comes with a camera. The front of a house can be checked without opening the door in case a mysterious person is at the door. Or, parents could check on their children while they’re at work. Even considering the advanced technology available today, some th...

Trinity students impacted by trip to Holocaust Center

Senior Jonathan Brodak takes time to appreciate some of the photographs in the

Jonathan Brodak, Feature Editor

December 19, 2019

Around 1933, approximately 500,000 of the 67 million people living in Germany were Jewish, making up less than one percent of the German population. On November 7, 2019, 37 Trinity High School students traveled to the Holocause Center of Pittsburgh and were astounded to learn that this small portion o...

Hiller impacts Trinity High School’s safety

This year, Hiller received 1st place as a Novice K9 Team at an event with his handler Sergeant Shaffer.

Contributed by Kylie Poland and Bayleigh McCullough

December 17, 2019

In 2017, Trinity High School welcomed canine police officer, Hiller, to enforce safety protocol.  Hiller serves many purposes in the school. He is best known for discovering harmful products, seeking out trespassers and locating lost students and faculty if needed. Hiller has achieved many accom...

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