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Hurry to get your Girl Scout cookies today!

2021 girl scout cookie lineup – “badder” up!

Kylie Poland, Co-Hiller High Fives Editor March 30, 2021

Annually, the Girl Scout corporation produces a monumental amount of cookies in order for troops across the nation to sell them to their communities. I have purchased one box of each of the eight different...

Despite a very long year of uncertainty, the COVID-19 vaccine is finally available and nearly 100 million U.S. citizens have been vaccinated!


Rachel Chase, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor March 10, 2021

Almost one year ago, on Friday the 13 of March 2020, COVID-19 closed schools across the country, for what many thought would only be two weeks.  Like many, I was excited for what felt like an extended...

Head to McDonald's or Dunkin' Donuts now to get these limited time spring menu additions!

“Spring” into new March menus

Kylie Poland, Co-Hiller High Fives Editor March 10, 2021

This March, both McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts are releasing several new additions to their menus. I will be reviewing and grading these menu items! McDonald’s released two new dessert/drink items...

Trinity Graduates have interesting opinions about standardized tests and how much they matter after high school.

Grads Explain: How standardized tests affect college applications

Riley Dunn, Sports Editor March 9, 2021

Check out part 1 of this series: Students Explain: Why student intelligence goes beyond a test score Standardized tests are a fixture in high schools across the country. All year, students take difficult...

Instead of flowers, try gifting a loved one a handmade card or baked good this Valentine's Day!

Valentine´s Day or Valentine´s no-way?

Emma Riddell, Copy Editor February 11, 2021

It’s that time of year again: drugstore displays are filled with cheap chocolate truffles, Hallmark is running nonstop rom-coms and fake roses and plastic pink signs abound. It is certainly Valentine’s...

Netflix parties are a great way to get the experience of watching a show together, even if you might be far apart!


Rachel Chase, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor February 11, 2021

It’s been years since elementary school with Valentine’s Day parties and boxes, at least for Chelsea, but the holiday is still a great celebration of love. This year, festivities will probably be different...

A student's answer sheet is pictured on their desk after their standardized test is complete.

Students Explain: Why student intelligence goes beyond a test score

Riley Dunn, Sports Editor February 11, 2021

“If you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will go its whole life believing it is stupid.” This quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein, a genius who understood that there are many...

Featured is a survey of students at Trinity High School regarding their opinions on resolutions.


Rachel Chase, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor January 21, 2021

10, 9, 8, 7…  it’s time for resolutions! Great. Sure, each new year promises a plethora of opportunities for growth and progress, but for many it also brings the dread of resolutions. By this point...

Throughout the first semester, Trinity students have grown familiar with various online learning platforms such as Google Classroom and Canvas.

Students explain: Hope for second semester

Emma Malinak, Co-Editor-in-Chief and News Editor January 21, 2021

Trinity students know that the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year was stressful, frustrating and discouraging at times. But, with a new semester starting on January 25, Hillers took time to reflect...

An example of a student's learning space at home.

Students Explain: Online learning

Riley Dunn, Sports Editor December 20, 2020

2020 has been a crazy year for everyone. Now, with COVID-19 cases flaring up again, Trinity Area School District has decided to move all of their classes online through the Winter break. That means that...

Above all, 2020 will be remembered as a year full of masks and social distancing during the pandemic.


Rachel Chase, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor December 17, 2020

This year has been awful. There’s no other way to say it. 2020 will be remembered as the worst year in many people’s lives, and for good reason.  Everyone has had a different approach to this year....

Keeping a daily planner or to-do list is a must for online schooling.

Do’s and Don’ts of online learning

Kayla Denke, Feature Editor December 16, 2020

Since the Trinity Area School District is currently doing all-remote instruction, there are many tips regarding what to do and what not to do in yet another time of change. Do: Submit classwork...

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