The Hiller


Emma Liggett, Co-Copy Editor and A&E Editor

October 1, 2020

The school year finally has begun after many long months of being in quarantine. This year will be very different for everyone. Some people, like myself, are doing all of our school work from the confines of our house. When you’re at home all day you can run into a lot of issues, whether that be inte...


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, Co-Editor-in-Chief and News 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, Co-Copy Editor and A&E 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, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor

February 5, 2020

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

Second semester offers fresh starts to students

Organization is vital when working towards good grades.

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

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...

Music covers triumph over originals

Morgan Kafana & Gina Gossett

December 16, 2019

As the holidays are coming around the corner, people are tuning their radios to listen to Christmas music. Taking a closer look at various Christmas songs, people start to notice how more recent artists are returning to their roots to recreate those nostalgia inducing songs filled with memories. As ...

Holiday traditions bring spirit across cultures

Holiday traditions bring spirit across cultures

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

December 16, 2019

As the year comes to a close, different cultures will celebrate winter holidays in many unique ways. Regardless of what traditions individuals choose to participate in, the spirit of the season is evident in every culture. Most commonly known are the celebrations of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas. Hanuk...

How old is too old to trick or treat?

Kayla Denke, Feature Editor

October 30, 2019

On the night of October 31, many look forward to saying “Trick or Treat!” However, some older kids have stopped trick or treating because they think they’re “too cool” or trick or treating is not as fun as it used to be. There are still some teenagers that continue to dress up and be some...

AP early registration, is it going to be successful?

Early AP registration brings mixed emotions to Trinity students.

Kayla Denke, Feature Editor

October 11, 2019

AP testing is a way to help students earn college credits that can be earned from taking high school classes. Exams will be 94 dollars each. Originally, the due date for the exams was sometime in March, however, now it is on November first.  A question to think about… will having the register due da...

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