Hillmen Messenger

Acadamy Awards, The Oscars, award shows

Story by Natalie Garcia, Messenger Staff Writer

February 1, 2011

Each January the Academy Awards are viewed by millions of film fans around the world. They watch to see who will win the highest and most recognizable honor in film making for each category. Many celebrities and people in the entertainment community come to the Academy Awards each year to be part of...

Infomercials selling big lately

Story by Shelby Cary, Messenger Staff Writer

February 1, 2011

“But wait, there’s more!” This is a classic line in the world of infomercials. There have been many times one has channel surfed and landed on an infomercial. There is something about these hyper, laughable and energetic commercials some people are simply glued too. They can be fun to watch and...

Vintage Clothes

Story by Ali Dunaway, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010

In the past few years vintage trends have slowly been finding their ways into today’s latest trends.             Many fashion fads from the 60s are very popular today. Babydoll tops, trapeze dresses, mini skirts, high waisted belts, wooden wedges, flower prints, large bags and leather...

The story behind Santa Claus

Story by Amy Classon, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010

Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, and Kris Kringle; all one man, yet he has so many different names and tales.             As the holidays fall upon us you may find yourself wondering about ‘Santa’. Where did he come from? This man- or saint- who is said to deliver gifts...

Sugar, Sugar, Sugar!

Story by Allison Alvarez, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010

Everyone has a sweet tooth; whether it’s for a red-bull, a Twix bar, or a caramel frappuccino from your local starbucks, the craving is there and it’s hard to be avoided.  Every year, the average American scarf’s down 142 pounds of sugar.            When asked, many students agreed...

New Disney vs Old Disney

Story by Jamie Schlenker, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010

“Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh, Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff. He's Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh. Willy nilly silly ole bear.” Everybody knows the famous theme song for the Disney show, Winnie the Pooh. It’s a classic that almost every highschooler these days watched as a little...

Music you’ve never heard!

Story by JD Avila, Staff Writer

October 22, 2010

If you have ever walked into the first floor of the art building, you have probably noticed the blaring music playing from the three different classrooms. Larry Alberts and Toby Covich with their classic rock/oldies music, and Tim Johnson (Red), with his techno mixes.  This music has been a part of...

Music fads now and then

Story by Jamie Schlenker, Staff Writer

October 22, 2010

   When you listen to your grandmothers radio station in the car do you wonder how in the world she could listen to the 40s jazz without being tortured? What about your mothers 80’s hair metal records playing in the living room as she cleans? Think about the music you listen to and compare it to...

Violent music, movies don’t influence criminals

Story by Courtney McArthur, Staff Writer

October 20, 2010

Angry music, angry shows, equals violence? Violence, All the reporters, parents, and priest have the answer why. Violent media, music, and video games have been one of the favorite reasons why America’s children are being corrupted and resorting to violence and crime. But is this a responsible and...

Choir and Band getting attention

Story by Holly Cox, Staff Writer

October 20, 2010

We all grow and develop in many different ways. We all have our own passions and desires in order to succeed our life time goals. Some students find success in sports; others may find it in education, while very few find success vocally and musically. Most students would probably agree that the band...

Illegal foods in the US

Story by Nicole Parrish, Staff Writer

October 1, 2010

People around the world eat all different types of food; due to their culture or to please the different satisfactions of their taste buds. Some illegal foods in the U.S are illegal for health reasons; others are illegal for the survival of a species, or even because of animal cruelty. Some may be delicious...

Weird, strange, and tasty?

Story by Courtney McArthur, Staff Writer

October 1, 2010

  Peanut butter and mayo sandwiches to chocolate covered crickets! The usual person would find those probably weird and gross but others find them a great snack or even a delicacy. In America, there are deep fried Twinkies in the south, spam in Hawaii, and road kill restaurants in the deserts....

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