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Band gains because of rains

Band gains because of rains

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
September 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The marching band typically performs on a football field, a 360 feet long surface; however, at Kings High School, rain caused the shows to be held indoors. It was a first for all of the band members, freshman through seniors all gaining a new and foreign experience. “I thought the performance Satur...

Rain forces first competition indoors

Rain forces first competition indoors

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
September 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Marching Band performed in their first competition on Saturday, Sept. 10. The competition was held at Kings High school, in the school gym. It was held indoors because of the rain. Since the event was held indoors, the band performed a “standstill”. A stand still means they stood in one spot,...

Aves Theatre presents exciting season

Aves Theatre presents exciting season

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director
September 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Aves Theatre constantly presents shows in different styles. The current season is no exception. This year, students will be performing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Improv Show, Irena’s Vow, and Big Fish the Musical. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the fall product...

Mother Nature can not stop Marching Band

Mother Nature can not stop Marching Band

Hannah Lee, Staff Writer
September 16, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

At the Kings High School, the Sycamore Marching Band had their first marching band competition indoors due to rain on Saturday, September 10th. Two weeks prior to the competition, a thunderstorm also cancelled the game at the University of Cincinnati where the marching band went to play at halftime...

Bastille’s album creates ‘Wild World’

Bastille’s album creates ‘Wild World’

Taylor Close, A&E Chief
September 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After the indie band hinted at a new album earlier this year, their fans, called Stormers, were anxious to figure out the release date and track listing. But Bastille did not use traditional ways of releasing that information. “I like them [Bastille] because you never know what they are going to do...

Aves gearing up to improvise

Aves gearing up to improvise

Uttkantha Sindhwani, Staff Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Improv season has begun at SHS. Improv, or Improvisational Theatre, is a form of theater where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed. The Improv Aves are meeting for two hours twice every week to get in the gear for the Improv Show, which be held on Dec 15-16. Compared...

Marching Band competes for first time this year

Marching Band competes for first time this year

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
September 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Infographics, Media, Showcase

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Views takes the world by surprise

Views takes the world by surprise

Taylor Close, A&E Chief
August 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The anticipated album by Drake was released on Apr. 29, making it the fourth album he has released since the start of his career in 2001. Sophomore Alex Newberg said, “I think that it is cool how he puts so much effort into his songs and doesn’t just throw something together.” In his songs on the...

Taking to sea

Taking to sea

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
May 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Ruta Sepetys published her historical fiction novel in the young adult section in Feb. 2016. The novel “Salt to the Sea” covers one of the greatest disasters of World War ll that was hidden. All four teenagers aboard the ship the Wilhelm Gustloff  for safety from the Soviet Union’s advance through ...

Singing loud, celebrating proud

Singing loud, celebrating proud

Yasmine Guedira, News Chief
May 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After a successful season with three concerts, two competitions, and one variety show, the Aves Choir is wrapping up their year with one final spring concert. This concert is only two weeks after the choirs competed at the state level Ohio Music Education Awards, where all three choirs earned top...

Choir hosts final concert

Choir hosts final concert

Calliope Osborn, Staff Writer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The choral program is preparing for their final performance of the 2015-2016 school year. Each year, choir holds five concerts where students prepare for weeks to perform in front of the crowd. The last one is the Spring Concert, typically held during the last month of school. Choir students are...

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