• Senior Trip - Main Event Dec. 22, 9:00 p.m. - midnight

  • End of Second Quarter Dec. 21

  • Staff/Retiree/Alumni Luncheon Dec. 20

  • Semester Exams Dec. 18-21

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Aves Theatre springs into action

Aves Theatre springs into action

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

December 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Now that the two fall plays (“Game of Tiaras” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) have been completed, Aves Theatre is moving on to their musicals for the year. The musicals were cast the week of November 27. Both musicals have been put on before by Aves Theatre. It is interesting because those...

All play for annual concert

All play for annual concert

Lindsey Brinkman, Entertainment Chief

December 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The orchestra had their annual winter concert on Wed., Dec. 6. The concert began at 6:00 p.m. and went until about 9:00 p.m. It involved grades five through 12 performing, with the fifth graders performing first. This concert allowed them to show off their new skills and what they have learned over the fir...

Photographers snap into action

Photographers snap into action

Lydia Masset, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every year, the photography teacher Mr. Peter Griga encourages students to submit their work to the Drexel High School Photography Contest. This contest is held annually by Drexel University, an arts and design college in Philadelphia. The contest required that high school art students submit three of ...

‘Justice League’ delivers mediocre story, super entertainment

‘Justice League’ delivers mediocre story, super entertainment

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

2017 has been a great year for cinematic superheroes: the top three superhero movies of all time on Rotten Tomatoes --“Wonder Woman,” “Logan,” and “Thor: Ragnorak”-- all hit the big screen this year. Particularly after the critical and box office success of “Wonder Woman” (the second...

Choral program approaches winter concert

Choral program approaches winter concert

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With first semester nearing an end, SHS choirs have a lot to accomplish before exams. On Thurs. Dec. 7 choral members will partake in their final performance of the semester. The concert will take place in the auditorium with a 7 p.m. start time. All choirs will participate, including Aviator Cho...

New Vincent Van Gogh biopic awes audience with gorgeous animation

New Vincent Van Gogh biopic awes audience with gorgeous animation

Adhiti Chundur, Associate Editor

November 17, 2017


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I recently had the pleasure to watch “Loving Vincent,” a film about the last days of famed painter Vincent van Gogh. The film sets the scene: “On 27th July 1890, a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers.” From there, the story...

Wall woos Cincinnati

Wall woos Cincinnati

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There is, quite obviously, no way to physically travel to the height of the Roaring Twenties while simultaneously experiencing what has been called the best of contemporary dance today. Artistically, dancer and choreographer Travis Wall and his company are working to fulfill this fantasy and more...

‘A balancing act’

‘A balancing act’

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Lucas Oil Stadium has hosted performances for many of the greatest musical groups across the nation. As an indoor field with a 70,000 person capacity, it is both foreboding and adrenaline-inducing. The marching band received the opportunity to showcase their competition show Libra in Indianapolis at t...

Strike up the band for hunger

Strike up the band for hunger

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Infographics, Showcase

Band helps with hunger

Band helps with hunger

Lindsey Brinkman, Entertainment Chief

November 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The marching band is having their annual “Strike Up the Band for Hunger” performance. This event will be held on Wed., Nov. 8 at 7:00 p.m. on the high school football field. “I am excited about this event because it allows us to show off our hard work for friends and family and help give back ...

Variety Show calls for tryouts

Variety Show calls for tryouts

Aidan Noble, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The SHS Variety Show tryouts come rolling around this upcoming November 2 in the Little Theater. So what is the Variety Show? The Variety Show is a great opportunity to showcase your own personal skills and talents to the school. If you are curious as to what kinds of acts will be performed,...

Art students write their way towards field trip

Art students write their way towards field trip

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  “All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation,” said German essayist Walter Benjamin.   On Tues., Nov. 7, AP Art students will be taking a field trip to the local artist Marlene Steele’s studio before visiting the Taft museum for the second time.   During their first vis...

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