• Counselor Meetings with Sophomores during Aviator Bell Nov. 15

  • Counselor Meetings with Freshmen during Aviator Bell Nov 8

  • Building Reunification Drill Nov. 3, 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

  • ALICE Training for Freshmen and Sophomores during Aviator Bell Oct. 25

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‘If the shoe fits’

‘If the shoe fits’

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Ohio State Marching Band is known nationwide for both their musical and technical abilities and is a ticket of inspiration for many marching high schoolers. On Oct. 14, the marching band attended The Buckeye Invitational sponsored by the by the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) and hosted at th...

Sounding it out

Sounding it out

Yasmine Guedira, News Chief

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Behind every performance lies a dedicated technical crew. These students build sets, do makeup, fix lighting and adjust sound. Nitin Pauletti, 12 is entering his final year of technical theater with Aves Theatre. What is tech theatre? Tech theatre can be broken up into three different departments....

‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life’ -Pablo Picasso

‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life’ -Pablo Picasso

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke,” said Jerzy Kosinski, Polish-American novelist. On Fri., Oct. 6, AP Art students visited the Taft Museum as part of the Taft Artists Reaching Classrooms (ARC) program, which provides art students with the opportunity to meet professional ...

Killers’ new ‘Wonderful, Wonderful’ album debuts on top

Killers’ new ‘Wonderful, Wonderful’ album debuts on top

Taylor Close, Leaflet Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After laying low for five years, the American rock band has come back to share more of their music with its ever growing fan base. Their newest album has become their first to hit number one on the Billboard charts. “I think it’s so cool how long they [the Killers] have been around. I feel li...

Spotlight shines on senior string soloists

Spotlight shines on senior string soloists

Yvanna Reyes, Video Editor

October 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Oct. 12, the first orchestra concert of the year under new director, Dr. Angela Santangelo, will be held. Like previous years, the event will feature solos from chosen high school program members who have participated for all four years. Senior Spotlight concerts includes pieces played by the fu...

Bella Voce sings in harmony

Bella Voce sings in harmony

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

October 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

SHS’ all girls choir Bella Voce is returning strong and preparing for upcoming concerts. Bella Voce is one of two all-female curricular choirs, the other being Aviator Chorale Ladies (ACL). Upon taking choir as a first year, most ladies start with ACL and work their way through Bella and possibly Sele...

AP Artists explore TAFT ARC

AP Artists explore TAFT ARC

Adhiti Chundur, Associate Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Visuals, Wild Art

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Band has break from making music

Band has break from making music

Lindsey Brinkman, Entertainment Chief

October 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It has been two weeks since the marching band has had a competition. Their last competition was Sat., Sept. 16 at Bellbrook High School. The group will not have one until Sat., Oct. 14 at the Ohio State University. “It has been nice having this break and the break has given us a chance to get better,”...

Aves Theatre plays games

Aves Theatre plays games

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

October 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With two fall plays under way, students in acting ensemble are working hard. The first play is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” on October 26, 27, and 28. Written by William Shakespeare, the play is a comedy. Although the show has the complex language of Shakespeare, it will have a fun twist to kee...

High School Nation rocks SHS

High School Nation rocks SHS

Adhiti Chundur, Associate Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Galleries, Showcase

Students compete in Cincinnati Zoo’s art contest

Students compete in Cincinnati Zoo’s art contest

Anne Marsh, Creative Projects Director

September 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Lions, tigers, and art, oh my! Seniors Thea Ferdinand and Serhiy Royter have been chosen to participate in a drawing contest at the Cincinnati Zoo from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1. Ferdinand and Royter are avid AP Studio Art students and were made aware of the competition by art teacher Kathy Ferguson. ...

Horror films

Horror films

Aidan Noble, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It is Halloween. You are out at the movies with your friends, catching the new horror movie. The main character hears a strange noise. They open the door and…. WHAM! A monster jumps out and the screen turns to black. You are enthralled, but why? It does not seem natural to like what you are afraid...

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