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  • Homecoming Dance Sep. 23, 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

  • No School Sept. 29 - Professional Development Day

  • Homecoming Game Sep. 22 at 7:00 p.m.

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Craft Show quickly approaches

Craft Show quickly approaches

Rujula Kapoor

November 20, 2013


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The craft show is the second highest fundraiser for the for the band and orchestra. It will take place on Nov. 22. Crafters pay to have stalls placed in both gymnasiums. “This year was the fastest we have ever sold all of the spots available,” said Mr. David Smarelli, orchestra director...

Next generation console preview

Next generation console preview

Ethan May

November 20, 2013


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Both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 are set to release in November. They are predicted to be powerhouses in reforming console gaming. “I think both are going to be great consoles but in my eyes the Xbox just offers more exclusives,” said Joseph Moreno, 11. The Xbox One releases on No...

Gourmet grilled cheese inspires customers

Gourmet grilled cheese inspires customers

Ben Ruskin

November 13, 2013


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Chew, chew, chew, chew, crunch? There is no crunch in grilled cheese. Well at Tom and Chee there is a crunch. With six locations in the Cincinnati area, Tom and Chee is taking over. Tom and Chee is a gourmet grilled cheese restauraunt. The crunch in your grilled cheese could be one of many sandw...

SEE1 rocks the Variety Show

Emily Tyler

November 12, 2013


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When the curtain parted for the opening act in the second half of the evening, eleven students in glamorous get-up strapped into electric instrument and connected to amps stood waiting for the drum beat to drop. “As the performance went on, it became more about the music than the notes,” sai...

‘12 Years a Slave’ makes for a brutal, powerful viewing

‘12 Years a Slave’ makes for a brutal, powerful viewing

Ben Cohen

November 12, 2013


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Every so often a movie comes along that stands out among all others. “12 Years a Slave” is that movie. Going back to the year of 1841, the film follows a free black man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery where he succumbs to torture, whippings, and the true brutality of the South. A...

Bands sing for spotlight

Bands sing for spotlight

Elizabeth Rickert

November 10, 2013


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  Battle of the Bands will take place on Dec. 13 in the Aves Theater. This annual event allows musical groups to show off their talents. The informational meeting for the bands wishing to be in this will be held on Wednesday Nov. 6 in room 246. “We have are having a meeting coming up...

Eminem relives his life in ‘Marshall Mathers LP2’

Eminem relives his life in ‘Marshall Mathers LP2’

Joshua Patterson, Staff Writer

November 10, 2013


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Eminem released his first album since “Recovery” which came out on June 18, 2010. He returned with swagger. This album rivals no other and, in my opinion, is the clear candidate for Album of the Year. He leaves all other rap albums far behind with his passion and his emotion in each song. Eminem ...

Overtures worth points: Students prepare monologues, songs

Overtures worth points: Students prepare monologues, songs

Victoria Swart

November 7, 2013


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It’s obvious, when observing the Aves Theatre trophy case, that SHS has a legacy when it comes to the Overture Awards. That legacy is winning many of them annually. Now, the process begins again, starting with the school auditions that took place on Oct. 29. Open only to the Acting Ensemble studen...

Top 5 MMO

Top 5 MMO

Ethan May

November 6, 2013


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MMO: massively multiplayer online game 1.  Vindictus: As a free to play MMO Vindictus does not usually receive a lot of recognition. With the unique mouse button attacking system Vindictus is an MMO unlike many others. Vindictus does not flourish in roaming, it is focused more on missions an...

One Acts provide comedy, entertainment

One Acts provide comedy, entertainment

Victoria Swart

November 4, 2013


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As a promotion of young actors as well as the Greater Cincinnati Theatre League (the League), four high schools- Anderson, St. Xavier, Indian Hill, and SHS- performed in the One Act Play Festival on Oct. 19. Not only was it the fourth anniversary of the festival itself, but also the first time th...

Reasons why pop music floods the charts with great hits

Reasons why pop music floods the charts with great hits

Amy Deng

October 31, 2013


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10. The songs are catchy and fun. Pop songs restore your energy to have fun and stay happy. Even when you are feeling down, you can just turn up a pop song and be cheerful. Just listening to pop songs restores the love for bubbly music. 9. They reflect the signs of the times. Pop song lyrics tell...

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