• Band Concert Jan. 10

  • Winter break Dec. 21- Jan 6

  • End of second quarter Dec. 20

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Listen up for new releases

Listen up for new releases

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Music is everywhere: on the elevator, in the restaurant, on your phone, everywhere. In today’s world, most students cannot leave the house without a pair of earbuds to get them through the day. With the announcement of a new song or album dropping from an artist, listeners seem to be fixating on...

‘The Hate U Give’ changes perspectives

‘The Hate U Give’ changes perspectives

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

How often does a book change your perspective? ‘The Hate You Give’(THUG) by Angie Thomas has the ability to do that. This powerful novel centers on the strong, brave, and black 16-year-old Starr Carter. One night, Starr and Khalil (Starr’s childhood best friend) are at a party. They flee to his...

Winter guard works together

Winter guard works together

Lindsey Brinkman, Entertainment Chief

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Even though the weather might be below freezing the Winter Guard is still working up a sweat. On Mon., Jan. 8, despite school being cancelled, the group still met up to have its bi-weekly practice. “I'm really excited for our first competition because this will be different than anything we h...

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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

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