• Parent/Teacher Conferences Oct. 5

  • 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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‘Gilmore Girls’ returns to Netflix

‘Gilmore Girls’ returns to Netflix

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor

November 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Fans of the beloved show “Gilmore Girls” eagerly return to Star’s Hollow on November 25, the perfect post-Thanksgiving binge. The show’s revival, entitled ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,’ includes four 90 minute episodes now streaming on Netflix. The episodes are filled with the...

Bringing music across country

Bringing music across country

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer

November 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

To finally finish off the marching band season, the ensemble traveled 17 hours to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The orchestra also made the journey to get the chance to perform in front of thousands of people. Both groups were part of a workshop where the musicians practiced Disney music, learned...

‘Haters Back Off’

‘Haters Back Off’

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

YouTube sensation Miranda Sings’ red lipstick and memorable voice have now taken over Netflix. With over one billion views on YouTube, comedian and singer Colleen Ballinger’s character Miranda Sings has risen to fame since her first video in 2008. As her alter ego, Ballinger smears her lip...

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


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Color guard adds volume to Vortex

Color guard adds volume to Vortex

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With only one more competition left, the championships, the marching band is spiraling into perfecting its show, Vortex. At their last competition, in their class AAAA, the band went home receiving Best Guard, Best Percussion, Best General Effect, Best Visual, Best Music, and First Place. Also,...

Canvas of Compassion:

Canvas of Compassion:

Adhiti Chundur, Co-print editor in chief

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Art serves many functions-as decoration, practical use, and social commentary. The effort and time it takes to produce a work of art for someone shows care, and the Memory Project aims to do just that. “Over the summer I went on a mission trip to Haiti. It was my first mission trip ever and it w...

Guard glamorizes show for championships

Guard glamorizes show for championships

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2016


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The girls are finishing up their season with only one competition left. In total, they have spent months, days, and hours preparing and fixing their show for this performance. “I am pretty bummed that the marching band season is ending, since I have devoted a lot of time to color guard and since...

Jamming to music

Jamming to music

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In only Cincinnati, there are many places boasting how they have the most famous musicians coming. From restaurants with live local music to having renowned artists performing downtown. “My favorite experience was the Coldplay concert,” said Rebecca Thompson, 10. In the middle of exams, tests,...

Show spirals to a stop

Show spirals to a stop

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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With only a couple more weeks left, the marching band is working on perfecting their Vortex themed show. The group just recently received the ending drill , and the color guard has learned all of the choreography. Now, all the ensemble has to do is connect the dots and complete the picture. “I am...

Group works to finish, not diminish

Group works to finish, not diminish

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After finally performing their full show, the marching band went home from the competition at Miamisburg High School receiving in their class they received first place, best general effect, best auxillary, best music, best percussion, and best visual. Overall they got second place. In their class, aaaa,...

Still (Ga)going strong: Lady Gaga’s new album excites fans

Still (Ga)going strong: Lady Gaga’s new album excites fans

Taylor Close, Creative Projects Director

November 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As a singer who has been around for almost a decade, Lady Gaga is a well-known name. As with all of her previous four albums, there was a lot of hype around her new one Joanne, especially among her fans. “I remember listening to ‘Born This Way’ in like fourth grade and being obsessed with it....

Concert uncovers senior competence

Concert uncovers senior competence

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

To show off the hard work the seniors have put into playing string instruments, the orchestra will have their Senior Spotlight Concert Thurs Oct. 13, at 7:00 p.m. “I think it is really cool that we are performing a concert showcasing how hard the seniors have worked throughout middle and high school,”...

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