• Senior Halloween Oct. 26

  • Picture re-take day Oct. 17

  • Grease Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3 tickets $10 online $12 at the door

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Climate change, natural disasters possibly related

Climate change, natural disasters possibly related

Anisa Khatana, News Chief

October 16, 2018


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Florence. Michael. Sulawesi. Hurricane, hurricane, earthquake, and tsunami. Around the world, disaster season runs year-round. But what is the driving factor behind the recent uptick in natural disasters? Could climate change play a role? “I feel like since climate change has become a more prevalent ...

Are the Reds losing fans?

Are the Reds losing fans?

Isabella Magato, Cartoonist

October 12, 2018


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The Reds have been a beloved part of Cincinnati since their founding in 1881. But are they losing their fame? As they make their way towards the end of their season, they have recorded the lowest attendance at games in almost three decades. This season, the Reds only drew in about 20,116 fans per game ou...

Teaching of speech-ing

Teaching of speech-ing

Linya Guo, Art and Photo Editor

October 10, 2018


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If you love researching, speaking, debating, and competing, then the newly formed SHS Speech and Debate club is definitely for you. Juniors Abigail Zolla, Akhila Durisala, and Shaan Hershey formed this club at the beginning of the school year. Although there used to be a former Speech and Debate club in ...

Astronomy Club parties under stars

Astronomy Club parties under stars

Allison McElroy, PR Team

October 8, 2018


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Students lay on blankets, gazing up at the stars. They look through telescopes in awe at faraway planets. They eat snacks, talk to friends, and have fun. This was the scene of Astronomy Club’s first stargazing party on Sat., Sept. 29. Astronomy Club is new to SHS this year. It was started by senior...

Do you know what is on Oct. 2?

Do you know what is on Oct. 2?

Bhaavya Jha, Copy Editor

October 8, 2018


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We all have heard of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the man who introduced ‘ahimsa’ or non-violence. But, how many of us know his birthday? Okay, not a lot. That is why you should read this article further. Gandhi was born on Oct. 2 and the reason why this date is so important relates to Gandhi...

Chinese Club flies kites at Miami

Chinese Club flies kites at Miami

Hannah Lee, Copy Editor

October 2, 2018


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The Chinese Club stepped out of SHS grounds and onto Miami University on Fri., Sept. 26 to take part in a Chinese culture event. One aspect of the event is kite flying self-made kites. The Chinese Club has been going to the annual event for several years. At their last meeting on Fri., Sept. 14 afte...

National Honor Society attracts new prospects

National Honor Society attracts new prospects

Anisa Khatana, News Chief

September 28, 2018


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On Tues., Sep. 25 at 2:30 p.m., National Honor Society (NHS) filled the Synnovation Lab with exceptional students from the junior and senior classes. This mandatory meeting for prospective NHS members marked the official start of the organization’s operations for the year, though officers have ...

New basket brings dignity to menstruation

New basket brings dignity to menstruation

Anisa Khatana, News Chief

September 27, 2018


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A wave of dread washes through her arms and legs and touches the pit of her stomach as she looks down and her eyes realize the gravity of what feels like an embarrassing and inescapable reality. She has gotten her period, she has no menstrual products, and it is only the second bell. Her opti...

Yoga Club helps students destress

Yoga Club helps students destress

Allison McElroy, PR Team

September 27, 2018


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Many clubs are a frenzy of activity. However, one is much calmer. Yoga Club is sponsored by Spanish teacher Ms. Meredith Blackmore. It meets for 45 minutes every Monday, and each meeting is essentially a free yoga class. Blackmore assures students that anyone can do yoga. She makes the meetings such that begin...

JSA club comes to life

JSA club comes to life

Abigail Lefton, Opinion Chief

September 26, 2018


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As the school year gets into swing, new clubs are starting to pop up for students to get involved. One of these new clubs is JSA (Junior State of America). JSA was is starting up thanks to senior, Meghna Santra, who hopes to revive the club that once thrived at SHS. With Mr. Kevin Wittman as the teacher ...

Adaptive PE students prove everyone can bowl

Adaptive PE students prove everyone can bowl

Allison McElroy, PR Team

September 20, 2018


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On Fri., Aug. 31, students in the Adaptive Physical Education class enjoyed a fun experience: bowling.   Adaptive PE is a class that adapts physical activities to fit the needs of special needs students. For additional information, click here. During the week, the students do a variety of activities including exercising in the Gregory Ce...

Order your 2019 yearbook

Order your 2019 yearbook

Kirsten Thomas, Web Editor

September 18, 2018


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Order your yearbook now for the lowest price of the year. To order your yearbook online, go to  www.jostensyearbook.com or order over the phone by calling 1-877-767-5277. Yearbooks will be sent to student’s homes at the beginning of August, and no extra copies will be ordered. Purchase your yearbook ...

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