• Fashion for the Cure Feb. 15 6:30 p.m.

  • Blood Drive Feb 15 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Gregory Center

  • Cabaret Feb. 9 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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Mott wins big at local writing competition

Mott wins big at local writing competition

Deeya Prakash, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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An avid reader. An aspiring author. A medical drama enthusiast. A baker. These are all phrases that can be used to describe a student at SHS. And now, the word "champion" can be added to the list. Freshman Katie Mott was recently named the winner of the Montgomery Woman’s Club writing contest, in ...

Students help Fashion for the Cure

Students help Fashion for the Cure

Kirsten Thomas, Web Editor

February 11, 2019


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On Friday, Feb. 8, sophomores Sophia Odaka and Marilene Van den Berg cut and donated their hair during A lunch. During B lunch, seniors Peyton Gilhart and Hannah Kirkham donated their hair and shaved their heads, along with sophomore Shoshi Stern and senior Colin Walker shaving their heads for awaren...

Students embrace Year of the Pig

Students embrace Year of the Pig

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Feature Chief

February 11, 2019


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While students filed into the Commons for lunch on Tuesday, the Year of the Pig was ushered in in the Hub. Students in Chinese classes and Chinese club organized a special event during lunch to observe Chinese New Year. The occasion is celebrated according to the Lunar calendar with a focus on bringing i...

Schooling across the globe

Schooling across the globe

Bhaavya Jha, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019


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Malaysia is known for its natural scenic views, as well as its vacation sites. But, what are the education and normal lives of Malaysians living in the country? The schools in Malaysia range from public to private and international, but their general composition of systems and daily routines are simila...

Fitting relaxation into daily life

Fitting relaxation into daily life

Allison McElroy, PR Team

January 30, 2019


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With busy days packed with school, after-school activities, and homework, many students may find it hard to take a break and just breathe. These easy relaxation techniques are a way that students can take a quick break from their daily stress.      1. Body Scan This technique can be done l...

Student-managed fashion show benefits The Dragonfly Foundation

Student-managed fashion show benefits The Dragonfly Foundation

Grace Zhang, Copy Editor

January 24, 2019


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As February quickly approaches, SHS students continue to share their creativity and philanthropic support of The Dragonfly Foundation with the 13th annual Fashion for the Cure (FFTC). What is FFTC? An evening held at SHS on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, the premier event features sophisticated studen...

Book club members on how to read for pleasure

Book club members on how to read for pleasure

Anisa Khatana, News Chief

January 17, 2019


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As streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video continue to grow their domains and maintain their grip on American teenagers, such antiquated forms of entertainment as reading books may seem all but obsolete. Yet when the right book finds its way into the hands of the right reader, the c...

Simple, at home vegan mug cake

Simple, at home vegan mug cake

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Feature Chief

January 15, 2019


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Students once again find themselves back at school after two weeks of bliss and relaxation. The return to schools means homework and responsibilities, all of which can contribute to stress. But what’s a better cure for a night of studying than cake? Not just cake, but cake in a cute mug made from...

Counseling center groups help students stress less

Counseling center groups help students stress less

Allison McElroy, PR Team

January 14, 2019


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There is one thing most students agree is a major aspect of high school: stress.  Counseling center groups can help. On Mon., Jan. 14, sign-ups will be emailed out to all students for the second-semester counseling center groups. There are many options of groups students can join such as Brain Healt...

Student council raises support

Student council raises support

Lydia Masset, Video Editor

December 11, 2018


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This year, Student Council has chosen the SPCA as the charity that will benefit from all of this year's fundraisers. This week marks the beginning of the first fundraiser, in which they will be taking donations of old towels and linens as well as monetary donations to benefit the organization. ...

Synnovation Lab students bake for a cause

Synnovation Lab students bake for a cause

Allison McElroy, PR Team

December 7, 2018


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Students in the Synnovation Lab are required to create a project as a part of their project-based learning. The students are supposed to find a problem in the world and try to help solve it. For sophomores Sophia Odaka and Ellie Torem, this meant baking for a cause. For their project, Odaka and Torem s...

Stan Lee remembered

Stan Lee remembered

Alex Jowanovitz, Associate Video Editor

November 28, 2018


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On Nov. 12, a comic book legend, unfortunately, passed from this world. Even if you are not a fan of comics, you have probably been impacted by his legacy in more ways than one. Stan Lee, born on Dec. 28, 1922, was one of the co-founders of Marvel Comics, and the creator of many classic characters ...

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