• Senior Trip - Main Event Dec. 22, 9:00 p.m. - midnight

  • End of Second Quarter Dec. 21

  • Staff/Retiree/Alumni Luncheon Dec. 20

  • Semester Exams Dec. 18-21

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Can you even calligraphy?

Can you even calligraphy?

Hannah Lee, Opinion Chief

December 13, 2017


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Pretty handwriting, cute doodles, colorful designs in the margins and on planners have trended among artsy people for a long time. Recently, in the spotlight across many friends and media is the revival of calligraphy. Sophomore Linya Guo sometimes devotes herself to up to three hours of oil painting ...

Coders explore AP assignments

Coders explore AP assignments

Yasmine Guedira, News Chief

December 11, 2017


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Last week was Computer Science Education Week, and schools and companies around the globe participated through various coding education programs. At SHS, students coded all day in Mr. Hoffert's computer science room. As part of the new AP Computer Science curriculum, students have been working in ...

Family History Night celebrates cultural diversity

Family History Night celebrates cultural diversity

Madeleine Suh, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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After school on Thurs., Dec. 7, freshmen in the world history classes invited their friends and family members as well as other staff members for the annual Family History Night. For months, these students have been working on projects for this night, picking an ancestor to research and learn more...

‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.’ -’Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare

‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.’ -’Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


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“This above all: to thine own self be true,/And it must follow, as the night the day,/Thou canst not then be false to any man,” said the loyal servant Polonius to his son in playwright William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Seniors in AP English Literature and Composition are certainly trying to be tru...

Students figure out fencing

Students figure out fencing

Lindsey Brinkman, Entertainment Chief

December 6, 2017


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Being early in the season, the fencing team is still working on learning the basics and bettering their skills. The group meets twice a week right after school until 4:00 p.m. Last year, the group consisted of many seniors, which raised some concern as to who would be on the four teams. However, many...

Aves Ablaze builds

Aves Ablaze builds

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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The Aves Ablaze Robotics Team is prepping for their competition season. They are hosting a scrimmage for neighboring Cincinnati teams on Jan. 14, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the auxiliary gym. The Robotics Team was created by junior Adam Pelberg, the team president and co-founder with junior...

Students approach AP testing

Students approach AP testing

December 5, 2017


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As this semester comes to a close, it is time to start preparing for the second and last semester of this school year. Spring break, prom, graduation, and so much more happen during second semester. AP tests also occur during this last semester. It is time to start looking out for when sign-ups will...

Heroes of SHS

Heroes of SHS

December 5, 2017


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Students skate around clock

Students skate around clock

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Summit Park is the chatter of the school. An ice rink has just opened and is drawing people to the park to spend time with friends and family. The rink opened in November and is open through February. The ice rink is located underneath the glass canopy. Since the location is so good, the rink has drawn som...

Tips to stay healthy this season

Tips to stay healthy this season

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Getting sick is a nightmare. With many AP and other tough classes, missing a single day can set students so far behind. Making up work only adds hours of homework and more stress. That is why students often opt out of resting for a day and instead drag themselves through class. “I just don’t...

Black Friday heads in new direction

Black Friday heads in new direction

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


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Thanksgiving is renowned for heartwarming conversations in the presence of loved ones and tasteful food. However, Black Friday shopping has also found its way into holiday traditions, attracting shoppers to reasonable prices on popular products. The yearly sale has been a key source of major profits...

Pelberg leads Robotics Team

Pelberg leads Robotics Team

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

November 30, 2017


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SHS offers numerous clubs, sports, and activities, but that does not mean more cannot be created. Junior Adam Pelberg took initiative creating his own club and is conquering his second year as President of the Robotics Team. Growing up, Pelberg always had a passion for robotics. “In fourth grade, I ...

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