• Jazz band concert Jan. 23

  • Winter play "Radium Girls" Jan. 31, Feb 1 & 2

  • Science fair Jan. 26

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Tsao takes on globe

Tsao takes on globe

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

April 30, 2018


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Born in Los Angeles, sophomore Herrick Tsao later moved to Taiwan, as traveling seems to be first nature to him. Living in Taiwan for 14 years, Tsao has now lived in the United States for two years, coming to SHS in his freshman year. Tsao has traveled with different school, choir, and family trips...

Orange Ribbons for Jaime raises awareness on gun safety

Orange Ribbons for Jaime raises awareness on gun safety

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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Graceful, smiling and compassionate were three words Walnut Hills junior Matthew Youkilis used to describe his cousin Jaime. Jaime Guttenberg was shot and killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, 2018. Known as a firecracker and ball of ener...

Chudnoff launches literary meditation

Chudnoff launches literary meditation

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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Letters, words, sentences, stories are like air: vital for life as we know it, and ubiquitous as a result. Nevertheless, it is essential to appreciate those conventional things in life for the organic pleasures they may offer. Junior Nehalem Chudnoff knows this better than most; his dedication to po...

Dreams bigger than expected

Dreams bigger than expected

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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The concept of dreams is odd. Some nights they are remembered, and other nights it feels as if there were not any dreams. Some believe that one of the main reasons people dream is for psychological reasons, either to organize and to remember information. Others believe it can also help people with...

Adaptive PE plans Field Day

Adaptive PE plans Field Day

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

April 23, 2018


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With May just around the corner, preparations are being made for the Adaptive PE Field Day for the entire district. The Field Day will take place on Thurs., May 10 at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. The rain date will be May 11. Students will leave for the Recreation Center at approximately 8:45...

Volunteers serve ‘InReturn’

Volunteers serve ‘InReturn’

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

April 19, 2018


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On Mon., April 16, students from SHS went to the local organization InReturn to volunteer for a couple hours on their day off. Student Council organized the volunteer event. There were 14 students from all grade levels that participated in the tour and worked after. Teachers/Student Council sponsors M...

Student Council, PTO prepare for Prom, After Prom

Student Council, PTO prepare for Prom, After Prom

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

April 16, 2018


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  Each student’s buildup to Prom starts weeks before April 28: promposals, dress and tuxedo shopping, flowers, groups and dinner plans - it goes on and on. Then, it all culminates into what students hope can be a once-in-a-lifetime evening.   Yet in order to provide this evening, months of effort and ...

Senioritis takes over

Senioritis takes over

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

April 14, 2018


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It is the end of the school year, and that means it is almost time for graduation for most seniors. Many seniors are planning their summer breaks and preparing for college. It is the beginning of a new time for most students. This can cause problems for people, however. Seniors cannot help it, but...

AP Literature students ponder their existence

AP Literature students ponder their existence

Yvanna Reyes, Video Chief

April 12, 2018


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Adolescence marks a prime time for questioning. In this transitional age, a purgatorial bridge between childhood and adulthood, it is not uncommon for students to wonder why humans are the way we are, what it means to be human, what is the root of human conflict, and so on. Through the human condition...

Students plan on how to make most of summer

Students plan on how to make most of summer

Emily Chien, Media Director

April 11, 2018


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Here are some tips and tricks on how to make the most of your summer. Try out a summer program. It is always a good idea to keep stimulating your brain, especially during out-of-school periods like summer. And this way, instead of being forced to go to school, you can choose a program that centers aro...

Let poetry madness begin

Let poetry madness begin

Hannah Lee, Opinion Chief

April 6, 2018


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While basketball teams are facing off on court and national television with March Madness, AP English Language and Composition (AP Lang) juniors are writing poems and competing with their own brackets. This is an annual occasion for AP Lang classes and a nice break from writing only synthesis and rhetorical...

Upcoming senior dates

Upcoming senior dates

Sydney Evans, Leaflet Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2018


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