• Jazz band concert Jan. 23

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

  • Science fair Jan. 26

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Banzhaf soars through competition

Banzhaf soars through competition

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

March 16, 2018


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At the Live Oaks, senior Christopher Banzhaf created a video with his fellow peers and competed in the Business Professionals of America (BPA). Banzhaf is a part of the Computer Service Technician and Networking Career Program along with his peers, who belong to different schools around the area.  ...

Spring festivals bloom in upcoming weeks, months

Spring festivals bloom in upcoming weeks, months

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018


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Cincinnati is rich in both diversity and its love of arts. Together, Cincinnati culminates an awakening of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and the many wonders of celebrating culture. Here is a list of upcoming spring festivities local to Cincinnati: Constella Festival of Music and Fine Ar...

‘Enough is enough’

‘Enough is enough’

Harsimran Makkad and Allyson Bonhaus

March 14, 2018


Filed under Feature, Galleries, Showcase

On March 14, students at SHS participated in the National School Walkout by walking to the soccer field to honor the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. They remembered the lives lost and called for action to be taken. Here are a few photos from the walkout.

Q&A with walkout supporter Madeleine Weiss

Q&A with walkout supporter Madeleine Weiss

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

March 14, 2018


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Now more than ever, teens are taking action and standing up for their beliefs. Naturally, students organized both the SHS walkout and Lobbying for a Safer Tomorrow (L.A.S.T.), the march that traveled to Columbus. While many students had valuable roles in organizing these events, junior Madeleine W...

The ‘F’ Word

The ‘F’ Word

March 13, 2018


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Brinkman shines on stage

Brinkman shines on stage

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


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The arts flourish at SHS as students interested in perfecting their talents have various outlets for creativity. Whether it is an art class, choir, creative writing, or theatre, individuals are able to distinguish themselves by their accomplishments. One such student is junior London Brinkman, who recently pla...

Pereda strives for success

Pereda strives for success

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

March 6, 2018


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With endless academic options, numerous sports, and other extracurriculars, there seems to be a niche for everyone here. Freshman Gabriela Pereda has had no problem finding her place in the crowd. Pereda has challenged herself with multiple academics and extracurriculars. Her courses include Accelera...

Meditation group keeps students mindful

Meditation group keeps students mindful

Emily Chien, Media Director

March 5, 2018


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Throughout stressful school days, it can at times be difficult to find time for relaxation and reflection. Every Tuesday during Aviator bell, the meditation group aims to help students avoid this problem. “It is the perfect idea for not just some people but many. You would be surprised how amazing...

Spring break trip tips

Spring break trip tips

Taylor Close, Leaflet Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2018


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AP exams creep closer

AP exams creep closer

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

March 3, 2018


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   As the weather gets warmer, the spring AP exams get closer. Although students have technically been preparing for these exams the entire year, the stress arrives nonetheless.   For some students, especially juniors, AP exams add on to a list of tests including ACTs, SATs, and the standardized t...

Couples cruise around town

Couples cruise around town

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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Many couples may be looking for free activities to do instead of just sitting at home and watching movies or doing the same old “date” of going out to dinner and then seeing a movie. Well, Cincinnati has a lot to offer for fun date night ideas that are either cheap or do not cost any money at...

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