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Students ace the PSAT by practicing

Students ace the PSAT by practicing

Bhaavya Jha, Copy Editor

September 25, 2018


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19 SHS students made it to the Nation Merit semifinals, but, was it easy? Maybe, maybe not. The victorious students were asked how they managed to ace the test, and these are some tips that might help you too if you are taking it this year. One semifinalist, senior Grant Bruner challenged himse...

Spacex invites first passenger to moon

Spacex invites first passenger to moon

Josh Moore, Fact Checker

September 25, 2018


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The moon has not been orbited by humanity since 1968. The feat was about fifty years ago on Christmas Eve by the shuttle Apollo 8 and three American astronauts. The company SpaceX, run by Elon Musk, looks to replicate this accomplishment in the year 2023 by circumnavigating the lunar entity once more...

Cincinnati welcomes ferris wheel

Cincinnati welcomes ferris wheel

Megan Soellner, Copy Editor

September 20, 2018


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The city of Cincinnati recently welcomed a new addition: a Ferris wheel. The Skystar officially opened to the public about a week ago and will continue to be open and run until Dec. 3 of this year. This Ferris Wheel is 150 feet tall or about 15 stories high and located on Cincinnati’s Riverbank....

Cincinnati celebrates LGBT pride

Cincinnati celebrates LGBT pride

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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Rainbows are appearing across the nation, and not because of sunlight after a storm. Atlanta, Georgia; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; San Francisco, California; and Maplewood, New Jersey are just a few of around 100 other cities that have painted a crosswalk rainbow to honor their LGBT communities. And O...

Shooting occurs in downtown Cincinnati

Shooting occurs in downtown Cincinnati

Kirsten Thomas, Web Editor

September 6, 2018


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At 9:11 a.m. on Sept. 6 an active shooting situation broke out in downtown Cincinnati in the lobby of Fifth Third bank. As released in a live press conference by Chief Eliot Isaac, Cincinnati Police at around 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 6, a 29 year old male was the active shooter. The shooter killed ...

Nation honors John McCain

Nation honors John McCain

Allyson Bonhaus, Executive Editor

August 31, 2018


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On Aug. 25, 2018, Senator John McCain passed away from brain cancer at the age of 81. A senator, congressman, and a Navy lieutenant commander during Vietnam, McCain was regarded as a “maverick” on the floor of the Senate and a war hero. Captured as a prisoner-of-war (POW) in Vietnam, McCain bec...

Bud Acus field gets new turf, track

Bud Acus field gets new turf, track

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

May 23, 2018


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SHS football games are played each year at Sycamore Junior High School in the Sycamore Stadium known as the Bud Acus Alumni Field. The field was renamed the Bud Acus Alumni Field in 2006 after the coach. This summer the stadium will be undergoing some improvements. The turf at the Bud Acus Field...

Ohio plants idea to legalize marijuana

Ohio plants idea to legalize marijuana

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

May 23, 2018


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The legalization of marijuana has become another hot button issue making its way to the ballot in Ohio next year. On May 10 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified a petition whose purpose was to get recreational marijuana back on the statewide ballot. “The petition now goes to the bipartisa...

Royal wedding invitations spark controversy

Royal wedding invitations spark controversy

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

May 18, 2018


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Prince Harry and soon-to-be princess Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19 is one that will excite some and bore others. While some people love being up-to-date on the wedding gossip, others do not seem to care. Still, as in with any royal wedding, there is drama. No less surprising, one major source...

Seniors attend cookout

Seniors attend cookout

Sara Margolis and Kirsten Thomas

May 18, 2018


Filed under Galleries, News

On May 17 seniors enjoyed the traditional senior cookout and field day. The event took place on campus in the field and lasted about two hours. The cookout allows seniors to enjoy their final high school days together as a class. Here are a few photos from the event.

Future teachers adapt games for peers

Future teachers adapt games for peers

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

May 9, 2018


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Students in Teaching Professions Academy (TPA) I are helping prepare for Adaptive P.E. (APE) Field Day on May 10. The peers in TPA I are working together to create different games that students with special needs can use. Special needs students from Montgomery, Symmes, Maple Dale, and Blue Ash Elementarie...

Local schools contemplate start time change

Local schools contemplate start time change

Morgan Brownell, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


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A few other schools that are surrounding SHS have decided to change their start time or are putting it into consideration. Schools that have either made the change or are considering it include Indian Hill, Forest Hills, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), and Mason City Schools. Students also have...

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