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Chemistry classes (tie) dye

Chemistry classes (tie) dye

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

March 8, 2018


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On Thurs. March 8, chemistry students are tie dying shirts  in their classes. This yearly tradition is a creative opportunity to learn about the science behind the process. Classes had an informational day on March 7. “Today we did a pre-lab for the tie dye tomorrow, and Mr. Chad Husting talked about the...

Students sign up for fairly odd dance

Students sign up for fairly odd dance

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

March 8, 2018


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Once a year students may find themselves at a ball with someone they probably did not expect to be with: their parent. Odd Couples Ball has students invite their mom or dad to have dinner and a dance together. “Odd Couples is a great experience, and it is just an amazing way to connect with your...

FFTC finds donation total

FFTC finds donation total

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


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Fashion for the Cure’s (FFTC) annual fundraiser took place on February 23. The goal of the event was to raise $30,000 for The Dragonfly Foundation (TDF). TDF helps create a community for children (and their families) going through cancer and bone marrow treatment. Ever since the fundraiser occurred,...

AIPAC gives students new experience

AIPAC gives students new experience

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

March 7, 2018


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On morning of March 3, four SHS students, senior Uliana Metalitskaya and juniors Grace Lefton, Abigail Lefton, and Daniel Polasky took a 7:00 a.m. flight to Washington D.C for the 2018 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference. “AIPAC's mission is to strengthen, protect and promot...

Spanish students learn to dance

Spanish students learn to dance

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


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While taking a Spanish class is certainly about learning grammar and vocabulary, the teachers find it just as important to educate students on the cultures of Hispanic communities. One key cultural component of many Hispanic countries is dance. On Wed. March 7, all of the students in AP Spanish and...

Colerain stands against walkout

Colerain stands against walkout

Jack Wolfe, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


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  Gun control is a problem that has been shown a lot of light in the media. In peaceful protest, students will join a “walk out” on March 14, walking out of school for 17 minutes as a protest to gun control due to several recent shootings.   While most schools are fine with the protest, others like C...

Mr. and Mrs. Sycamore supports survivor

Mr. and Mrs. Sycamore supports survivor

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

March 5, 2018


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  Every year Student Council holds Mr. and Mrs. Sycamore; this year’s event will be raising money for senior David Moskowitz. He has Osler-Weber-Rendu disease (also known as HHT), which does not currently have a cure. This condition was found when it resulted in an aneurysm that hospitalized him...

Engineering of teamwork

Engineering of teamwork

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


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Young Feminists celebrate International Women’s Day

Young Feminists celebrate International Women’s Day

Adhiti Chundur, Associate Editor

February 26, 2018


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The International Women’s Day Celebration will be hosted on Thurs., Mar. 8 at the University of Cincinnati at Zimmer Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is no registration required; the event is open to the public. The event is hosted by the Young Feminists Coalition, a group committed to uniti...

TEAMS of young engineers achieve victory

TEAMS of young engineers achieve victory

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2018


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On Feb. 26, SHS marked success when a team of eight sophomores and a team of eight seniors represented the school at the annual Technology Student Association (TSA) Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) competition, held at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Both teams ...

Juniors tackle ACT

Juniors tackle ACT

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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All juniors will be taking an official ACT at school on Tues., Feb. 27. Juniors, having already filled out the registration in their Aviator Bells, will take the test upon arriving in the morning and then can leave school after the test is over. Already, the junior class is no stranger to ACT testing....

Students fight to make schools safe

Students fight to make schools safe

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

February 21, 2018


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The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14 does not signal the end of a trend, but students are determined to make it so. The shooting resulted in 17 deaths of staff and students. After the Parkland shooting, there have been dozens of threats on school property, forcing lockdowns or even arrests. People have been found with guns...

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