• Sophomore class parent meeting Sept. 26 6:30 p.m.

  • Variety Show Oct. 6 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

  • No school Sept. 28

  • Fall Conferences 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Oct. 4

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Actors push for reform

Actors push for reform

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

January 11, 2018


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The Golden Globes took place on Jan. 7, with the majority of actors and actresses dressing in black to show that there is not a place for inequality and sexual harassment and that they will fight it in more than just the entertainment sector. This action was planned by the women behind Time’s Up. Boycotting was considered, but ma...

Richard Spencer sues UC

Richard Spencer sues UC

Yvanna Reyes, Video Chief

January 10, 2018


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Popular white supremacist Richard Spencer has filed a two million dollar lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati for charging an “unconstitutional security fee” in preparation for his upcoming March visit. In order to speak at the UC campus during students’ spring break, Spencer was char...

Lady Aves Live for Liz

Lady Aves Live for Liz

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

January 10, 2018


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The Lady Aves basketball team is gearing up to take on the Lady Comets on January 10 for the second annual Live for Liz game. Tip off will take place at 7:30 p.m. at SHS. Liz Lothrop, math teacher Randy Lothrop’s daughter, passed away in 2016 after battling cancer. Last year, the event took place at Mas...

Mock trial (U)sees results

Mock trial (U)sees results

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

January 9, 2018


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While SHS has yet to fully climb out of winter break, the mock trial season is charging full steam ahead. Jan. 7, the last (planned) day of break had 26 local mock trial teams facing off at the University of Cincinnati’s high school invitational. The tournament was the second competition this season for the Varsity and JV t...

No school Jan. 8 due to winter weather

No school Jan. 8 due to winter weather

January 8, 2018


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There is no school on Mon., Jan. 8 due to the winter weather. The ice storm that hit the area overnight and in the early morning left behind icy roads, which could have caused treacherous conditions for drivers. As the week progresses, temperatures are expected to rise before once again falling over...

Poverty in India worsens

Poverty in India worsens

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

December 25, 2017


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Polls determine Republican majority strength

Polls determine Republican majority strength

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

December 13, 2017


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On Dec. 12, Senate candidate Roy Moore lost to Democratic candidate Doug Jones. It was a narrow win, with Jones receiving 49.9 percent of the votes to 48 percent. Alabama is a staunch Republican state, rendering the election unexpected despite the allegations Moore is facing. This dropped the Repub...

Puerto Rico fights uphill battle

Puerto Rico fights uphill battle

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Hurricane Maria is old news to the general population who saw the destruction inflicted on the island in late September. Although awareness was spread and efforts given, Puerto Rico is far from what it used to be. In early October, a little more than 15 percent of the population possessed electric...

Boy Scouts attempt to increase participants

Boy Scouts attempt to increase participants

December 6, 2017


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During the multitude of gender issues and discussion, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) welcomes girls into Cub Scouts. The individual dens (groups) will remain single gender, all boy or all girl. “This unique approach allows the organization to maintain the integrity of the single gender model while a...

Student Council cancels winter dance

Student Council cancels winter dance

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

November 30, 2017


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  This year’s winter dance, scheduled to take place Sat., Dec. 2, has been cancelled.   “We like to throw events that are fun for everyone. Having only sold 150 tickets, that's only 150 people who [would] be there, and in a huge room like the Commons, dancing [would] be really awkward....

National Diabetes Month raises awareness

National Diabetes Month raises awareness

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2017


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Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the U.S. If not controlled, it can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems. Nearly one in ten Americans have diabetes; that is more than 30 million people. There are three main types of diabetes: type...

Alt-right speaks in Cincinnati

Alt-right speaks in Cincinnati

Yvanna Reyes, Video Chief

November 30, 2017


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Everyone has heard of the First Amendment. It differentiates America from much of the world as it outlines freedom of religion and press, the right to assembly, and the freedom of speech. Americans cherish these rights and the liberty that they justify. However, beliefs may not always align with the ...

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