• Picture Make-Up Day, August 20th 8:00 AM
  • Senior Parent Meeting, August 19th 6:30 PM
  • August 15th- First Day of School (Sophomores and Juniors)
  • August 14th- First Day of School (Seniors, Freshmen, New students)

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‘Kingdom Hearts III’ lives up to the hype

‘Kingdom Hearts III’ lives up to the hype

Alex Jowanovitz, Associate Video Editor

May 13, 2019

   There was a point in time where the vast majority of gamers thought that Square Enix’s “Kingdom Hearts III” would never come out.    Although formally announced to be in development in 2013, rumors of a third mainline entry in the “Final Fantasy”/Disney crossover video game series st...

Walking Through a Man and Dog’s Amazing Friendship  

Walking Through a Man and Dog’s Amazing Friendship  

Delaney Ciolota, Secretary

May 10, 2019

Nothing is better than coming home from school to have your furry, four-legged best friend greet you with so much excitement. Nothing beats seeing the joy in their face when you pick up their toy to play.    For years, Man has taken the role of calling a dog their best friend. We also consider d...

Life is too short to not have Graeters.

Life is too short to not have Graeters.

Gabby Khodadad, PR Team

May 1, 2019

   Cincinnati is known for their food, most importantly: ice cream. There are several high quality ice cream shops native to Cincinnati, such as United Dairy Farmers, Aglamesis, Walker Bros… yet missing from this list is Cincinnati’s all time favorite ice cream place: Greaters.    Greaters is ...

Sincerely, your Seniors

Sincerely, your Seniors

Megan Soellner, Copy Editor

April 30, 2019

Dear Underclassmen,    Our time as seniors are almost over. With less than a month until graduation, we are practically done. AP exams and Senior Events, such as Field Day and Launch Day put us at less than 15 days of school left. You have probably heard many of us say that we can’t wait to l...

What makes a best friend?

What makes a best friend?

Delaney Ciotola, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

   Friends are amazing people in our lives who are there for us when we need them most. However, a best friend holds a special difference from just a friend because it is a friendship that is endless and never can be broken.   A best friend is someone you value above your other friends and ha...

Is prom for everyone?

Is prom for everyone?

Chloe Mensch, copy editor 

April 25, 2019

   With prom just a few days away, it seems as though everyone is anxiously awaiting the fun- filled night they have been obsessing over for weeks. However, several reasons have revealed how prom isn’t for everyone, which is why I opted out this year.    Maybe the most obvious reservation I ha...

Looking at both sides of the Heartbeat Law

Looking at both sides of the Heartbeat Law

April 13, 2019

On Thurs., April 11 Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the heartbeat bill into law. The heartbeat law prevents women from having an abortion once a heartbeat is detected, which is typically around the five or six-week mark. This law is now being considered “one of the most restrictive abortion laws i...

Why we cover Autism Awareness Month

Why we cover Autism Awareness Month

Kirsten Thomas, Web editor

April 4, 2019

The entire month of April, our staff is covering Autism Awareness Month. Our coverage will include those of students, teachers and local businesses affected by Autism. We will also branch out and cover topics throughout our country regarding Autism, such as beliefs society may have and also celebritie...

‘Spider-Verse’ spins a unique new web: Review

‘Spider-Verse’ spins a unique new web: Review

Alex Jowanovitz, Associate video editor

March 15, 2019

2018 was a great year to be a Spider-Man fan. The popular Marvel Comics hero had several significant events happen to him across all forms of entertainment in the last year. Comic book writer Dan Slott wrapped up his decade-long run of “The Amazing Spider-Man” Insomniac Games released the highly acclaimed ...

TXT surprises audience with unique concept

TXT surprises audience with unique concept

Bhaavya Jha, Copy Editor

March 12, 2019

The countdown for the next member’s release, the countdown for the next teaser release; this is how you build up suspense, a lot of it. This is exactly what Big Hit Entertainment, the company that manages Beyond The Scene (BTS), did. But, using strategies like these are pretty common to gain more ...

Melville’s epic adventure entices readers

Melville’s epic adventure entices readers

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Feature Chief

March 12, 2019

The Pequod overflowed with both life and death. Harpooners aboard rejoiced the arduous hunt that followed the beasts of the sea throughout Southern waters—that is the whale. No, this description is not a summary of a "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie but a glimpse into the nautical world imagined...

Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ is equally weird and wonderful: Review

Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ is equally weird and wonderful: Review

Alex Jowanovitz, Associate video editor

March 7, 2019

Surprise! Streaming juggernaut Netflix has another hit on their hands. After recently offing all of their original Marvel programming (including "Daredevil" and "The Punisher"), the platform has debuted another superhero series that is, admittedly, pretty crazy. Based on the Dark Horse comic series w...

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