• No school September 3 - Labor Day

  • SBOB Tag Day August 25 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Picture day August 21

  • 12th grade parent meeting August 20 at 6:30 p.m.

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May 2018 Staff Editorial: Debating legitimacy of conspiracy theories

May 2018 Staff Editorial: Debating legitimacy of conspiracy theories

May 21, 2018


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Conspiracy theories have been a part of our culture since the nineteenth century, probably even before. From assassinations to disappearances, or airports to extraterrestrials, conspiracy theories are a part of history. Almost one half of all U.S. citizens believe at least one conspiracy theory according...

May 2018 Columns: Contemplating summer, endorsing athletes

May 2018 Columns: Contemplating summer, endorsing athletes

Hannah Lee and Abigail Lefton

May 21, 2018


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OPINION: As college looms closer and closer, filling summer break with internships, part-time jobs, and standardized testing seems to become of greater importance than laying on the beach and letting time drift away with the sea salt breeze. In reality though, being productive 24/7 is pretty m...

‘The other side’

‘The other side’

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2018


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When we hear the words “opioid crisis,” we tend to think about the tragic lives lost to addiction and overdoses.   But there is another opioid crisis that rages on at the same time, one that many do not think about: the inability of pain patients to obtain the medication they need to funct...

April 2018 Columns: Remembering Columbine, paper books

April 2018 Columns: Remembering Columbine, paper books

Allyson Bonhaus and Sara Margolis

May 1, 2018


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OPINION: April 20 means a lot to society. It is 420, the numerical code for marijuana. It is also Adolf Hitler’s birthday. But most importantly, it is the 19th anniversary of the first major school shooting at Columbine High School. At the time, this shooting had the highest number of deaths ...

April 2018 Staff Editorial: Staying silent to raise awareness

April 2018 Staff Editorial: Staying silent to raise awareness

April 27, 2018


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Bullying is that unspoken presence in schools. The question is not if it is in schools but where it is in schools. Bullying can affect anyone, and can specifically affect LGBTQ+ youth because of their identity. Nearly nine in ten LGBTQ students experience verbal harassment, according to “Gay, Lesbian...

Anniversary of Columbine highlights concerns about school safety

Anniversary of Columbine highlights concerns about school safety

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

April 12, 2018


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Full disclaimer: I was not alive in 1999, and I can only imagine what reaction the tragedy at Columbine had from the perspective of someone who was alive for seven out of 12 of the deadliest mass shootings.   Students want more than zero tolerance policies, clear backpacks, and deadlocked school doors. These precautions do not remove the dan...

Restaurant Reviews: Mazunte Taqueria, Archa 9 Thai Kitchen, Miguels Pizza

Restaurant Reviews: Mazunte Taqueria, Archa 9 Thai Kitchen, Miguels Pizza

Adhiti Chundur, Associate Editor

April 10, 2018


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Name: Mazunte Taqueria Address: 5207 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227 Mazunte is a casual, self-service style street food restaurant near Hyde Park. There are a variety of Mexican foods available, but my friend and I went for the tacos. As a vegetarian, I opted for the veggie tacos and limonata...

March 2018 Columns: Advocating for DACA recipients’ integration, improvement of book-to-movie adaptations

March 2018 Columns: Advocating for DACA recipients’ integration, improvement of book-to-movie adaptations

Allyson Bonhaus, Sara Margolis

March 26, 2018


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OPINION: The March 5 deadline for action has passed. In September, Donald Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with a six-month gap time in order to come up with new legislation to deal with those who immigrated as young children and have lived in America for most of thei...

March 2018 Staff Editorial: Making your voice heard

March 2018 Staff Editorial: Making your voice heard

March 23, 2018


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“You are too young to understand.” “Let the grown ups deal with it.” We have all heard these lines before. Essentially, they communicate that the “real world” is too complicated, our perspectives too limited, and the problems too complex for kids. When it comes to modern social or political...

Undocumented immigrants live in horrific reality

Undocumented immigrants live in horrific reality

Madeleine Suh, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


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As average U.S. citizens, we constantly hear from our government about the undocumented immigrants that hide within our country. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), associated with the government, arrest these individuals under any circumstance. Recently, the Trump Administration has been cracking...

Grief calls for action

Grief calls for action

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

March 21, 2018


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The walkout said a needed message. But it did not say all that students needed to hear. I have lived through several news cycles chronicling mass shootings before, but Parkland was different. I saw myself in that school, fearing the steps in the hallway, wondering if I would be hearing a lecture on...

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