• Band Concert Jan. 10

  • Winter break Dec. 21- Jan 6

  • End of second quarter Dec. 20

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Review: Netflix’s ‘Dumplin’”

Review: Netflix’s ‘Dumplin’”

Jessica Lu, Social Media Director

December 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Summary: Plus-size teenager Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald) is the daughter of a former beauty queen, an idol in their pageant-obsessed town. Ever since she was little, Willowdean was raised by her beloved aunt Lucy. Lucy had a full-figure as well and taught her love herself for who she was (as well...

Sugar n’ Spice and everything nice

Sugar n’ Spice and everything nice

Gabby Khodadad and Henry Loeb

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In Cincinnati, we are fortunate to have a lot of options for brunch to choose from. This week we chose to eat at Sugar n’ Spice in Bond Hill. Sugar n’ Spice is a well-known breakfast tradition in Bond Hill. They are open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. This is certainly not a gre...

Clubs fundraise ahead of holidays

Clubs fundraise ahead of holidays

Anisa Khatana, News Chief

December 12, 2018


Filed under Infographics, Showcase

How to ace midterms

How to ace midterms

Deeya Prakash, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This article is purely satirical and not meant to be interpreted literally. Read at your own risk. Everyone nowadays is going on and on about the midterm exams. “When should I start studying? How long should I study for? Which classes should I delegate most of my time for?” are all questions t...

Controversial ‘stand your ground’ bill sparks controversy in Ohio

Controversial ‘stand your ground’ bill sparks controversy in Ohio

Abigail Lefton, Opinion Chief

December 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

After getting cleared by the Ohio House of Representatives with a 65 - 32 vote, House Bill (HB) 228 also known as “stand your ground” bill which removes several gun and safety procedures stirred some debate before heading to the Senate. After going through the house, Governor (Gov.) John Kasich made...

Student council raises support

Student council raises support

Lydia Masset, Video Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

This year, Student Council has chosen the SPCA as the charity that will benefit from all of this year's fundraisers. This week marks the beginning of the first fundraiser, in which they will be taking donations of old towels and linens as well as monetary donations to benefit the organization. ...

Orchestras shine at winter concert

Orchestras shine at winter concert

Alex Jowanovitz, Associate Video Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The SHS Orchestra performed their annual winter concert on Dec. 5, alongside members of the Sycamore Junior High (SJH) Orchestra as well. While this may not seem significant at first, this format is actually a major departure from how winter orchestra concerts have operated in years past. For star...

Activists stand up to hate

Activists stand up to hate

Sydney Weiss, Web Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

With the frequency of mass shootings, it is easy to become overwhelmed. On Fri, Dec. 8, Jewish Student Union led a Stand Up to Hate event in response to the antisemitic attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Oct. 27. The assembly was in the Hub, and it was during both lunches. “We wanted to ho...

Synnovation Lab students bake for a cause

Synnovation Lab students bake for a cause

Allison McElroy, PR Team

December 7, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Students in the Synnovation Lab are required to create a project as a part of their project-based learning. The students are supposed to find a problem in the world and try to help solve it. For sophomores Sophia Odaka and Ellie Torem, this meant baking for a cause. For their project, Odaka and Torem s...

SHS students swap gifts

SHS students swap gifts

Jessica Lu, Social Media Director

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Whether it is exchanging presents with your friends before break or having a celebration in class, December brings a certain holiday cheer to SHS. However, when it comes to gifts, nothing is more prevalent than Secret Santa. “My family does one, and we do one in school. If anybody has any gift ideas...

Christmas song trivia quiz

Christmas song trivia quiz

Chloe Mensch, Copy Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Interactive, Showcase

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Chess season hits timer

Chess season hits timer

Allyson Bonhaus, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The chess season is coming to a close, with the GMC tournament on Dec. 3 at 8:00 a.m. The tournament is hosted by SHS and will take place during the duration of the school day and well into the evening, probably finishing around 7 p.m. “GMCs are on Monday so I think we’ll just give it our all....

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