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By Matthew Marquardt. This weekend at the Classic Swim meet, which is the largest swim meet in the country, The Seven Hills Boys Swim Team pulled together a string of swims so fast and so competitive that the Team earned 2nd place overall. In doing so, the Stingers defeated major Division 1 schools such as Mason, Moeller, Lakota East, Lakota West, Turpin, Walnut Hills, and many others. The only team that was able to beat the Team was powerhouse St. Xavier, which is consistently one of the top 10 highRead More

Posted On January 23, 2015By CanvassIn Arts, Featured Articles, Features

Teacher Profile: Daniel Vance

By Curtis Sun. Art teacher Daniel Vance was immersed into the world of art from the moment he was born. His father was an artist himself, with a master of fine arts in ceramics. “Some of my earliest memories were working with clay as a kid or wandering around my father’s studio.” Vance’s love of art comes from the process of making it, not the final product. He explains that “if you’re the cow, you don’t need milk; your walking around with milk!” As a child, Vance spent a majorityRead More

Posted On January 22, 2015By CanvassIn Arts, Featured Articles

Arts Profile: Nicole Baressi

By Nicole Malofsky. Senior Nicole Baressi has been a tap dancer for the majority of her life. Ever since she was little, rhythm has captivated her. Ballet class at three years old was “a struggle (to say the least), yet the moment tap shoes were placed on [her] feet, [she] was free,” said Baressi. Not only was she free to make noise, but she was “free to be ‘ungraceful,’ free to be [herself].” Baressi noted that although she does not have the poise and grace required for ballet, she possessesRead More
By Kate Coley. The Overture Awards recognize and reward talented high school arts students from around the Tri-state. The Overture Award judges give awards in several categories: Dance, Instrumental Music, Theater, Vocal Music, Creative Writing, and Visual Art. Eighteen finalists win a $1,000 scholarship, and the first-place winners in each discipline are rewarded $4,000. The 2015 regional competition, the first step toward an award, took place on Saturday, January 10.             Several Seven Hills students competed at regionals: Nicole Barresi (12, Dance) Maria Bobbitt Chertok (11, Theatre) Nina Fatuzzo (10,Read More

Posted On January 13, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Sports

Varsity Boys Basketball Update

By Jackson Callow. The race for the Miami Vally Conference Title for Varsity Boys Basketball is already underway and as of now no team is out of the running. Coach Willie Hill continues to say, “The conference is wide open” and the Boys Varsity Team is looking to take that top spot. In the first game of the year the Team lost to Clarke who is undefeated in the conference. It was a poor way to begin the season because within the Stingers schedule all league games are crucial inRead More
By Kate Coley. Louder Than a Bomb (LTAB) is the biggest youth poetry slam in the world, created by The Young Chicago Authors in 2001. This year, LTAB came to Cincinnati, thanks to WordPlay, an organization that fosters academic and personal growth. WordPlay is organizing monthly open-mic nights throughout Cincinnati to prepare for the competition. Louder Than a Bomb semi-finals will be held on March 14th and finals will be held in April at the Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Seven Hills has decided to join the Cincinnati slam poetry sceneRead More
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By Kate Coley. Director Stephanie Park is accelerating the Seven Hills theatre program with her next project, the winter musical. 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is exactly what it sounds like – a musical about a spelling bee. The musical, beloved to many musical theatre aficionados, will be performed for one night only (February 6th). Unlike the other two shows this year, Spelling Bee’s cast was hand picked. In other words, the auditions determined not only which part each student would play, but also whether they would make theRead More

Posted On January 12, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Features, Opinion

Movie Review: Dear White People

By Brandi Bryson. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School.   Background: Dear White People: A satire about being a black face in a white place Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent Rating- R for language, sexual content, and drug use Length- 108 min Trailer: Theater- Esquire Theater (Clifton)   Synopsis: Dear White People is a satire about America “post-racism” set in a predominantly whiteRead More
By Ben Chung. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Canvass or The Seven Hills School. Q: “Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh why can’t I?” A: I can’t breathe. I am privileged. My family has the means to send me to a prestigious school, clothe me in name brands, and let me amuse myself with recreations that would be unattainable if we were not able to make theRead More

Posted On January 11, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, News

A Win-Win for Cincinnati Icons?

By Michael Heldman. Did you see all the ads to vote YES on Issue 8 last fall? Many Cincinnati’s were proud to announce that the campaigning was a success; but what was Issue 8, and why does it matter? Last August, Hamilton County Commissioners voted to put Issue 8 on the November ballot. The result was a a five year, quarter-cent sales tax increase to fund the restoration of Union Terminal. The building itself is decaying and it required money to ensure it would receive necessary repairs. Since the successfulRead More

Posted On December 10, 2014By CanvassIn Arts, Featured Articles

Play Review: Shakespeare in Hollywood

By Kaylan Young. In this thrilling take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a Hollywood flare, the infamous Puck and Oberon are transported from their magical world onto Max Reinhardt’s Warner Bros. set. As one could only expect, hijinks ensue. The Seven Hills Theatre Department outdoes itself with its production of Shakespeare in Hollywood. It is absolutely vital to recognize the show’s set crew, led by Stage Seven’s new set director, Trey Tatum. Thanks to Trey and the crew, the production has both talent from the cast and aestheticsRead More

Posted On December 10, 2014By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Features

College Profiles: Class of 2015

By Ben Chung. Honest confessions, familiar voices: real talk. Liza Randman: “There is nothing I can do. I can’t write them and be like, ‘Hey, I saved the world yesterday – let me into your school.’ It doesn’t work that way.” Ms. Randman has her heart, mind, and the rest of her set on attending Tulane University in historic New Orleans, Louisiana. She has already been accepted into a few colleges, three of the seven of which she applied, and she describes the feeling as “incredible”, but ultimately “not theRead More