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Posted On March 18, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Features

Restaurant Review: Cucinova

By Michael Heldman. Right down the street from the Kenwood Mall, Cucinova Urban Italian always has a crowd. Much like the popular eatery Chipotle, the fast and casual Cucinova allows customers to pick and customize their meals. Cucinova calls itself a place where one can “be the creator of a one-of-a-kind pizza, pasta bowl, or fresh salad” at the set price of $6.99. When I first walked into the restaurant, I noticed the modern, industrial ambiance. Though the line was long, it ended up moving very quickly. When it wasRead More
By Kate Coley. At Seven Hills, the value of our alumni network is emphasized again and again. This raises the question—where are they now? Michael Laurence is a theatre artist who graduated from The Seven Hills School in 1987. Laurence, since graduating Seven Hills and NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Experimental Theatre Wing, has worked with theatre greats around the world, including Eric Bogosian, Edgar Oliver, Sam Shepard, and Anne Bogart. Laurence works both on and offstage in both film and live theatre settings. Most recently, Laurence guest starredRead More
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Posted On March 12, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

Major Danger

By Claudia Fernandez. 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.   Seven Hills is moving towards an experiential learning program at the expense of its liberal arts curriculum. The new program, which includes “self-discovery, stimulation, [and] cultivation,” offers students the option to choose an area of concentration. The Focus Program, according to a recent email to parents, could include topics such as engineering and design, political engagement, or integrated wellness (health/medicine), andRead More

Posted On March 11, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Features

The Petition Process

By Curtis Sun. Every January and February, class registration wreaks havoc on the Upper School. A wave of excitement and angst washes over the student body as students decide which courses and electives to take the upcoming school year. Questions whirl around in their heads. Should I take honors? Do I want to take two classes in the same subject? Will I have enough free time? But amongst all these questions, answers, and suggestions, one word seems to resurface year after year: petition. At the Seven Hills Upper School, studentsRead More
C Day
By the Canvass Staff. Last week, already plagued by five C days, was made even worse on Thursday, March 4. As Cincinnati’s long winter continued, snow fell throughout Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning. Instead of receiving the traditional 1 hour delay or canceling school, Seven Hills decided to go with the first 2 hour delay in the School’s history. As a result, the C day schedule was shortened to this format: Here are some of the student and faculty responses to the schedule: “I’m just a pile ofRead More
By Mehul Patel. From February 20th – 22nd, twenty eight Upper School students spent their weekend at the annual TechOlympics Expo, sponsored by the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati. Since 2010, INTERalliance has put on this event to provide high school students with an interest in the information technology field a chance to network with local professionals. The event is also a competition between 43 local high schools to see which school can win the “INTERalliance Cup.” Points towards the cup are earned either by a student ranking in the topRead More
By Chris Shoemaker. Two weeks ago, visiting author Colum McCann met with the Seven Hills community to discuss his unique experiences living as a father, as an author, and as a storyteller. Having recently finished reading McCann’s latest novel, Let the Great World Spin, the senior class (accompanied by a number of interested students) met with McCann in the library to discuss some of the novel’s most emphatic themes: optimism, beauty, humanity, and the power of storytelling. As the conversation unfolded, McCann offered his own personal wisdom in regard to developingRead More

Posted On March 3, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Features

Who Wore It Best?

By Stuart Edwards. Seven Hills students love plaid! Who wore this classic pattern best? Comment below with your choice!    Read 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: My standards are too high. As a senior having spent essentially my entire “high school career” at the Seven Hills Upper School, I have discovered a few favorite personal pastimes I like to watch unfold in front of me, the sourcesRead More

Posted On February 25, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Features

Movie Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

By Ben Chung. Spoilers Are Coming! Beware! If not, I will have to punish you. [Wink]   The Background: Based on the best selling series, Fifty Shades of Grey has captivated the attention of women of all ages, and a handful of men, through its gripping portrayal of a BDSM (Bondage Discipline/Dominance Sadism Masochism) relationship between the infamous, smoldering Christian Grey, “the Dominant”, and Anastasia Steele, the coy, initially sexual inexperienced naïf, “the Submissive”. Set in the moist Pacific Northwest (the region where this writer is planning on attending university),Read More

Posted On February 25, 2015By CanvassIn Arts, Featured Articles

Arts Profile: Chris Janidlo

By Mehul Patel. Many students are used to seeing the visual art work of students in the DAC, but rarely take time to appreciate other art forms that exist within Seven Hills, such as the musical or performing arts. Senior Chris Janidlo has a vast amount of experience in the musical arts, with much of it being outside of school and therefore unknown to many of his peers. Janidlo is avidly involved in orchestra both inside and outside of school, and most recently has completed his challenge project of composingRead More
By Michael Heldman. After a 27-year wait, on July 14, Cincinnati will host the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Cincinnati has been planning the event ever since they city was awarded the honor of hosting the game back in January of 2013. The Cincinnati Reds want to ensure that the city is spotless and ready to impress visitors with what the city has to offer. In an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said, “It’s just going to be an amazing week, this city is going toRead More