Profile: City Council Member Amy Murray
By Alex Hunter. I frantically maneuver against the flow of students rushing to get home after the final bell of the day had rung. Eventually, I reach the Young Family Library and patiently waiting for me is Amy Murray, Cincinnati City Council Member and Seven Hills parent.
OP-ED: The Vexation of The Common Application
By Angie Li. As high school seniors across the United States are well aware, the Common Application is one of the most important aspects of the college application process. By filling out the Common App, students are able to complete one application and send it to any college they are applying to that uses the Common App.
The History of Thanksgivukkah
By Louis Goldsmith. Thanksgivukkah is a mix between the American holiday, Thanksgiving, and the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. This rare event is currently being celebrated for the first time since 1888, shortly after Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving in 1863.
OP-ED: The American Need for Gun Control
By Emma Uible. With the recent outbreaks of violence extending from school shootings in Connecticut to public shootings in Tucson, Arizona, it is very easy for Americans and lawmakers to place the fault on guns and lax gun control legislation. However, in our society’s haste to immediately assign blame amidst the aftermath of an event, we are essentially responding to the symptoms rather than the root cause of larger problems.
Fall Play Review: Little Shop of Horrors
By Ben Sorscher. The Seven Hills Theatre Department’s first musical, Little Shop of Horrors, owes its success to consistently strong performances in all aspects of the production. Under the guidance of new director Stephanie Park, cast and crew came together to deliver a truly outstanding performance.
Senior Students Start Chipotle Runs
Led by senior students, Chipotle runs to bring back Chipotle to other students have had limited success in past years. This year, Gregory Sun (12) has attempted to start the runs up again. However, unlike previous years, Sun has changed the way of running the system by implementing technology.
Feuding Film Clubs
By Alanna Quinlan. Today at Seven Hills, there is an eerie silence as the Upper School is on the threshold of a full on war between rivaling film clubs. Film Club, lead by Henry Chavez(11) and Arjun Dheenan(11), claimed they were the first movie club and evidence shows they may be the more popular club.
Abigail Clark Wins National Science Competition
By Emma Uible. Three weeks ago, Sophomore Abigail Clark had the experience of a lifetime, traveling to Los Angeles for, among other experiences, the red carpet premier of Thor: The Dark World. Clark won Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World- Ultimate Mentor Experience, which is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) video competition for high school girls interested in science.
Freedom From Chemical Dependency Week
By Louis Goldsmith. This past week was The Seven Hills community’s “Freedom from Chemical Dependence Week.” Upper school students met with speaker, James Lingo, to discuss mental health and social issues.
A Lifer’s Experience at Seven Hills
By Ben Sorscher. What's it like to have spent 13 years at Seven Hills? Ask one of the Seven Hills students who have spent their entire academic careers at the School. As Reena SenGupta said, "It's nice to be part of a community for so long. Though I would like to experience a different school culture, overall my experience has been good."
Team Profile: Women’s Varsity Basketball
By Brandi Bryson. Every student at The Seven Hills School is well aware of the large Men's Basketball program, consisting of teams from the Freshman, JV, and Varsity levels. However, few know about the rising Women's Basketball Team.
Restaurant Review: Taste of Belgium
By Michael Heldman. Want to know a place to get a bite to eat and an aroma to make your mouth water? Taste of Belgium in Over the Rhine is a restaurant that will make your day. Walking into the Italianate architecture and immediately smelling the irresistible aroma of batter has the restaurant packed almost everyday.
Service Club Holds Thanksgiving Food Drive
By Nicole Malofsky. As Thanksgiving approaches, The Seven Hills Upper School's Service Club carried out an annual Thanksgiving Food Drive through November 21. This year, the items collected are being donated to MEAC, the Madisonville Education and Assistance Center.
Sports Profile: Sarah Shim
By Reena SenGupta. Sarah Shim (12) has been a very influential athlete in the Seven Hills Upper School. She is a four year member and captain of the Women's Varsity Soccer Team, as well as the founder and captain of the Diving Team.
Club Profile: Overtones
By Jason Guo. The Overtones, a male a capella club at Seven Hills, is being led by two students this year, Juniors Mitch Polonsky and Stuart Edwards. The club began in 2007 when Seven Hills alumni Lennie Cotrell founded the singing group. As Edwards said, "It's actually a very long-standing Seven Hills tradition."
Students Present Their Challenge Projects
By Reena SenGupta. On Tuesday, November 7th, 2013, Seven Hills Upper School students who had passed their personal challenge projects shared their experiences and achievements with the Seven Hills community. Presenting in a science fair format, students lined the hallways and classrooms with information explaining what they learned.
Profile: Chef Jimmy Gherardi
By Michael Heldman. Chef Jimmy Gherardi has been cooking at The Seven Hills School for almost a decade. Previously a restaurant owner and a chef for Proctor and Gamble brands Crisco and Jif, Gherardi is now the head chef at Seven Hills.
The Absence of an Art History Course
By Stuart Edwards. At Seven Hills, Advanced Placement (AP) Art History has long been a course offered as an elective to senior students. Up until last year, Art History was taught by Seven Hills Librarian Betsy Sittenfeld.
Halloween in the Upper School
By Alex Hunter. Photos by Nicole Malofsky and Reena SenGupta. On Thursday, October 31, all four divisions of Seven Hills participated in the 2013 Halloween celebrations. The Upper School festivities began during second bell, many students watched the much anticipated Lower School costume parade.
Upper School Head Nick Francis Steps Down
By Bennet Smith. When he announced a few weeks ago that he would no longer be the Upper School Head, Mr. Francis was greeted with a collective groan of sadness from the students, as many enjoy his friendly face, easy-going personality, and British accent. During the announcement, however, Francis did not go into great depth about his new position, titled the “Director of Personal Development,” and what responsibilities it would bring.