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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
By Kaylan Young. In the one-act musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, six students compete to win the wonderfully wild Spelling Bee. Each student in the Bee undergoes their own, personal revelation throughout the course of the show, providing heart-warming and heart-wrenching moments alike for the audience. Through clever musical numbers and sharp wit, the spellers and hosts of the Bee reveal that life truly is “Pandemonium.” A new addition to the Seven Hills Theatre Department, the winter show has taken the school by storm. The six-studentRead More

Posted On February 22, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

Why Seven Hills Needs Online Grading

By Stuart Edwards. 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.   For the average Seven Hills student, grades are at least a bit of a daily concern. The overarching pressure to “get into a good college” and “succeed” trickles down to a worry over which five letters will show up on a piece of paper every two months. At most schools, however, similar fears can be relieved by a quick check onRead More

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

Mock Trial Competes At Districts

By Bennett Smith. On Friday, January 30, the Seven Hills Mock Trial program competed in the annual District Competition, performing against other Ohio teams at the Clermont County Courthouse. Though the three Seven Hills teams included many students who had mock trial experience, none of the teams advanced to the Regional finals. The teams began to meet in early September, even before the mock trial case, which is used across the state, was released. Every Sunday from 11-1, the teams studied Emerson Jones vs. The Buckeye Junior Correctional Institute, aRead More

Posted On February 9, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Opinion

The Grave Reality of Online Grades

By Kate Coley. 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.   On January 20th, 2015, the students of Seven Hills took yet another online survey. This time, we answered questions about grade communication. As we filled out the survey, it became very clear what was really being asked—whether or not grades should be made available online. The concern over lack of communication is valid, and founded in a history of student complaints.Read More
Model UN

Posted On February 5, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, News

Model United Nations Attends Conference

By Bennett Smith. On January 30 and 31, twenty-four Seven Hills students travelled to the annual Model United Nations Conference held at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Led by seniors Avery Coombe and Srishti Kapur, the Seven Hills delegation looked to follow up a strong performance at the University of Dayton Conference earlier this year. The 400 Model UN conferences that are held each year seek to teach students research, debating, and teamwork skills through learning about diplomacy and international relations. Students are assigned a country to represent and aRead More

Posted On February 4, 2015By CanvassIn Arts, Featured Articles, News

Coley Directs Production of Sez She

By Stuart Edwards. Junior Kate Coley made a fantastic debut into the world of directing with her production of Sez She, written by Jane Martin, at Essex Studios on January 23 and 24. Sez She is a collection of 37 monologues detailing many aspects of the daily life of a female. The production featured Gina Cermiele-Mechley, Chelsea Rice, Olivia Cremisio, Perri Olson (12, Turpin High School), Daisy Bentley (12, Turpin High School), and Olivia Ulmer (12, Highlands High School). Sez She was staged “in the round” allowing the performers toRead More
By Mehul Patel and Curtis Sun. At Seven Hills, students are offered an ever-expanding variety of electives, giving them the opportunity to pursue burgeoning interests outside of core academic classes. In the coming years, the school plans on adding more non-traditional classes. The school will offer four of these classes in the upcoming school years: Archeology, Environmental History, Computer Engineering, and Biotechnology. How soon these classes will be made available is largely based on enrollment, as well as the availability of the teachers. That being said, it is very likelyRead More

Posted On January 28, 2015By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Features, News

Collette Creates Videos For MEAC

By Bennett Smith. Film artist Lauren Collette (11) is using her talents to promote the cause of the Madisonville Education and Assistance Center (MEAC). Collette, who has family and friends who volunteer at the Center, aims to highlight the deeds of MEAC. MEAC seeks to “provide clothes, food, and really anything that families can’t afford themselves.” Annual drives, especially during the holidays, which Collette notes is the “hardest time” for the Center, collect as many as 300 turkeys for Thanksgiving and hundreds of toys for Christmas. MEAC also runs anRead More
Swim Team
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