Comets on a MissionThursday, December 05, 2013
Mission to help: Lizzy Low is active in helping to make the world a better place.
People Editor - Taylor Lurie
Thanksgiving is a time in which people reflect on their lives and give thanks for everything they have. Clothing, houses and especially our health, because not everyone is fortunate enough to have that.
Junior Meredith Lichtcsien knows a lot about how fortunate Americans are. She has been going to Jamaica on community service trips for the past few years with a company run by her father’s business client. Lichtcsien stays for five days and helps orphans with disabilities. This year, she is going again, for the fourth year in a row.
Considering Jamaica is not very safe, Lichtcsien and the rest of the group are required to stay in a resort or a hotel instead of with the children, but they still spend the majority of the day with the children at the orphanage.
“We build and paint houses and keep the children company,” Lichtcsien said. “We also bring doctors, toys, clothing, food, shoes and other general necessities to help them. They are always so appreciative, and I love seeing their faces every year when we go back.
Modern Macbeth: Shakespeare comes to life in post-apocalyptic worldWednesday, November 20, 2013
by: Ben Feuer
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.”
Solon High School’s drama club performs William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy “Macbeth” this weekend.
“Macbeth” tells the story of Macbeth, a Scottish nobleman who is prophesized by three mangy witches that he will soon become the King of Scotland. Eventually, through a series of violent and heinous events, Macbeth fulfills his prophecy but begins feeling guilty and becomes psychologically tormented.
The SHS drama club’s version of the play tells this familiar story, but with a unique twist: the play takes place in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world.
Kris Ferencie, the adviser the SHS drama club and coordinator of the play, came up with the idea to set the play in the future.
“The whole concept came from this idea I had for the witches that instead of being over a cauldron for double, double toil and trouble, they’re all over a computer screen,” Ferencie said. “So it all kind of started from there.”
Ferencie explained how the futuristic setting allows the play to be more accessible to students.
Solon High School Drama Club Stages Macbeth This Week Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Solon High School Drama Club is staging a futuristic take on the timeless classic Macbeth this week. Set with intimate on-stage seating in the SHS Auditorium, the performances will run November 20-23 at 7 p.m. and November 23-24 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens, plus a $1 processing fee. Solon senior citizens are admitted free with proof of residency.
Contact the box office at (440) 349-6249 or purchase tickets online at www.solon.es/tickets and click on Performing Arts.Resources: Buy Macbeth Tickets Here
Two Citizenships: two yearsThursday, November 07, 2013
“Being caught in two worlds” is a theme commonly exploited by desperate authors and lazy television and movie directors, but appropriately applies to the life of dual American- Singaporean citizen, senior Jonathan Chai.
Chai was born on Sept. 30, 1996 in Painesville, Ohio. His parents proceeded to move back to Singapore when he was four months old. Since both his parents were citizens of Singapore, and since Chai was born on U.S soil, he was able to obtain dual citizenship for both countries under their citizenship laws. He proceeded to live in the city-country for nine years, where he further solidified his citizenship. A result of this citizenship was a two year mandatory military service after high school.
“It’s not as bad as it sounds,” Chai said. “Since I have a high school education, I will most likely be given a higher skill position.”
All Singaporean males of the age of 18 have to serve the mandatory service, with female volunteers accepted but not required. Assignment of positions within this service is random, but tends to place higher educated individuals within higher skilled jobs.
Chai is not worried about the danger of his service.
Solon High School PTA Craft Fair & Gift Boutique is Saturday, November 9Monday, November 04, 2013
The Solon High School PTA Craft Fair and Gift Boutique is this Saturday, November 9, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Approximately 100 vendors will have gift selections on display throughout Solon High School. In addition to holiday-items, the PTA Craft Fair and Boutique will feature jewelry, portrait artists, wood crafts, home decor, specialty gift items, handmade purses and bags, candles and clothing.
Admission is $2.
Solon and Twinsburg Show Choirs Team Up for Concert Event on November 2Monday, October 28, 2013
Two of the premier show choirs in Ohio are joining together for an evening of fun and musical performances this weekend. Twinsburg High School’s GREAT EXPECTATIONS and Solon High School’s MUSIC IN MOTION will perform individually and as a combined ensemble for a concert Saturday, November 2, at 7 p.m. in the Solon High School Auditorium. This is the first opportunity to see these groups this season, and it is the only chance to see these award-winning show choirs perform together.
Tickets are $16 for reserved seats and $12 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at http://solon.es/MIMGEOne.Resources: Buy Tickets Here
O Ambassadors Beat - Tyller BarnerTuesday, October 22, 2013
O Ambassadors are selling Boograms in the cafeteria for $1 on Oct.25-31. This is their first fundraiser of the year. O Ambassadors is still accepting new members and will meet on Oct. 22 in the lecture hall from 3-4 p.m. For more information contact Mrs. Stoltz.
Parents and students invited to participate in town hall forum on 'Heroin in the Suburbs' on October 24 at 7 p.m.Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Judge Astrab speaking at Solon SADD meeting this fall.
Solon Schools’ parents and students are encouraged to attend a community forum on the growing problem of “Heroin in the Suburbs” at the Solon Community Center on Thursday, October 24, at 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Michael Astrab and supported by the Solon High School PTA and the Solon chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions, the town hall panel discussion is aimed at raising awareness of the growing suburban heroin epidemic and informing parents how to keep their families free from the influence of this addicting drug.
The impetus for this series of town hall meetings has been the number of heroin cases Judge Astrab said he has presided over in his courtroom, the majority of them involving young people in the suburbs. A recent trend emerging in drug use among young people shows a transition from prescription pain pills to the less expensive – but more highly addictive – option of heroin.
“I can do what I can as a judge from the bench, but by the time a user gets to my courtroom, it’s often too late,” explained Judge Astrab, a 1989 Solon High School graduate.
Read MoreResources: Heroin in the Suburbs Information Flier