Solon Comets: just keep swimming!Friday, January 30, 2015
Solon swimmers work hard to complete rigorous drills at practice. Photo | Amy Luo
Alex Jackson--News Reporter
The 6 a.m. alarm sounds. As most students at Solon High School struggle get to up, out of bed and ready for their day, Solon’s swimmers have already hit the chilly water and started their intense pool workouts.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the swim season, the Solon swimmers are in the pool practicing from 5:30-7:15 a.m., only to return to the pool after school each day of the week from 3:15-6 p.m. The swimmers couldn’t really go anywhere during winter break, as the team practiced twice daily.
Senior captain Grant Pinchot said that he sets his alarm for 4:40 a.m. on the days of the early morning practices.
“Sleep is definitely important, especially when you’re getting up so early,” Pinchot said. “The motivation to get out of bed is simply to get better, and the fact that the rest of the team is doing the same thing helps.”
There’s more than just the hours the team spends in the pool. According to Solon’s swim coach, Mike Davidson, the team does weight lifting three times a week, yoga one time a week, and other dry¬land workouts daily.
Fun, funky clothingFriday, January 30, 2015
Kalli shows off a piece from her collection. Photo I Courtesy of KalliRae
Looking to spice up your wardrobe?
Look no further.
Kalli Sternberg, a 2013 SHS alum, started her post high school life as a full time student at Kent State University, when after a year, she felt compelled to focus more time on her growing clothing company, KalliRaes.
Sternberg currently takes some design classes at Kent State with a plan to move to downtown Los Angeles and attend the Fashion Institute
of Design and Merchandising (FIDM).
“I taught myself how to sew and design,” Sternberg said. “The Kent teachers helped me learn about fashion history, and the fashion industry.”
Sternberg received her first sewing machine in her freshman year of high school and started by making clothes just for her friends the following year. She admits her clothes weren’t all that good at first, but with a lot of
practice, her creative ideas are now fashionable realities.
“I just thought of things in my head and wished I could find them in stores,” Sternberg stated. “[The clothes I like] are just a crazier fashion, so I started to just make them myself.
One Act previewsThursday, January 29, 2015
Tyller Barner--Entertainment Writer
One Acts are a series of plays that last about thirty minutes. Each One Act is written and directed by seniors and will take place on Thursday Feb. 12 and Friday Feb. 13. in the Solon Auditorium at 7 p.m.
“That’s Not How I Remember It” is a story about a married couple explaining to their son how they met. The play is a frame narrative, shifting to the past as the mother and father, Berry and Lola, tell their own versions of the initial meeting. While both accounts are full of humor, Lola’s is dramatic and vivid, while Berry’s is elaborate and full of adventure. The one act is directed by seniors Audrey Leach and Ethan Newburger.
“Law and Order; Fairy Tale Unit” is a comedy that places fairy tale characters in the show Law and Order. Humpty Dumpty and Cinderella are detectives who are trying to arrest whoever was in charge of destroying the homes of the three little pigs. Throughout the play many other characters make an appearance; such as Jack and Jill and Hansel and Gretel. The one act is directed by Rachel Kapusta and Nate Chernomorets.
Solon's deadly SinThursday, January 29, 2015
Nikyah Winston--People Editor
Competing in front of big crowds is something Solon High School freshman Sincere Carry will never get tired of. The bright lights, roaring fans and high anticipation while playing the game is what Carry loves and looks forward to every basketball season.
On December 5, 2014, Carry played in his first varsity high school basketball game for the Solon Comets against Brecksville-Broadview Heights. The Comets toppled the Bees, 62-52. Carry was the leading scorer with 20 points.
“It was good to score 20 points my first high school game, but without my
teammates I would not have scored those 20,” Carry said. “I was just happy to start the season off with a win.”
Playing on varsity is a big transition from playing on the middle school
basketball team, Carry said. The speed and tempo, size of the opponents and overall competition of a varsity game is totally different than a middle school game. Carry has been a big contributor for the Comets thus far, helping to get them the 3-2 record. His success in impacting the game came as a result of preparation.
Annual Solon Music Parents’ Pasta Dinner on February 12 Supports Music Programs and Students Tuesday, January 27, 2015
If a spaghetti dinner set to music sounds good to you, then mark your calendar now for the 35th annual Solon Music Parents Pasta Dinner on Thursday, February 12, from 5-7 p.m. in the Solon High School cafeteria.
Solon jazz musicians from the high school and middle school will be performing throughout the evening.
The event also features a silent auction with fun items for families to bid on and take home with them.
All proceeds from dinner tickets and the silent auction support Solon instrumental programs – orchestras and bands – and the Starlettes.
Tickets are available pre-sale online at www.solonmusicparents.org or at the door. Tickets for a pasta dinner, beverage and dessert are $6 for adults pre-sale ($7 after February 5) and $5 for students and seniors pre-sale ($6 after February 5). Children under 5 are free.
For more information, contact event chair Lori Pitzer at (440) 542-0234.
Senior Yard Signs for Class of 2015 on Sale Now!Monday, January 26, 2015
To the Families of the Class of 2015:
You have waited 13 years for this moment. Celebrate this important milestone in your child’s life by purchasing a Graduation Yard Sign!
Show your pride as well as identify your house on the day of your child’s graduation party. Please note that signs are available through pre-orders only. The cost is $15.
Paid orders are due Friday, May 1, for pick up at the Senior Honors Banquet/Program on Tuesday, May 19.
Place your form and cash or check made out to "SHS PTA" in a sealed envelope marked “Graduation Sign” and drop it in the box in the SHS office.You may also mail orders to Andrea Rossen at 36821 Meadowdale Drive, Solon, Ohio 44139. Resources: 2015 Senior Sign Order Form
SHS Student Directories Distributed January 26Monday, January 26, 2015
SHS Student Directories are being distributed Monday and Tuesday during first period classes.
Students who do not have a first period class, should inquire with the teacher they have for their first class of the day at SHS.
Only one directory is printed per family and the family copy is distributed to the eldest child in the family at SHS.
SHS Report Cards Delivered January 13Friday, January 09, 2015
Due to the snow day yesterday, Solon High School report cards will be delivered to students on Tuesday instead of Monday.
Thank you for your support.