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  • Upperclassmen Awards May 4

  • Band Concert May 3 at 7:00 p.m.

  • AP Testing May 1-12

  • Jazz Concert May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Artists display work, win awards

Artists display work, win awards

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
April 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On April 26, seven SHS art students were a part of the Taft Museum's Artists Reaching Classrooms (ARC) Art Exhibition at the Cincinnati Library, main branch. The Sycamore art program is in its fourth year of a five year program with ARC. The exhibition included 12 high schools from the Cincinnati...

Sign up for AP Art History

Sign up for AP Art History

April 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Why did the Taliban destroy the Bamiyan Buddhas? Why does the Chinese government censor and imprison some artists? Why did Hitler confiscate national and private art collections? Students in AP Art History receive the opportunity to learn about these cases and much more. "AP Art History tells the...

Marching band announces theme

Marching band announces theme

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

As the school year is rounding up with tests, homework, and busy schedules, the students in marching band are gearing up for another season. Registration will be opening up soon, and with that comes the long-awaited, very anticipated release of the theme for the next year’s show. Leading up to...

New Reds’ season offers dual entertainment

New Reds’ season offers dual entertainment

Taylor Close, A&E Chief
March 30, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With spring now in full swing, baseball season is kicking off and tickets are being sold. And this year along with baseball, at a couple games during the season, fans can enjoy a concert too. The Great American Ball Park introduced the Reds Post-Game Concert Series this year in which three games of...

Musical groups attend district competition

Musical groups attend district competition

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Several of the different musical programs at the high school level attended the Ohio Music Association’s (OMEA) District 14 Contest, in which their skills were tested in a variety of ways. “OMEA is the governing body of curricular music in Ohio; district 14 are all schools in Clermont and Hamilton...

Netflix dominates the television industry

Netflix dominates the television industry

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The popular streaming platform, Netflix, has grown immensely in recent years due to its accessibility and convenience. It streams old movies and TV shows, giving subscribers access to entire series to binge-watch. In addition to old TV shows and movies, Netflix offers a significant amount of original...

Kong strikes theaters

Kong strikes theaters

Mark Huffer, Staff Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

SHS students viewed the new King Kong movie, and the reviews have been both good and bad. Multiple students said the movie was just fine and very creative while others believed that it was very confusing with a hard-to-follow plot. “I didn’t understand why some people wanted to save King Kong while some...

Fashion For The Cure struts down runway

Fashion For The Cure struts down runway

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The 2017 Fashion For The Cure (FFTC) was a huge success. They raised $22,000. FFTC generates an increased awareness here at school for children with cancer and those in need. FFTC pairs up with the Dragonfly Foundation, to raise money for children with cancer. The foundation was started by Christine...

Making memories at Fine Arts Weekend

Making memories at Fine Arts Weekend

Hannah Lee, Feature Chief
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

McDaniel's Photography Who does not love music, art, and pancakes together on a Saturday morning? Pancake Day On Sat., Mar. 4, the 55th annual Pancake Day will take place in the Commons from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Pancake tickets can be bought in advance from a participating student or on that day...

Students turn back tunes

Students turn back tunes

Madeline Shewbridge, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Infographics

With all the new songs that come out every week, people tend to forget the greatest songs from only two years ago. They love listening or finding ‘new’ old songs that they used to love but soon forgot about when the next big hit came on the radio. New music apps can help in the search of these...

Race impacts race for Grammys

Race impacts race for Grammys

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
February 16, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The two singers were both nominated for song of the year, record of the year, and album of the year. When Adele stepped on stage to receive the Grammy for “Best Album of the Year,” she dedicated the award to the singer she has adored since the age of 11, Beyoncé. “The artist of my life is Beyoncé, an...

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