The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

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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.

SEE1 jams out Feb. 24

SEE1 jams out Feb. 24

February 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Sycamore Electric Ensemble (SEE1), Cincinnati's first rock orchestra will be presenting its annual rock concert on Fri., Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Guest artist Joe Deninzon, lead singer and world-class electric violinist of the progressive rock band Stratospheerius will be back. SE...

Cabaret celebrates choir members

Cabaret celebrates choir members

Yvanna Reyes and Kirsten Thomas
February 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Cabaret is a night comprised of laid-back performances spotlighting members of the SHS choral program. Choral students look forward to the event throughout the course of the school year as the atmosphere breeds an aura of acceptance and support for each others’ musical ventures. www Choral Directo...

“Irena’s Vow” incites excitement

“Irena’s Vow” incites excitement

Hannah Lee, Feature Co-editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Aves Theatre is presenting a play that takes place during the Holocaust called “Irena’s Vow.” The production will begin premiering on Feb. 2-4 in the Aves Theatre at 7:30 PM. Tickets cost $12 at the door or $10 in advance. “Irena’s Vow” is based off a true story about a Polish gir...

Bunbury festival lineup released

Bunbury festival lineup released

Taylor Close, Creative Projects Director
February 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The music festival on the first weekend of June has released its new lineup for the 2017 festival with names like the 1975, Death Cab For Cutie, Muse, Jon Bellion, and G-Eazy. This year the festival is on June 2-4. “I love the lineup for this year! It will be extra hard to decide which day to go since...

Aves Theatre presents Irena’s Vow

Aves Theatre presents Irena’s Vow

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
February 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Students are performing in Irena’s Vow by Dan Gordon on Feb. 2-4. Theater students take the audience on an emotional roller coaster ride through the point of view of a Polish Catholic heroine Irena Gut Opdyke. “It is different than a lot of shows we do in the Aves theatre because it’s based on ...

Choirs sing for praises

Choirs sing for praises

Maddi Saunders, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Saturday was a big day for the all girl’s choir, Bella Voce. On Jan. 28, several choirs at SHS participated in the Solo and Ensemble competition at Elder High School in Cincinnati. “It was a good bonding moment for Bella,” said Kaitlynn Herzog, 11. Each choir sang one song that was then ra...

Aves Theatre prepares to perform

Aves Theatre prepares to perform

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director
February 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As Feb. 2, 3, and 4 becomes increasingly closer, the actors and crew members of Aves Theatre’s production of Irena’s Vow [link] are busy as ever. The show revolves around a young heroine, Irena Gut Opdyke who single-handedly hid twelve Jews during the holocaust. “I think it is starting to hit...

Club spinning into season

Club spinning into season

Lindsey Brinkman, Beats Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The high school spin club, that is open to junior high students, is beginning to start their weekly practice every Thursday. “It’s a great way to stay in shape for the guard season, or even for new people to learn a few new tricks. The environment is very relaxed but we still have fun,” said ...

Chinese Kunqu Opera Troupe to visit

Chinese Kunqu Opera Troupe to visit

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  12 artists from China will be coming to SHS on February 2 to promote Chinese culture and share their performance with students.   “Kun Opera” or “Kunqu Opera” is one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera, evolving from the Kunshan melody. It dominated Chinese theatre arts from the 16th to the 18th centuries. ...

‘La La Land’ leads Oscar nominations

‘La La Land’ leads Oscar nominations

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Hollywood awards season is in full swing, and the renowned ceremonies celebrate famed actors and actresses. The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced Tues., Jan. 24, 2017. Romantic musical “La La Land” earned 14 nominations, tying the record held by “All About Eve” and “Titanic.”...

La La Land lassos laudation from students

La La Land lassos laudation from students

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Those seeking a nostalgic film brimming with beautiful cinematography, emotional acting, and brilliant music will not be disappointed by La La Land. The film, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, came to theaters on Dec. 9, 2016. Stone plays a struggling actress, and Gosling portrays a passionate...

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