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Young the Giant releases new album

Young the Giant releases new album

Anne Marsh, Staff Writer
December 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With hit singles like “Cough Syrup,” pop indie band Young the Giant has risen to fame in the past 5 years. The California-native group, led by Sameer Gadhia, came out with a new album this year. The “Home of the Strange” album was released Aug. 12, 2016, and the band is touring until Ju...

Young the Giant releases new album

Young the Giant releases new album

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor
December 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With hit singles like “Cough Syrup,” pop indie band Young the Giant has risen to fame within the past 5 years. The California-native group, led by Sameer Gadhia, came out with a new album this year. The “Home of the Strange” album was released Aug. 12, 2016, and the band is touring until...

Concerts to hit stage in 2017

Concerts to hit stage in 2017

Taylor Close, Special Projects Director
December 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 2016 concert season is just winding down, but the 2017 season is just beginning. There are many different artists performing in Cincinnati this upcoming year, with Maroon 5, DNCE, and The Weekend as just a few. “I have never been to a concert but I have wanted to for years, the unity felt in ...

Ballet company takes leaps towards inclusiveness

Ballet company takes leaps towards inclusiveness

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As the holiday season approaches, many families will attend the Cincinnati Ballet’s version of The Nutcracker. However, many families may not know of the strides the company is taking to be more inclusive and diverse. The Cincinnati Ballet Company hosts classes for both young adults and children with Down Syndrome...

New film ‘La La Land’ receives Oscar buzz

New film ‘La La Land’ receives Oscar buzz

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
December 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Lionsgate has released a new musical film about dreams and dreamers dancing their way through a city of stars. “La La Land” features the main characters Mia, played by Emma Stone, and Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling. The story progresses as both character face romance and ambition, simultaneou...

Mastering memorization

Mastering memorization

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Preparing for their winter finale, the orchestra has begun testing its student memory on the piece Rock my Bach. “It’s stressful, but it's definitely worth it in the end,” said Alice Lundgren, 9. The concert will be held on December 14, starting at seven pm. From grades five through twelve, ...

Students create memories with Memory Project

Students create memories with Memory Project

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

How can you create art while giving back? The Memory Project is a program that is new to Sycamore this year. It allows students to receive photos of children in need and create handmade portraits to let the children know they are valued. The children range in ages and come from third world countri...

SEE1 to perform in concert in February

SEE1 to perform in concert in February

December 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Mark your calendars! SEE1, Sycamore's very own rock orchestra, will have a concert on Fri., Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Theater. Joe Deninzon, lead singer/songwriter and electric violinist of the New York based progressive rock group Stratospheerius, will be visiting on Feb. 23 to have a workshop in al...

Tracking the right books

Tracking the right books

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
December 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Need help finding that perfect book? Here are the top 2016 poetry books: “The Universe of Us” by Lang Leav Driven by allusions to the universe and constellations, Leav’s lines discuss love and loss, hope and hurt, and more. “But our bodies are made of stardust, and we are hurtling through...

Color Guard competes collectively

Color Guard competes collectively

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
November 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For their third competition, the marching band was able to compete “on the move”. That means they were on the field moving and preforming. Even though it was already their third competition, it was the ensemble’s first time preforming outdoors because the other two were indoors. “I thought I...

Aves Theatre spells “D-O-N-E”

Aves Theatre spells “D-O-N-E”

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director
November 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The first theatrical performance of the year, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, came to a close Nov. 5. After countless rehearsals to learn choreography, block scenes, memorize music, build sets, and organize costumes, the show finally got put together and performed. “Spelling Bee went really...

‘Gilmore Girls’ returns to Netflix

‘Gilmore Girls’ returns to Netflix

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor
November 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Fans of the beloved show “Gilmore Girls” eagerly return to Star’s Hollow on November 25, the perfect post-Thanksgiving binge. The show’s revival, entitled ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,’ includes four 90 minute episodes now streaming on Netflix. The episodes are filled with the...

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