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Hat Attack

Orion Schlosser
April 11, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Sycamore Style Guide

It’s nearing the end of January and what a chilly month is has been! With February just around the corner there is no telling what the weather will bring. So just in case the temperatures drop even more, follow these tips on what hat you should wear in order to keep those ears warm...

Students prepare for difficult college text

Students prepare for difficult college text

Kathryn Tenbarge
April 3, 2014
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In the middle of my American Literature class yesterday, my teacher stopped us. We were reading college-level reviews of “Huckleberry Finn” independently, and something was terribly wrong: hardly any of were paying attention to the topic at hand. Mrs. Connie Smith challenged us- “What are you ...

Spring Photo Gallery

Spring Photo Gallery

Orion Schlosser
April 2, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Sycamore Style Guide

Hello there fashionistas! Sycamore Style Guide hopes that everyone is doing well. As we had further into March, winter treads further behind us. Do you know what that means? Spring time, warmer weather, and sunshine! As we say goodbye to winter, we must invite spring in with open arms and of course,...

Pre-Europe fashion stereotypes

Pre-Europe fashion stereotypes

Orion Schlosser
March 27, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Sycamore Style Guide

When it comes to fashion, it is said that Europe is the homeland of any new and electrifying trends. Considering that London, Paris and Milan are the fashion capitals of the world, it makes sense to assume that Europe knows what’s what about fashion. With this in mind, Sycamore Style Guide wi...

Pre-Europe: fashion stereotypes

Pre-Europe: fashion stereotypes

Orion Schlosser
March 24, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Sycamore Style Guide

When it comes to fashion, it is said that Europe is the homeland of any new and electrifying trends. Considering London, Paris and Milan are the fashion capitals of theworld it makes sense to assume that Europe knows what’s what about fashion.    With this in mind, Sycamore Style Guide will be tak...

Classroom needs to inject more feminism into reading

Classroom needs to inject more feminism into reading

Kathryn Tenbarge
March 23, 2014
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This year, in American Literature, we’ve focused on four main works: “The Catcher in the Rye,” by J. D. Salinger, “Doubt,” by John Patrick Shanley, “In Cold Blood,” by Truman Capote, and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain. These works all have something in common- they...

You can give a kid a classic, but you can’t make them read

You can give a kid a classic, but you can’t make them read

Kathryn Tenbarge
March 22, 2014
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There are Americans who proudly proclaim they don’t read for pleasure. There are countless students moving through high school right now who resent reading a little bit more every day. This is a problem. How is the United States supposed to remain competitive internationally if our citizens are los...

‘Divergent’ appeases fans, may delight audiences

‘Divergent’ appeases fans, may delight audiences

Kathryn Tenbarge
March 21, 2014
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A book-to-movie adaptation is a difficult thing to judge. For one, you’re comparing the book to the movie, and trying to figure out how closely they resemble each other. On the other hand, it’s a film, and the criteria is completely different. For “Divergent,” the stakes are high, not just for...

‘Huckleberry Finn’ is my least favorite book

‘Huckleberry Finn’ is my least favorite book

Kathryn Tenbarge
March 20, 2014
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 “The books you read in class always seems to have a strong connection with whatever angsty adolescent drama is being recounted. Except for 'Huckleberry Finn', 'cause I don't know any teenage boys who have ever run away with a big, hulking black guy.” This is a quote from the movie “Easy A” s...

Fanfiction is more than piggybacking

Fanfiction is more than piggybacking

Kathryn Tenbarge
March 19, 2014
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The Internet is a beautiful thing. It allows us to convey ideas with thousands of people almost instantaneously. It lets people explore, share, and abuse their creativity. And for a lot of users, fanfiction is their chosen creative output. It has almost become a taboo subject, fanfiction. There are no...

Scarves 101

Scarves 101

Orion Schlosser
February 2, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Sycamore Style Guide

Hey there fashionistas, Sycamore Style Guide has some tips for you on adding simple things to your outfit to make it really pop! Though the winter season is nearing an end and spring is just around the corner, there is one article of clothing that can be worn any season, at any time. The scarf. Scarves...

‘Fangirl’ gives fiction ‘a life of its own’

‘Fangirl’ gives fiction ‘a life of its own’

Kathryn Tenbarge
January 30, 2014
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   Rainbow Rowell would probably identity as a bit of nerd. She’s an amazing author, as shown by her multiple best-selling books (including the fantastic “Eleanor and Park,” which gained a lot of attention this year), she has a loving family, and she’s a nerd.   But as she illustrates in her no...

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