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  • 2nd Quarter interim's, November 19
  • Thanksgiving Break, November 27-31

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Surviving Mid Semester Slump

Surviving Mid Semester Slump

Aaditi Lele, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

It is halfway through the semester and every school day seems to last 10 million hours (How is it still Monday?). Mid-term anxiety is yet to set in but you have finally adjusted to a new school year: What now? Have you found yourself less willing to get out of bed to do school work? Less motivated? We...

Maria Shomo, 9

Maria Shomo, 9

Lindsay Ruskin, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

   Sycamore High School (SHS) offers over 100 activities including sports and clubs. Almost all students attending SHS are involved in at least one extra-curricular activity. Some participate in a number that is difficult to handle.    One, in particular, is Maria Shomo, who runs Cross Country...

Learning Linux

Learning Linux

Anisa Khatana, Editor in Chief

November 8, 2019

On Tues., Oct. 19, Sycamore Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) held its first official meeting in room 212.   Along with officers juniors Krishna Suresh and Rishi Verma, club chair senior Marcial Machado taught attendees about Linux, an operating system—just like Windows, iOS, or Mac OS...

SHS celebrates Diwali

SHS celebrates Diwali

Bhaavya Jha, Broadcast Editor

November 7, 2019

Diwali is one of the grandest festivals for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Newar Buddhists. Diwali or Deepavali literally translates to ‘festival of lights.’ It is a remembrance of the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, which is the defeat of evil by the good.   This year, the main holiday f...

Raising puppies

Raising puppies

Claire Berlier, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

   Most people have to agree that puppies are adorable balls of fluffy energy. While the majority of dog owners have to wait until puppies are eight weeks old to take them home. However, in the DeBrosse household, the family raises young dogs from day one.     When the DeBrosses got a new dog a few...

Should I or should I not?

Should I or should I not?

Bhaavya Jha, Broadcast Editor

November 4, 2019

No, the headline is not talking about the dilemma of choosing to eat a pastry or not (I know it’s a hard choice). I am talking about the dilemma we face when considering dropping out of a course.    There could be multiple reasons why one wants to take the step: the course is hard and is affe...

Blue candy buckets help more children enjoy Halloween

Blue candy buckets help more children enjoy Halloween

Allison McElroy, Trends Chief

November 1, 2019

     The typical scene of Halloween: kids in costumes running around the streets, knocking on doors and exclaiming the well-known phrase: “trick or treat!” But for some kids, that phrase can make enjoying the holiday difficult.      Children with autism or who are nonver...

Fall festivities

Fall festivities

Lindsay Ruskin, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

 Do you ever find yourself not knowing what to do on a nice fall weekend?  There are so many things to do during this time with your friends or family. “Fall is my favorite season because I love spending time with my friends,” said Lily Danner, 9. Here are four fall activities or trends that a...

Long Distance Friendships

Long Distance Friendships

Ty Simmons, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

One of the great things about having online friends is that they can give you the confidence to connect with people in real life. A lot of people tend to share things with their online friends that may be uncomfortable to admit to those that they know offline.  In a study conducted by Amanda Lenhart of Pe...

Athlete reflects on season 

Athlete reflects on season 

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Design Editor

October 30, 2019

Deep breath in, deep breath out. The serve hurtles towards my forehand; in a bid to end the point quickly, I slam the ball into the net person. The ball makes contact with her racquet and lands long. Game, Set, Match. My partner, Mayu Fukuda and I had qualified for the OHSAA State Tennis Championships.  Las...

Golf spotlight: Audrey Simons, 12

Golf spotlight: Audrey Simons, 12

Deeya Prakash, Opinion Chief

October 29, 2019

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