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Changes at SHS

Changes at SHS

May 25, 2017
Filed under Cover Story

Baker bakes way to future

Baker bakes way to future

Kirsten Thomas, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under Spotlight

Varying clubs, hobbies, and talents help create the diverse atmosphere of SHS. Every student has unique passion, with different paths they wish to pursue. Pursuing a unique passion, junior Holly May Baker hopes to open her own bakery. Whether inside or outside of school, Baker can always be fo...

Underclassmen win awards

Underclassmen win awards

Yasmine Guedira, News Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under Feature, Galleries, Media

Relay for life rallies

Relay for life rallies

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director
May 22, 2017
Filed under Feature, Galleries, Media

ACT now

ACT now

Yasmine Guedira, News Chief
May 19, 2017
Filed under Feature

Stephanie Hong, 11, achieved one of the rarest and most prized accomplishments in high school. On the April 19 ACT, Hong got a 36, the highest score possible, on the test. In the United States, out of 1.8 million students who take the test every year, only about 1,000 get the highest possible ACT sco...

No stain, no gain

No stain, no gain

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Feature

If you scroll through your Instagram page, chances are, you will see people brushing their teeth and having the blackest, nastiest-looking substance on it. No, this is not a temporary infatuation with gross teeth; it is a natural teeth-whitening trend from activated charcoal powder that is taking social...

Getting news from social media

Getting news from social media

Jessica Schaad, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Feature

Underclassmen study, struggle for exams

Underclassmen study, struggle for exams

Alex Karev, Op/Ed Chief
May 15, 2017
Filed under Feature

The school year is finally coming to a close and summer is on everyone’s mind. Vacations, hanging out with friends, and (perhaps most importantly) sleep are on the agenda for most students once they are released from school. However, before any one of those can take place, students must finish the...

Students drink up caffeine on weekends

Students drink up caffeine on weekends

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
May 12, 2017
Filed under Feature

Despite not being in Europe as many students wish they still were, there are a plethora of cafes in Cincinnati. Besides the iconic Starbucks, there are smaller, more family style places to get your latte. One stop stands out: Coffee Please is located on Miami Avenue. Its great collection of different...

Summer homework adds up

Summer homework adds up

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under Feature

As the school year comes to an end with only a couple more weeks left and exams coming up, students are ready for summer. But does summer mean no homework? With 17 courses having necessary summer homework, do students really get the time off they need? Summer break is supposed to be a period filled...

Prom on budget

Prom on budget

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Feature

Get your dress or tux from a thrift store or vintage shop like Goodwill, Valley Thrift, Salvation Army, or Snooty Fox (or borrow from a friend!). Many people utilize formal wear once and then donate it, so lightly used, high quality dresses and tuxes can be found at any second-hand shop. Even if...

Sycamore Community Schools launches new app

Sycamore Community Schools launches new app

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under Feature

The world now revolves around technology. Smartphones are now the main sources for communication. You can call, text,, and more. All that being said, Sycamore Community Schools decided to launch an app for the community to be able to access everything related to Sycamore with the touch of your fingertips. The...

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