The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

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  • Band Concert May 3 at 7:00 p.m.

  • AP Testing May 1-12

  • Jazz Concert May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Students seek sleep on routine

Students seek sleep on routine

Maddi Saunders, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
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The majority of people agree that shut eye is a good thing. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles definitely agrees. Biles is a spokesperson for Mattress Firm, striving to promote the importance of sleep for children. “Yeah, I love sleep. I definitely think it is important,” said Nick Molenkamp, 9. Mattres...

AP Chemistry charges into second semester

AP Chemistry charges into second semester

Yvanna Reyes, Staff Writer
January 23, 2017
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Over winter break, Mr. Michael Geyer’s AP Chemistry students were challenged with designing a homemade battery out of household items as an introduction to their next unit: electrochemistry. As motivation for attempting the project, students who put together a battery that followed Geyer’s parame...

Sophomores sample ACT

Sophomores sample ACT

Hannah Lee, Staff Writer
January 23, 2017
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A new prep test has arrived on the sophomores plate this year. Jan. 11th was the first time the district opted for sophomores to take the PreACT. The PreACT is identical in purpose with the PSAT. It is a test for students to take as a preliminary stimulus of the ACT or SAT. The only differences are the...

Twitter influence peaks

Twitter influence peaks

Ben Ruskin, Executive Editor in Chief
January 18, 2017
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Thrifting 101: Inexpensive winter fashion

Thrifting 101: Inexpensive winter fashion

Yvanna Reyes, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
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Ski club slides into new season

Ski club slides into new season

Taylor Close, Creative Projects Director
January 13, 2017
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With the new academic quarter coming into full swing, the ski club is getting ready for their season too. Perfect North  has been open since before break, and the club has been out 3 times already with the colder conditions. “I have been in ski club since freshman year, and even did it in seventh ...

Making words count

Making words count

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director
January 13, 2017
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Selecting a word to summarize the year is a tradition among various dictionaries. For example, in 2015, Webster chose the words -ism, [tears of joy emoji], microaggression, they (as gender-neutral pronoun), and identity. Oxford chose emoji, which goes along with the general theme of millennial lingo...

Icy roads leave students scared

Icy roads leave students scared

Caroline Bruns, Webmaster
January 13, 2017
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With the winter coming in cool, there are many opportunities for mother nature to make driving quite the hassle for inexperienced and experienced drivers alike. Ice, snow and sleet gives everyone trouble, no matter the car or the amount of experience you have. “Snowy or icy roads are my biggest fear...

Students skimp on sleep

Students skimp on sleep

Annie Marsh, Copy Editor
January 13, 2017
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It is that time of year again. Days have become dark and cold, and school has revved up after first semester. Juggling adequate rest with schoolwork, extracurriculars, and social activities can sometimes seem impossible, but here are some signs that you need to step up your sleep time along with some...

Cookies serve as memento for celebration

Cookies serve as memento for celebration

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
January 13, 2017
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As the predictions for snowy weather and frigid air surround the new year, there is still something that might make this season a little bit warmer and more pleasant: the sale of Girl Scout cookies. “Every box you buy helps power unique and amazing experiences for the awesome girls who sell them; it also gives her the oppo...

Here is to hoping hoops paid off

Here is to hoping hoops paid off

Hannah Loftspring, Spotlight Chief
January 13, 2017
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Student Council is known for planning a multitude of events. From school functions to fundraisers for local businesses, Student Council has practice is organizing all of the details necessary to create a memorable occasion. Fri., Jan.6 was the date for the annual Hoops 4 Hope basketball game. In years...

U ‘see’ progress for mock trial

U ‘see’ progress for mock trial

Jenna Bao, Associate Editor
January 12, 2017
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Mock trial tackled its second tournament of the year at the University of Cincinnati on Sun. Dec. 8. Each team competed in two rounds. In the varsity team, the plaintiff side with attorneys junior Jenna Bao and senior Sarah Horne and witnesses senior Cali Colliver and junior Adam Meller was chosen fi...

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