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What is going on in Lebanon?

What is going on in Lebanon?

Serene Tarabishi, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

   Lebanon—a small but lively country, known for its place as the party capital of the Middle East.       However, from being bordered by two of the most conflicted and crisis filled nations in the world; Syria and the Palestinian/Israeli State, the nation knows hard times.  &...

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Grace Zhang, Associate Web Editor

November 9, 2019

Throughout the years, Forever 21 quickly rose in popularity among teens.  Known for their trendy clothes at extremely cheap prices, Forever 21 has become a household name among teenage shoppers. As a fast-fashion powerhouse, they’ve dominated the scene...until recently. In fact, their fast fashion busi...

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...

Accepting refugees

Accepting refugees

Emma Chi, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

The acception of refugees has always been a controversial topic. There are countries like Germany, who has once taken in 890,000 refugees in one year; but also, countries like Japan, who only took in 12 refugees last year. There are a variety of reasons why countries make these decisions, but just...

Breaking down Brexit

Breaking down Brexit

Serene Tarabishi, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

America’s favorite ex is in trouble.   For all of those who have not been keeping up with international news, Britain has been unsuccessfully trying to exit the European Union for the past two years, a plan now widely known as “Brexit”.       Historically, Britain has kept i...

Ideas for change stir after death of icy friend

Ideas for change stir after death of icy friend

Katie Mott, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

On Sep. 22, 250 people dressed in black climbed a mountainside to mourn the loss of a loved one; however, this funeral was not held for a human, but a glacier.   The Pizol glacier, located in the Glarus Alps in eastern Switzerland, will be the first to be removed from the Swiss glacier su...

The keeps and changes of homecoming 2019

The keeps and changes of homecoming 2019

Linya Guo, A&E Editor

October 11, 2019

As the first quarter wraps up, the most awaited event of many high schoolers comes close: homecoming. Homecoming has always brought in a buzz of excitement, from the cute proposals to the dress shopping. This year, the student council has made some more changes, in addition to last year’s, in order to b...

Trump Impeachment Explained

Trump Impeachment Explained

Claire Berlier, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Will President Donald Trump’s term end early? On Tues., Sept. 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the launch of formal impeachment inquiries.    Normally, the president serves a four-year term. However, if enough congressmen vote that the president has done something unconsti...

U.S. astronaut accused of first space crime

U.S. astronaut accused of first space crime

Madeleine Suh, Managing Editor

September 4, 2019

   On July 15, 2019, The United States of America praised, recognized, and celebrated the 50th anniversary of Niel Armstrong’s moon landing. This accomplishment put space exploration in the top headlines, however, it seems that NASA once again is catching attention but for an unlikely reason.  ...

Amazon Rainforest on fire

Amazon Rainforest on fire

Jack Wolfe, PR manager

September 3, 2019

  The Amazon rainforest was set ablaze roughly a month ago with still no sign of change. Brazil’s environmental minister Ricardo Salles, tweeted that the fires were caused by wind, heat, and dry weather. On the other hand, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink reported the fires are “definitely” caused b...

SHS lacrosse team rebuilds box arena

SHS lacrosse team rebuilds box arena

Josh Moore, Accountant

August 31, 2019

   The Sycamore Lacrosse team was met with an unwelcome surprise on Thursday, Aug.22 when they found that the lacrosse box located in the practice fields had collapsed yet again.     Due to a mix of weather and conditioning, one of the walls had been blown over for the fourth time this year. ...

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