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  • AP Testing May 1-12

  • Jazz Concert May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

‘Chemistry on the brain’

‘Chemistry on the brain’

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
April 24, 2017
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AP exams are just around the corner. Students in AP Chemistry are currently struggling to finish learning and reviewing all the material they need to know for their exam on May 1. Mr. Michael Geyer, AP Chemistry teacher, hosted a voluntary Saturday on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to teach one en...

Snapchat introduces 3D filter

Snapchat introduces 3D filter

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
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Snapchat unveiled “World Lenses,” a new filter which allows users to place cute cartoon images and words at any depth of a given picture. In its blog post, the company said that the Lenses “...can paint the world around you with new 3D experiences.” The 3D filter adds an augmented reality...

March for Science promotes policy, research

March for Science promotes policy, research

Jenna Bao, Creative Projects Director
April 21, 2017
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This year’s shift in political leadership has led to increasing participation in activism, including, notably, the Women’s March in January. As part of this trend, an international March for Science will take place on April 22. “The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly com...

US ‘armada’ heads in opposite direction of North Korea

US ‘armada’ heads in opposite direction of North Korea

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
April 20, 2017
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On April 8, the U. S. Navy claimed that the Carl Vinson strike group was on their way towards the Korean peninsula. President Donald Trump said an “armada” was being sent as a deterrence measure. The U. S. states that it had to first finish training with Australia and is now continuing throug...

Biles tangoes to top

Biles tangoes to top

Maddi Saunders, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
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The iconic TV show “Dancing with the Stars” is back for season 24. Joining the ranks is gold medalist Simone Biles partnered with Sasha Farber, professional dancer. The couple earned the highest score for the first night, 32 out of 40. “I am so excited that Simone Biles is on ‘Dancing wit...

Relay for Life resolutes

Relay for Life resolutes

Hannah Lee, Feature Co-Editor
April 12, 2017
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The Montgomery event of Relay for Life was a success. A total of 69 teams helped raise a grand total of $85,057.41 of donations. Every dollar will be given to help support the research to find a cure for cancer. “I thought it was a really good experience, and it was so fun to spend time spending 1...

Students learn about heroin epidemic

Students learn about heroin epidemic

Nathan Colliver, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
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Sycamore Community Schools partnered with local law enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Hamilton County Coroner’s office, and the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office to present to students the documentary “Chasing the Dragon”...

Doctor classifies disorder

Doctor classifies disorder

Kamaria Walton, Lead Beats Editor
April 10, 2017
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with people who have fought in wars or dealt with horrific abuse in their lifetime. One doctor argues that the term is not severe enough to describe the horrific emotions Syrian children are dealing with. Doctor M.K. Hamza calls the disorde...

No one rests during Relay for Life

No one rests during Relay for Life

Hannah Lee, Feature Co-Editor
April 7, 2017
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Relay for Life is a fundraising walk to help with the fight against cancer. The Montgomery Area event takes place at the high school from 6:00 p.m on Sat., Apr. 8 to 6:00 a.m. on Sun., Apr. 9: a total of 12 hours with a goal of raising a total of $100,000. So far, about $25,000 have been raised....

Court says ‘no’ to discrimination based on sexual orientation

Court says ‘no’ to discrimination based on sexual orientation

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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On Tues., Apr. 4, the United States Court of Appeals of the Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of protecting gay individuals in the workplace based on the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This action increases the chance that the issue will be resolved by the Supreme Court. In the eight-to-three vote, the judg...

St. Petersburg suffers bombing at metro

St. Petersburg suffers bombing at metro

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
April 6, 2017
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An explosion occurred in the midst of a train traveling from Sennaya Ploshchad to Tekhnologichesky Institut in Moscow. “In the metro car, everyone expected death, if I can say that. After the explosion, everyone expected consequences. Then we were taken out, and people began to help each other, broug...

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