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My first Model UN experience

My first Model UN experience

Emma Chi, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

   20 people all staring at you, all waiting for their chance to speak, your voice barely coming out as a squeak. As daunting as it seems, experiences like these are what make you better and build you up as a person.     At first glance, Model United Nations (MUN) may just seem like any other ...

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...

The story of an over involved student

The story of an over involved student

Gaby Pereda, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Just like a rubber band snaps when it has too much tension, we humans also reach a “snapping” point when the pressure around us just seems like too much. I’m sure if you ask my classmates, friends, family, or teachers, they would all tell you that I am involved in many things, and some of them...

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...

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...

The power of youth

The power of youth

Aaditi Lele, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

   Published authors, gun control advocates, climate change activists, genius programmers, and community leaders. My peers for four days at the first meeting of the Youth Collaboratory, a civic youth leadership program launched by Citizen University, could not be described as anything short of invigorati...

From SJH to SHS

From SJH to SHS

Lindsay Ruskin, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

   Imagine walking into high school on the first day of school, but then you realize it isn’t as bad as you thought: our district prepares us for change.    In Sycamore Community Schools, junior high(SJH) is for seventh and eighth-graders, and after, they enter high school(SHS). These two ...

Advantages for Carpooling at Sycamore

Advantages for Carpooling at Sycamore

Josh Moore, Accountant

September 27, 2019

A decline in parking-lot traffic If asked, SHS drivers would most likely recall numerous fender-benders or minor damages caused by about one-hundred students trying to get in school or get home as fast as their cars will allow them. While traffic issues still remain, car-pooling has definitely decreas...

Sustainability veers off course

Sustainability veers off course

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Design Editor

September 17, 2019

 The Earth is dying. It seems like this fact is projected at us from all angles, a suffocating and heavy truth.  And, in response as the young people we are, we have begun a popular movement to try and reverse some of the damage.  However, the more I am exposed to this movement through social media, I can not hel...

Whales out of water

Whales out of water

Deeya Prakash, Opinion Chief

September 16, 2019

The spectators teeter on the edge of their seats as the water ripples in silence. The excitement is palpable, and a small girl sits with her thumb in her mouth, her eyes wide. All of a sudden, a massive orca whale emerges from underneath, performing two flips in the air while showering the crowd with ...

The Price of Treatment

The Price of Treatment

Madeleine Suh, Managing Editor

September 16, 2019

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SHS students take on meditation

SHS students take on meditation

Linya Guo, A&E Chief

September 15, 2019

Hundreds of cultures and religions across the globe practice a form of meditation, whether for spiritual practice or to just ease the mind.  Recently, the senior English classes had an assignment of meditating for 10 minutes, an activity inspired by their unit on the book “Siddhartha” by Her...

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