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Restaurant review: Uncle Yip’s

Restaurant review: Uncle Yip’s

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“We’re going out for dinner tonight,” said my mom. My brother and I were naturally very excited; my mom prefers cooking at home instead of going out, and we are lucky, do not get me wrong, but going out every once in a while provides a new form of excitement. However, our excitement diminished...

Stressing over stress

Stressing over stress

Lydia Masset, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

One balls too hard

One balls too hard

Lauren Kurtzer, Creative Projects Director
April 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

There has always been a stigma against parents of athletes: the soccer moms and their mini vans, dance moms, and parents always in the stands screaming as they root on their kids. I have a lot of respect for these parents; I have experienced it with my parents driving me to and from practice, going...

March Columns: Senioritis, March Madness, Lakers management

March Columns: Senioritis, March Madness, Lakers management

Max Torem, Joshua Patterson, and Lauren Kurtzer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Columns

OPINION: With fourth quarter set to begin right after spring break, students will be looking forward to finishing their final exams and enjoying summer break. Although all students should feel the need to make one final push, some, specifically seniors, simply do not have that desire. Commonly referred to as s...

March Staff Editorial: Taking action to combat climate change

March Staff Editorial: Taking action to combat climate change

March 29, 2017
Filed under Staff Editorial

It is important for each of us to look at our daily lives and think about what we can do to make our world a better place. This was once meant just in the emotional sense, but now we have to deal with the actual physical world. The scientists have weighed in, and the vast majority of scientists do...

Earth’s food deficits impact everyone

Earth’s food deficits impact everyone

Eddie Wade, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

By 2040 the world that we know as full of food, may be low in essential protein that keeps our muscles and bodies healthy and happy. We live in a world with animal-based proteins such as meat, poultry, and fish. But, there are also the proteins that come from plants such as soy and wheat. The pro...

Students sleep through mornings

Students sleep through mornings

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Beep! There goes the alarm, time to go back to the everyday schedule. Dress, brush teeth, breakfast, get in the car. Most of time, I find myself half-asleep during this routine. The monotonous steps to get to school could make me fall asleep without even having to wake up early. “The problem: Teenagers...

East side story

East side story

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Love changes lockers

Love changes lockers

Abigail Lefton, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Many people may not know what it is like to be LGBTQ+. Some may not know how to handle situations where both sides feel uncomfortable. Some may not even know how these individuals feel about the environment they are in five days a week. Sycamore prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and supportive...

Bomb threats explode throughout country

Bomb threats explode throughout country

Jacob Wittenbaum, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Recently, Jewish community centers (JCC) all over the country have received numerous bomb threats. This means members, staff, and preschoolers have to evacuate the buildings. At our school, there is a Jewish youth group called B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO), and the members in BBYO meet...

Sports cancel gym class

Sports cancel gym class

Lauren Kurtzer, Creative Projects Director
March 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion

If you have played one sport at SHS, even just for one season, you know how time consuming it is. All teams have practices every day, every week for months for at least two hours, and on top of that, there are games at least once a week. Additionally, the athletes come home and have hours of homework...

February Columns: Video games, war within New York Knicks, Cincinnati Reds

February Columns: Video games, war within New York Knicks, Cincinnati Reds

Max Torem, Joshua Patterson, and Lauren Kurtzer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Columns

OPINION: Whether or not you like it, we are in an era where everything revolves around technology. You use your cell phone every day, you have favorite TV shows, and some of us even have favorite video games. Video games have been around for as long as I have been alive, but in the past couple ...

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