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  • Upperclassmen Awards May 4

  • Band Concert May 3 at 7:00 p.m.

  • AP Testing May 1-12

  • Jazz Concert May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Spanish classes explore Cincinnati Art Museum

Spanish classes explore Cincinnati Art Museum

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director
April 24, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Spanish IV classes have been studying the art of Hispanic artists such as Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, Diego Rivera, and Pablo Picasso. For this reason, they took a field trip on April 20 to the Cincinnati Art Museum. At the museum, students were split into groups and had about forty-five minutes wit...

IHL tackles laws of torture

IHL tackles laws of torture

Sarah Horne, Creative Projects Director
April 21, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

 On April 20th four SHS students went to compete in the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Campaign Competition.   They gave a presentation of their campaign about the IHL and Geneva Convention laws of torture to multiple judges. After the competition the team was awarded first p...

Students take stage

Students take stage

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
April 19, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

In-class debates had taken place. Votes cast, each class had chosen five students. These groups were in a rush to prepare with their classes before debates on April 11 and 13. The day was split between competition bells, plan bells, and lastly class bells. The finalist debaters were Mrs. Melissa Sullivan’s bells three and four. Her ...

Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day!

Yasmine Guedira, News Chief
April 18, 2017
Filed under Feature, Infographics, Showcase

Relay for Life resolutes

Relay for Life resolutes

Hannah Lee, Feature Co-Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Sign up for AP Art History

Sign up for AP Art History

April 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Why did the Taliban destroy the Bamiyan Buddhas? Why does the Chinese government censor and imprison some artists? Why did Hitler confiscate national and private art collections? Students in AP Art History receive the opportunity to learn about these cases and much more. "AP Art History tells the...

Get your game on, go play

Get your game on, go play

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director
April 7, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

As always, third and fourth quarter are marked with a myriad of activities. The sophomore All-Star Debates will begin April 11. This year’s topic is the letter-based grading system. The affirmative will be arguing that the system should be changed to an alternative one of their choosing. The negative will be arguing tha...

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