• Choir Concert in Little Theater Mar. 1 at 7:00 p.m.

  • ACT for Juniors Feb. 27

  • Fashion for the Cure (haircuts during lunch) Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Black History Month Assembly Feb. 23

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Students direct one act plays

Students direct one act plays

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Each year, during second semester, students in the acting ensemble class embark on their final assignment: student-directed one acts. Student-directed one acts are a time for students to combine everything they have learned throughout their year or years in the acting ensemble class into one final...

SEE1 rocks concert

SEE1 rocks concert

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

  The SEE1, Sycamore Electric Ensemble, will have its concert at 7 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 16 at SHS.   The show presents a unique rock concert experience performed by students on electric string instruments.   This year, the group has senior Sofia Ramos and freshman Sandy Chan on the ele...

Q&A: Bao writes her way to recognition

Q&A: Bao writes her way to recognition

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Staff Writer

February 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are a perfect chance for students to test their creative abilities among a sea of talented applicants. Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has offered students all over the country-and the world-an outlet to share their unique works. The competition is open t...

Aves Theatre puts on dreamcoats

Aves Theatre puts on dreamcoats

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

February 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Aves Theatre is presenting their third production of the year, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The show will be on Jan. 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now online for $10, and if not sold out, they can be purchased at the door for $12. The musical is projected to ...

Bruno Mars sweeps competition at 2018 Grammys

Bruno Mars sweeps competition at 2018 Grammys

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  The 2018 Grammy award show was home to multiple political side comments, a #Metoo performance by Ke$ha, an insert from Hillary Clinton, and an overall take over by R&B artist Bruno Mars.   Mars has won a total of 11 Grammys, 16 ASCAP Pop Music awards, three Guinness World Records, eight MTV awards, five Teen...

Listen up for new releases

Listen up for new releases

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Music is everywhere: on the elevator, in the restaurant, on your phone, everywhere. In today’s world, most students cannot leave the house without a pair of earbuds to get them through the day. With the announcement of a new song or album dropping from an artist, listeners seem to be fixating on...

‘The Hate U Give’ changes perspectives

‘The Hate U Give’ changes perspectives

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

How often does a book change your perspective? ‘The Hate You Give’(THUG) by Angie Thomas has the ability to do that. This powerful novel centers on the strong, brave, and black 16-year-old Starr Carter. One night, Starr and Khalil (Starr’s childhood best friend) are at a party. They flee to his...

Winter guard works together

Winter guard works together

Lindsey Brinkman, Entertainment Chief

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Even though the weather might be below freezing the Winter Guard is still working up a sweat. On Mon., Jan. 8, despite school being cancelled, the group still met up to have its bi-weekly practice. “I'm really excited for our first competition because this will be different than anything we h...

Aves Theatre springs into action

Aves Theatre springs into action

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

December 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Now that the two fall plays (“Game of Tiaras” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) have been completed, Aves Theatre is moving on to their musicals for the year. The musicals were cast the week of November 27. Both musicals have been put on before by Aves Theatre. It is interesting because those...

All play for annual concert

All play for annual concert

Lindsey Brinkman, Entertainment Chief

December 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The orchestra had their annual winter concert on Wed., Dec. 6. The concert began at 6:00 p.m. and went until about 9:00 p.m. It involved grades five through 12 performing, with the fifth graders performing first. This concert allowed them to show off their new skills and what they have learned over the fir...

Photographers snap into action

Photographers snap into action

Lydia Masset, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every year, the photography teacher Mr. Peter Griga encourages students to submit their work to the Drexel High School Photography Contest. This contest is held annually by Drexel University, an arts and design college in Philadelphia. The contest required that high school art students submit three of ...

‘Justice League’ delivers mediocre story, super entertainment

‘Justice League’ delivers mediocre story, super entertainment

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

2017 has been a great year for cinematic superheroes: the top three superhero movies of all time on Rotten Tomatoes --“Wonder Woman,” “Logan,” and “Thor: Ragnorak”-- all hit the big screen this year. Particularly after the critical and box office success of “Wonder Woman” (the second...

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