• Homecoming Game Sep. 22 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Open House Sep. 6, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • No School Sep. 4 - Labor Day

  • Tag Day Aug. 26, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

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Choir sings with rock band

Choir sings with rock band

Kirsten Thomas and Harsimran Makkad
August 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

For the second time this year, SHS choral students were invited to perform with the legendary music group Foreigner. They took to the stage with the band on August 8 at Riverbend, helping sing the band’s number one hit song “I Want to Know What Love Is.” “When we were waiting to get on...

Artists prepare for SOS exhibition

Artists prepare for SOS exhibition

Adhiti Chundur, Print Editor-In-Chief
May 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The SOS (Save Our Souls) art show is a chance for artists to express their sentiments for justice and peace through their art work. The show is organized by Saad Ghosn and is held every year in June. “The SOS art show is a platform where I am able to openly speak about obstacles we face in our s...

Troubles melt away at Scrumbles Cafe

Troubles melt away at Scrumbles Cafe

Jenna Bao, Creative Projects Director
May 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There is nothing quite like ice cream to help one escape from the terrifying and crushing impending reality of AP exams. Knowing this universal truth to be reasonable, I decided to visit Scrumbles Cafe the Sunday afternoon before two such exams. Upon getting the recommendation from the April “Leaflet,”...

Elementary students put on show of lifetime

Elementary students put on show of lifetime

Maddi Saunders, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Symmes recently put on its 20th play, "Alice in Wonderland." Last weekend, these third and fourth graders got their chance to shine. “The play was outstanding. I could not believe how talented the third and fourth graders were,” said Elise Mangeot, 10. Symmes Players is an after school organization that puts on a play each yea...

Artists display work, win awards

Artists display work, win awards

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
April 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On April 26, seven SHS art students were a part of the Taft Museum's Artists Reaching Classrooms (ARC) Art Exhibition at the Cincinnati Library, main branch. The Sycamore art program is in its fourth year of a five year program with ARC. The exhibition included 12 high schools from the Cincinnati...

Restaurant review: Uncle Yip’s

Restaurant review: Uncle Yip’s

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“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...

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...

Marching band announces theme

Marching band announces theme

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

As the school year is rounding up with tests, homework, and busy schedules, the students in marching band are gearing up for another season. Registration will be opening up soon, and with that comes the long-awaited, very anticipated release of the theme for the next year’s show. Leading up to...

New Reds’ season offers dual entertainment

New Reds’ season offers dual entertainment

Taylor Close, A&E Chief
March 30, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With spring now in full swing, baseball season is kicking off and tickets are being sold. And this year along with baseball, at a couple games during the season, fans can enjoy a concert too. The Great American Ball Park introduced the Reds Post-Game Concert Series this year in which three games of...

Musical groups attend district competition

Musical groups attend district competition

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Several of the different musical programs at the high school level attended the Ohio Music Association’s (OMEA) District 14 Contest, in which their skills were tested in a variety of ways. “OMEA is the governing body of curricular music in Ohio; district 14 are all schools in Clermont and Hamilton...

Netflix dominates the television industry

Netflix dominates the television industry

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The popular streaming platform, Netflix, has grown immensely in recent years due to its accessibility and convenience. It streams old movies and TV shows, giving subscribers access to entire series to binge-watch. In addition to old TV shows and movies, Netflix offers a significant amount of original...

Kong strikes theaters

Kong strikes theaters

Mark Huffer, Staff Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

SHS students viewed the new King Kong movie, and the reviews have been both good and bad. Multiple students said the movie was just fine and very creative while others believed that it was very confusing with a hard-to-follow plot. “I didn’t understand why some people wanted to save King Kong while some...

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