• Jazz band concert Jan. 23

  • Winter play "Radium Girls" Jan. 31, Feb 1 & 2

  • Science fair Jan. 26

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‘Huckleberry Finn’ is my least favorite book

‘Huckleberry Finn’ is my least favorite book

Kathryn Tenbarge

March 20, 2014


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 “The books you read in class always seems to have a strong connection with whatever angsty adolescent drama is being recounted. Except for 'Huckleberry Finn', 'cause I don't know any teenage boys who have ever run away with a big, hulking black guy.” This is a quote from the movie “Easy A” s...

Fanfiction is more than piggybacking

Fanfiction is more than piggybacking

Kathryn Tenbarge

March 19, 2014


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The Internet is a beautiful thing. It allows us to convey ideas with thousands of people almost instantaneously. It lets people explore, share, and abuse their creativity. And for a lot of users, fanfiction is their chosen creative output. It has almost become a taboo subject, fanfiction. There are no...

Scarves 101

Scarves 101

Orion Schlosser

February 2, 2014


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Hey there fashionistas, Sycamore Style Guide has some tips for you on adding simple things to your outfit to make it really pop! Though the winter season is nearing an end and spring is just around the corner, there is one article of clothing that can be worn any season, at any time. The scarf. Scarves...

‘Fangirl’ gives fiction ‘a life of its own’

‘Fangirl’ gives fiction ‘a life of its own’

Kathryn Tenbarge

January 30, 2014


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   Rainbow Rowell would probably identity as a bit of nerd. She’s an amazing author, as shown by her multiple best-selling books (including the fantastic “Eleanor and Park,” which gained a lot of attention this year), she has a loving family, and she’s a nerd.   But as she illustrates in her no...

How to pick an adaptation

How to pick an adaptation

Kathryn Tenbarge

January 30, 2014


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Back to the writing board

Back to the writing board

Kathryn Tenbarge

January 24, 2014


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   From the outside, “Doctor Who” seems like a normal T.V. show. Sure, it has over 700 episodes, but that’s it, right? Wrong. Not unlike the TARDIS itself, the Whoniverse is bigger on the inside.   There are radio stations, T.V. spinoffs, novels, short stories, comic books, and more.   I...

Animal guide begs for compassion

Animal guide begs for compassion

Kathryn Tenbarge

January 15, 2014


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  Rory Freedman does not shy from controversy. The outspoken animal rights activist is the author of “Skinny B----” and other opinionated guides to veganism.   Her newest piece, “Beg,” combines humor, loving anecdotes, and cold, hard realities in a desperate plea for the welfare of animals...

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Zoe Schlosser

December 20, 2013


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   As some of you fashion gurus, and even you holiday connoisseurs, may know a very unlikely article of clothing has made its way to the top for this holiday season!  What is it you ask? Well it is, surprisingly, the Christmas sweater. More specifically…the uglyChristmas sweater.   In more recent years, “Ugly Chr...

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Zoe Schlosser

December 13, 2013


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‘Tis the season lovely readers! ‘Tis the season for what you may ask? Well, let’s think…colder weather, longer nights, leaves are falling…that sounds a lot like fall to me! Which can also be viewed as non other than sweater weather. Here are some pieces of fall’shion that are here to ins...

‘Shadow and Bone’ filled to brim with potential

‘Shadow and Bone’ filled to brim with potential

Kathryn Tenbarge

November 30, 2013


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When opening a book, the first few pages can tell you a lot about the content you are about to be reading. For instance, if there’s a map of a complex fantasy world, you know it is going to be complicated, at times confusing, and very well thought out. So the beginning of “Shadow and Bone” by...

How to celebrate ‘Catching Fire’ without being a tribute

How to celebrate ‘Catching Fire’ without being a tribute

Kathryn Tenbarge

November 21, 2013


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   The premiere for the long-awaited sequel is finally upon us. If you are up to commemorate the event without being reaped as a tribute, here are three easy ways to show your District 12 (or 1, or 2, or 3…) pride. Get ready to host your own “Catching Fire” premiere party! 1. Dress up.  ...

Fashionably Grateful

Fashionably Grateful

Zoe Schlosser

November 20, 2013


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As the end of November is nearing and Thanksgiving is coming up, it is hard to believe how fast this year has gone by! So many things in life rush by each and every day it is sometimes hard to take a moment to sit back, and take a look around at all the beauty that is around us.    There are so many things t...

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