• Counselor Meetings with Sophomores during Aviator Bell Nov. 15

  • Counselor Meetings with Freshmen during Aviator Bell Nov 8

  • Building Reunification Drill Nov. 3, 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

  • ALICE Training for Freshmen and Sophomores during Aviator Bell Oct. 25

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Students gear up for college research

Students gear up for college research

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

October 20, 2017


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AP United States History (APUSH) takers are beginning their research papers. On Oct. 16, students emailed in their picks for their research paper, instead of lining up in the Hub. From there, students began researching their topic thoroughly. The theme from the National History Day Competition is...

Student promotes healthy options

Student promotes healthy options

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

October 19, 2017


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Every year new clubs are created by students as a way to have fun after school. Most do not focus on being healthy (like Buffet Club) or preparing for life skills. However, Colorful Eats Club has both aspects. The president, junior Christine Zou, wanted a club/area where allergies were no longer i...

Puerto Rico cries for help

Puerto Rico cries for help

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


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Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Nate, and Maria. These are not names of people, but names of the most destructive hurricanes to impact the United States and Caribbean Islands this year. Although Texas and Florida were among places heavily damaged by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, help was sent out quickly...

Juniors juggle jumbles of classes, clubs, extracurriculars

Juniors juggle jumbles of classes, clubs, extracurriculars

Hannah Lee, Opinion Chief

October 19, 2017


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When students first come into the high school as freshman, their ride has just begun, and four years stretch out before them. Before long, they will be sophomore, then juniors, then seniors, and eventually graduating as the fours years fly by. Though times flies, that does not mean the four years...

Things to do in Cincinnati

Things to do in Cincinnati

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

October 18, 2017


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New skincare replenishes teens

New skincare replenishes teens

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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Simple, cruelty-free, trendy, and fresh are all enticing adjectives that describe the new wave of skincare sweeping across the nation. Glossier, Lush, Mario Badescu, and Tony Moly are a few of the dominate brands attracting the attention of young teenagers. With the ever increasing amounts of stress,...

Readers embark on Alaskan adventures

Readers embark on Alaskan adventures

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


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When most students think of their junior year at SHS, they think of SATs, ACTs, and "The Great Gatsby." But before all of this, the first thing that arises in the school year is Jon Krakauer’s best seller novel, "Into The Wild." Alexander Supertramp, better known as Chris McCandless, has caused K...

I Am…Bold: Sara Bolger, 9

I Am…Bold: Sara Bolger, 9

Yvanna Reyes, Video Editor

October 10, 2017


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Volunteers ‘give back’ with OGB

Volunteers ‘give back’ with OGB

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


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Operation Give Back is an organization that brings people from the community together in order to help the less fortunate. It gives different opportunities to serve, help one another, and teach other. “It teaches the students to respect one another and to desire learning,” said Skye Haruyama, 11, volunteer. ...

Curtains up on Amanda Jensen

Curtains up on Amanda Jensen

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

October 6, 2017


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Everyone has a talent, passion, or skill they are proud of. Theatre is just that for senior Amanda Jensen. Upon moving to Sycamore in the third grade, Jensen got involved in Mr. John Whapham’s summer theatre camp for students in grades one through eight. This lead to her participating in show...

Homeless Care Club convenes

Homeless Care Club convenes

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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Homeless Care Club (HCC), a new addition to SHS’s flourishing résumé of activities, came together for its first official meeting on Mon., Sept. 25 following an unusually festive day of school. The club, founded and presided over by sophomores Caroline Skwara and Anisa Khatana, is launching an initi...

Colorful Eats Club creates culinary creations

Colorful Eats Club creates culinary creations

Lydia Masset, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


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If you are interested in joining a club and enjoy eating, look no further for the perfect after school activity. Colorful Eats Club will teach you and your friends how to cook up unique and delicious treats all while having a great time! The best part: you get to eat your creations afterwards. Taking...

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