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  • No School Sept. 29 - Professional Development Day

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Sycamore Community Schools launches new app

Sycamore Community Schools launches new app

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Feature

The world now revolves around technology. Smartphones are now the main sources for communication. You can call, text,, and more. All that being said, Sycamore Community Schools decided to launch an app for the community to be able to access everything related to Sycamore with the touch of your fingertips. The...

Sycamore charges up recycling program

Sycamore charges up recycling program

Mark Huffer, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Feature

A Sycamore senior has taken the initiative to influence the amount of toxins released by batteries when thrown away. Alexandra Meckes has set up a program for recycling batteries in the district of Sycamore. “Battery recycling goes unnoticed because people don’t realize they can be recycled, and...

Contemporary novel fosters new academic involvement

Contemporary novel fosters new academic involvement

Sydney Evans, Print Editor

May 8, 2017


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On March 10 juniors in AP English Language and Composition began reading the science fiction novel "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. “I love this book. It’s one of my favorite books we read, this and Gatsby,” said Mrs. Laura Newton, AP Lang teacher. Mandel’s novel follows a group ...

Sycamore students care for water sheds

Sycamore students care for water sheds

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Caring For Our Watersheds is a program that encourages students to develop and create solutions in their local watersheds. The program promotes watershed awareness inside and outside the classroom, offering support to students when turning their ideas into action in annual contests. For the student...

Sycamore Justice League overcomes ‘super’ challenges

Sycamore Justice League overcomes ‘super’ challenges

Jenna Bao, Creative Projects Director

May 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The 2017 SHS Moot Court team, the Sycamore Justice League, had quite the tumultuous season. Two Mock Trial members, junior Jenna Bao and senior Sarah Horne, decided to form a team for Moot. However, the Mock Trial season did not end for SHS until mid-March when the Varsity mock team advanced to the...

‘Kicking bad cells out’

‘Kicking bad cells out’

Kirsten Thomas, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Spotlight

You can find sophomore Grace Ingle around school dancing, singing, and having a good time with her friends. Outside of school, you can find her playing basketball with her brothers and going to church. Ingle remains happy and energetic despite her recent ongoing battle with thyroid cancer. She i...

Where have you bee(n)?

Where have you bee(n)?

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

May 3, 2017


Filed under Feature, Infographics, Media, Showcase

Immigration

Immigration

May 3, 2017


Filed under Cover Story

Conquering grief saves lives

Conquering grief saves lives

Jacqueline Grega, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Feature

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Tourism tanks

Tourism tanks

Meghan DiGiovanna and Harsimran Makkad

May 2, 2017


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Travel and tourism are major industries in the U.S, contributing $1.5 trillion to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Furthermore, 9.4 percent of jobs are linked to the sector, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. Foreign tourism alone contributes $250 billion annually, with...

Senior Service Day serves students, community

Senior Service Day serves students, community

Caroline Bruns, Webmaster

May 1, 2017


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What does it mean to be a service learner? Many students have most likely heard of this from either the mouths of teachers or through their attentive listening during administration run assemblies, but have a hard time relating it to themselves. What does it really mean, and how can I apply it to my...

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