• Parent/Teacher Conferences Oct. 5

  • Homecoming Dance Sep. 23, 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

  • No School Sept. 29 - Professional Development Day

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

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Choir Concert approaches, practice makes perfect

Choir Concert approaches, practice makes perfect

Maddie Marsh

December 4, 2013


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This week is the final countdown for choir, deadline week, the final sprint to the finish line, because this week is concert week. The concert is scheduled for Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m. There are no tickets, so everyone is encouraged to come. The performance will be held in the "Big Theater." There will...

Environmental Club awareness

Environmental Club awareness

Brooke Landrum

November 25, 2013


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The Environmental Club is one of most underrated clubs. The club's goal is to spread awareness about conservation and aid in the preservation of the natural world. “We hold meetings weekly and we will often go on trips to places all over the city to do acts of preservation,” said Mr. Ronald Hochst...

Students savor scholarly experience

Elijah Zawatsky

November 25, 2013


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Latin Club offers a place for lovers of the Latin language and Roman culture to further advance in their study of the Latin language. Its members meet in room 150 under the supervision of teacher Mr. Mark Torlone on Fridays after school. “I’ve been doing Latin Club since seventh Grade, an...

Deadly storms hit Midwest

Beverly Liu

November 23, 2013


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Around 1,000 homes were damaged and destroyed in the storm that swept through the Midwest on Sunday, Nov. 17. Six people were killed and dozens more were injured in Illinois. Suffering the most damage was Washington, Illinois, a town of 16,000. The tornado cut a path about an eighth of a mile w...

Students giving thanks in their own way

Madeline Marsh

November 22, 2013


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November, fall, thanksgiving; these words have certain connotations in our minds. Thanksgiving is a time of happiness, celebration, and family. SHS students scatter all over for Thanksgiving. “We go to my cousin’s house in Columbus for Thanksgiving, it is a lot of fun,” said Haseeb Ikram, 9. Whi...

Food for thought

Food for thought

Eli Zawatsky

November 21, 2013


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Psychology of volunteering: altruism

Lauren Kurtzer

November 21, 2013


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Doing well when already in a good mood is the Feel Good, Do Good phenomenon. It is what stimulates the good feeling when volunteering. AP Psychology teaches this and other aspects of the human brain. “It is a great class, and many people sign up,” said Mrs. Valerie Nimeskern, U.S. History AP and World History Accelerated teacher. Sh...

Shoeboxes bring joy to impoverished children

Emily Tyler

November 19, 2013


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Shoebox collection week is Nov. 18-25. Here is a list of nearby drop off locations. They are hungry. They are cold. They are disheartened. They are alone. Children all over the world, in over 100 countries have no reason to celebrate the holiday season until they are given a simple box. Operation ...

Q&A with Amal Saeed,10, President of Interfaith club

Q&A with Amal Saeed,10, President of Interfaith club

Elizabeth Rickert

November 16, 2013


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Q: What is Interfaith? Interfaith is a club where people from different religions come together and share their similarities and differences. Q: What religions are represented by the people who regularly come and by the activities that you do? Some religions that are represented at the me...

Dancing for a dream – team unites against challenges

Dancing for a dream – team unites against challenges

Abbey Baker

November 12, 2013


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Applause erupted at the first pep rally of the year as the girls on the Flyerettes hit their final pose.  At that point all of their hard work had paid off. The Flyerettes Dance Team consists of 19 girls who all have one thing in common, they love to dance. The team has been practicing every Tue...

Getting INKed: Writer’s Club

Getting INKed: Writer’s Club

Madeline Marsh

November 12, 2013


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Pencils up, heads down. Usually this is used in regards to school work, but this is also being practiced with more affability at Writer’s Club. Every Monday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Writer’s Club meets to write, share, and critique each other’s work.  Freshman, sophomores, juniors, an...

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