• Sophomore class parent meeting Sept. 26 6:30 p.m.

  • Variety Show Oct. 6 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

  • No school Sept. 28

  • Fall Conferences 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Oct. 4

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Book nook of Katelyn Young, 10

Book nook of Katelyn Young, 10

Madeline Marsh

May 29, 2014


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Q: What was your favorite childhood book? The Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park. I loved those books; that is what got me into reading. Q: Who was your first literary crush? I cannot really pick, I have too many but one of my ultimate favorites is Will Herondale from the Infernal Devic...

Make memorizing easier

Make memorizing easier

Brenda Shen

May 28, 2014


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1. Studying or memorizing for tests will be remembered most effectively by studying one hour before falling asleep. This is because studying right before falling asleep fails to give the brain time to encode the information, but doing it an hour before bed time also prevents the brain from becom...

Q&A with Alexis Corcoran, 12, on summer internship

Q&A with Alexis Corcoran, 12, on summer internship

Ellen Martinson

May 28, 2014


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Q: What are your plans for the summer? A: Aside from working as a lifeguard at the Blue Ash swimming pool, I will be working at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a student volunteer and intern. Q: What will you be doing there? A: I’m working in the ecology branch. Mainly I ...

Cat recently named oldest in the world

Cat recently named oldest in the world

Rujula Kapoor

May 23, 2014


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The average life of a house cat is 15 years at the most. Recently, however, Poppy from Bournemouth, England has been crowned the oldest cat alive. The record was previously held by a 38 year old cat named Pinky from Kansas, but she recently, passed making Poppy the oldest cat in the world. ...

Orchestra season ends with big show

Orchestra season ends with big show

Rujula Kapoor

May 23, 2014


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The orchestra recently wrapped up the year up on May 13, 2014 with the spring concert, which took place at 7:00 p.m in the SHS auditorium. The concert featured several soloists such as Karin Oh, 12 and had many seniors who were highlighted in the pieces. It was an emotional night for many. The con...

Ice cream raises funds for class

Ice cream raises funds for class

Elizabeth Rickert

May 23, 2014


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An annual tradition among sophomores is to have an ice cream social after debates. This is run by Student Council (StuCo) as a class fundraiser. “We’re super excited to have the ice cream social. There’s going to music, lots of fun, and a great time for not a lot of money,” said Max Weiss, 1...

In the heat of debates

In the heat of debates

Jordan Baker

May 23, 2014


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On Monday, May 19, the day of sophomore debates, a group member will have to flip a coin. This will determine whether a team will be affirmative or negative.  Within the groups they already have two people work on the affirmative and two people work on the negative. “I got to write a cons...

Preview next autumn’s random happenings

Preview next autumn’s random happenings

Lila Englander

May 22, 2014


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   Ira Glass will visit the Aranoff Center on Oct. 25 at 8:00 p.m. for a talk about "reinventing radio." Glass hosts a radio show on NPR called This American Life that produces a one hour-long episode each week. To read about an event Glass spoke at, visit SHSleaf.com. Environmental ac...

Tips on how to develop good study habits

Tips on how to develop good study habits

Amy Deng

May 16, 2014


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Review your notes. Create an appropriate study environment. Review all known material. Stay organized. Prepare yourself for test days. Know your dominant learning style. Bring everything you need. Get ahead. Limit distractions. 10. Get motivat...

Senior commits to playing volleyball in college

Senior commits to playing volleyball in college

Taylor Evans

May 16, 2014


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“It’s so great to see her transition into this next stage of her career,” said Elli Gibson, 11. On May 16 Laura Cole, 12, will sign to play volleyball for Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  Cole has played the sport since grade school and played Varsity all three years she was in the Sycamore district. “She is an amazing hitter and blocker an...

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