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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...

Q&A with Tasia Meaders, 9, on Chinese class

Q&A with Tasia Meaders, 9, on Chinese class

Sarah Horne

May 16, 2014


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What are you learning in Chinese class right now?    Right now in class we are learning how to talk about our future plans. We are learning different vocabulary words and then we will write an essay about what we are going to do over the summer. Do you plan on continuing to learn Chinese next...

Students struggle with end of school

Students struggle with end of school

Caroline Gao

May 15, 2014


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While the academic year rounds to an end, the atmosphere around the school has been dragging. Students already have the attitude of summer and no more early mornings. They are ready to begin adventures, without the homework. “I have been looking forward to summer since January. I have gotte...

AP Exams provoke questions

AP Exams provoke questions

Isaac Goldstein

May 15, 2014


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Advanced Placement exams,more commonly known as AP exams, have finally come and gone at SHS and the aftermath have left mixed reviews. “I am so happy to be finished with my AP exams. For the last week, all I have been doing was studying, and it is great to finally relax,” said Jennifer Adamac, 11. ...

Students relay to benefit cancer research

Students relay to benefit cancer research

Anna Zhou

May 15, 2014


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Relay for Life began in Tacoma, Washington in 1987 when one man, Dr. Gordy Klatt, walked and ran around a track for 24 hours, raising a total of $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the long battle against cancer. The following year, 340 people joined Klatt in the all night event. S...

More than just letters: Writing to a veteran

More than just letters: Writing to a veteran

Victoria Swart

May 15, 2014


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The winter of my sophomore year, I had the opportunity to speak with a Vietnam veteran. The situation came about unexpectedly: our broadcast group was doing a video on Memorial Day, and one of our interviewees mentioned that her father could come in for an interview. I expected to hear an ama...

Chinese Club Aviators fly without planes

Chinese Club Aviators fly without planes

Lila Englander

May 12, 2014


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Everyone knows how to make a kite. However, the value in the experience lays beyond the classic conglomeration of two sticks, a piece of paper, and a string. "What we really focused on was the experience to fly them together. The weather was beautiful and it was a great bonding experience for the club," s...

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
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