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Controversial ‘stand your ground’ bill sparks controversy in Ohio

Controversial ‘stand your ground’ bill sparks controversy in Ohio

Abigail Lefton, Opinion Chief

December 11, 2018


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After getting cleared by the Ohio House of Representatives with a 65 - 32 vote, House Bill (HB) 228 also known as “stand your ground” bill which removes several gun and safety procedures stirred some debate before heading to the Senate. After going through the house, Governor (Gov.) John Kasich made...

Activists stand up to hate

Activists stand up to hate

Sydney Weiss, Web Editor

December 10, 2018


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With the frequency of mass shootings, it is easy to become overwhelmed. On Fri, Dec. 8, Jewish Student Union led a Stand Up to Hate event in response to the antisemitic attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Oct. 27. The assembly was in the Hub, and it was during both lunches. “We wanted to ho...

SHS students swap gifts

SHS students swap gifts

Jessica Lu, Social Media Director

December 6, 2018


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Whether it is exchanging presents with your friends before break or having a celebration in class, December brings a certain holiday cheer to SHS. However, when it comes to gifts, nothing is more prevalent than Secret Santa. “My family does one, and we do one in school. If anybody has any gift ideas...

NHS new members join the club

NHS new members join the club

Hannah Lee, Copy Editor

November 22, 2018


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On Wed., Nov. 14, National Honor Society (NHS) held their induction ceremony. Most of the new members are juniors and seniors. In order to be a part of the society, prospective members have to have a certain number of service hours for the community. Students had to have a minimum of 30 serv...

Winner!

Winner!

Allyson Bonhaus, Editor in Chief

November 19, 2018


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Days after the election, presidential bids are being sized for 2020 as some candidates are still watching the vote tallies. Election results continue rolling in Arizona’s Senate seat was called for Kyrsten Sinema, who will become the first openly bisexual Senator. Her election was close, call...

Democrats win more than just House

Democrats win more than just House

Jessica Lu, Social Media Director

November 18, 2018


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On Nov. 6, 2018, the Democratic party officially took control of the House. But for many, a party shift was not the only victory of the night. After a huge voter turnout, there were some major wins in terms of diversity as well. To name a few: Jared Polis from Colorado made history by being the first openly-gay...

Sycamore community dances for kindness

Sycamore community dances for kindness

Allison McElroy, PR Team

November 16, 2018


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On Nov. 11, people of all ages gathered on the stage at Summit Park, excited and dressed brightly in orange.  Their common goal? To promote kindness. Cincinnati’s third annual Dance For Kindness was on Nov. 11. Dance for Kindness is an annual worldwide event that was started in 2012 by the non-profi...

SHS watches Pureval, Chabot race

SHS watches Pureval, Chabot race

Jessica Lu, Social Media Director

November 9, 2018


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From politicians to celebrities, "go vote" was the nationwide message for the midterm elections on Nov. 6, 2018. And many did. News outlets everywhere are anticipating a record-breaking voter turnout for midterms. For SHS, eyes were on Ohio’s First Congressional District, where Democrat candidat...

Country comes to no consensus

Country comes to no consensus

Allyson Bonhaus, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2018


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Neither of the political sides secured their blue/red wave. Not even Ohio delivered a unified message- incumbent Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown kept his seat, Republican Mike DeWine won the governor’s position, and both District One and Two went red. In Ohio’s First Congressional district, incumbe...

Cincinnati hosts coffee festival

Cincinnati hosts coffee festival

Sydney Weiss, Web Editor

November 6, 2018


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Coffee lovers will appreciate the 2018 Cincinnati Coffee Festival on Nov. 10 and 11. There is a special Trade Day Nov. 9 for people in the coffee/tea business or looking to break into the business. The event is held in Cincinnati Music Hall. It benefits the Ohio River Foundation because, as the fest...

Future lawyer deliberate on season start

Future lawyer deliberate on season start

Allyson Bonhaus, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2018


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The case was released. Introductions were given. Teams were decided. Now students must dive into case theory, law precedents, and their own roles as either attorneys or witnesses. Tryouts consisted of delivering an opening statement or explaining the character a student wants to portray in the season. ...

Research team discovers ancient shipwreck

Research team discovers ancient shipwreck

Josh Moore, Fact Checker

November 1, 2018


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On Oct. 23, history was made when an oceanic research team found a ship over two thousand four hundred years old off the Bulgarian coast. Researchers say the ship closely resembles some sort of Greek ship used for trade; this ship was also commonly painted on ancient Greek wine vases. The ship itself...

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