• Choir Concert in Little Theater Mar. 1 at 7:00 p.m.

  • ACT for Juniors Feb. 27

  • Fashion for the Cure (haircuts during lunch) Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Black History Month Assembly Feb. 23

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Students fight to make schools safe

Students fight to make schools safe

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

February 21, 2018


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The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14 does not signal the end of a trend, but students are determined to make it so. The shooting resulted in 17 deaths of staff and students. After the Parkland shooting, there have been dozens of threats on school property, forcing lockdowns or even arrests. People have been found with guns...

Saudi Women’s rights lead to new experiences

Saudi Women’s rights lead to new experiences

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


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In January, women in Saudi Arabia entered sports stadiums for the first time. This was a part of two decrees regarding women’s rights that were made in October 2017. The second decree will allow women to drive in June 2018. Though both of these new progressions are a step in the right direction,...

Students save lives

Students save lives

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

February 14, 2018


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One donation can saves lives. Donating one pint of blood can help someone who needs it. Students can donate blood in the Gregory Center on Feb. 15 during the school day. Eligible students that are 16 and up may donate, though 16 and 17-year-olds must get a parental consent form filled out. Foo...

Countries change for climate change

Countries change for climate change

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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As temperatures rise and the effects of global warming become increasingly evident, countries are looking for effective and innovative ways to combat the causes of climate change. China China is leading the future of solar power. The country boasts the largest solar farm in the world- it is com...

President Donald Trump’s visit to Blue Ash leaves mark on area

President Donald Trump’s visit to Blue Ash leaves mark on area

Harsimran Makkad and Allyson Bonhaus

February 11, 2018


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President Donald Trump’s visit to Blue Ash came as a surprise to people in the area. For many students, this event marked the first time being in close proximity to a president.   From school closing to student demonstrations, Trump’s visit left impressions on residents in the area regardl...

Portman makes first appearance with President

Portman makes first appearance with President

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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  When President Donald Trump spoke at the Sheffer Corporation on Mon., Feb. 5, he was joined by Republican Ohio incumbent senator Rob Portman.   Portman’s announcement of his plan to attend came as a surprise for it was also the announcement of his first appearance with the President; the S...

First lady visits Children’s, update on Hamilton County heroin

First lady visits Children’s, update on Hamilton County heroin

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

February 7, 2018


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While President Donald Trump gave a speech at Sheffer Corp. on Feb. 5, the First Lady Melania Trump visited Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She received a briefing on the hospital’s treatment of children impacted by opioids and interacted with patients.   The first lady was joined by Kellyanne Conway a...

No school on Feb. 7

No school on Feb. 7

February 7, 2018


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Sycamore Community Schools is closed on Wed. Feb. 7. Snow and ice rain overnight led to dangerous road conditions in the early morning. The athletic signing originally scheduled for Feb. 7 has been rescheduled to Fri. Feb. 9 at 1:45 p.m.

Trump, Renacci navigate indefinite relationship, race

Trump, Renacci navigate indefinite relationship, race

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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  On Jan. 11, Republican Rep. Jim Renacci announced that he would be dropping out of the race for Ohio governor and running for incumbent Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown’s seat in the U.S. Senate.   Renacci has represented Ohio’s 16th Congressional district since 2011 and was in the gubernat...

Dog flu floods Ohio

Dog flu floods Ohio

Anne Marsh, Creative Projects Director

February 6, 2018


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At the height of flu season, it is common to hear the coughing of classmates, the crinkle of tissues, and endless sniffling during your math tests. “This year's flu season is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track 13 years ago,” said the Washington Post. But...

SAFA Scholarship application period opens

SAFA Scholarship application period opens

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2018


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The Dan Henke SAFA Scholarship is a $1000 award that is presented to one Sycamore senior each year. The scholarship is named after Dan Henke, a leader in the SHS alumni association who has served as a teacher, coach, and administrator at SHS for multiple years. The Sycamore Alumni and Friends Asso...

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