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Bud Acus field gets new turf, track

Bud Acus field gets new turf, track

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

May 23, 2018


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SHS football games are played each year at Sycamore Junior High School in the Sycamore Stadium known as the Bud Acus Alumni Field. The field was renamed the Bud Acus Alumni Field in 2006 after the coach. This summer the stadium will be undergoing some improvements. The turf at the Bud Acus Field...

Ohio plants idea to legalize marijuana

Ohio plants idea to legalize marijuana

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

May 23, 2018


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The legalization of marijuana has become another hot button issue making its way to the ballot in Ohio next year. On May 10 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified a petition whose purpose was to get recreational marijuana back on the statewide ballot. “The petition now goes to the bipartisa...

Royal wedding invitations spark controversy

Royal wedding invitations spark controversy

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

May 18, 2018


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Prince Harry and soon-to-be princess Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19 is one that will excite some and bore others. While some people love being up-to-date on the wedding gossip, others do not seem to care. Still, as in with any royal wedding, there is drama. No less surprising, one major source...

Seniors attend cookout

Seniors attend cookout

Sara Margolis and Kirsten Thomas

May 18, 2018


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On May 17 seniors enjoyed the traditional senior cookout and field day. The event took place on campus in the field and lasted about two hours. The cookout allows seniors to enjoy their final high school days together as a class. Here are a few photos from the event.

Future teachers adapt games for peers

Future teachers adapt games for peers

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

May 9, 2018


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Students in Teaching Professions Academy (TPA) I are helping prepare for Adaptive P.E. (APE) Field Day on May 10. The peers in TPA I are working together to create different games that students with special needs can use. Special needs students from Montgomery, Symmes, Maple Dale, and Blue Ash Elementarie...

Local schools contemplate start time change

Local schools contemplate start time change

Morgan Brownell, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


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A few other schools that are surrounding SHS have decided to change their start time or are putting it into consideration. Schools that have either made the change or are considering it include Indian Hill, Forest Hills, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), and Mason City Schools. Students also have...

U.S debates voting age

U.S debates voting age

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

May 7, 2018


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Voting has been a contentious topic and has raised a number of questions throughout American history: who gets to vote, how are votes counted, and are all votes equal? As a result of the youth activism sparked by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there has been a push to lower...

‘The New Yorker’ article speaks against Chick-Fil-A

‘The New Yorker’ article speaks against Chick-Fil-A

Jack Wolfe, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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On April 13, writer Dan Piepenbring wrote an article in “The New Yorker” about  “Chick-fil-a’s Creepy infiltration of New York City.” There has been a lot of controversy towards Chick-fil-a, with their conservative mindset and especially in New York City, which is very liberal.  Altho...

Future educators rise

Future educators rise

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


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Five students from SHS's Teachers Professions Academy (TPA) are heading to Orlando, Florida this summer for Educators Rising nationals. Student’s competed in state’s at the end of March and the top five finalists from each category are headed to nationals. Sycamore has students competing in...

Students explore biology

Students explore biology

Lydia Masset, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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Freshman and sophomore biology students have recently begun working on their end of the year research project. The overarching theme of the project is environmental concerns. Some teachers are allowing their students to pick an aspect of climate change, an endangered or invasive species as their research...

Young historian advances to national competition

Young historian advances to national competition

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2018


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  Each year, SHS students in AP United States History (APUSH) are expected to write an eight-to-ten page paper for a grade on a topic relating to the National History Day (NHD) theme. This year’s theme was “Conflict and Compromise.”   Students can then choose if they want to participate in...

California city tries universal basic income

California city tries universal basic income

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


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Stockton is a town in California that is very close to Silicon Valley. Its proximity to the home of technology giants has increased housing prices. Stockton’s location also spelled disaster for the town’s job market. This is because jobs offered in the Silicon Valley create opportunities for two...

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