• Counselor Meetings with Sophomores during Aviator Bell Nov. 15

  • Counselor Meetings with Freshmen during Aviator Bell Nov 8

  • Building Reunification Drill Nov. 3, 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

  • ALICE Training for Freshmen and Sophomores during Aviator Bell Oct. 25

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Summit holds Halloween hangout with last movie

Summit holds Halloween hangout with last movie

Hannah Lee, Opinion Chief

October 18, 2017


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Come out on Fri. Oct. 20 to Blue Ash's Summit Park for early Halloween festivities! Summit Park is having its final Movie in the Park with a Halloween themed night. The movie playing will be Disney’s “Hocus Pocus,” a PG rated Halloween film that can be enjoyed by all. “I went to a movie...

Four Sycamore seniors score 36 on ACT

Four Sycamore seniors score 36 on ACT

October 17, 2017


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  Four seniors achieved something fewer than one percent of those taking the ACT test accomplish.   Jenna Bao, David Godar, Stephanie Hong, Harsimran Makkad achieved a perfect score of 36 on the college entrance exam.   Ohio’s average ACT score for the Class of 2017 was a 22, with the national ave...

‘Racist Dove ad’ taken out of context

‘Racist Dove ad’ taken out of context

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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After screenshots of a Dove ad surfaced in the media, the internet began exploding with calls to boycott Dove products because of its seemingly racist message. In the screenshots, the ad for Dove’s cleansers displays a black woman pulling off her T-shirt only to reveal her transformation into a...

Mr. Lonnie Stover

Mr. Lonnie Stover

Natalie Brinkman and Kirsten Thomas

October 13, 2017


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Sycamore is home to many excellent and inspiring teachers, but on Oct. 8 the district lost one of the best. Revered music teacher and supervisor Mr. Lonnie Stover passed away after a difficult battle with cancer. Many generations and grades of students were impacted by his teaching since his start a...

October Principal’s Breakfast

October Principal’s Breakfast

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

October 12, 2017


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Donate to help Puerto Rico with recovery effort

Donate to help Puerto Rico with recovery effort

October 11, 2017


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AP Spanish students are hosting an event during both lunches in the Commons called Unidos por Puerto Rico, or Puerto Rico Donation Day. The event is being run by junior Karisa Grandison, who has family living in the territory. Any extra money that students and staff can spare is appreciated. ...

‘Mosquitoland’ author discusses book, writing

‘Mosquitoland’ author discusses book, writing

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

October 9, 2017


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   "New York Times" best-selling author David Arnold visited SHS on Mon. Oct. 9. Based in Lexington, KY, this is Arnold’s second visit in recent years. He is the author of “Kids of Appetite” and “Mosquitoland.”   Freshmen read “Mosquitoland” in Academic or Honors English class...

TPA prepares for future

TPA prepares for future

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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Over the past decade, schools have started to try to help students get a head start with their future careers. One opportunity at SHS is the Teaching Professions Program (TPA). The TPA class is through Great Oaks and helps expose students to the field of teaching. Students spend time in classrooms,...

Farming season ends

Farming season ends

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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The Blue Ash Farmers’ Market is coming to a close on Oct. 4 after another summer at Summit Park. With the help of the directors bringing back previous vendors and new vendors, the market is a great way for family owned businesses to get the word out and draw people into the products that they sell...

Saudi Arabia drives in new direction

Saudi Arabia drives in new direction

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


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On Sept. 26, the kingdom announced its plan to allow women to drive in June 2018. It seems like the years of protest from Saudi Arabian women have finally been answered in the form of a royal decree. Driving may seem small in the eyes of those who enjoy the freedom in the United States. “Driving...

Cincinnati to commemorate Doris Day

Cincinnati to commemorate Doris Day

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017


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In the 1950s and 1960s, many big screens were flooded with the images of one famous woman, a woman who has been in a total of 39 feature films. Doris Day is not only an influential singer and actress in America’s media culture, but she also supplements her dazzling career with important animal right...

Enforced gender roles lead to dire consequences

Enforced gender roles lead to dire consequences

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


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While juniors in AP English Language and Composition inspected society’s impact on gender roles and their consequences in various pieces of literature, a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health discovered the relationship between gender norms and mental and physical health problems. “The behavior...

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