• Fashion for the Cure Feb. 15 6:30 p.m.

  • Blood Drive Feb 15 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Gregory Center

  • Cabaret Feb. 9 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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Fashion for the Cure live stream

Fashion for the Cure live stream

Kirsten Thomas, Web Editor

February 15, 2019


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Brought to you in partnership with: SHSolutions Aves News Network Channel. Click here to view the live stream of Fashion for the Cure.

Students shave heads for awareness, hair donation

Students shave heads for awareness, hair donation

Allison McElroy and Alex Bullock

February 15, 2019


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On Friday, Feb. 8, Fashion for the Cure held their annual hair donation event during lunch. At A Lunch, sophomores Sophia Odaka and Marilene Van den Berg got their hair cut. During B lunch, seniors Peyton Gilhart, Hannah Kirkham, and Colin Walker and sophomore Shoshi Stern got their heads shaved. The qua...

Welcome to the future

Welcome to the future

Bhaavya Jha, Copy Editor

February 15, 2019


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Ever wanted to a robot doll of your own? Well, this might just become a reality. With recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, everyone is wondering if the future with robots and super tech is really here or not, and Hanson Robotics is proving exactly that. The company has b...

Relationship between news and Black History Month: the good, the bad, the ugly

Relationship between news and Black History Month: the good, the bad, the ugly

Allyson Bonhaus, Editor in Chief

February 11, 2019


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Martin Luther King Jr. Rosa Parks. Harriet Tubman. These are the most recognizable African American figures in history classes. Many more are ignored by pop culture. In the month of February, Black History Month attempts to increase awareness of the impact African Americans have had on the history of t...

Teen-friendly recap of the State of the Union Address

Teen-friendly recap of the State of the Union Address

Anisa Khatana, News Chief

February 6, 2019


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“The state of our union is strong,” said President Donald Trump on the evening of Feb. 5, pausing for emphasis before the last two words. Chants of “U.S.A!” rang out from the Republican side of the House Chamber. “That sounds so good,” Trump said in response, wearing a proud smile a...

SHS Robotics Team advances to State

SHS Robotics Team advances to State

Linya Guo, Art & Photo Editor

February 5, 2019


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This school year has been quite busy for the SHS Robotics Team, from meetings to competing in the First Tech Challenge regional competition last weekend. The First Tech Challenge is an international robotics competition where teams of high school students compete using their own designed and pro...

No school Feb. 1

No school Feb. 1

Kirsten Thomas, Web Editor

February 1, 2019


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Sycamore Community Schools is closed today, Feb. 1 due to "hazardous road conditions across the district" according to the district's social media. Decisions have not been made about evening activities, as conditions are still being monitored. Symmes Elementary is still having their seventh Annual...

No school Jan. 31

No school Jan. 31

Kirsten Thomas, Web Editor

January 31, 2019


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Sycamore Community Schools is closed on Jan. 31 due to dangerously low wind chills. This is the second day in a row school has been closed due to the weather. Despite today's closure, SHS' opening night of "Radium Girls" put on by Aves Theatre will go on. Curtains will rise at 7:30 p.m. Students,...

No school Jan. 30

No school Jan. 30

Kirsten Thomas, Web Editor

January 29, 2019


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The district announced on social media that "due to dangerously low wind chills, Sycamore Community Schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 30, out of concern for the safety of our students and staff." Evening events for tomorrow have not been canceled as they will continue to be monitored as...

Covington Catholic incident creates uncertainty

Covington Catholic incident creates uncertainty

Jessica Lu, Social Media Director

January 28, 2019


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Outrage is a word that comes in mind when describing the Covington Catholic incident. On one side, social media users are furious at the boy who sported a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat and smirked at a Native American man’s song. On the other, conservative outlets are pushing back, angered tha...

Congressman punished for racist remarks

Congressman punished for racist remarks

Jessica Lu, Social Media Director

January 21, 2019


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Iowa representative Steve King was kicked out of the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees following his comments on white supremacy. In an interview with The New York Times, Steve King questioned why white supremacy was offensive. This is not a one-time offense. Even Republican House minority leader Kevin McCarthy a...

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...

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