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Ohio University opens campus to prospective journalism students

Ohio University opens campus to prospective journalism students

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

March 28, 2018


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  On Sat., Mar. 24, high school students and their parents across the country were invited to attend Experience Scripps Day at Ohio University (OU) in Athens.   “The Scripps College of Communication serves as the foundation for individuals seeking to blend creativity, knowledge, and practice s...

Ohio government considers action in response to gun violence

Ohio government considers action in response to gun violence

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2018


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  Weeks of student-led rallies, walkouts, and lobbying for gun control have reached an all-time peak in the March for Our Lives in Washington and in cities around the globe, including Cincinnati, with hundreds of thousands of people marching in unity for gun control.   Students have undoubte...

Reform Jews say, ‘Enough’

Reform Jews say, ‘Enough’

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

March 24, 2018


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On Sat., March 24, four SHS students proudly marched in Washington DC for the March for Our Lives. The previous morning, juniors Grace Lefton and Abigail Lefton along with seniors Max Snyder and Leah Schwartz drove to Dayton to catch a bus coming from Indiana headed to the nation's capital. The stu...

Walkout warriors say #enough

Walkout warriors say #enough

Emily Chien and Yvanna Reyes

March 21, 2018


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Am I next? One month after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, hundreds of SHS students participated in the Women’s March Youth Empower National Walkout. The movement brought attention to the need for legislative change and urged Congress to take action to prevent...

U4U delivers Diversity Week

U4U delivers Diversity Week

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

March 19, 2018


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One of the defining characteristics of SHS is its diversity, the opportunity to interact and learn with peers of all ethnicities, religions, and backgrounds. Diversity Week is an annual occasion to celebrate the unique makeup of the student body and bring it to the forefront.   The 2018 Diversity Wee...

L.A.S.T. lobbies Ohio legislators

L.A.S.T. lobbies Ohio legislators

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

March 13, 2018


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   On Wed., Mar. 14, at 10:00 a.m., there will be a nationwide school walkout remembering the 17 victims of the Parkland Florida school shooting aimed at bringing attention to gun violence in schools.    At Sycamore, there will be 17 speakers, one for each victim, who will read a short bio on eac...

Chemistry classes (tie) dye

Chemistry classes (tie) dye

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

March 8, 2018


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On Thurs. March 8, chemistry students are tie dying shirts  in their classes. This yearly tradition is a creative opportunity to learn about the science behind the process. Classes had an informational day on March 7. “Today we did a pre-lab for the tie dye tomorrow, and Mr. Chad Husting talked about the...

Students sign up for fairly odd dance

Students sign up for fairly odd dance

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

March 8, 2018


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Once a year students may find themselves at a ball with someone they probably did not expect to be with: their parent. Odd Couples Ball has students invite their mom or dad to have dinner and a dance together. “Odd Couples is a great experience, and it is just an amazing way to connect with your...

FFTC finds donation total

FFTC finds donation total

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


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Fashion for the Cure’s (FFTC) annual fundraiser took place on February 23. The goal of the event was to raise $30,000 for The Dragonfly Foundation (TDF). TDF helps create a community for children (and their families) going through cancer and bone marrow treatment. Ever since the fundraiser occurred,...

AIPAC gives students new experience

AIPAC gives students new experience

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

March 7, 2018


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On morning of March 3, four SHS students, senior Uliana Metalitskaya and juniors Grace Lefton, Abigail Lefton, and Daniel Polasky took a 7:00 a.m. flight to Washington D.C for the 2018 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference. “AIPAC's mission is to strengthen, protect and promot...

Spanish students learn to dance

Spanish students learn to dance

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


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While taking a Spanish class is certainly about learning grammar and vocabulary, the teachers find it just as important to educate students on the cultures of Hispanic communities. One key cultural component of many Hispanic countries is dance. On Wed. March 7, all of the students in AP Spanish and...

Colerain stands against walkout

Colerain stands against walkout

Jack Wolfe, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


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  Gun control is a problem that has been shown a lot of light in the media. In peaceful protest, students will join a “walk out” on March 14, walking out of school for 17 minutes as a protest to gun control due to several recent shootings.   While most schools are fine with the protest, others like C...

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