• Parent/Teacher Conferences Oct. 5

  • Homecoming Dance Sep. 23, 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

  • No School Sept. 29 - Professional Development Day

  • Homecoming Game Sep. 22 at 7:00 p.m.

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Mandela makes magnificent impact

Beverly Liu

December 13, 2013


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A nation mourns the loss of its former leader, Nelson Mandela, who died at 95 on Dec. 5, 2013 after a long illness. “Nelson Mandela was such an inspiration for everyone and the way he fought for not just himself but thousands of people really shows his true character,” said Rachel Lutterbi...

Dribbling money for autism awareness

Dribbling money for autism awareness

Elizabeth Rickert

December 9, 2013


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The Autism Society is a foundation dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism as well as informing those with is about upcoming opportunities. The organization also works towards bettering the lives of people with this handicap by working through pieces of state and legislation acts. ...

College entrance exams; stressful, inaccurate measure of academic success

College entrance exams; stressful, inaccurate measure of academic success

Elijah Zawatsky, Staff Writer

December 5, 2013


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Pencils scribbling. Papers ruffling. Coughs, sneezes, chairs moving and desks scraping the ground. As most students know, these are the only sounds that accompany you while taking a college entrance exam. The experience of testing itself can be stressful and uncomfortable. “It’s rough waking...

Science bowl synthesizes its team for year

Science bowl synthesizes its team for year

Joseph Ahn

December 4, 2013


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The science wing resonated with the sound of high-frequency buzzing for the past two weeks, as the science bowl team got to work. Over the course of two weeks, the science bowl contestants took various tests and examinations to determine their team. “We changed it up this year. The tryouts...

Model UN students make final preparations with position papers

Model UN students make final preparations with position papers

Joseph Ahn

November 13, 2013


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With the Dayton conference just around the bend, the Model UN (MUN) Club members rushed to meet the deadline for their position papers for the Dayton Model United Nations conference on Nov. 15. “This was my first time writing a position paper. It was a lot easier than I thought because we we...

Model UN students make final preparations for position papers

Model UN students make final preparations for position papers

Joseph Ahn

November 12, 2013


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With the Dayton conference just around the bend, the Model UN (MUN) Club members rushed to meet the deadline for their position papers for the Dayton Model United Nations conference on Nov. 15. “This was my first time writing a position paper. It was a lot easier than I thought because we were...

An original policy: test optional

An original policy: test optional

Elijah Zawatsky

November 12, 2013


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A new trend is starting to appear in colleges across the country, called a “test optional” admission policy. The policy gives students the choice of whether or not they want to give colleges their ACT or SAT scores. “I think the idea of a test optional policy is bad because the SAT and ACT ...

Anatomy, physiology, biology classes receive ‘real world’ visit

Anatomy, physiology, biology classes receive ‘real world’ visit

Victoria Swart

November 10, 2013


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The auditorium is occupied by close to 100 students, all gazing toward the stage where a single man stands with only a speaker’s stand and a projection screen as his other props. If not for the picture of the shoulder’s muscular structure on screen, the meeting would have been thought to be...

University of Cincinnati basketball game

University of Cincinnati basketball game

Abbey Baker

November 10, 2013


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The upcoming weekend will be a big one for the Flyerettes dance team. They will be performing at the UC basketball game on Nov. 16. UC will be playing Appalachian State, out of North Carolina. The game is at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. “The UC game is going to be a great experience and a lot of fun...

Operation Give Back helps on the holidays

Operation Give Back helps on the holidays

Lauren Saxon

November 6, 2013


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Holidays are often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year, and receiving gifts and presents are moments treasured by families all over the world. Unfortunately for some families in the Sycamore Community, the holidays are some of the most stressful times of the year and many struggle to...

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