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  • No School Sept. 29 - Professional Development Day

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Cincinnati declares status as Sanctuary City

Cincinnati declares status as Sanctuary City

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-In-Chief

March 6, 2017


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There have been recent reports of turning Cincinnati into a “Sanctuary City,” where people of all backgrounds, documented or not, will be protected. “The term ‘sanctuary city’ is a broad term that describes up to 300 communities that have policies protecting the nation’s 11 million undo...

FIRST Lego League team continues to nationals

FIRST Lego League team continues to nationals

Eshika Kohli, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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The OmegaBots have been invited to join various teams from across Mexico, Canada, and the US to compete at the Legoland North American Open in Carlsbad, California on May 19-21. Tanay Kothari from E.H. Greene Intermediate, Nikhil Kohli, from Sycamore Junior High, Eshika Kohli, 10, from SHS, Pratt...

Hailing storm causes hectic

Hailing storm causes hectic

Hannah Lee, Feature Chief

March 2, 2017


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March 1st, Wednesday morning around 7, the Sycamore area was hit by a sudden rain-and-hailstorm. The time coincided with the time when most students arrive at the high school causing many to be stuck in their cars or school busses. Many who decided to run through the storm and head inside came in the...

‘Moonlight’ makes mark in Oscar history

‘Moonlight’ makes mark in Oscar history

Amy Deng, Managing Editor

March 2, 2017


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Hollywood is known for its glamorous events and ceremonies. In particular, the spotlight shines the brightest during awards season. The 2017 Oscars were held on February 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The crowd favorite film “La La Land” entered the event with 14 nominatio...

Pipeline protesters prepare departure

Pipeline protesters prepare departure

Max Torem, News Chief

February 28, 2017


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The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has been one of the most controversial topics in the United States over the past year. The oil pipeline, to be built in North Dakota, would cut right through a reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux Native American Tribe. Should the 3.7 billion dollar pipeline be constructed, it wou...

Bridge brings far-stretching problems

Bridge brings far-stretching problems

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2017


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The Brent Spence Bridge that links downtown Cincinnati to Kentucky has shown issues in the past; but as the times keep rolling, the troubles keep growing. “On top of the traffic issues, the most recent inspection reports show rust, cracks, and decay worsening on the span that carries nearly 186,000...

PewDiePie’s jokes offend companies, crowds

PewDiePie’s jokes offend companies, crowds

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017


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The US is known for its protection of the right to free speech, yet careless words can still lead to unfavorable consequences. A recent example of this includes the popular YouTuber Felix Kjellberg, who is better known to his fans as PewDiePie. Because of the anti-Semitic jokes rooted in a few of his ...

Rain drop, blood drop

Rain drop, blood drop

Hannah Loftspring, Spotlight Chief

February 16, 2017


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According to the Hoxworth Blood Center, one donation can save three lives. Thurs., Feb. 16 is the date of the annual Blood Drive at SHS. Each year, Student Council seniors contact the Hoxworth Blood Center to organize a blood drive. When students donate blood, they are making a donation of one pi...

Blood drive saves multiple lives with just one pint

Blood drive saves multiple lives with just one pint

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2017


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“The blood you donate gives someone another chance at life. One day that someone may be a close relative, a friend, a loved one - or even you.” The American Red Cross’s statement holds truth. According to the organization, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. That is abou...

Burqa ban bounces back

Burqa ban bounces back

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor

February 13, 2017


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Due to recent criticism, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is taking steps to eliminate its ban on religious headgear such as hijabs, turbans, and yarmulkes. Increased awareness of Islamophobia (fear or prejudice toward Muslims) has led to a debate about the organization’s dress code,...

France bans unlimited soda refills

France bans unlimited soda refills

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


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There is no doubt that soda can have detrimental effects on one’s health. As the Harvard T.H. Chan fact sheet points out, the rise in consumption of the sugary drinks directly correlates with the US’s rising obesity epidemic. From banning of vending machines in school to restricting the serving of...

Lady Aves Live for Liz

Lady Aves Live for Liz

Kirsten Thomas, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


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On Sat. Feb. 11, SHS and Mason will be joining forces for one great cause.     The Lady Aves and Lady Comets will be competing in a basketball game supporting Live for Liz, which will take place at Mason Middle School. Tip off is set for 2pm.          Live for Liz will take place in mem...

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