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No school on Feb. 7

No school on Feb. 7

February 7, 2018


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Sycamore Community Schools is closed on Wed. Feb. 7. Snow and ice rain overnight led to dangerous road conditions in the early morning. The athletic signing originally scheduled for Feb. 7 has been rescheduled to Fri. Feb. 9 at 1:45 p.m.

Trump, Renacci navigate indefinite relationship, race

Trump, Renacci navigate indefinite relationship, race

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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  On Jan. 11, Republican Rep. Jim Renacci announced that he would be dropping out of the race for Ohio governor and running for incumbent Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown’s seat in the U.S. Senate.   Renacci has represented Ohio’s 16th Congressional district since 2011 and was in the gubernat...

Dog flu floods Ohio

Dog flu floods Ohio

Anne Marsh, Creative Projects Director

February 6, 2018


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At the height of flu season, it is common to hear the coughing of classmates, the crinkle of tissues, and endless sniffling during your math tests. “This year's flu season is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track 13 years ago,” said the Washington Post. But...

SAFA Scholarship application period opens

SAFA Scholarship application period opens

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2018


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The Dan Henke SAFA Scholarship is a $1000 award that is presented to one Sycamore senior each year. The scholarship is named after Dan Henke, a leader in the SHS alumni association who has served as a teacher, coach, and administrator at SHS for multiple years. The Sycamore Alumni and Friends Asso...

Trump speaks about tax overhaul, opioid crisis, midterm elections in meeting with local Sheffer Corp.

Trump speaks about tax overhaul, opioid crisis, midterm elections in meeting with local Sheffer Corp.

Sydney Evans and Harsimran Makkad

February 5, 2018


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  “America is once again open for business,” said President Donald Trump.   On Mon., Feb. 5, Trump came to the Sheffer Corp. in Blue Ash to boost his tax overhaul amidst a group of working class supporters.   He spoke about how factories were coming back to the country, and Ohio in particular, f...

Sycamore closes schools due to president’s visit

Sycamore closes schools due to president’s visit

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2018


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Due to President Donald Trump's visit to Blue Ash on Mon., Feb. 5, the Sycamore Community Schools District will be closed that day. There will be no school for students though staff is currently expected to report at normal start times. Local authorities have warned that Trump's visit to the Sheffer Corporation on Cornell Road will cause major disruptions on local roads, a...

President Donald Trump to visit Blue Ash

President Donald Trump to visit Blue Ash

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

February 2, 2018


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President Donald Trump is anticipated to speak in Blue Ash on Mon. Feb. 5. He will visit The Sheffer Corporation, an industrial manufacturing company.   The building is located on 6990 Cornell Road (just past the viaduct by the school where students go during evacuation drills).   According to the...

Final count arrives from Live for Liz

Final count arrives from Live for Liz

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

February 2, 2018


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The Live for Liz game that took place on Jan. 10 was a huge success. Although the Lady Aves lost, Mason and SHS were able to raise $1,585 for CancerFree KIDS. “I am so glad that they made over $1,500,” said Hannah Taylor, 11. Mason and SHS both have connections to the Lothrops: Mr. Randy L...

Young scientists advance to next level

Young scientists advance to next level

February 1, 2018


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Congratulations to the following young scientists who participated at the high school science fair on Jan. 27 (their projects and rankings are also listed): Freshman Aravind Prasad received a Superior for his project "Novel Design to Determine Sun Protection for Natural Products." Freshmen Govind Nadathurm ...

Controversial racial issue persists in Mason

Controversial racial issue persists in Mason

Sydney Evans, Leaflet Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


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  Mason teacher Ms. Renee Thole, who was reprimanded and removed from her classroom until she completed sensitivity training after comments made to one of her students, returned to school on Thurs., Jan. 25.   Her return sparked much controversy within the community as many parents called for ...

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