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Future teachers adapt games for peers

Future teachers adapt games for peers

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

May 9, 2018


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Students in Teaching Professions Academy (TPA) I are helping prepare for Adaptive P.E. (APE) Field Day on May 10. The peers in TPA I are working together to create different games that students with special needs can use. Special needs students from Montgomery, Symmes, Maple Dale, and Blue Ash Elementarie...

Local schools contemplate start time change

Local schools contemplate start time change

Morgan Brownell, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


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A few other schools that are surrounding SHS have decided to change their start time or are putting it into consideration. Schools that have either made the change or are considering it include Indian Hill, Forest Hills, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), and Mason City Schools. Students also have...

U.S debates voting age

U.S debates voting age

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

May 7, 2018


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Voting has been a contentious topic and has raised a number of questions throughout American history: who gets to vote, how are votes counted, and are all votes equal? As a result of the youth activism sparked by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there has been a push to lower...

‘The New Yorker’ article speaks against Chick-Fil-A

‘The New Yorker’ article speaks against Chick-Fil-A

Jack Wolfe, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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On April 13, writer Dan Piepenbring wrote an article in “The New Yorker” about  “Chick-fil-a’s Creepy infiltration of New York City.” There has been a lot of controversy towards Chick-fil-a, with their conservative mindset and especially in New York City, which is very liberal.  Altho...

Future educators rise

Future educators rise

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


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Five students from SHS's Teachers Professions Academy (TPA) are heading to Orlando, Florida this summer for Educators Rising nationals. Student’s competed in state’s at the end of March and the top five finalists from each category are headed to nationals. Sycamore has students competing in...

Students explore biology

Students explore biology

Lydia Masset, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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Freshman and sophomore biology students have recently begun working on their end of the year research project. The overarching theme of the project is environmental concerns. Some teachers are allowing their students to pick an aspect of climate change, an endangered or invasive species as their research...

Young historian advances to national competition

Young historian advances to national competition

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2018


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  Each year, SHS students in AP United States History (APUSH) are expected to write an eight-to-ten page paper for a grade on a topic relating to the National History Day (NHD) theme. This year’s theme was “Conflict and Compromise.”   Students can then choose if they want to participate in...

California city tries universal basic income

California city tries universal basic income

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


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Stockton is a town in California that is very close to Silicon Valley. Its proximity to the home of technology giants has increased housing prices. Stockton’s location also spelled disaster for the town’s job market. This is because jobs offered in the Silicon Valley create opportunities for two...

Sophomores spring into debates

Sophomores spring into debates

Lydia Masset, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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The pressure is on for the 10th grade with the kick off of sophomore debates. This year's topic is Resolved: Sycamore should not ban required homework in all courses. Debates began with students being broken up into groups of three or four within their English classes. “[Debates] hit three things - s...

Shsleaf.org wins online Pacemaker award

Shsleaf.org wins online Pacemaker award

Jessica Lu and Harsitha Kalaiarasan

April 20, 2018


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With its inundation of deadlines and assignments, it is easy to get lost in the journalism workload. However, all of the weekly beats (short articles), monthly issue stories, videos, photo galleries, and other pursuits were not done in vain. On Sat. April 14, the staff of the Convergence journalism...

Physicists launch bean bags

Physicists launch bean bags

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

April 19, 2018


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It is no secret that students at SHS have a wide variety of strengths and interests. The annual physics cornhole launcher project is a valuable opportunity for some but a dreaded assignment for others. Those with an aptitude for physics and an interest in building find the project to be fun and rewa...

‘My daughter Jaime was murdered’

‘My daughter Jaime was murdered’

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

April 13, 2018


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Cincinnati residents had the privilege to listen to the words of Fred Guttenberg, a man on a mission, at The Transept in Over the Rhine. The event was hosted by the Hamilton County Democratic Party. “February 14, which is Valentines Day, the day of love, started off in my house like any other. For my...

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