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Advantages for Carpooling at Sycamore

Advantages for Carpooling at Sycamore

Josh Moore, Accountant

September 27, 2019

A decline in parking-lot traffic If asked, SHS drivers would most likely recall numerous fender-benders or minor damages caused by about one-hundred students trying to get in school or get home as fast as their cars will allow them. While traffic issues still remain, car-pooling has definitely decreas...

Sustainability veers off course

Sustainability veers off course

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Design Editor

September 17, 2019

 The Earth is dying. It seems like this fact is projected at us from all angles, a suffocating and heavy truth.  And, in response as the young people we are, we have begun a popular movement to try and reverse some of the damage.  However, the more I am exposed to this movement through social media, I can not hel...

Whales out of water

Whales out of water

Deeya Prakash, Opinion Chief

September 16, 2019

The spectators teeter on the edge of their seats as the water ripples in silence. The excitement is palpable, and a small girl sits with her thumb in her mouth, her eyes wide. All of a sudden, a massive orca whale emerges from underneath, performing two flips in the air while showering the crowd with ...

The Price of Treatment

The Price of Treatment

Madeleine Suh, Managing Editor

September 16, 2019

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SHS students take on meditation

SHS students take on meditation

Linya Guo, A&E Chief

September 15, 2019

Hundreds of cultures and religions across the globe practice a form of meditation, whether for spiritual practice or to just ease the mind.  Recently, the senior English classes had an assignment of meditating for 10 minutes, an activity inspired by their unit on the book “Siddhartha” by Her...

Acting against the absence of Asian history

Acting against the absence of Asian history

Linya Guo, A&E Chief

September 10, 2019

   With 48 countries, 2,300 languages, and over 4 billion people, Asia is the largest and one of the most historically and culturally rich continents in the world. Then, how come when looking through the SHS Course Planner, Asian history is not an available course?    With over ten history courses availabl...

11 ways to study smarter

11 ways to study smarter

Grace Zhang, Associate Web Editor

September 5, 2019

#1. One-on-one meetings with your teacher. Yes, it sounds daunting, but I can not stress enough how much this strategy helped me study for tests and solidify my understandings of concepts. Often times, teachers recognized my extra effort by subtly directing my attention towards topics and concepts ...

‘Kingdom Hearts III’ lives up to the hype

‘Kingdom Hearts III’ lives up to the hype

Alex Jowanovitz, Associate Video Editor

May 13, 2019

   There was a point in time where the vast majority of gamers thought that Square Enix’s “Kingdom Hearts III” would never come out.    Although formally announced to be in development in 2013, rumors of a third mainline entry in the “Final Fantasy”/Disney crossover video game series st...

Walking Through a Man and Dog’s Amazing Friendship  

Walking Through a Man and Dog’s Amazing Friendship  

Delaney Ciolota, Secretary

May 10, 2019

Nothing is better than coming home from school to have your furry, four-legged best friend greet you with so much excitement. Nothing beats seeing the joy in their face when you pick up their toy to play.    For years, Man has taken the role of calling a dog their best friend. We also consider d...

Life is too short to not have Graeters.

Life is too short to not have Graeters.

Gabby Khodadad, PR Team

May 1, 2019

   Cincinnati is known for their food, most importantly: ice cream. There are several high quality ice cream shops native to Cincinnati, such as United Dairy Farmers, Aglamesis, Walker Bros… yet missing from this list is Cincinnati’s all time favorite ice cream place: Greaters.    Greaters is ...

Sincerely, your Seniors

Sincerely, your Seniors

Megan Soellner, Copy Editor

April 30, 2019

Dear Underclassmen,    Our time as seniors are almost over. With less than a month until graduation, we are practically done. AP exams and Senior Events, such as Field Day and Launch Day put us at less than 15 days of school left. You have probably heard many of us say that we can’t wait to l...

What makes a best friend?

What makes a best friend?

Delaney Ciotola, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

   Friends are amazing people in our lives who are there for us when we need them most. However, a best friend holds a special difference from just a friend because it is a friendship that is endless and never can be broken.   A best friend is someone you value above your other friends and ha...

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