• 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.

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Killer cold

Killer cold

Elijah Zawatsky

January 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Unassigned

The letter to the editor writer in question pointed out that classes are not outside, and that if students would “go put a scarf on and do what you’re supposed to” then they would have no problem with the cold weather. This writer so blindly overlooks the many issues that can still arise from...

Barnes and Noble closes a chapter

Emily Tyler

January 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The smell of walking into Barnes and Noble is a comforting mixture of ink, paper, and coffee. It is a place for people to find new love in a book, or take their kids to teach them the importance of reading. However, the stores across the country are struggling to keep up with the book and Kindle sale...

Act of respect becomes offensive

Act of respect becomes offensive

Emily Tyler

January 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It is the act of a gentleman, an action performed by the princes of Disney. It is a sign of respect and adoration. It is a gentle kiss on the hand. For Hunter Yelton, however, it was a crime. The six-year-old boy has been accused of “sexual harassment” for kissing a girl on the hand and it w...

Wisdom teeth: Painful, glorious, necessary

Wisdom teeth: Painful, glorious, necessary

Victoria Swart

November 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Getting your wisdom teeth pulled hurts. Not during the surgery itself- they supply enough Novocain to numb your mouth for a week. When that numbness wears off, however, that’s when you get the “full experience.” Ice packs, heating pads, pain killers four times a day, rinsing your mouth out...

Bestsellers reach outside the ‘norm’

Bestsellers reach outside the ‘norm’

Maddie Marsh

November 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Sometimes one worries about this generation. We need instant gratification, we need entertainment, we need adventure and romance and we need it now. Lately, it seems the New York Times Bestseller List has been full of futuristic sci-fi and fantasy romance. A book like Twilight comes out, and makes...

Final race for cross country

Final race for cross country

Jordan Baker

October 29, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As the season ended on Oct. 12 with the GMC's, the cross country teams performed well. The boys finished second overall while the girls finished fourth. They had the second highest score behind Mason. “It is never a good feeling to be so close to first place and end up coming in second. Espec...

‘Estamos tristes’ to read Cajas de Cartón

‘Estamos tristes’ to read Cajas de Cartón

Emily Tyler

October 23, 2013


Filed under Opinion

In order to become accustomed to reading and understanding another language, Spanish Intermediate three classes are required to read a novel completely in Spanish. Cajas de Cartón by Francisco Jiménez is an autobiography describing the life of a young illegal immigrant. “While reading, ...

Freshman hazing, harmful or harmless: opinions from underclassmen

Freshman hazing, harmful or harmless: opinions from underclassmen

Joseph Ahn

September 6, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Freshman “hazing” is something that graduating eight graders hear left and right as they journey on to the high school. There are numerous cases in the news in which hazing has led to disastrous consequences; however, students at SHS believe that this practice is, and never was, harmful. ...

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