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March Staff Editorial: Taking action to combat climate change

March Staff Editorial: Taking action to combat climate change

March 29, 2017


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It is important for each of us to look at our daily lives and think about what we can do to make our world a better place. This was once meant just in the emotional sense, but now we have to deal with the actual physical world. The scientists have weighed in, and the vast majority of scientists do...

Earth’s food deficits impact everyone

Earth’s food deficits impact everyone

Eddie Wade, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017


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By 2040 the world that we know as full of food, may be low in essential protein that keeps our muscles and bodies healthy and happy. We live in a world with animal-based proteins such as meat, poultry, and fish. But, there are also the proteins that come from plants such as soy and wheat. The pro...

Students sleep through mornings

Students sleep through mornings

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

March 13, 2017


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Beep! There goes the alarm, time to go back to the everyday schedule. Dress, brush teeth, breakfast, get in the car. Most of time, I find myself half-asleep during this routine. The monotonous steps to get to school could make me fall asleep without even having to wake up early. “The problem: Teenagers...

East side story

East side story

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017


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Love changes lockers

Love changes lockers

Abigail Lefton, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


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Many people may not know what it is like to be LGBTQ+. Some may not know how to handle situations where both sides feel uncomfortable. Some may not even know how these individuals feel about the environment they are in five days a week. Sycamore prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and supportive...

Bomb threats explode throughout country

Bomb threats explode throughout country

Jacob Wittenbaum, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


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Recently, Jewish community centers (JCC) all over the country have received numerous bomb threats. This means members, staff, and preschoolers have to evacuate the buildings. At our school, there is a Jewish youth group called B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO), and the members in BBYO meet...

Sports cancel gym class

Sports cancel gym class

Lauren Kurtzer, Creative Projects Director

March 7, 2017


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If you have played one sport at SHS, even just for one season, you know how time consuming it is. All teams have practices every day, every week for months for at least two hours, and on top of that, there are games at least once a week. Additionally, the athletes come home and have hours of homework...

February Columns: Video games, war within New York Knicks, Cincinnati Reds

February Columns: Video games, war within New York Knicks, Cincinnati Reds

Max Torem, Joshua Patterson, and Lauren Kurtzer

February 28, 2017


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OPINION: Whether or not you like it, we are in an era where everything revolves around technology. You use your cell phone every day, you have favorite TV shows, and some of us even have favorite video games. Video games have been around for as long as I have been alive, but in the past couple ...

Students suggest security increases

Students suggest security increases

David Sung, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


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SHS may be one of the safest schools to attend. However others may disagree, as the security at our school may not be what students expect it to be. Many may argue that security cameras will not be enough to keep the school safe. “I think that the security at our school is alright. I think it...

Counselors guide students

Counselors guide students

Alex Karev, Opinion Chief

February 25, 2017


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Although the guidance counselor’s office can seem like a scary place, it really is not. The guidance counselor can actually be very helpful and nice, as long as you behave. New students are usually the people that go to the counselor’s office the most. They need help adjusting to the school...

February Staff Editorial: Overcoming technology addiction by increasing human interaction

February Staff Editorial: Overcoming technology addiction by increasing human interaction

February 20, 2017


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Our generation has become synonymous with technology. Whether it is smart phones, smart watches or computers, we spend the most time interacting with technology. Our daily lives are so intertwined with technology that many would lose track of their lives without it. Whether it is the new iPhone, new...

Why Super Bowl LI might have saved NFL season

Why Super Bowl LI might have saved NFL season

Lauren Kurtzer, Creative Projects Director

February 17, 2017


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The National Football League (NFL) began their 2016-17 season with controversy and outrage when former quarterback star Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem. It sparked outrage, and the fans of the NFL wanted their commissioner Roger Goodell to do something about it. Yet all it ...

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