• Underclassmen Testing Day, October 16
  • Aviator Flight Fest, October 19
  • Homecoming Dance, October 12th

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Crafting culture at SHS

Crafting culture at SHS

Katie Mott, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

If you have walked past the Hub recently, you probably noticed the new, colorful display covering the wall. While it appears to be just a group of numbers and words thrown together, something much larger is coming from this new decor.  For the 2019–2020 school year, SHS has decided to implement a ...

Q&A: The transition to college

Q&A: The transition to college

Gaby Pereda, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Starting a new chapter of your life, on your own, is no joke. Samantha Fernandez is a Sycamore graduate of the class of 2019 that can confidently attest to this. Only a couple of months ago, she was dropped off in a new school, a new room, and a new home. Leaving the one place you’ve known for so lon...

Q&A: The transition to college

Q&A: The transition to college

Gaby Pereda, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

Starting a new chapter of your life, on your own, is no joke. Kevin Landrum is a Sycamore graduate of the class of 2019 that can confidently attest to this. Only a couple of months ago, he was dropped off in a new school, a new room, and a new home. Leaving the one place you’ve known for so long is n...

Breaking down Brexit

Breaking down Brexit

Serene Tarabishi, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

America’s favorite ex is in trouble.   For all of those who have not been keeping up with international news, Britain has been unsuccessfully trying to exit the European Union for the past two years, a plan now widely known as “Brexit”.       Historically, Britain has kept i...

Last-minute PSAT tips from National Merit Semifinalists

Last-minute PSAT tips from National Merit Semifinalists

Anisa Khatana, Editor in Chief

October 15, 2019

“PSAT” is one of those dreaded acronyms that starts to become particularly pressing around the beginning of junior year. This year, sophomores and juniors nationwide will sit for the standardized exam on Wed., Oct. 16.    While not required for application to colleges and universities,...

Ideas for change stir after death of icy friend

Ideas for change stir after death of icy friend

Katie Mott, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

On Sep. 22, 250 people dressed in black climbed a mountainside to mourn the loss of a loved one; however, this funeral was not held for a human, but a glacier.   The Pizol glacier, located in the Glarus Alps in eastern Switzerland, will be the first to be removed from the Swiss glacier su...

“Come From Away” review: kindness in the wake of 9/11

“Come From Away” review: kindness in the wake of 9/11

Allison McElroy, Trends Chief

October 15, 2019

“On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.” This description from the show’s website sums up the Broadway musical “Come From Away,” which I had the chance to see during the National Tour’s run in Cincinnati.    “Come From Away” tells the story of what happened on S...

The keeps and changes of homecoming 2019

The keeps and changes of homecoming 2019

Linya Guo, A&E Editor

October 11, 2019

As the first quarter wraps up, the most awaited event of many high schoolers comes close: homecoming. Homecoming has always brought in a buzz of excitement, from the cute proposals to the dress shopping. This year, the student council has made some more changes, in addition to last year’s, in order to b...

Skwara leads Ohio Youth Climate Strike

Skwara leads Ohio Youth Climate Strike

Anisa Khatana, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2019

Fri., Sept. 20 saw the latest major installment in a global youth uprising against legislators’ inaction on climate change.    Students from across Cincinnati walked out of school to converge in front of City Hall from noon to 2 p.m. to strike, calling for a Green New Deal and an end to g...

Fashion for the Cure receives recognition

Fashion for the Cure receives recognition

Grace Zhang, Associate Web Editor

October 3, 2019

Ever wonder what could happen when you put passionate high school students together to work for a common cause? Just take a look at the Fashion for the Cure (FFTC) committee. Since 2014, FFTC has supported The Dragonfly Foundation (TDF), which is a Cincinnati non-profit aiding pediatric cancer p...

Horenziak flips through competition

Horenziak flips through competition

Deeya Prakash, Opinion Chief

September 30, 2019

   Sophomore Juliet Horenziak can easily be seen as a typical teenager.     She spends plenty of time scrolling through Instagram, cramming for AP Economics, resenting morning wake-ups, and filling up her weekends to the point that they do not feel like weekends at all.    But unlike mo...

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