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Book or movie?

BOOKS VERSUS MOVIES. While there may never be a true winner to the everlasting battle between the craft of an author’s paper and pencil or the moving artistry of a director’s camera and editing, you can decide for yourself with these ten titles. Whether you are looking for teen romance or a gripping adventure, this list has you covered. And maybe, just maybe, you can determine if the novel or film comes out on top.

Katie Mott, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

I am a book lover. To me, there is nothing more comforting than curling up on the couch with a new read from Barnes and Noble and a mug of hot chocolate, slowly transporting myself into the fictional or real world that I hold in my hands. My sister, on the other hand, always chooses the movie. Seeing...

Photoshoots fill quarantine time

Charlotte Weiss, Feature Chief

May 21, 2020

   Throughout quarantine, many people on the app TikTok have begun to do at home photoshoots. From bringing a mirror outside to taping flowers to your face, TikTok users have seen it all. Since quarantine, the app TikTok has been used more and more to try and cure adolescents’ boredom through ...

7 fun activities to do at home

Grace Zhang, Assosciate Web Editor

May 17, 2020

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Celebrating in quarantine

Gaby Pereda, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

Ad a heading by Gaby...

2020 Senior Leaf

2020 Senior Leaf

May 1, 2020

2020 Graduation Letters

May 1, 2020

Mr. Ashwin Corattiyil, Dean of Students, Senior Class Principal & Government Teacher Seniors, I am so proud of you! You made every single day of my Sycamore experience better, from your freshman year through your final year. Seeing you in the hallways was the best part of my job. You exhibited as mu...

April 2020 Leaf

April 2020 Leaf

April 20, 2020

SHS seniors in solidarity

SENIOR SOLIDARITY. To come together under difficult circumstances, two seniors, Lindsey Stevens and Kennedy Archer, decided to compile a senior video. Showcasing the bond of the senior class, the video has spread quickly around social media. With so much uncertainty for senior activities, they hope the video will help the senior class come together despite the challenges they have faced.

Aaditi Lele, Staff Writer

April 18, 2020

   One last performance. One last season. One last game. One last competition. One last goodbye. For the class of 2020, all of these “lasts” hang in the balance of a rocky senior year. In light of the circumstances brought on by Covid-19, celebrating an end to their Sycamore journeys has been diff...

Off-court heroes

OFF-COURT MVPs. JJ Watt is one of many of the athletes that have donated to help fight the pandemic and help the people who are in need. Athletes can use their platform not just to gain popularity but to make a difference in the world of the many people who are struggling to get by during these hard times. To see many of the athletes who have been helping all over the country, read on!

Drew Berke, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Sports have been shut down! Leagues have come to a fast stop with no idea if or when their seasons will resume. All professional athletes are on lockdown: just like everyone else in the country. Instead of focusing their efforts on the court and on the field, these athletes are giving back to the people i...

Celebrity complaints during COVID-19

WHILE THE WORLD is suffering through a global pandemic, Celebrities become criticized for expressing their problems with quarantine despite their privileged lifestyle.

Jack Wolfe, PR manager

April 14, 2020

   The COVID-19 virus is revealing a great deal of truths, as does any global event to this scale. Revealing how much the U.S relies on China, how our fellow Americans react during a crisis and the dismantling mirage of celebrity relatability.    Unlike the first two, the spinning web of relatability tha...

Connected in quarantine

STAYING IN CONTACT. It can be tough to stay close with friends when you cannot see them face to face. However, through the use of technology, there are plenty of ways to check-in ad hear their voices. If you are feeling lonely, or are struggling to come up with ways to still chat with friends, read on to learn a few ways you can increase communication!

Lindsey Brinkman, Managing Editor

April 13, 2020

There are many aspects of social distancing that make life just a bit harder, but one that has had a large impact is the loss of contact with friends and family.  Having to break a routine of seeing those who we are close with every day is tough to do, but four years of having online friends have t...

The frontline

LIFE IN QUARANTINE. Over the past weeks, society has greatly transformed. While the majority of people are staying at home protecting themselves from the virus, there are still people who are sacrificing their lives each and every day to provide for their communities. Whether it be health care providers, grocery store workers, delivery workers, restaurant workers, etc. there are incredible people who are doing all they can to look out for us, many at the expense of their own lives.

Gaby Pereda, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

   Health care providers. Those who are doctors. Those who are nurses. Those who are physician assistants. Those who answer our 911 calls. Those who check in patients into hospitals. It goes without saying that the world around us is coming together to commemorate and honor those in the medical fiel...

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