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Positive reinforcement training is the way to go

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT. Getting a puppy companion during the pandemic has been a trend, and many puppies have been able to find amazing new homes. This begs the question: What is the best way to train these new pups? Positive reinforcement has many benefits! To learn more about why positive reinforcement is becoming the preferred method among dog trainers and how to use it with your own dog, click the link in bio.

Claire Berlier, Feature Editor

September 26, 2020

 Getting a puppy companion during the pandemic has been a bit of a trend. Last December, my family and I got our own puppy and have been training her, even more than usual with the extra time spent at home. And we are not the only ones!    According to an article published last month by the Washin...

Reds Clinch Playoffs

For the first time in seven years the Cincinnati Reds are heading to the postseason after a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins last night. In what has been a crazy year for baseball, the Reds look to make a deep run into the playoffs and prove they are for real.

Drew Berke, Sports Editor

September 26, 2020

Last night the Cincinnati Reds clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2013! They won over the Minnesota Twins, 7-2. All the cards fell right for the Reds yesterday as they needed the Philadelphia Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers both to lose and they did so. The Reds have been led this season by what y...

How to ace online school

VIRTUAL LEARNING. Being organized for virtual learning. Bullet journaling is an easy, handwritten way to plan your daily and weekly schedules. With multiple distractions easily available and more need for time management as ever, it is important to stay organized while being productive, which can be achieved through a planning system. “I use a planner because it helps me keep track of of my due dates...it is also easier for my brain to comprehend things that way,” said Aliya Omorova, 12.

Bhaavya Jha, Broadcast Editor

September 23, 2020

Although it has only been two weeks since school began, the stress has certainly begun to set in for SHS students. For those in a virtual setting, learning has been especially difficult with the presence of more distractions, so here are some tips to survive online school.   1. DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT A lot of u...

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

Fun family activities to do at home by Grace Zhang...

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...

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