• Jazz band concert Jan. 23

  • Winter play "Radium Girls" Jan. 31, Feb 1 & 2

  • Science fair Jan. 26

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Swimmers buy baby gifts

Swimmers buy baby gifts

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


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On Jan. 30, the members of the Varsity swim team shocked assistant coach Stephen Langdon with a surprise visit from his wife and a baby shower after practice. While the team is known to stressfully endure arduous practices, the swimmers happily exchanged laughs with their coach as they celebrated the mom...

Sycamore honors fall all-stars

Sycamore honors fall all-stars

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

January 30, 2018


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  With the 2018 winter season hitting its halfway mark, we look back on all the all-stars of the 2017 fall sports season. Sycamore had nine first team athletes, three second team athletes, and eight Honorable Mentions for the 2017 fall season.   Girls’ water polo finished off with two first team player...

Seniors make splash

Seniors make splash

Anne Marsh, Creative Projects Director

January 29, 2018


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The smell of chlorine and the cheers of parents and students fill the pool. Senior Anita Pan is on the block, her heart beating in her chest, waiting for the whistle to blow. “I felt nervous swimming that night because all my friends and family were there,” Pan said. It was SHS’s annual S...

SHS swimmers splash competition

SHS swimmers splash competition

Madeleine Suh, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


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Swimmers meet ‘hell week’

Swimmers meet ‘hell week’

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

January 12, 2018


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When teachers ask Varsity members about their break, the word "tiring" will undoubtedly be uttered from their mouths. In contrast to the relaxing, slothful break that most students enjoy, the practices for the aquatic sport double up in intensity. Sleeping in was hardly an option for these athletes....

Q&A: Combs awaits first meet

Q&A: Combs awaits first meet

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


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As the winter track team prepares for its first meet of the season on Sat., Jan. 13, experienced runners and newbies alike continue to train their hardest. Sophomore Kaylee Combs is one returning teammate who knows both the pain and the exhilaration of running for SHS. Your team can often be found r...

Flight Night brings Aves together

Flight Night brings Aves together

Emily Chien, Media Director

January 5, 2018


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Students check off this season

Students check off this season

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

December 7, 2017


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The season for Chess Team has ended as GMCs took place on Dec. 4. at SHS. The tournament lasted from 8:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Each competitor played eight matches, each game 25 minutes long with a five second delay between each person’s time. Last year Mason High School took home the rank of GMC champion,...

Runners race back to work

Runners race back to work

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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For runners of winter track, Mon. Dec. 4 marked the start of a new season. Winter track is, in essence, a predominantly indoor version of spring track, including classic events from the 4x800 meter relay to high jump. Still, competing indoors can be an adjustment for runners transitioning from the...

Pain of playing

Pain of playing

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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Concussions take only seconds to happen, but they linger for what seems to be far too long. The amount of time it takes recover from a concussion varies based on its severity, the individual’s health beforehand, as well as the individual’s sex. According to a study done by John Neidecker, a sports medicin...

Hockey hits hard

Hockey hits hard

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

November 23, 2017


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Boys basketball shoots high for new season

Boys basketball shoots high for new season

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

November 21, 2017


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When one door closes, another opens. With fall sports over, the new season of wither athletics has swiftly moved in. Boys basketball is no exception. Starting with their off-court expectations, the team is getting its head in the game. According to the official boys basketball information powerpoint,...

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