• No School - Spring Break - Mar.14 - Mar.18
  • No School - Spring Vacation Day - April 15
  • HS Theatre Spring Show - April 8-9
  • End of 3rd Quarter - Mar. 31
  • HS One Act Plays- April 13 at 7pm
  • No School - Prof. Development Day - April 25
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

BOOKBANNING. We have all heard of the efforts to ban books sweeping the U.S. education system. Books such as “The Kite Runner”, “Maus”, and “To Kill a Mockingbird”—pillars of the U.S. education system, all of which depict grim and heartbreaking times in history, such as the Holocaust and the Jim Crow era—are being challenged in schools around the nation. And book banning, something that I thought only occurred in movies like “Footloose”, has only gotten closer and closer to Ohio.
BEND… AND SNAP! SHS theater is “bending and snapping” at Harvard in their production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical”! Tickets are on sale now at avestheatre.org for April 7-9 at 7 p.m. and April 10 at 2 p.m.
IT’S ABOUT TIME. On March 15, the U.S. Senate unanimously agreed to make daylight savings time permanent starting in 2023. The act they decided upon is cheerfully dubbed The Sunshine Protection Act and means that the time we operate on during the summer months will be what we use all year long. If the House of Representatives ends up voting in favor of the bill, it is likely that we will soon be past tediously switching our clocks and will not have to give up those random extra hours of sleep.
NATIONAL RED CROSS MONTH. As some people may be aware, the month of March is known as Red Cross month. Especially in this time of uncertainty, every one of us should take the time to appreciate those who are constantly there to help us when we need it most, sometimes even risking their lives to ensure our safety.
   Several types of medical professionals surround us in our daily lives. There are EMTs and first responders, surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, nurses, veterinarians, and psychiatrists, just to name a few. Each and every day, our front-line workers ensure our safety and health and provide us with the help we need. However, as they have demonstrated during the pandemic, they can do a lot more than just that.
National Red Cross Month
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Lindsay Ruskin
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Hi Guys! My name is Lindsay Ruskin and I am a junior. I am your deputy design editor for the 2021-22 school year! This job means that I make sure all of the designs run smoothly and look presentable for...

Maya Bierhoff
Maya Bierhoff
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Hey! My name is Maya and this is my second year in the journalism program. I joined last year in high hopes of a new adventure, and have since then fallen in love with the rewarding feeling that writing...

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Andrew Price
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Hi, I’m Drew Price. This is my first year on the leaf staff and I am a senior, making it my last year as well. I work as a staff writer, coming up with story ideas, interviewing staff and students, and...

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Tillie Berge
Trends Editor

Hi! My name is Tillie Berge, and I am a sophomore at SHS. This is my second year in journalism and I am currently the trends section editor. In short, I consult with writers on the writing, photographs,...

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