The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

  • Upperclassmen Awards May 4

  • Band Concert May 3 at 7:00 p.m.

  • AP Testing May 1-12

  • Jazz Concert May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

La La Land lassos laudation from students

La La Land lassos laudation from students

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Those seeking a nostalgic film brimming with beautiful cinematography, emotional acting, and brilliant music will not be disappointed by La La Land. The film, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, came to theaters on Dec. 9, 2016. Stone plays a struggling actress, and Gosling portrays a passionate...

Bach to rock

Bach to rock

Jenna Bao, Associate Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Musicians and genres of all kinds blend and culminate to produce SEE1, the Sycamore Electric Ensemble. SEE1 will perform at SHS on Fri., Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m. The group, founded and led by orchestra conductor Mr. David Smarelli, gives students the unconventional opportunity to become rock stars. The ...

OMG about OMEA

OMG about OMEA

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
January 20, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On January 28, students in SHS’s band and orchestra program participate in the Ohio Music Education (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble event at Elder High School. In Solo and Ensemble, students are given the opportunity to showcase their playing in front of judges. To prepare for the high school OMEA event,...

Preparing for performance

Preparing for performance

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Coming later this Jan. the band and orchestra students have the chance to perform and be rated,at the Ohio Music Education Association, OMEA, Solo and Ensemble competitions. “I think it’s a good opportunity that allows you to do something that you don’t the chance to during the normal classes...

Fashion for the Cure 2017 Press Release

Fashion for the Cure 2017 Press Release

January 13, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

2017 Press Release Compassion Fashion To Help Young Cancer Patients & Families Great news! Sycamore High School is having their 11th annual Fashion for the Cure on  Saturday, February 25th 2017! Fashion for the Cure is an annual event that is produced and managed by students, includes student designers, ...

Teamwork makes dream work

Teamwork makes dream work

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
December 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For their competition Sat. Oct 1, the color guard added choreography and drill for movement three for the first time. ” I felt like I did a lot better than our previous competitions. Although it was more difficult with the new choreography and drill,it was a great experience!” said Sophia Taylor,...

Choirs ‘pitch’ concerts

Choirs ‘pitch’ concerts

Maddi Saunders, Staff Writer
December 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The winter concert is over and with it comes new voice parts for all the choirs. Voice parts are how high or low a singer can perform and what their vocal range is. Bella Voce, the all girls choir, has four voice parts. Soprano one, soprano two, alto one, and alto two. “For both second and fi...

Single stroke opens imagination

Single stroke opens imagination

Sarah Horne, Creative Projects Director
December 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

During Senior year, many students have to make life decisions and decide what major they wish to pursue in college. This decision begins to shape the person the senior wants to become and the life they want to fulfill. For Senior Emily Hartwig, art is an aspect of her life that she wishes to carry out aft...

Young the Giant releases new album

Young the Giant releases new album

Anne Marsh, Staff Writer
December 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With hit singles like “Cough Syrup,” pop indie band Young the Giant has risen to fame in the past 5 years. The California-native group, led by Sameer Gadhia, came out with a new album this year. The “Home of the Strange” album was released Aug. 12, 2016, and the band is touring until Ju...

Young the Giant releases new album

Young the Giant releases new album

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor
December 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With hit singles like “Cough Syrup,” pop indie band Young the Giant has risen to fame within the past 5 years. The California-native group, led by Sameer Gadhia, came out with a new album this year. The “Home of the Strange” album was released Aug. 12, 2016, and the band is touring until...

Concerts to hit stage in 2017

Concerts to hit stage in 2017

Taylor Close, Special Projects Director
December 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 2016 concert season is just winding down, but the 2017 season is just beginning. There are many different artists performing in Cincinnati this upcoming year, with Maroon 5, DNCE, and The Weekend as just a few. “I have never been to a concert but I have wanted to for years, the unity felt in ...

Ballet company takes leaps towards inclusiveness

Ballet company takes leaps towards inclusiveness

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As the holiday season approaches, many families will attend the Cincinnati Ballet’s version of The Nutcracker. However, many families may not know of the strides the company is taking to be more inclusive and diverse. The Cincinnati Ballet Company hosts classes for both young adults and children with Down Syndrome...

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