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.

New film ‘La La Land’ receives Oscar buzz

New film ‘La La Land’ receives Oscar buzz

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
December 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Lionsgate has released a new musical film about dreams and dreamers dancing their way through a city of stars. “La La Land” features the main characters Mia, played by Emma Stone, and Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling. The story progresses as both character face romance and ambition, simultaneou...

Mastering memorization

Mastering memorization

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Preparing for their winter finale, the orchestra has begun testing its student memory on the piece Rock my Bach. “It’s stressful, but it's definitely worth it in the end,” said Alice Lundgren, 9. The concert will be held on December 14, starting at seven pm. From grades five through twelve, ...

Students create memories with Memory Project

Students create memories with Memory Project

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

How can you create art while giving back? The Memory Project is a program that is new to Sycamore this year. It allows students to receive photos of children in need and create handmade portraits to let the children know they are valued. The children range in ages and come from third world countri...

SEE1 to perform in concert in February

SEE1 to perform in concert in February

December 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Mark your calendars! SEE1, Sycamore's very own rock orchestra, will have a concert on Fri., Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Theater. Joe Deninzon, lead singer/songwriter and electric violinist of the New York based progressive rock group Stratospheerius, will be visiting on Feb. 23 to have a workshop in al...

Tracking the right books

Tracking the right books

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
December 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Need help finding that perfect book? Here are the top 2016 poetry books: “The Universe of Us” by Lang Leav Driven by allusions to the universe and constellations, Leav’s lines discuss love and loss, hope and hurt, and more. “But our bodies are made of stardust, and we are hurtling through...

Color Guard competes collectively

Color Guard competes collectively

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
November 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For their third competition, the marching band was able to compete “on the move”. That means they were on the field moving and preforming. Even though it was already their third competition, it was the ensemble’s first time preforming outdoors because the other two were indoors. “I thought I...

Aves Theatre spells “D-O-N-E”

Aves Theatre spells “D-O-N-E”

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director
November 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The first theatrical performance of the year, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, came to a close Nov. 5. After countless rehearsals to learn choreography, block scenes, memorize music, build sets, and organize costumes, the show finally got put together and performed. “Spelling Bee went really...

‘Gilmore Girls’ returns to Netflix

‘Gilmore Girls’ returns to Netflix

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor
November 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Fans of the beloved show “Gilmore Girls” eagerly return to Star’s Hollow on November 25, the perfect post-Thanksgiving binge. The show’s revival, entitled ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,’ includes four 90 minute episodes now streaming on Netflix. The episodes are filled with the...

Bringing music across country

Bringing music across country

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
November 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

To finally finish off the marching band season, the ensemble traveled 17 hours to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The orchestra also made the journey to get the chance to perform in front of thousands of people. Both groups were part of a workshop where the musicians practiced Disney music, learned...

‘Haters Back Off’

‘Haters Back Off’

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

YouTube sensation Miranda Sings’ red lipstick and memorable voice have now taken over Netflix. With over one billion views on YouTube, comedian and singer Colleen Ballinger’s character Miranda Sings has risen to fame since her first video in 2008. As her alter ego, Ballinger smears her lip...

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Color guard adds volume to Vortex

Color guard adds volume to Vortex

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With only one more competition left, the championships, the marching band is spiraling into perfecting its show, Vortex. At their last competition, in their class AAAA, the band went home receiving Best Guard, Best Percussion, Best General Effect, Best Visual, Best Music, and First Place. Also,...

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