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.

Canvas of Compassion:

Canvas of Compassion:

Adhiti Chundur, Co-print editor in chief
November 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Art serves many functions-as decoration, practical use, and social commentary. The effort and time it takes to produce a work of art for someone shows care, and the Memory Project aims to do just that. “Over the summer I went on a mission trip to Haiti. It was my first mission trip ever and it w...

Guard glamorizes show for championships

Guard glamorizes show for championships

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
November 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The girls are finishing up their season with only one competition left. In total, they have spent months, days, and hours preparing and fixing their show for this performance. “I am pretty bummed that the marching band season is ending, since I have devoted a lot of time to color guard and since...

Jamming to music

Jamming to music

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
November 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In only Cincinnati, there are many places boasting how they have the most famous musicians coming. From restaurants with live local music to having renowned artists performing downtown. “My favorite experience was the Coldplay concert,” said Rebecca Thompson, 10. In the middle of exams, tests,...

Show spirals to a stop

Show spirals to a stop

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With only a couple more weeks left, the marching band is working on perfecting their Vortex themed show. The group just recently received the ending drill , and the color guard has learned all of the choreography. Now, all the ensemble has to do is connect the dots and complete the picture. “I am...

Group works to finish, not diminish

Group works to finish, not diminish

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After finally performing their full show, the marching band went home from the competition at Miamisburg High School receiving in their class they received first place, best general effect, best auxillary, best music, best percussion, and best visual. Overall they got second place. In their class, aaaa,...

Still (Ga)going strong: Lady Gaga’s new album excites fans

Still (Ga)going strong: Lady Gaga’s new album excites fans

Taylor Close, Creative Projects Director
November 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As a singer who has been around for almost a decade, Lady Gaga is a well-known name. As with all of her previous four albums, there was a lot of hype around her new one Joanne, especially among her fans. “I remember listening to ‘Born This Way’ in like fourth grade and being obsessed with it....

Concert uncovers senior competence

Concert uncovers senior competence

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

To show off the hard work the seniors have put into playing string instruments, the orchestra will have their Senior Spotlight Concert Thurs Oct. 13, at 7:00 p.m. “I think it is really cool that we are performing a concert showcasing how hard the seniors have worked throughout middle and high school,”...

Marching band heads to Florida

Marching band heads to Florida

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
October 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The time has come again for the group to put on their Mickey ears and pack their bags: they are going to Disney World. The musical group has the Disney experience every two years at the conclusion of their marching season. “I’ve only been to Disney once before, but it was as a little kid. I’...

Color guard spins into season finale

Color guard spins into season finale

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
October 27, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As the marching band schedule is coming to a close, the color guard is putting the final touches on their show. With only a few weeks left, all of their practices are extremely valuable. “Individually, we don’t really have much to improve except for looking up with confidence and making sure to...

Striking up the band for hunger

Striking up the band for hunger

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
October 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Come help the marching band with the annual food drive for Operation Give Back. On Sat., Nov. 5, the marching band will be performing their award winning 2016 show "Vortex" while helping fight hunger in the community. Admission is two non-perishable food items for donating. The band has partnered with ...

Walking the red carpet to Fashion Club

Walking the red carpet to Fashion Club

Sarah Horne, Creative Projects Director
October 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This year SHS has started a new Fashion Club for students to get involved. The club is founded by senior Samantha Rohr. “Fashion Club is an applied arts club, and the goal is to grow peoples artistic abilities and perspectives, while putting an emphasis on career and college planning,” said Rohr. The ...

‘This Town’ receives outstanding praise

‘This Town’ receives outstanding praise

Taylor Close, Special Projects Director
October 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As One Direction went on their hiatus, fans wondered what would come next for the band. Niall Horan has taken this break as a time to create his own music, as former bandmate Zayn Malik did. “I think that it is cool how Niall is releasing his own music because in One Direction’s songs he never ...

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