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.

Bastille’s album creates ‘Wild World’

Bastille’s album creates ‘Wild World’

Taylor Close, A&E Chief
September 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After the indie band hinted at a new album earlier this year, their fans, called Stormers, were anxious to figure out the release date and track listing. But Bastille did not use traditional ways of releasing that information. “I like them [Bastille] because you never know what they are going to do...

Aves gearing up to improvise

Aves gearing up to improvise

Uttkantha Sindhwani, Staff Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Improv season has begun at SHS. Improv, or Improvisational Theatre, is a form of theater where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed. The Improv Aves are meeting for two hours twice every week to get in the gear for the Improv Show, which be held on Dec 15-16. Compared...

Marching Band competes for first time this year

Marching Band competes for first time this year

Lindsey Brinkman, Staff Writer
September 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Infographics, Media, Showcase

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Views takes the world by surprise

Views takes the world by surprise

Taylor Close, A&E Chief
August 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The anticipated album by Drake was released on Apr. 29, making it the fourth album he has released since the start of his career in 2001. Sophomore Alex Newberg said, “I think that it is cool how he puts so much effort into his songs and doesn’t just throw something together.” In his songs on the...

Taking to sea

Taking to sea

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
May 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Ruta Sepetys published her historical fiction novel in the young adult section in Feb. 2016. The novel “Salt to the Sea” covers one of the greatest disasters of World War ll that was hidden. All four teenagers aboard the ship the Wilhelm Gustloff  for safety from the Soviet Union’s advance through ...

Singing loud, celebrating proud

Singing loud, celebrating proud

Yasmine Guedira, News Chief
May 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After a successful season with three concerts, two competitions, and one variety show, the Aves Choir is wrapping up their year with one final spring concert. This concert is only two weeks after the choirs competed at the state level Ohio Music Education Awards, where all three choirs earned top...

Choir hosts final concert

Choir hosts final concert

Calliope Osborn, Staff Writer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The choral program is preparing for their final performance of the 2015-2016 school year. Each year, choir holds five concerts where students prepare for weeks to perform in front of the crowd. The last one is the Spring Concert, typically held during the last month of school. Choir students are...

Marvel beats DC at its own game

Marvel beats DC at its own game

Claire Lefton, A&E Chief
May 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

In a studio system filled to the brim with mindless and lazy action movies, it is always refreshing to see the rare movie that is both a fast-paced thrill ride and encourages its audience to ponder moral issues. This movie is “Captain America: Civil War.” Right off the bat, the comparisons can...

Winter guard stuns parents, friends

Winter guard stuns parents, friends

Natalie Brinkman, Print Co-Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Spin Club has come to its conclusion, the recital took place on Sat. April 30th. The group rehearsed and performed in the Little Theatre on the stage, which is quite different from the marching season. About half of the group members have never tried winter guard before, picking up new skills...

Q & A with Esther Pittinger’s band application process

Q & A with Esther Pittinger’s band application process

Sarah Horne, Broadcast Editor in Chief
May 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Unassigned

   What position did you receive?   “I got into the second bell band, which is the Sycamore Winds, which is considered the 'accelerated' ensemble. Chair placements have not been released yet, which are our 'rankings' within the three bands based on our auditions.”    What are the d...

Artist lineup for festival released

Artist lineup for festival released

Taylor Close, A&E Chief
April 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After four successful years, Bunbury is returning for a 2016 festival with performers such as Florence + the Machine, The Killers, and Ice Cube. Sophomore Gabby Yun said, "I absolutely loved Bunbury last year! The performers were amazing, especially Twenty-one Pilots. I can't wait to see what this year's ...

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