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The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Write on

Write on

Taylor Close, A&E Chief
March 16, 2017
Filed under Feature

Every year students are recognized for their work in both the arts and in writing through Scholastic. This year junior Jenna Bao, was recognized for multiple writing pieces. Bao received a gold and silver key for short stories, and three honorable mentions for science fiction/fantasy and flash fictio...

Top sweet 16

Top sweet 16

Sarah Horne, Creative Projects Director
March 14, 2017
Filed under Feature

Mock trial students place in the top 16 at State after the plaintiff team won their first trial against Lake High School. The students that competed were seniors Cali Colliver, Sarah Horne, Umang Joshi, Josh Patterson,12, and Emma Traylor, juniors Jenna Bao, Adam Meller, and Dylan Sleyo,  and...

Tie-dye to die for

Tie-dye to die for

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
March 11, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways,” once said the writer Oscar Wilde.   On Thurs., Mar. 9, students in all chemistry classes took a break from the curriculum; instead, they received the opportunity to embrace co...

Tests take tolls

Tests take tolls

Kirsten Thomas, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Each year, SHS students are required to partake in state testing. But, are these tests really beneficial to our students? “No, the tests are not necessary because they stress me out,” said Katie Appel, 9. A five year University of Maryland study found that some teachers felt the pressure to teach for tests...

Social media causes depression

Social media causes depression

Kamaria Walton, Lead Beats Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under Feature

About nine percent of American adults suffer from depression, compared to the 20 percent of teenagers. Many experts and parents have said that the sudden increase in depression is due to the use of social media. Researchers have found a correlation between the amount of time a person spent on social...

Q & A with Sherifah Shehata Aldaoushi, 12

Q & A with Sherifah Shehata Aldaoushi, 12

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under Feature

Q:What do you wish people knew about you/your faith? A:My headscarf, also known as a hijab, is a symbol of modesty and faith in Islam. It introduces me to the world: ‘Hello, I am Muslim and I exercise my right to choose.’ A lot of people think that I do not have a choice in wearing it, but I actual...

Varie-tea

Varie-tea

Sydney Evans, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 6, 2017
Filed under Feature, Infographics, Media

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Diversity Week takes off in Aves nation

Diversity Week takes off in Aves nation

Mark Huffer, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Feature

The week of February 27 to March 3 was SHS’s annual Diversity Week. The Leaf created PSA (Public Service Announcement) videos for each day, including an overview video shown on February 24. There are also activities in the Commons during both lunch bells. The first day was Mon., Feb. 27: diversity...

Diversity Week sets stage for greater equality

Diversity Week sets stage for greater equality

Caroline Veraldo, Sports Chief
March 3, 2017
Filed under Feature

Diversity Week at SHS took place from Mon, Feb. 27th to Friday March 3rd. Students from all over the school had a chance to express the ways in which they are diverse. Each day of the week corresponded to a different type of diversity. On Monday, students shared experiences of coming from different rac...

Unmasking culture

Unmasking culture

Taylor Close, A&E Chief
March 2, 2017
Filed under Feature

Mardi Gras was on Tues. Feb. 28, and people all around the world celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent for Catholics. The French Club had its own party, playing French games and eating king cake. “I have been in French Club for three years now and I always look forward...

Students go green, eat right

Students go green, eat right

Caroline Bruns, Webmaster
March 2, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

In 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated that Americans ate an average of 54.3 pounds of beef, 92.1 pounds of chicken, and 50.4 pounds of pork, per person, per year according to VegetarianTimes.com. This estimate encompasses almost all of the population, excluding the 3.2...

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