The Leaf

Joshua Patterson
Hi, my name is Josh Patterson. I have been on the Leaf for all four years of my high school career. It is kind of bittersweet typing that considering the time has passed so quickly. After I graduate I would like to pursue a major in political-science and economics, with a possible minor in communications. The person that inspired me to pursue this was Jon Stewart. I watched him ever since I stumbled upon a clip of his show on the internet, and I immediately fell in love with the show. The way he conveyed his message, along with his humor resonated with me and I have tried to put that level of thought and energy into my own writing and behavior. My favorite topics to write about are generally Sports or A&E, but most things that I write about are my opinion on these topics. I also enjoy tackling a lot of social issues. The thing I enjoy the most about being in journalism is the ability to give people a voice. As someone who is in charge of the opinion section, I pride myself in being able to print people’s voices and opinions on a variety of issues.

Joshua Patterson , OpEd Chief

Mar 29, 2017
March 2017 Columns: Senioritis, March Madness, Lakers management (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
February 2017 Columns: Video games, war within New York Knicks, Cincinnati Reds (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Fake News (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
January 2017 Columns: Gun control, Super Bowl, LeBron James (Story)
Dec 19, 2016
December 2016 Columns: Concealed carry, Penn State, Bengals (Story)
Dec 16, 2016
November 2016 Columns: Legalizing marijuana, examining SEC, finding common ground with sports (Story)
Nov 05, 2016
October 2016 Columns: Beware of clowns, Trump (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
September 2016 Columns: Airpods, Kaepernick, athletes making a difference (Story)
Sep 14, 2016
August 2016 Columns: Welcoming back students, looking at Dance Team, reflecting on Courtney Fisher’s death (Story)
Sep 13, 2016
Brock Turner release, Ryan Lochte incident shows white privilege (Story)
Dec 15, 2015
Why North Carolina should shut down football (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
Spygate causing Deflategate (Story)
May 28, 2015
Students ecstatic, Cleveland makes the NBA Finals (Story)
May 22, 2015
Sycamore Moot Court places top eight in state (Story)
May 18, 2015
Amtrak train derails, kills eight (Story)
May 18, 2015
What should you do to remove cheating? (Story)
May 13, 2015
Report shows Baltimore issue runs deep (Story)
May 07, 2015
Fight of the century fails to live up to hype (Story)
May 01, 2015
Baltimore Riots (Story)
Apr 15, 2015
Nick Young beefs with ESPN anchor (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
Furious 7 makes box office history (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
Kendrick Lamar drops new album ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ (Story)
Jan 05, 2015
Broadcasting legend Stuart Scott inspires (Story)
Dec 17, 2014
Athletes speak out to controversial issues (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
Eminem and Shady Records drop new album (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
College Hoops Power Rankings (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
Ray Rice gets reinstated (Story)
Nov 07, 2014
Peterson’s plea (Story)
Nov 03, 2014
Oscar Taveras dies in car crash (Story)
Nov 03, 2014
Baseball’s playoffs fading fast (Story)
Nov 01, 2014
Sycamore Soccer (Story)
Oct 21, 2014
Richard Sherman keeps talking (Story)
Oct 21, 2014
NFL scandal asks what counts as child abuse (Story)
Oct 21, 2014
Bill Simmons suspended for calling Goodell a liar (Story)
Sep 19, 2014
Ray Rice case crosses a line (Story)
May 08, 2014
Sterling receives lifetime ban, has cancer (Story)
Apr 22, 2014
UConn guard speaks out (Story)
Apr 22, 2014
New App, 2048 Sweeps through school (Story)
Feb 28, 2014
NFL combine coverage pointless (Story)
Feb 19, 2014
Week two at the Olympics (Story)
Feb 14, 2014
Richard Sherman’s post game rant incites controversy (Story)
Feb 12, 2014
Not a Super Bowl (Story)
Feb 02, 2014
The 20/20 Experience (Story)
Dec 04, 2013
Magna Carta Review (Story)
Nov 11, 2013
Eminem relives his life in ‘Marshall Mathers LP2’ (Story)
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
Joshua Patterson