• No School - Spring Break - Mar.14 - Mar.18
  • No School - Spring Vacation Day - April 15
  • HS Theatre Spring Show - April 8-9
  • End of 3rd Quarter - Mar. 31
  • HS One Act Plays- April 13 at 7pm
  • No School - Prof. Development Day - April 25
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

MARCH. The March for Science will take place on April 22, also Earth Day. The main one will take place in Washington D.C., but there will be satellites held all over the world, including one in Cincinnati at Fountain Square at 10 a.m. Students are encouraged to participate in person or on the march’s website where the main event will be streamed. Photo courtesy of the March for Science.

March for Science promotes policy, research

Jenna Bao, Creative Projects Director
April 21, 2017
AWARE.Awareness against torture.After being award the winning campaign the team was given certificates for their accomplishment. “ I a really glad I got to be a part of this experience and have learn a lot through our Raid Cross training and this project,” said Narayana. The event was run by Paula Mcintosh, International Services Manager who helped the team throughout the competition.

IHL tackles laws of torture

Sarah Horne, Creative Projects Director
April 21, 2017
SPEAK UP. The final debate was hosted sixth bell in the Little Theater and was watched by most sophomores and other students. English teachers and previous debate winners judged the debate. “It’s definitely helped my persuasive writing, and a lot of my group members are now better public speakers as well because of it,” Zhang said.

Students take stage

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
April 19, 2017
Standardized testing never stops

Standardized testing never stops

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director
March 30, 2017
KEEP DANCING. Eleanor Schmid, 12 dances with her dad while Mr. Eddie Clark plays music. “ It was a lot of fun dancing with my dad at Odd couples, and getting to listen to music that is not often heard now days” said Esther Pittinger, 12. Throughout the evening Clark played songs and live music was performed. Students also came and sang in front of their peer throughout the evening.

SHS dance night away at Odd Couples

Sarah Horne, Creative Projects Director
March 17, 2017
TAKE A STAND. National History Day participants can compete with a website, exhibition, documentary, presentation, or research paper. Eight SHS students from Mrs. Valerie Nimeskern’s APUSH class will compete with history papers that they wrote for class based on the topic of taking a stand in history. One junior Natalie Brinkman, will submit a documentary. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Valerie Nimeskern.

Historically good time

Jenna Bao, Creative Projects Director
March 17, 2017
WRITE. Bao works on one of her ongoing stories. She tries to write as much as she can, but finds it hard while being a full time student. She and a friend have tried to fix this by sending at least two stories to each other each month.

Write on

Taylor Close, A&E Chief
March 16, 2017
OBJECTION.While the season started off challenging, SHS’s Mock Trial team defied expectations and made it to the state competition. This year’s case was a defamation case based between Pat Justice, the plaintiff, and CAT News, the defendant. Each side used the case evidence to prove their side was correct in the court of law. “It was really amazing to go to state since Sycamore hasn’t done it in so long. It was a completely different experience from anything else I’ve done, and, from working with everyone, I learned the effort that it takes in order to get to state,” said Swati Bhageria, 10.

Top sweet 16

Sarah Horne, Creative Projects Director
March 14, 2017
APATHY. There are many forms of depression based on how the disorder is formed. A few forms include: Major Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Psychotic Depression, Peripartum (Postpartum) Depression, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Situational Depression, and Atypical Depression. Other mental health issues can be paired with depression. Although a recent federal task force recommended screening for depression in young people 12 to 18 years of age, screening is far from universal, said Dr. Mark Olfson CNN.

Social media causes depression

Kamaria Walton, Lead Beats Editor
March 7, 2017
Senior, Matthew Schuetz was part of the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay, which both finaled at the Ohio High School Swimming State Championship tournament. This was the first year that Schuetz qualified for the state meet. He hopes to attend the Naval Academy next year, however does not intend to continue his swimming career. “The state meet was a great experience. It was so exciting to swim against the fastest swimmers in Ohio,” Schuetz said.

State swimmers sprint to final meet

Hannah May, Executive Editor-in-Chief
March 3, 2017
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