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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


The Leaf and www.shsleaf.org, 2018-2019

Mission Statement

The Leaf staff aims to educate and entertain their audience, in a truthful and professional manner. Journalists’ mission is to raise awareness on issues in an engaging way. As the voice of Sycamore, The Leaf has the duty to be adaptable, polished, and be responsible for reporting only the truth. The Leaf provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and viewpoints, and to give coverage to newsworthy events directly related to the diverse school population.

Editorial Policy

Although students work under the guidance of a professional faculty member, the content is ultimately determined by the student staff and should reflect all areas of student interest, including topics about which there may be dissent and controversy. Students cannot publish material that is obscene, libelous, or will cause “a substantial disruption of the educational process.” Content that may stimulate heated debate or discussion is not included in this definition. Our publications are public forums; views represented in our publications do not represent the views of the Sycamore School District or the Sycamore High School administration.


The Leaf is the student news magazine of Sycamore High School (SHS) located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Leaf, known as the student voice of SHS, is sold monthly to students and staff for fifty cents at SHS.

This website, www.shsleaf.org is the award-winning website associated with the journalism program at SHS. The website is known for being an SNO distinguished site and a 2018 National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Pacemaker Winner.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I get an ad contract?

A: You can email shsstudentvoice@gmail for a PDF version of the contract.

Q: Will I see my ad before it runs?

A: We can design an ad and send it to you to before it runs, or you can send us the artwork for the ad.

Q: When should I pay for my advertisement?

A: The dates for when you should have the money in are in the contract on a monthly basis. Payment must be turned in 10 days prior to the distribution date of the issue.

Q: Can I send my ad to you as an e-mail?

A: Yes, as long it is attached to the email as a PDF.

Q: How often is the newspaper published?

A: A new issue of The Leaf is released at the end of each month of the school year.

Q: When is the deadline for submitting my advertisement?

A: Deadlines change per month, specific dates are given out on the contract.

Q: Who should I contact if I have any questions or comments?

A: With comments, questions or concerns please contact our program directly by email, shsstudentvoice@gmail.com, or the advisor directly, Mrs. Alex Frost, frosta@sycamoreschools.org.

Q: Can I request which page my ad is on?

A: Yes, but it may cost extra.

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