• No School - Winter Break - Dec.22 - Jan.2
  • No School-Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 24-Nov. 28
  • HS/JHS Orchestra Concert - Dec.15 at 7 pm
  • End of 2nd Quarter - Jan. 13
  • HS Choir Concert- Nov. 30 at 7pm
  • HS Band Concert - Dec. 14 at 7pm
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 24-28
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

SPOTIFY WRAPPED. Another year, another Spotify Wrapped. However this year, it seems to be filled with controversy as to the accuracy of the rankings. Virtually every person that uses Spotify has some issue with their list, whether it is disbelief over their most listened artist or confusion about missing favorites. Graphic via Canva/Serene Tarabishi.

Wrapping Up Another Year

Ermaan Srivastava, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

Another year, another Spotify Wrapped. However this year, it seems to be filled with controversy as to the accuracy of the rankings. Virtually every person that uses Spotify has some issue with their list....

Tik Tok Tasty

Cassidy Tyler, Staff Writer and Financial Director December 5, 2021

Ice cream bread       This project did not exactly start off on a good note after trying this recipe. I was skeptical from the beginning, I mean this is literally just ice cream and flour,...

Black Friday. This infamous day that happens once a year has a buzz around its reputation. The rush around these deal breakers is loved by many people in America.  As soon as the Thanksgiving day meal and traditions are over, many people hurry to their local shopping centers and let the spree commence. But, it does not have to be this way for all that want a piece of the action. 

Navigating Black Friday

Hannah Peri, Staff Writer November 25, 2021

   Thanksgiving.    The time of year when we get three days off of school in a row. The time of year when we eat so much food that we are stuffed to the brim. The time of year when family and friends...

Seniors Peyton Hines, Julie Fort, Belle Scholles, and Kelly Donovan, and juniors Morgan Robbins and Maria Shomo lined up in performance and sang an amazing rendition of the song “Ex-wives” during the Variety Show. Shomo, one of the ex-wives, said, “I had such a fun time working with my friends and creating our performance together and watching everyone else kill their own unique acts both nights!” 
Photos via Claire Berlier

A Variety of Talents

Claire Berlier, Deputy Content Editor November 22, 2021

   This past Friday and Saturday, SHS students showed off all sorts of talent at the annual Variety Show. Led through the night by host Mr. Ben Tilton, students performed unique acts, ranging from original...

As Halloween approaches, SHS students are enjoying many spooky traditions such as watching horror movies and attending Kings Island’s Halloween haunt. These traditions are filled with most peoples worst nightmares. So why do so many people love them?

Dare to be Scared?

Ella Schulte, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

Panic. Terror. Danger. All ways to describe fear. All seemingly unpleasant emotions. So why do so many people experiencing them?    Junior Mya Reardon falls into this category as someone who loves...

Singer Billie Eilish was one of the many notable celebrities at the Met Gala, stunning crowds in her voluminous gown and iconic look.

The Gorgeous and the Not So Glamorous

Jeremy Newman, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

Flashing lights. Hollering paparazzi. Gorgeous gowns. On Monday, Sept. 13, hundreds of celebrities donned exquisite outfits and walked the red carpet at the Met Gala. Some looked glamorous, others fell...

CURTAINS UP.  Last week, New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced that for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Broadway auditoriums will open at 100% capacity this fall. According to Cuomo, “Broadway is a major part of our state’s identity and economy, and we are thrilled that the curtains will rise again.” Link in bio to find out more about the reopening! 
Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons.

Broadway is Back

Ella Schulte, A&E Editor May 7, 2021

For 18 months, auditoriums that were built to hold hundreds of thousands of people have sat empty. For 18 months, stages that were constructed to display passionate performers doing what they love have...

nstead of baggy sweats and oversized jackets, Eilish channels the “classic, old-timey pin-up” look,

From Coats to Corsets

Claire Berlier, Feature Editor May 6, 2021

   On the cover of the June 2021 issue of British Vogue is Billie Eilish, but not wearing what people have come to expect. Instead of baggy sweats and oversized jackets, Eilish channels the “classic,...

LEADING LADY. Her second leading role in her SHS theatre career, junior Payton Hines played the quirky and romantic Juliet, her friendship with Romeo actor Jake Jervis coming in handy as they told a tale of love, woe, and unexpected happiness. Hines has expressed her sadness about how the arts have been severely disadvantaged during the pandemic, but is thrilled to be back on stage. “We are all just so extremely excited to be performing again with the energy of the audience, the lights, and the physical community for being together. While this year looks different and we have faced a new set of challenges, we are just so grateful to be back doing what we love,” Hines said.

Romeo & Juliet: the musical

Deeya Prakash, Deputy Content Editor April 21, 2021

PINTEREST. According to Sprout Social, “Pinterest started 2020 with around 320 million monthly active users. And now their user base has increased to 459 million monthly active users. This means Pinterest now has more monthly active users than both Twitter and Snapchat combined.” With its relaxing no-expectations atmosphere, personalized interface, and user-friendly features, Pinterest is a social media platform like no other—and it is on the rise. Click the link in our bio to learn more about what makes the app so appealing.
Photo courtesy of Ria Parikh.

Why I Love Pinterest

Ria Parikh, Opinion Editor and Deputy Photo Chief April 15, 2021

REVIEW: ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE. With the  Covid-19 virus taking a hit towards movie production in Hollywood, there has been a lack of big blockbuster films that we have been so accustomed to. Released on HBO Max “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” gives Snyder’s vision of what 2017’s “Justice League”  should have been. But is Snyder’s version truly superior, or just a four hour mess?

Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Review

Jack Wolfe, Business Manager April 1, 2021

I was never initially invested in the #SnyderCut twitter movement. After the underwhelming initial release of “Justice League” in 2017, I figured I would wait another two to three years for Warner...

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