• NHS induction ceremony, November 19
  • 2nd Quarter interim's, November 19
  • Thanksgiving Break, November 27-31

The Leaf

Book Review: Lord of the Flies

Book Review: Lord of the Flies

Emma Chi, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

“Lord of the Flies” is a book about savageness in humanity: in particular, it is about how the boys changed, from civilized to savaged, as a result of lack of restrictions. William Golding wrote this book in 1954, just after World War Two, where he saw British soldiers commit atrocious war crimes....

Blast to the Past

Blast to the Past

Ria Parikh, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

It’s hard to believe, I know. We are in high school now. Responsibilities, opportunities, and stresses have flooded our brains. Take a break from your crazy busy life and, for a second, take a trip down memory lane with me. Let’s explore the trends of our elementary and middle school years and lau...

Aves Theater brings Tuck Everlasting to life

Aves Theater brings Tuck Everlasting to life

Lydia Masset, Managing Web Editor

November 22, 2019

Overwatch 2: a review

Overwatch 2: a review

Ty Simmons, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Blizzard has just announced Overwatch 2, the sequel to its popular team shooter Overwatch, onstage at Blizzcon 2019.  The first Overwatch was released three years ago, and while the company has continued to expand upon their game, with new playable characters, game modes, and maps.  Overwatch has...

“Living with yourself”

“Living with yourself”

Jack Wolfe, PR manager

November 13, 2019

“Living with yourself” is a delightfully creative comedy that not only explores the question of what makes us human but also what we value in each other as people. The eight-episode series begins with the image of the main character Miles (Paul Rudd) pulling himself out of the ground in an un...

The need for hobbies

The need for hobbies

Chloe Kapsal, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Hobbies can help relieve so much stress from people’s lives, so why do not most people have hobbies they are passionate about? In modern-day society, most teens have their lives overrun by sports and other extracurricular activities, almost 60 percent according to the United States Census Bureau. Co...

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Grace Zhang, Associate Web Editor

November 9, 2019

Throughout the years, Forever 21 quickly rose in popularity among teens.  Known for their trendy clothes at extremely cheap prices, Forever 21 has become a household name among teenage shoppers. As a fast-fashion powerhouse, they’ve dominated the scene...until recently. In fact, their fast fashion busi...

Recent monitoring has found ISIS propaganda on Tik Tok

Recent monitoring has found ISIS propaganda on Tik Tok

Linya Guo, A&E Chief

November 9, 2019

When we think of the app TikTok, we think of videos where teenagers and preteens goof off, lip-sync, and show off their talents—fun and harmless. But with recent findings through monitoring, TikTok might not be just a silly and safe app anymore.  Storyful, a social media intelligence agency, rec...

Fall festivities

Fall festivities

Lindsay Ruskin, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

 Do you ever find yourself not knowing what to do on a nice fall weekend?  There are so many things to do during this time with your friends or family. “Fall is my favorite season because I love spending time with my friends,” said Lily Danner, 9. Here are four fall activities or trends that a...

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Chloe Kapsal, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

    Almost 80% of students procrastinate, not only during schoolwork but in their everyday lives, according to VeryWell Mind. This Halloween, you can be one of those people with these simple costumes that take less than an hour to do.

GamePigeon takes over teens

GamePigeon takes over teens

Linya Guo, A&E Chief

October 21, 2019

 From pool to anagrams, Game Pigeon has it all. Over the past few years, this iMessage gaming application has exploded in popularity among iPhone users, especially teenagers.     GamePigeon is an iMessage extension that has over twenty arcade-style games. All of the games are two-players, with...

Hotel Del Luna brings tears and joy

Hotel Del Luna brings tears and joy

Bhaavya Jha, Broadcast Editor

October 18, 2019

Hotel Del Luna is a “tale of old curses, lost souls, and unexpected surprises,” as described by Rakuten Viki, the site that has the show available.   The Korean drama features the popular South Korean singer Lee Ji-Eun, better known by her stage name, IU, and Yeo Jin-Goo, the famous South Korean actor. It revo...

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
Arts & Entertainment