• 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

From Cinderella to Cinder and Back

From Cinderella to Cinder and Back

Kiran Makkad, staff writer February 8, 2024

The fairytale Cinderella is a classic. The Disney version has been watched by millions of people around the globe and tells the story of a mistreated girl who goes to a ball and ends up marrying a prince....

Is Listening to Music while Studying Beneficial?

Is Listening to Music while Studying Beneficial?

Charlie Green, staff writer October 10, 2023

     A common debate amongst students today is whether listening to music while studying is beneficial. Music has proven that it can boost memory, but distracting and complex music may have...

Shachar Aviram (left) and Mika Ritter (right)


Yuval Siman-Tov and Tillie Berge May 25, 2023

Shachar Aviram and Mika Ritter came to Cincinnati with the Jewish Agency for Israel. Both are from Israel, where it is required to join the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) after high school, before college....

Summer Activites

Summer Activites

Gurnoor Makkad May 14, 2023

Summer break has almost arrived. Of course, everyone is looking forward to relaxing for three months. While most may already have plans to lounge on the couch and binge-watch their favorite shows, or travel...

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Hot Takes

Ermaan Srivastava April 27, 2023

WHAT’S UP. I’m back for the last conspiracy theory of the 2022-2023 school year. And honestly, I’m surprised I haven’t talked about this already.    You might’ve heard this from some of...

The Weekly Rundown

The Weekly Rundown

Ophelia Sidmore, Photo Editor April 2, 2023

Welcome to the first ever Weekly Rundown! The current constant stream of events and news can be really confusing and hard to navigate, so every week I’m going to try to provide an unbiased and comprehensive...

Fourth quarter is here — and with it, exams. State testing, AP exams, finals… the list could go on. Most of us are probably stressing out about how we are going to be able to study for all of them. Do not fret: we can help. To best prepare for these exams, it is important that you know these 7 important study tips. (Graphic Credits: Gurnoor Makkad)

Top Seven Study Tips

Gurnoor Makkad, Copy Editor March 27, 2023

Even though it may not feel like it, it is finally spring season! We have just started the fourth and last quarter of the 2022-23 school year. However, as the end of the school year gets closer and closer,...

Jan. 6th, 2021, will always be remembered as one of the most terrifying events in U.S. history. Now, 2 years after that night, the House investigation committee for Jan. 6th Capitol insurrection wraps up their work. 
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2 years later…

Tillie Berge January 6, 2023

The vast majority of Americans will always remember the events of Jan. 6th, 2020.    The thousands of people, swayed by former-president Donald Trump's speech claiming a stolen election, rioting...

Winter Festivities

Dani Pereda, Staff Writer January 5, 2023

Cincinnati, and Ohio in general, tends to have a reputation of being boring. However, with a little effort you can encounter a variety of activities to partake in this winter season. For example… Taking...

Its Time: Gifting Season

It’s Time: Gifting Season

Suhani Prakash December 19, 2022

The holiday season is approaching fast, and you may be stuck on gift ideas. So here is a list of great gifts to get the people in your life!   A Fun Mug  - a classic for their favorite holiday...

Its Time: Holiday Gift Guide

It’s Time: Holiday Gift Guide

Claire Dillon December 9, 2022

As we enter perhaps the most joy-filled part of the year, we also enter what is for many people, an extremely stressful time. The holiday season is almost synonymous with gifts, for Christmas, Hanukkah,...

Chinese Club

Chinese Club

Srikar Konda, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

As you enter into Room 1702, you are met with over 50 students. While it is overwhelming at first, you quickly find yourself chatting with students you just met 15 minutes ago. Dumplings and noodles fill...

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