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Stuck at home…far from home

Stuck at home…far from home

Allison McElroy, Trends Chief

April 1, 2020

   People around the world have been lamenting long days stuck at home as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. But imagine being quarantined in an unfamiliar place, far from home. That is the situation thousands of Americans have found themselves in, including SHS English teacher Mrs. Johanna Gordon, so...

Local sewing community pays it forward

Local sewing community pays it forward

Grace Zhang, Associate Web Editor

March 26, 2020

   Growing up, we’ve read about history, learned about history, and now? We’re living through history. As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads, it seems as if we as students can’t do anything to help...well, of course, other than staying at home and practicing social distancing.    But a few S...

The Power of Hobbies

The Power of Hobbies

March 14, 2020

Youth Activism

Youth Activism

March 14, 2020

Behind the music: the Lynx Project’s young writers

Behind the music: the Lynx Project’s young writers

Allison McElroy, Trends Chief

March 13, 2020

The Lynx Project is a Cincinnati-based nonprofit that takes poetry written by young people with autism and transforms it into art song, which is poetry set to music for piano and voice. To read more about the Lynx Project, click here.    The writers for the project are all Sycamore students who are nonverbal and communicate using the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM). ...

Fashion for the Cure

Fashion for the Cure

March 12, 2020

Senior Willow Lang will not go to college

Senior Willow Lang will not go to college

Deeya Prakash, Opinion Chief

March 10, 2020

   Senior Willow Lang has taken 6 AP classes, has an honor-roll worthy GPA, holds a Sycamore indoor pole vaulting record, and loves history with the entirety of her being.    Yet, she will not be going to college.     For the majority of her life, Lang has mentally committed herself to be...

Are we questioning everything?

Are we questioning everything?

Ria Parikh, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

From doubting the moon landing to questioning if birds are real or not, we have heard it all. According to Merriam-Webster, a conspiracy theory is “a theory that explains an event or set of circumstances as the result of a secret plot by usually powerful conspirators.”    These theories have become even more popular...

Butterfly sweatshirts for charity

Butterfly sweatshirts for charity

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Design Editor

March 8, 2020

   Cleverly labeled the accidental entrepreneur, the Leaf’s very own staffer Grace Zhang raised $2,000 through her ambitious project. Zhang’s idea for raising money involved selling homemade sweatshirts with a butterfly patch on the front. Advertised in various color combinations, over 130 sweatshi...

Lynx Project performs Autism Advocacy concert at SHS

Lynx Project performs Autism Advocacy concert at SHS

Allison McElroy, Trends Chief

March 5, 2020

  Lights up. The SHS auditorium fills with sound. But this music is not coming from Sycamore’s many musical ensembles, as one might expect. It is the unique concert experience created by the Lynx Project.   On Sat., Feb. 29, the Lynx Project performed its third Autism Advocacy Series c...

Hair donations for the cure

Hair donations for the cure

Grace Zhang, Associate Web Editor

March 5, 2020

Calligraphy combats high school stress

Calligraphy combats high school stress

Aaditi Lele, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

   Look around you. In every classroom, you will find incessantly tapping feet, anxious glances, and endless caffeine and sugar just to get through the day. Our high school environment is far from being short of stressors and anxiety. Almost all of us have something to worry about. Tests, grades, ...

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