• Parent/Teacher Conferences Oct. 5

  • Homecoming Dance Sep. 23, 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

  • No School Sept. 29 - Professional Development Day

  • Homecoming Game Sep. 22 at 7:00 p.m.

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Blizzard bags force work upon unwilling students

Blizzard bags force work upon unwilling students

Max Fritzhand

February 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Feature

A new standard passed in Ohio makes school districts eligible to have ‘Blizzard Bags’ meaning that when schools do not have calamity school due to a snow day, an assignment will be assigned for the following day school is in session. “I am so happy that we do not have school,” said Sam Boua...

Mr. Sycamore gives back

Mr. Sycamore gives back

Elizabeth Rickert

February 13, 2014


Filed under Feature

One of the charities that has the greatest impact on the SHS community is Operation Give Back (OGB). OGB does this by having older students tutor and mentor students from the junior high, Greene, and the elementary schools. “What I think is so special about OGB is that we are helping kid...

Chocolate Roses spread love

Chocolate Roses spread love

Elizabeth Rickert

February 13, 2014


Filed under Feature

The week of Valentine’s Day is filled with hearts and roses. For example, Student Council is selling chocolate roses on Feb. 10 through 14 for $1.50 for one and if two or more have been purchased they will be $1. They will be sold during lunch. “I think it’s a cute idea, but I mean it’s n...

Extracurricular activities bring opportunities

Extracurricular activities bring opportunities

Caroline Gao

February 12, 2014


Filed under Feature

Many people are always on the verge of new opportunities. Students usually obtain these opportunities through various extracurricular activities. They may take on as much as seven extracurricular activities at once. “I know that being in clubs and activities will help in the long run, although the s...

Baking provides alternatives for Valentine’s Day presents

Baking provides alternatives for Valentine’s Day presents

Anna Zhou

February 10, 2014


Filed under Feature

As Valentine’s Day approaches, people scramble to find appropriate gifts for significant others, as well as friends and family. For many, especially girls, baking is the best option. Red Velvet Macarons The elusive French macarons have been the latest craze in ‘fashion desserts.’ The cute s...

Chipotle supports The Leaf

Chipotle supports The Leaf

Lauren Glynn

February 5, 2014


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 As average teenagers, we tend to go out to eat a good portion of the time. Buffalo Wild Wings, Starbucks, and even Panera are some favorites that are not too far away. What else comes to mind when deciding where to go for an after school snack? Chipotle , of course. “It’s addicting,” sa...

Unique in every way: A tour of Room 115

Unique in every way: A tour of Room 115

Victoria Swart

February 5, 2014


Filed under Feature, Media, Waves

http://youtu.be/QQKB8dbseUc

Are you the master of the selfie?

Are you the master of the selfie?

Elizabeth Rickert

February 3, 2014


Filed under Feature, Media

Image by Elizabeth Rickert. Click to enlarge.

Accelerated students go fishing

Accelerated students go fishing

Emily Tyler

February 3, 2014


Filed under Feature

Part of each unit in the Accelerated World History classroom is a fishbowl discussion. A fishbowl discussion has two groups of students, an inner and an outer circle. “I think both the inner and outer circles are very important. The burden is on the inner circle to communicate, and the outer ...

From the Outside In: Winter Weather, Year in Review

From the Outside In: Winter Weather, Year in Review

Victoria Swart

February 2, 2014


Filed under Feature, Media, Waves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7if39dBsoY

Cool winter weather causes dry skin

Cool winter weather causes dry skin

Anna Zhou

February 1, 2014


Filed under Feature

As winter approaches and the days get colder, one problem that almost everyone deals with is dry skin. Of course, keeping one’s skin moisturized is important because dry skin is not very visually appealing, but also, one’s skin is a very important part of his or her physical health. After al...

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization offers unique opportunities

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization offers unique opportunities

Elijah Zawatsky

January 30, 2014


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On Jan. 28 at the Mayerson JCC the two local B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO chapters uninstalled their 2013 Fall-Winter Boards and installed their 2014 Winter-Spring Boards. BBYO  is an international youth movement run by Jewish teens across the globe. It is made up of AZA (Aleph Zadik Aleph), t...

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