• HS New Student and Parent Night - Aug 26
  • 1st Day for Grades 9 &12 - Aug 30
  • Labor Day (No School) - Sept 6
  • 1st Quarter Interim - Sept 14
  • HS 12th Grade Parent Meeting - Sept 2
  • All Students Grade 9-12 Enter HS - Aug 31
  • HS Open House - Sept 8
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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

RAINBOW FOR EQUALITY. Anyone who has done much research about the LGBTQ+ community has most likely heard of the Westboro Baptist Church, described by the Washington Post as “cult-like” and “homophobic. They are known for protesting soldiers’ funerals, being anti-semitic, and promoting the death penalty for LGBTQ+ Americans. However, just across the street from the church is a house that has been dubbed the “Equality House.” The house is painted rainbow and is a resource center for Planting Peace, a global organization that promotes peace and equality. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

Pride Pad

Cassidy Tyler, Business Manager
May 11, 2021

The Presidential Inauguration: A Rundown

Allison McElroy, Arts and Entertainment Director
January 18, 2021
STUCK WITH STREAMING SERVICES. Amidst the pandemic, many have indulged their entertainment needs with at-home services, such as Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Disney+. Although we all enjoy the comfort of our own home, it just can’t be compared to the sound, quality, and thrill of seeing a movie on the big screen. “Some movies are just made to be watched in a cinema,” said Emilio Garcia, 12. 
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See You Next Year

Allie Fehr, Staff Writer
October 9, 2020
FINDING YOUR CUP OF TEA. As busy students with a million other activities, caffeine is something a lot of us often rely on to make up for lost sleep or to make it through yet another Zoom call at seven in the morning. And as a top coffee chain, Starbucks is a go-to place for all our caffeine needs. A common issue though, is that many people never know what to order once they get in line. With so many options and new drinks coming out each season, the menu can easily look overwhelming. But don’t worry! This easy to read info graphic gives you some ideas for what to order next time you are in line at Starbucks. Whether you prefer light and fruity drinks or more creamy and flavorful ones, there will be something for you!

Finding Your Cup of Tea

Ria Parikh, Opinion Editor
October 6, 2020
NOTORIOUS R.B.G. On Friday, September 18, 2020, we lost Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to ever be appointed to the United States Supreme Court bench and most recently a pop-culture icon among feminists and liberals alike. Thousands have already come together across the country to honor her memory in vigils and memorials, and yet thousands more are sharing their favorite quotes or memories of the wise woman herself. As we take the time to acknowledge her determination to fight for what she believed in on the Supreme Court and throughout her career, we will also dive into what’s happening next and the political turmoil her open seat has now left behind.

Our Notorious R.B.G.

Serene Tarabishi, Copy Editor and Design Editor
September 22, 2020
VOLUNTEER. As we adapt to our current environment, many traditional volunteer opportunities are unavailable. Whether you’re searching for an activity to occupy your free time or an opportunity to give back in this time of crisis, this list features eight creative volunteer opportunities that you can get involved with right now.

8 Creative Volunteer Opportunities

Grace Zhang, Media Director
September 21, 2020
With sports no longer taking place as of right now, one thing is for sure—the NFL draft will still happen on April 25th.

What to know for the NFL draft

Gabby Khodadad, Sports Broadcaster
April 16, 2020
CAPTION: FAKE NEWS. As social media progresses and expands, teenagers are more exposed to fake news than ever. And in the current COVID-19 era, this could mean a lot of trouble.

Keeping up with the coronavirus

Linya Guo, Arts and Entertainment Chief
April 12, 2020
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