• Jazz Concert Apr. 30, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

  • After Prom Apr. 29

  • Prom Apr. 28 at Manor House

  • Senior Leaf Pre-Sale in Commons Apr. 23-27

The Leaf

Young historian advances to national competition

Young historian advances to national competition

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2018


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  Each year, SHS students in AP United States History (APUSH) are expected to write an eight-to-ten page paper for a grade on a topic relating to the National History Day (NHD) theme. This year’s theme was “Conflict and Compromise.”   Students can then choose if they want to participate in...

California city tries universal basic income

California city tries universal basic income

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


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Stockton is a town in California that is very close to Silicon Valley. Its proximity to the home of technology giants has increased housing prices. Stockton’s location also spelled disaster for the town’s job market. This is because jobs offered in the Silicon Valley create opportunities for two...

Sophomores spring into debates

Sophomores spring into debates

Lydia Masset, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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The pressure is on for the 10th grade with the kick off of sophomore debates. This year's topic is Resolved: Sycamore should not ban required homework in all courses. Debates began with students being broken up into groups of three or four within their English classes. “[Debates] hit three things - s...

Shsleaf.org wins online Pacemaker award

Shsleaf.org wins online Pacemaker award

Jessica Lu and Harsitha Kalaiarasan

April 20, 2018


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With its inundation of deadlines and assignments, it is easy to get lost in the journalism workload. However, all of the weekly beats (short articles), monthly issue stories, videos, photo galleries, and other pursuits were not done in vain. On Sat. April 14, the staff of the Convergence journalism...

Physicists launch bean bags

Physicists launch bean bags

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

April 19, 2018


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It is no secret that students at SHS have a wide variety of strengths and interests. The annual physics cornhole launcher project is a valuable opportunity for some but a dreaded assignment for others. Those with an aptitude for physics and an interest in building find the project to be fun and rewa...

‘My daughter Jaime was murdered’

‘My daughter Jaime was murdered’

Abigail Lefton, Sports Chief

April 13, 2018


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Cincinnati residents had the privilege to listen to the words of Fred Guttenberg, a man on a mission, at The Transept in Over the Rhine. The event was hosted by the Hamilton County Democratic Party. “February 14, which is Valentines Day, the day of love, started off in my house like any other. For my...

Teens embark on March of the Living

Teens embark on March of the Living

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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This year, 25 Cincinnati teens are traveling to Poland and Israel for the 30th Annual March of the Living (MOTL). This group includes nine seniors from SHS. “The March begins in Poland, where the group will join other groups from around the world on April 12 to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau,...

Rural Puerto Ricans face ongoing effects of hurricane

Rural Puerto Ricans face ongoing effects of hurricane

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


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The unrivaled natural disasters that plagued the fall months of 2017 feel like distant memories to the majority of Americans unaffected; yet few know that Hurricane Maria’s main victim, Puerto Rico, continues the struggle to recover. More than six months have passed since the ruinous hurricane, but ...

Innovative students present at Buckeye Science Fair

Innovative students present at Buckeye Science Fair

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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  Numerous budding scientists used their creativity to design experiments for the high school Science Fair in late January. The students that received superior ratings moved to the District Science Fair. From there, four students from SHS were chosen to attend the Buckeye Science Fair, which took place ...

Young scientists take on competitions

Young scientists take on competitions

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

April 9, 2018


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  Science Fair is not just a one night event at the school, but it is also the starting point to a long road of competitions. From there, students can progress onto the University of Cincinnati (UC) Science and Engineering Expo Fair, then to state and/or to the Buckeye Fair.      Buckeye is c...

Scholars receive nominations

Scholars receive nominations

Allyson Bonhaus and Sydney Weiss

April 4, 2018


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  The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is among the highest honors a high school student may achieve. SHS has four candidates for this prestigious award this year.   Seniors Jenna Bao, David Godar, Stephanie Hong, and Harsimran Makkad are all candidates.   “I am extremely honored to be a candidat...

Mader speaks on school safety

Mader speaks on school safety

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018


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  On Thurs., March 22, Mr. Doug Mader sat down with Convergence Journalism students (i.e. “The Leaf” staffers) for a 45-minute press conference. Considering the current national conversation regarding it, school safety was a pervasive topic during the conference.   “The number one thing to keep schools ...

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