• Senior Halloween Oct. 26

  • Picture re-take day Oct. 17

  • Grease Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3 tickets $10 online $12 at the door

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Homecoming spirit week poll results

Homecoming spirit week poll results

Kirsten Thomas, Web Editor

October 15, 2018


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The homecoming spirit week poll has officially ended on Mon., Oct. 15 at noon. During spirit week participating English classes took photos in their spirit wear and tweeted their photo to The Sycamore Leaf's Twitter to enter the contest for donuts. The photos were compiled into a poll where students voted for their favorite class each day of spirit week. Classes c...

Seniors prepare to serve

Seniors prepare to serve

Kirsten Thomas, Web Editor

October 15, 2018


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This year, senior service day will take place on Tues., Oct. 16. Seniors are to report to the HS auditorium at 8 a.m. and will serve from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. before being excused for the day. Seniors signed up for their location of service via a signup genius that was sent out to all seniors in avi...

Early bird gets worm: applying early to college

Early bird gets worm: applying early to college

Hannah Lee, Copy Editor

October 10, 2018


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The race for college admissions has begun. The early admission deadline is Nov. 1 (some are Nov. 2) and seniors applying early action or early decision are working hard on applications, essays, and forms as the last month wanes day by day. “I’m applying early action to Georgia Tech because you have ...

Sycamore soars high

Sycamore soars high

Megan Soellner, Copy Editor

October 9, 2018


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Two reports were recently released about Sycamore Community Schools. The 2018 Quality Report Profile and the State Report show that Sycamore is continuing to grow and improve. Sycamore Community Schools as a whole received a B for the district overview. In addition, they were rated on achievement...

City relabels controversial holiday

City relabels controversial holiday

Allyson Bonhaus, Editor In Chief

October 6, 2018


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On Oct. 3, City Council officials reframed history. Well, at least on the city level they did. In a 6-0 vote (two members abstained and the vice mayor was excused from voting), Cincinnati City Council voted to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. "I think history tells us that Christopher C...

Cosby sentenced three to ten years

Cosby sentenced three to ten years

Jessica Lu, Social Media Director

October 3, 2018


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On Sept. 25, “America’s Favorite Dad” has finally received his punishment after two and a half years of litigation. 81-year-old Bill Cosby will be imprisoned for at least three years for his crime against Andrea Constand. According to Constand’s victim impact statement, Cosby, who she had seen...

Cincinnati aids Florence survivors

Cincinnati aids Florence survivors

Jack Wolfe, PR Team

September 26, 2018


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Hurricane Florence, a hurricane that hit the Southeast coast of America, is about to receive some help from Cincinnati. Matthew 25: Ministries is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati. There are certain supplies that Matthew 25: Ministri...

U4U makes it rain

U4U makes it rain

Hannah Lee, Copy Editor

September 26, 2018


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Organizations sometimes have to get creative to raise funds for their causes. On Sat., Sept. 15, the Unified for Uganda Club (U4U) held a car wash fundraising event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gregory Center parking lot. The event raised a total of 371 dollars. The car wash was free but donatio...

Students ace the PSAT by practicing

Students ace the PSAT by practicing

Bhaavya Jha, Copy Editor

September 25, 2018


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19 SHS students made it to the Nation Merit semifinals, but, was it easy? Maybe, maybe not. The victorious students were asked how they managed to ace the test, and these are some tips that might help you too if you are taking it this year. One semifinalist, senior Grant Bruner challenged himse...

Spacex invites first passenger to moon

Spacex invites first passenger to moon

Josh Moore, Fact Checker

September 25, 2018


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The moon has not been orbited by humanity since 1968. The feat was about fifty years ago on Christmas Eve by the shuttle Apollo 8 and three American astronauts. The company SpaceX, run by Elon Musk, looks to replicate this accomplishment in the year 2023 by circumnavigating the lunar entity once more...

Cincinnati welcomes ferris wheel

Cincinnati welcomes ferris wheel

Megan Soellner, Copy Editor

September 20, 2018


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The city of Cincinnati recently welcomed a new addition: a Ferris wheel. The Skystar officially opened to the public about a week ago and will continue to be open and run until Dec. 3 of this year. This Ferris Wheel is 150 feet tall or about 15 stories high and located on Cincinnati’s Riverbank....

Cincinnati celebrates LGBT pride

Cincinnati celebrates LGBT pride

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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Rainbows are appearing across the nation, and not because of sunlight after a storm. Atlanta, Georgia; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; San Francisco, California; and Maplewood, New Jersey are just a few of around 100 other cities that have painted a crosswalk rainbow to honor their LGBT communities. And O...

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