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Baseball field gives Adaptive PE students opportunity to play

Baseball field gives Adaptive PE students opportunity to play

Allison McElroy, PR Team

October 24, 2018


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On Wed., Oct. 3,  special needs students from all across Sycamore had a chance to play baseball. How? A place called The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields (JNMLF). The idea for the JNMLF came from former Cincinnati Reds player and announcer Joe Nuxhall. After realizing that there was nowhere in ...

Dogs bark up Maple Dale

Dogs bark up Maple Dale

Jack Wolfe

October 24, 2018


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Maple Dale welcomed their first service dogs Murphy and Tillie in September   According to Science Daily, a therapy dog is, “...a dog trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, mental institutions, schools, and stressful situations such as disaster areas...

SHS celebrates homecoming court

SHS celebrates homecoming court

Isabella Magato, Cartoonist

October 20, 2018


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One of the most traditional aspects of any homecoming dance is the Homecoming Court. On Oct. 13, SHS held a dance; therefore, Homecoming royalty was named for each grade level. The Homecoming Court nominations had three levels of voting. After the first round, the names of the nominees were paint...

Firehawk closes gates

Firehawk closes gates

Josh Moore, Fact Checker

October 19, 2018


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On Oct. 28, 2018, the Firehawk, a beloved roller coaster featured in the Kings Island amusement park, will be shut down and decommissioned. The attraction was first opened in Kings Island on May 26, 2007, but was first constructed and opened as a part of the Six Flags World Adventure Resort in 2001. ...

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...

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