• Choir Concert in Little Theater Mar. 1 at 7:00 p.m.

  • ACT for Juniors Feb. 27

  • Fashion for the Cure (haircuts during lunch) Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Black History Month Assembly Feb. 23

The Leaf

Student Council cancels winter dance

Student Council cancels winter dance

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

November 30, 2017


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  This year’s winter dance, scheduled to take place Sat., Dec. 2, has been cancelled.   “We like to throw events that are fun for everyone. Having only sold 150 tickets, that's only 150 people who [would] be there, and in a huge room like the Commons, dancing [would] be really awkward....

National Diabetes Month raises awareness

National Diabetes Month raises awareness

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2017


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Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the U.S. If not controlled, it can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems. Nearly one in ten Americans have diabetes; that is more than 30 million people. There are three main types of diabetes: type...

Trump Administration decision revokes residency

Trump Administration decision revokes residency

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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For almost 20 years, the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program has allowed 2,500 Nicaraguans to legally stay in the U.S. However, in the Trump administration’s recent decision, by Jan. 5, 2019, they will need to have either left the United States or have obtained other means of legal residence. According...

‘Polling’ our weight

‘Polling’ our weight

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

November 8, 2017


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   18-year-old seniors got to share their votes for the first time on Tues. Nov. 7. However, many opted to head to the polls not as voters, but as workers.   Anyone 17 or older (who is a citizen and has not been convicted of a felony) may sign up to work at polling locations throughout the c...

Controversial white nationalist speaker ignites backlash over University of Cincinnati appearance

Controversial white nationalist speaker ignites backlash over University of Cincinnati appearance

Adhiti Chundur, Associate Editor

November 8, 2017


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Neville Pinto, President of the University of Cincinnati (UC) sent out a letter on October 27 explaining his decision to allow Richard Spencer, President of the white supremacist think tank the National Policy Institute, to speak at the campus. Earlier in October, Spencer made headlines when he re...

Students lend hands

Students lend hands

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


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Many locations became filled with voters to vote for this year’s general election in November. People from all over Hamilton County came together to help volunteer to work the election polls. This included students who were involved in Youth at the Booth. “Working at the polls allowed me to see the proce...

‘Food allergies on the rise’

‘Food allergies on the rise’

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2017


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The number of people with food allergies is rapidly increasing across the country as found by two new studies conducted by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI). While people tend to associate food allergies with children, researchers found that 45 percent of adults with food all...

Women demand voices be heard

Women demand voices be heard

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

November 6, 2017


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From Oct. 27-29, women met in Detroit, Michigan to discuss activism across the board. Though titled the Women’s Convention, its purpose was to speak out about all types of discrimination that impacts them. Speakers included actress Rose McGowan, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and keynote ...

Your vote counts: Learn who you can elect for your school board

Your vote counts: Learn who you can elect for your school board

Sydney Evans, Leaflet Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2017


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In the upcoming election on Tues., Nov. 7, many seniors will be able to vote for the first time. They will now have the power to influence how they believe the Sycamore Community should be progressing into the future. Seniors have been taking on this new responsibility in stride, attending different ...

Summit holds Halloween hangout with last movie

Summit holds Halloween hangout with last movie

Hannah Lee, Opinion Chief

October 18, 2017


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Come out on Fri. Oct. 20 to Blue Ash's Summit Park for early Halloween festivities! Summit Park is having its final Movie in the Park with a Halloween themed night. The movie playing will be Disney’s “Hocus Pocus,” a PG rated Halloween film that can be enjoyed by all. “I went to a movie...

Four Sycamore seniors score 36 on ACT

Four Sycamore seniors score 36 on ACT

October 17, 2017


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  Four seniors achieved something fewer than one percent of those taking the ACT test accomplish.   Jenna Bao, David Godar, Stephanie Hong, Harsimran Makkad achieved a perfect score of 36 on the college entrance exam.   Ohio’s average ACT score for the Class of 2017 was a 22, with the national ave...

‘Racist Dove ad’ taken out of context

‘Racist Dove ad’ taken out of context

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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After screenshots of a Dove ad surfaced in the media, the internet began exploding with calls to boycott Dove products because of its seemingly racist message. In the screenshots, the ad for Dove’s cleansers displays a black woman pulling off her T-shirt only to reveal her transformation into a...

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