• No School - Spring Break - Mar.14 - Mar.18
  • No School - Spring Vacation Day - April 15
  • HS Theatre Spring Show - April 8-9
  • End of 3rd Quarter - Mar. 31
  • HS One Act Plays- April 13 at 7pm
  • No School - Prof. Development Day - April 25
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

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

Shachar Aviram (left) and Mika Ritter (right)


Yuval Siman-Tov and Tillie Berge May 25, 2023

Shachar Aviram and Mika Ritter came to Cincinnati with the Jewish Agency for Israel. Both are from Israel, where it is required to join the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) after high school, before college....

Summer Activites

Summer Activites

Gurnoor Makkad May 14, 2023

Summer break has almost arrived. Of course, everyone is looking forward to relaxing for three months. While most may already have plans to lounge on the couch and binge-watch their favorite shows, or travel...

The Weekly Rundown

The Weekly Rundown

Ophelia Sidmore, Photo and Focus Editor May 2, 2023

Welcome back to the Weekly Rundown! I hope you’ve had a great week, and that your Monday has been great so far. This Weekly Rundown will cover the week of April 23 to April 30th. General News    This...

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Hot Takes

Ermaan Srivastava April 27, 2023

WHAT’S UP. I’m back for the last conspiracy theory of the 2022-2023 school year. And honestly, I’m surprised I haven’t talked about this already.    You might’ve heard this from some of...

Fourth quarter is here — and with it, exams. State testing, AP exams, finals… the list could go on. Most of us are probably stressing out about how we are going to be able to study for all of them. Do not fret: we can help. To best prepare for these exams, it is important that you know these 7 important study tips. (Graphic Credits: Gurnoor Makkad)

Top Seven Study Tips

Gurnoor Makkad, Copy Editor March 27, 2023

Even though it may not feel like it, it is finally spring season! We have just started the fourth and last quarter of the 2022-23 school year. However, as the end of the school year gets closer and closer,...

Hot Takes

Hot Takes

Ermaan Srivastava February 3, 2023

Have you ever actually been in a Mattress Firm? The odds are, you haven’t. And if you have, don’t you think the layout is a little weird? It’s like, remember that one episode of “Spongebob”...

Jan. 6th, 2021, will always be remembered as one of the most terrifying events in U.S. history. Now, 2 years after that night, the House investigation committee for Jan. 6th Capitol insurrection wraps up their work. 
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2 years later…

Tillie Berge January 6, 2023

The vast majority of Americans will always remember the events of Jan. 6th, 2020.    The thousands of people, swayed by former-president Donald Trump's speech claiming a stolen election, rioting...

Chick-Fil-A sandwiches: They are always crispy, taste fantastic topped with a dab of Chick-fil-as secret sauce, and are paired with the perfect waffle fries. Add a chocolate shake to the order and you’re good to go.

Cincinnati’s Fantastic Fowl

Sydney Skinner January 5, 2023

1.)The Eagle OTR- Fried Chicken Sandwich This sandwich is crispy and perfectly moist. What sets it apart from our other restaurants is the bread. Instead of your typical bun, the crispy chicken lies...

Its Time: Gifting Season

It’s Time: Gifting Season

Suhani Prakash December 19, 2022

The holiday season is approaching fast, and you may be stuck on gift ideas. So here is a list of great gifts to get the people in your life!   A Fun Mug  - a classic for their favorite holiday...

It’s showtime! The Cincinnati Youth Choir (CYC) is performing at the Bengals vs. Browns game on Dec. 11, at halftime. Pictured above is CYC rehearsing for this event.


Ophelia Sidmore December 10, 2022

Bengals games usually make you think of three things. Football, Joe Burrow, and... a choir? While you might not put singing and Joe Shiesty together, this Sunday they will go together in perfect harmony.     The...

Its Time: Holiday Gift Guide

It’s Time: Holiday Gift Guide

Claire Dillon December 9, 2022

As we enter perhaps the most joy-filled part of the year, we also enter what is for many people, an extremely stressful time. The holiday season is almost synonymous with gifts, for Christmas, Hanukkah,...

Chinese Club

Chinese Club

Srikar Konda, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

As you enter into Room 1702, you are met with over 50 students. While it is overwhelming at first, you quickly find yourself chatting with students you just met 15 minutes ago. Dumplings and noodles fill...

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