• No School-Teacher Records Day - Oct. 29
  • HS Orchestra Concert - Oct. 27, 7 pm
  • End of 1st Quarter - Oct. 28
  • HS Theatre Fall Show - Nov. 13
  • HS Variety Show - Nov. 20, 7pm
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 24-28
  • SBOB Craft Show - Nov. 20
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

As Halloween approaches, SHS students are enjoying many spooky traditions such as watching horror movies and attending Kings Island’s Halloween haunt. These traditions are filled with most peoples worst nightmares. So why do so many people love them?

Dare to be Scared?

Ella Schulte, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

Panic. Terror. Danger. All ways to describe fear. All seemingly unpleasant emotions. So why do so many people experiencing them?    Junior Mya Reardon falls into this category as someone who loves...

Singer Billie Eilish was one of the many notable celebrities at the Met Gala, stunning crowds in her voluminous gown and iconic look.

The Gorgeous and the Not So Glamorous

Jeremy Newman, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

Flashing lights. Hollering paparazzi. Gorgeous gowns. On Monday, Sept. 13, hundreds of celebrities donned exquisite outfits and walked the red carpet at the Met Gala. Some looked glamorous, others fell...

Graduation time has the power to stir up a wide range of emotions, and this year was certainly no exception for our seniors right here at SHS. During this transitional and emotional time, seniors may be thinking about their next chapter in life, whether it may be the military, developing a trade, taking a gap year, or heading off to college to continue their educational journey. Others may reflect upon the people who helped them arrive at where they are today. In addition, seniors may ruminate over the support from family and friends over the years; the good times and the bad. But nothing makes them think more about their younger years than the annual Senior Walk.

Walk This Way

Carly Thiel, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

   Graduation time has the power to stir up a wide range of emotions, and this year was certainly no exception for our seniors right here at SHS. But what, exactly, might be bouncing around in their...

Sophomore Kendra McPherson sporting an orange “I got my COVID-19 vaccine!” sticker after receiving her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. “It is exciting to be on my way to being fully vaccinated! I am the youngest person in my family so lots of our summer plans revolved around when I would be fully vaccinated, so it is a relief to get my shot sooner than expected. As people continue to get vaccinated it will be nice to see a little bit of a return to normalcy,” McPherson said.

Another Step Forward

Katie Mott, Lead Copy Editor and Feature Editor May 13, 2021

On Monday, May 10, the FDA gave the green light for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be used for 12 to 15-year-olds, pushing the U.S. one more step forward on the path of the return to normalcy. “This...

RAINBOW FOR EQUALITY. Anyone who has done much research about the LGBTQ+ community has most likely heard of the Westboro Baptist Church, described by the Washington Post as “cult-like” and “homophobic. They are known for protesting soldiers’ funerals, being anti-semitic, and promoting the death penalty for LGBTQ+ Americans. However, just across the street from the church is a house that has been dubbed the “Equality House.” The house is painted rainbow and is a resource center for Planting Peace, a global organization that promotes peace and equality. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

Pride Pad

Cassidy Tyler, Business Manager May 11, 2021

 Anyone who has done much research about the LGBTQ+ community has most likely heard of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Described by the Washington Post as “cult-like” and “homophobic,”...

CURTAINS UP.  Last week, New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced that for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Broadway auditoriums will open at 100% capacity this fall. According to Cuomo, “Broadway is a major part of our state’s identity and economy, and we are thrilled that the curtains will rise again.” Link in bio to find out more about the reopening! 
Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons.

Broadway is Back

Ella Schulte, A&E Editor May 7, 2021

For 18 months, auditoriums that were built to hold hundreds of thousands of people have sat empty. For 18 months, stages that were constructed to display passionate performers doing what they love have...

nstead of baggy sweats and oversized jackets, Eilish channels the “classic, old-timey pin-up” look,

From Coats to Corsets

Claire Berlier, Feature Editor May 6, 2021

   On the cover of the June 2021 issue of British Vogue is Billie Eilish, but not wearing what people have come to expect. Instead of baggy sweats and oversized jackets, Eilish channels the “classic,...

HELP INDIA BREATHE. Right now, India is dealing with a coronavirus catastrophe, losing one life every five minutes. This cannot be something that you frown at and then go about your day and ignore. The international community, including each and every one of us, needs to act and make up for lost time. Photo courtesy of Pexels.

A COVID-19 Surge

Tillie Berge, Trends Editor, Copy Editor May 4, 2021

 “Every minute is a life-and-death situation,” said Dr. Harjit Singh Bhatti, a doctor at New Delhi hospital.    This second wave of coronavirus is hitting India hard. In the past few days, India’s...

19.56 MILLION. That is the number of COVID-19 cases reported in India during this pandemic. Read that again. 19.56 million lives, 19.56 million beating hearts, 19.56 million people like you and I, all forever changed by a virus they had not even heard about before last year. If that number has not already made you raise a brow, let me tell you that over 300,000 of those cases in India have been reported in the last 24 hours. In a single day. From the time you read this to tomorrow, hundreds of thousands more people will have become part of this statistic. According to CNN, “India is now the epicenter of the worst ongoing coronavirus outbreak, and the situation there could get worse before it begins to get better.” Luckily, even with the 8,000 miles physically separating the US and India, you can make a difference. How? By donating to Breathe India, a fund currently dedicated to sending oxygen concentrators directly to patients in India. Click the link in our bio to read the full story and visit the following link to donate: https://www.breatheindiafund.org/index.php/donate/

Photo Courtesy of Breathe India Fund

Breathe India Fund

Ria Parikh, Deputy Photo Editor May 3, 2021

19.56 million. That is the number of COVID-19 cases reported in India during this pandemic. Read that again. 19.56 million lives, 19.56 million beating hearts, 19.56 million people like you and I, all...

NFL Draft. The Bengals select receiver Ja’Marr Chase out of LSU with the fifth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Bengals reunite Joe Burrow and Chase from their LSU playing days and look to make a big impact.

Ja’Marr Chase reunites with Joe Burrow as Bengals Draft Pick

Drew Berke, Sports Editor April 29, 2021

With the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft, the Bengals have selected LSU receiver Ja’Marr Chase. At 6’0 and weighing in at 208 pounds, Chase is set to become one of the focal points of the Bengals...

TAKE ACTION. For most of us growing up, homelessness and poverty are things that we have not had to worry much about. However, some are not so lucky. According to the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, “3.5 million Americans experience homelessness each year.” However, ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, that number has been on a rise. Click the link in the bio to read more and find ways to help! Photo courtesy of: Creative Commons

Homeless in a Pandemic

Anna Ralston, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

For most of us growing up, homelessness and poverty are things that we have not had to worry much about. However, some are not so lucky. According to the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless,...

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