• Choir Concert Dec. 7, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

  • Orchestra Concert at Junior High Dec. 6, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

  • No School Nov. 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break

  • Craft Show Nov. 18, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

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Hello! My name is Adhiti Chundur and I am a senior at Sycamore High School. This is my fourth and final year in the journalism program, and I am returning as the Associate Editor and as a Print Editor-in-Chief, which means I work on editing and designing pages for our news magazine, The Leaf. In my time in room 115, I have learned about my love for advocacy and the world around me. Writing stories about issues both close to home and about the world around me has allowed me to form a better perspective. Additionally, I cultivated a love of social issues, especially women's/civil rights and education. I hope to find a career that allows me to utilize my knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in the world. In connection with my interest in advocacy, I take part in The Memory Project Club, where we create portraits of children in third world countries who have lost parents or faced abuse and neglect. We send the portraits to them, and they serve as a personal memento that shows they are valued and cared for. I feel that if I can use art to help others and make them feel valued, that is the best use of my skills and talents. I also love art in any form: drawing, painting, and graphic design. I spend a lot of time outside of academics deepening my learning and skills by exploring new mediums and techniques. I enjoy connecting what I learn from art to other areas in my life. Exploring the intersection of different modes of thinking and creating is what I would love to carry through my life. Additionally, journalism has expanded my boundaries in creating. In this class, I have become proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, which in turn allows me to broaden my scope of mediums and art forms. My love of art also extends to music-for the past 10 years, I have been learning classical piano at the Toedtman School of Music. My two favorite composers are Beethoven and Chopin. I also love to read a variety of books, whether they be novels, news articles, or comedical biographies. Some of my favorite books are Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and Holy Cow by David Duchovny. In addition to journalism, I take part in the SHS Book Club and The Memory Project Club, and I pursue art outside of school. A quote to live by: “We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” -Alexander Lloyd, author.

Adhiti Chundur, Associate Editor

Nov 17, 2017
New Vincent Van Gogh biopic awes audience with gorgeous animation (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
Controversial white nationalist speaker ignites backlash over University of Cincinnati appearance (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Coping with distress (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
AP Artists explore TAFT ARC (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Gun violence in America (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
High School Nation rocks SHS (Story)
Sep 24, 2017
What Americans can learn from controversy over confederate statues, Charlottesville (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
Local artist visits classes (Story/Photo)
Sep 13, 2017
Accomplished music student wins note-worthy award (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
Taste of Blue Ash serves up fun (Story)
Aug 21, 2017
Artists discover identity alongside clowns, textiles, instruments (Story)
Aug 21, 2017
Awe-sun eclipse (Story)
Aug 16, 2017
First day fun (Story/Photo)
Aug 11, 2017
Mixed Greens try tumbling (Story)
May 12, 2017
Artists prepare for SOS exhibition (Story)
May 12, 2017
Sycamore Pancake Day (Story)
Apr 24, 2017
Cincinnati marches for science (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
What do you know about immigration and the United States? (Story)
Apr 06, 2017
Heroin treatments (Story)
Apr 05, 2017
Generation of addicts emerges (Story)
Apr 03, 2017
Cincinnati Exchange Project (Story)
Mar 17, 2017
Causes of Climate Change (Story)
Mar 11, 2017
Refuge for refugees (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
International Women’s Day (Story/Photo)
Mar 01, 2017
Q&A with Cincinnati Women’s March Organizer Billie Mays (Part 2) (Story/Photo)
Feb 24, 2017
Dorothy Vaughan (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
Mary Jackson (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
Q&A with Cincinnati Women’s March Organizer Billie Mays (Part 1) (Story/Photo)
Feb 10, 2017
Nina Simone (Story)
Feb 15, 2017
Natasha Trethewey (Photo)
Feb 07, 2017
Mixed Greens try bubble tea (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
Mixed Greens Intro (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
Signs of change (Story/Photo)
Jan 24, 2017
Women’s March Cincinnati (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
All you need is love (Story/Photo)
Jan 24, 2017
Pretty in Pink (Story/Photo)
Dec 13, 2016
Students create memories with Memory Project (Photo)
Aug 31, 2016
August Staff Editorial: Reflecting on 9/11 (Photo)
Nov 22, 2016
Memory project (Story)
Nov 22, 2016
Healing America (Story)
Nov 07, 2016
Canvas of Compassion: (Story)
Nov 07, 2016
Year of Female Voter: (Story)
Nov 04, 2016
What it means to inspire (Story)
Nov 04, 2016
Black Lives Matter (Story)
Nov 02, 2016
Heroin (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
Gun control policies (Story)
Oct 18, 2016
9/11 In Remembrance (Photo)
Sep 19, 2016
Politics of fear (Story)
Sep 12, 2016
Students use summer to plan for future (Story)
May 10, 2016
‘Monument’-al mayhem (Story)
Apr 27, 2016
New money, no problems (Story)
Apr 20, 2016
Q & A with sophomore Lavanya Konda (Story)
Apr 11, 2016
Fundraising for education (Story/Photo)
Apr 05, 2016
Benefits of being multilingual (Story/Photo)
Mar 06, 2016
Art opportunities arise for high schoolers (Story/Photo)
Apr 07, 2016
Learning to learn (Story)
Apr 06, 2016
Service learning club plans ahead (Story/Photo)
Mar 28, 2016
Bayan Mahmoud al- Zahran (Story/Photo)
Mar 25, 2016
What the recent terror attacks mean for the world (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
Ida B. Wells (Story)
Mar 08, 2016
International Women’s Day (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
Skating for a Cause: Cincinnati Icebreakers (Story)
Feb 26, 2016
Up in arms (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Viola Davis (Story)
Feb 17, 2016
Maya Angelou (Story)
Feb 04, 2016
Sojourner Truth (Story)
Jan 06, 2016
Climate change catastrophe (Story/Photo)
Feb 03, 2016
Little Rock Nine (Story)
Feb 01, 2016
Martin Luther King Jr. (Story)
Jan 19, 2016
‘Then they came for me’ (Story/Photo)
Jan 20, 2016
An “ode” to African- American History Month (Story)
Dec 08, 2015
Media misrepresents minorities (Story)
Nov 15, 2015
Paris reels from terror attacks (Story)
Nov 04, 2015
What is free speech? (Story)
Oct 28, 2015
Sleep deprivation (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
Service learning at SHS (Story)
Oct 10, 2015
Price gouging: pharmaceuticals take advantage of American system (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders (Story)
Sep 30, 2015
Books promote new ideas, not conform to old ones (Story/Photo)
Sep 22, 2015
Equal pay for equal work? (Story)
Sep 18, 2015
September Literacy Month  (Story)
Sep 16, 2015
September Literacy Month (Story/Photo)
May 17, 2015
Breaking Gender Stereotypes (Story)
May 11, 2015
Armenian Genocide marks 100th anniversary (Story)
May 01, 2015
Armenian Genocide (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
Freeman Hrabowski (Story)
Apr 28, 2015
Mary Lyon (Story)
Apr 27, 2015
Nadia Boulanger (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Anne Sullivan (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Video shows ISIS destroying ancient city (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
Marjorie Lee Browne (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
Rhetoric inspires: the power of speech (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
Hubble celebrates 25th anniversary since launch (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
Misconceptions of feminism: we can educate ourselves better (Story)
Apr 07, 2015
Salman Khan (Story)
Mar 27, 2015
‘It gets better’ (Story)
Mar 27, 2015
Women’s History Month- Dorothy Thompson (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
Women’s History Month- Lilly Ledbetter (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
Women’s History Month- Emmy Noether (Story)
Mar 23, 2015
Women’s History Month- Malala Yousafzai (Story)
Mar 18, 2015
Women’s History Month-Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (Story)
Mar 13, 2015
Rape documentary stirs up controversy (Story)
Mar 07, 2015
Is math memorization not necessary? (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Finding true meaning behind introversion and extroversion (Story/Photo)
Mar 05, 2015
War on vaccinations (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
SEE1 prepares for upcoming concert (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Charlie Hebdo: Where do we draw the line? (Story)
Feb 02, 2015
Art of not giving up: Learning patience and discipline takes time (Story/Photo)
Feb 01, 2015
Fighting for rights globally (Story)
Feb 01, 2015
Art competitions in and around Cincinnati (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
Decoding the art of handwriting (Story/Photo)
Jan 22, 2015
Sometimes surfaces still matter (Story/Photo)
Dec 17, 2014
Paint, dance, sing, act (Story)
Dec 17, 2014
Peaceful paradise (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
Different art mediums bring unique benefits (Story/Photo)
Dec 04, 2014
Making a splash into a new unit (Story/Photo)
Dec 03, 2014
Reading rate of teenagers drop (Story/Photo)
Dec 02, 2014
High school starts early (Story/Photo)
Oct 13, 2014
Navratri Golu comes to a close (Story/Photo)
Sep 30, 2014
Freshmen are encouraged to join Art Club (Story/Photo)
Sep 18, 2014
Time spent on a job may not be worth it (Story)
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
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