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The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

  Now in my third year on the journalism staff, I, junior Jenna Bao, have definitively learned that all paths lead back to room 115. (That would be the room out of which we work.) I am currently Associate Editor and one of the Creative Project Directors; this means that I work on all text as well as special projects like cover stories or tasks from the administration.   But, fear not, I do have concerns outside of this fine journalistic establishment. There is a clear theme in some of my other interests, though. I have loved creative writing, specifically short fiction, ever since second grade (arguably back then I was just lying a lot since I convinced gullible peers of tales that I did not quite know to call fiction).   Since one cannot love writing without reading, I also try to read often and am currently co-president of SHS’ Book Club. My other extracurricular engagements include acting as an attorney in mock trial (nudging me towards a potential future in law since freshman year) and co-president of French Club (nudging me towards international relations).   Clearly, I have no idea where I am going. Nonetheless, I am having a good time, so we shall cross the necessary bridges when we arrive at them.   If anyone is still reading, here are some (hopefully) engaging facts: I have an addiction to Asian dramas that at this point has lasted for about ⅓ of my life, my spirit animal is the dragon/chimpanzee/sponge depending on who you ask, and I cry from laughter at least once on any halfway decent day.

Jenna Bao, Associate Editor

Aug 23, 2017
August update from Principal Doug Mader (Story)
Aug 11, 2017
Mixed Greens try tumbling (Story)
May 25, 2017
Changes at SHS (Story)
May 12, 2017
Troubles melt away at Scrumbles Cafe (Story)
May 08, 2017
Sycamore Justice League overcomes ‘super’ challenges (Story)
May 03, 2017
Immigration (Story)
Apr 24, 2017
Cincinnati marches for science (Story)
Apr 24, 2017
Cincinnati marches for science (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
March for Science promotes policy, research (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
Climate Change (Story)
Apr 10, 2017
What’s the best book you’ve read at SHS? (Story)
Mar 17, 2017
Historically good time (Story)
Mar 06, 2017
Aung San Suu Kyi (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
Unmasking culture (Photo)
Mar 01, 2017
Engineering TEAMS achieve victory (Story)
Feb 21, 2017
Unity in Diversity: Language (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
Mock trial rocks regionals (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
Chinese school ‘sings’ in new year (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
Mixed Greens try bubble tea (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
Mixed Greens Intro (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
Malcolm X (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
AQT buzzes with success (Story)
Jan 20, 2017
Bach to rock (Story)
Jan 19, 2017
Learning more about the R-word (Story)
Jan 12, 2017
U ‘see’ progress for mock trial (Story)
Dec 15, 2016
Miami Mockhawk tournament sparks season (Story/Photo)
Dec 13, 2016
Year In Review (Story)
Dec 08, 2016
Fun, feasting with French Club (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
We are SYCAMORE (Story)
Dec 06, 2016
French succeeds supporting Haiti (Story/Photo)
Dec 05, 2016
Starting from scratch (Story)
Nov 18, 2016
Cincinnati ‘Tensing’ after mistrial (Story)
Nov 11, 2016
Book Club comes to ‘Cat’s Cradle’ conclusion (Story/Photo)
Nov 04, 2016
Our Voices, Their Visions (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
Exploration excites Camp Enterprise (Story/Photo)
Oct 12, 2016
Protect people, not pride: Anthem protest spreads to high schools (Story)
Oct 04, 2016
Debate drives direct discord (Story)
Sep 15, 2016
Ba-‘guette’ to French Club for picnic (Story/Photo)
Sep 09, 2016
New year starts first chapter (Story)
Sep 02, 2016
Making music magic (Story)
May 06, 2016
Orchestra arrives at finale (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
April brings fresh AIR (Story/Photo)
Apr 14, 2016
Book club turning new page (Story/Photo)
Apr 11, 2016
Panama papers punish powerful (Story)
Mar 18, 2016
English 10 classes fly through ‘The Kite Runner’ (Story/Photo)
Mar 10, 2016
Nellie Bly (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
Safety shot into perspective (Story/Photo)
Mar 04, 2016
Diversity and Chinese Education (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
Diversity (Story)
Feb 25, 2016
Orchestra anticipates state competition (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
SEE1 great rock show (Story)
Feb 12, 2016
Frederick Douglass (Story)
Feb 05, 2016
Ella Fitzgerald (Story)
Feb 02, 2016
Oscars so white, also not the point (Story)
Jan 19, 2016
Orchestra shines in senior spotlight (Story)
Jan 14, 2016
Mock trial ‘appeals’: UC competition, second chance (Story/Photo)
Nov 04, 2015
A few good sophomores (Story/Photo)
Oct 14, 2015
Orchestra picnics at park (Story/Photo)
Dec 11, 2015
Mock try-als out competition (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Orchestra memorizes Christmas rock (Story/Photo)
Nov 14, 2015
Orchestra winter concert approaching (Story)
Oct 29, 2015
Death by bacon (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
Russia, US, avoiding each other in Syria skies (Story)
Oct 16, 2015
Speaking mind, not speaking wise (Story)
Oct 10, 2015
Orchestra meets new members (Story)
Oct 08, 2015
Senior Spotlight Concert (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
Religion vs. rights: Kentucky clerk refuses gay marriage licences (Story)
Jun 01, 2015
Classical meets rock (Story)
May 29, 2015
Expert advice for exam excellence (Story)
May 19, 2015
Comparing Nepal earthquakes (Story)
May 01, 2015
Measuring marriage equality (Story)
May 01, 2015
Arms drawn at Mohammed drawing contest (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Socrates (Story)
Apr 21, 2015
Wendy Kopp (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
Stephen Hawking (Story)
Apr 10, 2015
Aristotle (Story)
Mar 27, 2015
Moot Court not moot point (Story/Photo)
Mar 19, 2015
Le concours national: French classes compete (Story)
Mar 14, 2015
Terror organizations unite: Nigerian terrorist group joins ISIS (Story)
Mar 07, 2015
Supreme Court accepts gay marriage case (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Preparing to play at Pancake Day (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Burning excitement for class read (Story/Photo)
Feb 27, 2015
Sycamore rocks out to SEE1 (Story)
Feb 03, 2015
Anime draws in American crowds (Story)
Nov 25, 2014
US extends Chinese student and tourist visas (Story)
Nov 10, 2014
Creative writing club pens NaNoWriMo novels (Story/Photo)
Nov 03, 2014
Malala wins Nobel Prize (Story)
Oct 15, 2014
Seniors shine in orchestra concert (Story/Photo)
Oct 14, 2014
German alcoholics ‘Pick Up’ trash for beer (Story)
Oct 07, 2014
Self-made internet tycoon currently richest man in China (Story)
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio