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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

Abigail Lefton

Abigail Lefton, Opinion Chief

Hi! My name is Abby Lefton and this is my third year writing for The Leaf. I am a senior, and am excited to start exploring my future. I could see myself potentially going into psychology or political science in the future.I am currently the Opinion Chief which means I help the writers for my section construct articles expressing their views on a certain topic. I am very passionate about human rights, equality, and advocacy. Because of my passion, I love journalism and strive to give a voice to those who do not have one through my work. I also enjoy putting a smile on peoples faces by doing whatever I can to make their day better. During my free time, I love to be outside. Going on a walk or spending time in nature always seems to bring me back to earth and refresh my perspective.  My happy place is in the water so because of that, I really enjoy swimming, playing water polo, and teaching kids at our elementary school with special needs how to swim. Two years ago I had the opportunity to go to Israel. When I was there, I got a taste of cultural diversity which stuck with me and has taught me lessons and provided me with a new perspective. I really enjoyed the way people choose to express themselves whether it be through clothing, art, or speech. I strive to let myself express my own character as freely and comfortably as they do. Ultimately, I care about bringing justice to the world and speaking up for what is right.  Social justice is an issue I interact with on a daily basis and its what motivates me to wake up every morning and express my voice through writing.

All content by Abigail Lefton
Nia Jeter, 12

Nia Jeter, 12

March 29, 2019
VOTE! 2020 candidate, Kamala Harris, has begun her campaign efforts for 2020. During her rallies, Harris makes it a point to express her strong viewpoints on immigration, criminal justice reform, education, and many more. She hoped the be the first Asian-American, African-American, and woman to be the president of the United States. “Any flight- any good fight- is born out of optimism,” Harris said.

Kamala Harris

March 5, 2019
Mahogany L. Browne

Mahogany L. Browne

February 25, 2019
Dr. Shirley Jackson

Dr. Shirley Jackson

February 12, 2019
JSA club comes to life

JSA club comes to life

September 26, 2018

By the numbers

May 3, 2018
Young Bin Lee, 11

Young Bin Lee, 11

April 9, 2018
Allison Landrum, 11

Allison Landrum, 11

March 30, 2018
Today was the last day for students to get a t-shirt for the school-wide walkout for the Parkland shooting and school safety. The shirts sold for $6 at lunch. They were created by senior Emma Sulfsted.

Students say #Enough

March 13, 2018
STATE SUCCESS. The Varsity boys relay team seeks a state ranking in Canton, Ohio on Feb. 23 and 24. Winter sports are winding down their seasons, but not without leaving a winning legacies  in search of state titles. Photo courtesy of Elliot Carl.

Winter athletes advance

February 23, 2018
Katie Stautberg, 12

Katie Stautberg, 12

February 22, 2018
DRIVE. With traumatic injuries such as car accents and head trauma, donating blood is crucial to saving lives. The Hoxworth Blood Center gives blood to multiple hospitals in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.

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February 21, 2018
COLD. The ice hockey team is getting ready for their new season. Their home turf is Sports Plus, where they have their practices and home games. All photos courtesy of McDaniel’s Photography.

Hockey hits hard

November 23, 2017
Sycamore True/False

Sycamore True/False

September 21, 2017
SCAT. In Louis’ golden years, he preformed globally. He had multiple performances a night that were high energy and included bits of fast paced sounds called skit scatting. Other performers tried to outperform Louis and often ended up splitting their lips. On occasion, Louis found himself with a split lip as well. “In England on the stage, my lip split, blood all down in my tuxedo shirt, nobody knew it.” Louis Armstrong.

Louis Armstrong

February 7, 2017

GSTA Diversity

February 3, 2017
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