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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

Alex Karev

Alex Karev , OpEd Chief

Hello! My name is Alex Karev (yes, like the doctor on Grey's Anatomy) and this is my second year in the journalism program here at Sycamore. I am a sophomore and I highly enjoy this class and find it very valuable for a variety of reasons. Not only has this class developed me as a writer, but I have learned how to advertise effectively and know the importance of building relationships with people as well. I am the co-opinion/editorial chief this year and in doing that, it has taught me how to lead people with a purpose and vigor. I am known to be quite an enthusiastic person and I love to bring the energy any and everywhere that I go! I am a member of the varsity A tennis team, and last year we won the state championship for the third consecutive year in a row!!! Hopefully we can make that four in a row;) I hope to play tennis in college and wish to become a dermatologist in the future! Go aves!!!

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SNAP! The counselors very useful in the development of new students. They are also helpful in determining classes for students the next year. Counselors are a very good tool for students to use. Photo courtesy of: MCT Photo.

Counselors guide students

February 25, 2017
KAPLOW! Pep rallies, which are all organized by the Student Council, usually are well-received by everyone. Everybody can be seen rejoicing in the spirit of SHS, getting energized and excited. The Ave Cave gets rowdy for the night’s game. Photo courtesy of: McDaniel’s Photography.

Student Council funds fun

February 15, 2017
Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

January 10, 2017
Apple is still testing the waters with the new iPhone “flipped” design. Many products that had similar ideas to this ultimately were unsuccessful so Apple will have their hands full with this innovation. This is not expected to be released for another three or four years. Photo courtesy of: MCT Photo.

Apple designing new phone

December 16, 2016
Novak Djokovic is the world number one in tennis. He says that he was offered $200 thousand to “tank” a match, which he did not do. Acts like these have questioned the integrity of the sport.

Serving up storms

January 27, 2016
Pictured is: 5 Benjamin Peri, 31 Andrew Liff, far left Matthew Bolger. The team prepares to do a chant to hype themselves up for the game. Everyone on the team is very close to each other and treats each other like family. It is not about the wins or the losses, but about teamwork and camaraderie. Photo courtesy of: Benjamin Peri

Swinging into rhythm

December 7, 2015
On Thurs., Oct. 1, a vigil was held for the nine victims that were killed in the Umpqua College shooting. It is a very somber time for the friends and families of the victims as they remember them for the legacies that they have left behind. The vigil brought up the discussion of stricter gun laws around the United States, so unfortunate events like these do not happen again.

Reflection in Roseburg

October 15, 2015
Ebola seems to have returned, and the deadly virus has already claimed another victim. Although very rare, Pauline Cafferkey is experiencing Ebola again after contracting  it originally September of last year. Ebola’s mortality rate is 90 percent in humans. Photo Courtesy by: Alex Karev

Ebola storming back

October 14, 2015
The iPhone is a very important tool for many people. It is considered a lifeline for most, containing important information such as credit card numbers and passwords. The phone can be used to take pictures, play games, and call and text.

iPhone hack frightens

September 28, 2015
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