• No School - Spring Break - Mar.14 - Mar.18
  • No School - Spring Vacation Day - April 15
  • HS Theatre Spring Show - April 8-9
  • End of 3rd Quarter - Mar. 31
  • HS One Act Plays- April 13 at 7pm
  • No School - Prof. Development Day - April 25
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

Gurnoor Makkad

Gurnoor Makkad, Managing Designer and Lead Copy Editor

Hello! My name is Gurnoor Makkad and I am the managing designer as well as lead copy editor for The Leaf. As a junior, I am incredibly excited to start my third year in journalism! I hope that I can continue to further my writing and design skills as part of The Leaf staff and that I can start to hone my journalistic abilities by trying new things this year.

   I thoroughly enjoy reading and writing, which is part of the reason I joined journalism during the 2021-22 school year. Some of my favorite books are In 27 Days by Alison Gervais, and Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. In addition to reading and writing, I have an appreciation for the fine arts. I like to sing, dance, and act-- especially when performing is involved.

  I like to spend my free time with my family as well. I have 2 sisters: one older and one younger. I am especially close with my younger sister, who is 14 years old. We do just about everything together.

   On a closing note, I would like to share with you one of my strengths: I try my best to be optimistic towards both myself and others. That being said, embodied by the words of Auliq Ice, my favorite quote of all time is: “Laughter is like a windshield wiper; it doesn't stop the rain, but allows us to keep going.”

All content by Gurnoor Makkad
Mole Day

Mole Day

Gurnoor Makkad, Lead Copy Editor
October 23, 2023
Fourth quarter is here — and with it, exams. State testing, AP exams, finals… the list could go on. Most of us are probably stressing out about how we are going to be able to study for all of them. Do not fret: we can help. To best prepare for these exams, it is important that you know these 7 important study tips. (Graphic Credits: Gurnoor Makkad)

Top Seven Study Tips

Gurnoor Makkad, Copy Editor
March 27, 2023

It’s Time: 2022 Gift Guide

Gurnoor Makkad, Broadcast Editor
December 5, 2022
NATIONAL RED CROSS MONTH. As some people may be aware, the month of March is known as Red Cross month. Especially in this time of uncertainty, every one of us should take the time to appreciate those who are constantly there to help us when we need it most, sometimes even risking their lives to ensure our safety.
   Several types of medical professionals surround us in our daily lives. There are EMTs and first responders, surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, nurses, veterinarians, and psychiatrists, just to name a few. Each and every day, our front-line workers ensure our safety and health and provide us with the help we need. However, as they have demonstrated during the pandemic, they can do a lot more than just that.

National Red Cross Month

Gurnoor Makkad, Staff Writer
March 24, 2022
October 19th was National Internet Day. As students in a pandemic, we have learned to adjust to our world being moved online. But is the internet really that important to us?

National Internet Day

Gurnoor Makkad, Staff Writer
November 8, 2021
Load More Stories
Activate Search
Gurnoor Makkad