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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

Jack Wolfe: Business Manager

Jack Wolfe, Business Manager

“Doc, are you telling me that you built a time machine, out of a Delorean?”- Back to the Future

Hello, my name is Jack Wolfe and I am a Senior at SHS. This is my fourth year writing for the Leaf and I could not be happier with my decision to join the class once again. These past four years in the journalism program have surely been one of the best classes I've taken. Not only have I gotten acquainted with being able to express oneself through writing, but as the years have gone on I've also learned my capability to take on leadership roles. During my first two years of the program, I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted, I knew I liked writing but I never thought I was good enough. I thought that all I could do was write about movies and that I should stray away from my inherent interest and write about “real news”. Now as I have grown as a person and a writer, I’ve realized how much I am capable of. I know now that I can take on leadership roles, and I can bring value through my writing.

I am currently the Business Manager of the Leaf, meaning that I oversee the general costs and sales the leaf makes throughout the year. Every day that I go into the Journalism classroom I want to ensure that the writers of the Leaf and our readers, get the best experience with this newspaper as they possibly can. I hope to make sure the Leaf gives the student body their school news smoothly and efficiently.

One of the subjects that I frequently write about, as I’ve said before, is film and cinema. In fact, last year I received a Best of S.N.O award for my review of The Peanut Butter Falcon. Part of why I love film (or more accurately film analysis) is because there are so many minute details that can add to the overall story. While it may seem silly to go so in-depth on the subject, our modern entertainment reflects the status of today's culture. To see the progression through film is to me, a progression of our culture. Besides picking apart at movies, I’m also a student-athlete. I have been part of the  Track and Field team for the past 3.5 years. Mainly, I've competed in the high jump and sprinting events. 

With four years into this program, I strive to make use of the knowledge I've gained through this class. Writing will continue to be a passion of mine and I hope that when I look back on this portfolio with my Delorean style time machine I’ll have grown into the person I aspire to be. 

All content by Jack Wolfe
CHOICE IS YOURS. With decades of linear storytelling ending in only one result, what if we were able to decide how the story went. As video games are seeming to take more and more from the cinematic playbook, the opposite appears to have happened. This now allows viewers to make essential and impactful decisions in the movies/television they watch, allowing them to have a unique experience compared to other viewers.

Your choice, you decide

December 8, 2020
BURN. With the Amazon rainforest on fire, it will not only negatively impact humans, but it will be detrimental to the animals that live in the rainforest. Dendropsophus marmoratus, also known as the marbled tree frog, is one of the many creatures that will be affected by this fire. “The fire could also change water chemistry to the point that it isn’t sustainable for life in the short term,” said Mazeika Sullivan, associate professor at the Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Amazon Rainforest on fire

September 3, 2019
Andrew Sulfsted, 10

Andrew Sulfsted, 10

March 5, 2019
Clinton Beeler, 10

Clinton Beeler, 10

December 10, 2018
Sekani Cole, 10

Sekani Cole, 10

November 5, 2018
FURRY FRIEND. Two Maple Dale students are reading to Murphy. One of the students is holding an “I survived book”, which he is going to read to Murphy. “My students were really sad to see Murphy leave our class but it did not change their behaviors. They were great Aviators and they went right back to work,” said Mrs. Carly Lefton, first grade teacher at Maple Dale.

Dogs bark up Maple Dale

October 24, 2018
Ian Minton, 9

Ian Minton, 9

April 16, 2018
Wesley Vue, 9

Wesley Vue, 9

February 28, 2018
One of Cooke’s most famous songs is “A Change Is Gonna Come.”  It is considered one of the greatest songs to come from the Civil Rights Movement. This song closed the gap between his gospel and pop paths. Cooke

Sam Cooke

February 22, 2018
Favorite Horror Movie

Favorite Horror Movie

September 21, 2017
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