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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

Joshua Patterson

Joshua Patterson , OpEd Chief

Hi, my name is Josh Patterson. I have been on the Leaf for all four years of my high school career. It is kind of bittersweet typing that considering the time has passed so quickly. After I graduate I would like to pursue a major in political-science and economics, with a possible minor in communications. The person that inspired me to pursue this was Jon Stewart. I watched him ever since I stumbled upon a clip of his show on the internet, and I immediately fell in love with the show. The way he conveyed his message, along with his humor resonated with me and I have tried to put that level of thought and energy into my own writing and behavior. My favorite topics to write about are generally Sports or A&E, but most things that I write about are my opinion on these topics. I also enjoy tackling a lot of social issues. The thing I enjoy the most about being in journalism is the ability to give people a voice. As someone who is in charge of the opinion section, I pride myself in being able to print people’s voices and opinions on a variety of issues.

All content by Joshua Patterson

Fake news, false facts

Joshua Patterson, Opinion Chief
January 30, 2017
Tom Brady has been the center of the deflategate investigation. He destroyed his cellphone before the NFL could check it for evidence. He has also vehemently denied all wrongdoing.

Spygate causing Deflategate

Joshua Patterson, Opinion Columnist
October 1, 2015

Baltimore Riots

Joshua Patterson, Staff Writer
May 1, 2015
Kentucky’s starting five is one of the most talented in the country, but what makes them special is that they have a second starting five. A platoon system, as Coach John Calipari calls it, is when you have two groups of five that rotate in and out of the game. Kentucky has two units of five that can beat anyone’s best five. PC: MCT Photo

College Hoops Power Rankings

Joshua Patterson, Staff Writter
December 9, 2014
Peterson was one of the top running backs in the history of the NFL in 2012. He has since taken a tumble in the public eye because of these charges. He will now look to put this incident behind him and focus on football. Photo Credit: MCT Photo

Peterson’s plea

Joshua Patterson, Staff Writer
November 7, 2014
Senior, Ben Thiss, kicks the ball up to his strikers. Thiss made first team all-state and first team all-district for the second consecutive year. He is also a two year varsity captain. All photos by: McDaniels Photography

Sycamore Soccer

Joshua Patterson, Staff Writer
November 1, 2014
This is not the first time Sherman has had a verbal spat with a player. He has gone after everyone from wide receivers like, Garcon to quarterbacks like Payton Manning after last years super bowl. He is never afraid to speak his mind. PC: MCT Photo

Richard Sherman keeps talking

Joshua Patterson, Staff Writer
October 21, 2014
Ray Rice attends a press conference. The exiled star and his wife are suffering a lot of contention from both the media and the general pubic. Janay Palmer has spoken out against the proceedings on her personal Instagram account.

Ray Rice case crosses a line

Joshua Patterson, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Shabazz Napier was named the Final Fours most outstanding player. He is in his last year at UConn and averaged 18 points, six rebounds and five assists this season. He led UConn to its fourth national championship and first since 2011 PC: Josh Patterson

UConn guard speaks out

Joshua Patterson, Staff Writer
April 22, 2014
The NFL Scouting Combine is an event where the top prospects in the upcoming draft class participate in different drills. These drills try to showcase their individual talents to scouts and coaches from all over the league. They compete in drills like bench press, 40 yard dash and catching balls.

NFL combine coverage pointless

Joshua Patterson, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014
The Sochi games are nearing midway point and the U.S. has moved in to second place while host nation Russia has claimed first. The U.S. has been picking up the medal place as of late jumping ahead of Russia and Canada.

Week two at the Olympics

Joshua Patterson, Staff Writer
February 19, 2014
Russell Wilson won his first Super Bowl with the Seahawks in his second season in the NFL. He threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns in the 43-8 win and he out dueled Payton Manning, one of the game’s greatest players in route to the title. Photo Credit: Josh Patterson

Not a Super Bowl

Joshua Patterson, Staff Writer
February 12, 2014
The 20/20 Experience part one was released March 15, 2013 and part two came out September 27. Part one has gone double platinum in the U.S. and single platinum in the U.K.

The 20/20 Experience

Joshua Patterson, Staff Writer
February 2, 2014
Magna Carta Holy Grail is Jay-Zs newest album. It sold over 528,000 copies in the first week and has gone double platinum in the U.S.

Magna Carta Review

Joshua Patterson, Staff Writer
December 4, 2013
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