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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.

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Fake news, false facts

January 30, 2017

Baltimore Riots

May 1, 2015
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

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

November 1, 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

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

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

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

December 4, 2013
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